Tag "Major League Baseball"

Ohtani’s First Day in Colorado Ends in Epic Battle 

The Babe Ruth comparisons continued as the Angels Shohei Ohtani arrived in Denver for the 2021 All-Star festivities. The two-way sensation is not Ruth. There will never be another Babe Ruth. However, in many ways, he may be something better. He’s ShowTime! Something needed in today’s often cynical sports world. Evident in his epic first-round derby battle with another young face of baseball. 

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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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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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Angels DFA Future Hall of Famer Albert Pujols 

Nine seasons and one month into the Los Angeles Angels’ marriage with Albert Pujols, the club has filed for divorce. The Angels announced Thursday that they have designated the legendary slugger for assignment, effectively ending his ten-year relationship with the franchise.

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Angels Top 60 at 60 – Angels Franchise Top Sixty Players: 21-25 

As the 2021 Angels prepare for their sixtieth Opening Day, we’re beginning the season celebrating the top sixty players in franchise history.

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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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Los Angeles Angels 2021 Season Preview 

Last September, Arte Moreno’s Los Angeles Angels finished their sixth straight year without making the postseason. The first order of business this offseason was the firing of general manager Billy Eppler and the hiring of his replacement.

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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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Angels Top 60 at 60 – Angels Franchise Top Sixty Players: 35-31

The 2021 Angels prepare to embark on their 60th MLB season. We are celebrating this milestone by recognizing the top 60 players in franchise history.

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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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