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Angels tell Anaheim they're opting out of their lease on Angel Stadium

Los Angeles Times (Bill Shaikin) — The Angels opted out of their lease with the city of Anaheim on Tuesday, setting the stage for another round of negotiations over whether the team remains in their longtime host city or finds a...
  • 4 days ago

Reggie Jackson, Queen Elizabeth, Leslie Nielsen: How 'The Naked Gun' filmed the best baseball scene in movie history

Los Angeles Times (Ben Bolch) — “In a year that has been so improbable, the impossible has happened.” —Vin Scully Dodger Stadium had seen its share of oddities, all right. One umpire ejected two others. A tiger mauled a...
  • 5 days ago

Martin Maldonado won't mind trading in a halo for a ring

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — If he ever felt any apprehension joining the Houston Astros in the middle of a postseason run as he did this summer, former Angels catcher Martin Maldonado long ago dispelled it. He said on...
  • 8 days ago
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Radio and TV broadcasts take advertiser tie-ins to new heights

Los Angeles Times (Tom Hoffarth) — Angels fans may have been going nuts listening to an inconsequential late-September game in Oakland, one that would end in a 21-3 loss. Right about the eighth inning, an Angels hitter fouled a...
  • 12 days ago
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Letters: Fans say goodbye to Mike Scioscia in their own way

Los Angeles Times Thank you, Mike Scioscia, for 19 years of class, intelligence, patience and goodness. I was hoping that you would change your mind and stay at the helm of the Angels. My only regret for you is...
  • 15 days ago
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Dodgers Dugout: Hyun-Jin Ryu showed he wasn't given the Game 1 start, he earned it

Los Angeles Times (Houston Mitchell) — Hi, and welcome to another edition of Dodgers Dugout. My name is Houston Mitchell, and the Dodgers are only 10 wins away from … well, let’s not jinx it. The NLDS That went better than...
  • 15 days ago
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Rob Manfred Q&A: Baseball commissioner discusses tanking, attendance decline and 2020 All-Star game at Dodger Stadium

Los Angeles Times The Boston Red Sox are one of the marquee attractions in the major leagues, with a passionate fan base that extends far beyond New England. For the folks charged with marketing and televising...
  • 17 days ago
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A closer look at the Brewers-Rockies NLDS matchup

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — Milwaukee vs. Colorado AT FIRST GLANCE The Brewers, 2 ½ games back in the NL Central with seven games left, closed with seven straight wins to pull even with Chicago on Sunday. Milwaukee then...
  • 17 days ago
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Here are five candidates to replace Mike Scioscia as Angels manager

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Angels general manager Billy Eppler sat in Angel Stadium on Monday describing his ideal manager. Thirty miles away, the Dodgers played meaningful baseball, and by the end of the afternoon had...
  • 18 days ago
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Angels have three questions for next season: Pitching, pitching and who's going to manage

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — If his third offseason as Angels general manager was his finest, the challenges Billy Eppler will contend with in his fourth will make matching his earlier success difficult. He will have to...
  • 19 days ago
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Taylor Ward sends Mike Scioscia off with dramatic Angels victory

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Mike Scioscia manned the south corner of the home dugout at Angel Stadium for nearly two decades. Through the final stages of a 15-year playoff drought, through a World Series championship,...
  • 20 days ago
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Mike Scioscia turned the Angels from pretenders to contenders

Los Angeles Times (Bill Shaikin) — Mike Scioscia summoned me into his office and asked me to close the door. He was not happy. He did not care for whatever I had written about his strategy. He was offended at the notion that I...
  • 20 days ago
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Mike Scioscia won't return as Angels manager in 2019

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — Mike Scioscia, a fixture in the Angels dugout for nearly two decades and the manager who led the franchise to its only World Series championship in 2002, announced on Sunday that he is stepping...
  • 20 days ago
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If Mike Scioscia is gone, the Angels will send him off with a third consecutive losing season

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — If there really is one game left of Mike Scioscia’s tenure as Angels manager, Saturday night’s 5-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Angel Stadium isn’t likely to stick out to the 59-year-old. ...
  • 21 days ago
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Angels pitcher Felix Peña emerges as candidate for ’19 rotation

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — The Angels, like so many other teams, will enter spring training searching — for a shutdown relief corps, a third-base solution, a lineup configuration that can feature both Shohei Ohtani and...
  • 22 days ago
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Letters: It's nervous time for Dodgers fans

Los Angeles Times It was only April 3, early in the 2018 season, but Kenley Jansen's comment on a blown save continues to bother me, "Who cares? It’s one game" Kenley said at the time. Dodger fans care, that's who....
  • 22 days ago
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Mike Scioscia's influence is felt across the majors

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, which is why, on a gloomy February morning in 2017, a 1,600-pound longhorn Watusi steer stood outside the weight room at the Colorado Rockies’...
  • 23 days ago
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How Mike Scioscia led the Angels to the promised land

Los Angeles Times (Mike DiGiovanna) — The greatest season in Angels history, the one that ended with manager Mike Scioscia lifting the 2002 World Series trophy over his head with general manager Bill Stoneman and former owner Jackie...
  • 24 days ago
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Shohei Ohtani's solo homer in eighth inning powers Angels to 3-2 defeat of Rangers

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Angels starting pitcher Andrew Heaney did not win his 10th game of the season Wednesday night. Not that it mattered. The Angels beat the Rangers 3-2 to complete a three-game sweep after Shohei...
  • 24 days ago
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Angels reliever Hansel Robles inspires confidence

Los Angeles Times (Maria Torres) — Manager Mike Scioscia lumbered into the Angels’ dugout on the final Wednesday afternoon of the 2018 season and heaved a playful, conversation-starting huff. “What could have possibly happened?”...
  • 24 days ago
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Blog Articles

More AFL takeaways: Vlad Jr. ready as ever as he waits to be called up

ESPN The Blue Jays phenom might be marking time until he makes his MLB debut, but he isn't the only prospect on the rise in the AFL.
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Angels opt out of stadium lease with Anaheim

ESPN The Angels have opted out of their stadium lease with the city of Anaheim.
  • 4 days ago

Angels' Ohtani has Tommy John, will hit in 2019

ESPN Angels star Shohei Ohtani has had his Tommy John surgery, and while the team says he'll hit in 2019, he won't pitch again until 2020.
  • 19 days ago
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Mike drop: Scioscia won't return to Angels in '19

ESPN After 19 seasons, manager Mike Scioscia says he won't be back with the Angels next year.
  • 20 days ago
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Mike Trout's relentless quest to get even better

ESPN The Angels star will miss the postseason again, but thanks to his buying in on advanced metrics his 2018 provided other payoffs.
  • 21 days ago
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Ohtani happy he's finishing year strong at plate

ESPN Instead of opting for Tommy John surgery that would have shortened his rookie season with the Los Angeles Angels, Shohei Ohtani decided to focus on his hitting and he says finishing strong at the...
  • 23 days ago
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How teams that just missed the playoffs can change that in 2019

ESPN They tried, they contended and they came up short. What's on tap for the nine who must now head back to the drawing board?
  • 25 days ago
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Angels' Ohtani opts to get Tommy John surgery

ESPN Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery and will have the procedure the first week of the offseason, the team announced Tuesday.
  • 25 days ago
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Law's awards picks: Why Trout, deGrom are MVPs

ESPN Their teams aren't October-bound, but that doesn't mean the Angels outfielder and Mets ace aren't baseball's MVPs. Plus, who wins intriguing Cy Young and Rookie of the Year races?
  • 25 days ago
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Angels' Scioscia says he'd like to keep managing

ESPN Longtime Angels skipper Mike Scioscia, widely expected to step down after the regular season concludes this week, suggested Monday night he is open to returning for a 20th season in Los Angeles'...
  • 26 days ago
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He's not Babe Ruth. So after his rookie year, who is Shohei Ohtani?

ESPN Now that we've seen a season of two-way baseball, we can determine the hitter -- and pitcher -- the Angels star most resembles so far.
  • 26 days ago
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