Tag "Joe Maddon"

Los Angeles Angels Season Recap

Even the historic season of Shohei Ohtani was not enough to end the Los Angeles Angels seven-season playoff drought alive.

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2021 MLB Trade Deadline Preview: Los Angeles Angels 

In mid-May, the Angels cut Albert Pujols and lost perennial MVP candidate Mike Trout to injury. They have responded by playing winning baseball since   

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Shohei Ohtani – The Unconventional MVP 

Shohei Ohtani is now fully healed from the Tommy John surgery that limited him exclusively to designated hitter the past two seasons. The 26-year-old right-handed pitcher took the mound at Yankee Stadium yesterday afternoon for his 12th game started this year.

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MLB Suspends, Angels Terminate Pitching Coach Mickey Callaway 

Los Angeles Angels second-year pitching coach Mickey Callaway has been on leave since February 1. Wednesday afternoon Major League Baseball concluded their four-month investigation in the matter by placing him on the Ineligible List. 

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Mike Trout Goes on IL: Expected to Miss 6-8 Weeks 

Mike Trout will miss 6-8 weeks with a calf strain. What does that mean for the Angels and how terrible is it to lose the best player in all of baseball?

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Angels Sign David Fletcher to Multi-Year Extension

Just hours before the first pitch of their 60th Opening Day, the Los Angeles Angels agreed to terms on a contract extension for one of their brightest young stars.

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Angels Add 3 Pitchers to Reconstructed Bullpen 

The Los Angeles Angels bullpen’s fourteen blown saves in 2020 were the most in Major League Baseball. First-year general manager Perry Minasian non-tendered most eligible relief pitchers in November. Acquired Cincinnati Reds closer Raisel Iglesias for Noe Ramirez in December and continued grabbing veterans this winter. Alex Claudio, Junior Guerra, and Alex Slegers were among the notable relievers added going into Spring Training. 

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Angels’ Justin Upton: Albatross or Savior? 

Angels owner Arte Moreno has spent just under two decades of his Angels ownership unafraid of making investments. When the Angels acquired Justin Upton and extended him to a 5-year, $106 million contract, it was not a surprise. 

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Shohei Ohtani – The Two-Way Power Player 

Shohei Ohtani arrived with much anticipation as a two-way superstar from Japan prior to the 2018 season. The young right-hander dazzled on the mound every Sunday.

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Why Mike Trout, Los Angeles Angels Deserve to Make the Playoffs

Mike Trout’s talent is being wasted right now. He is clearly the greatest player in baseball of this generation and deserves a deep playoff run. There are several reasons why, a majority of them being all the impressive accolades Trout has added up so far.

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