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  • MLB's Top Candidates for Positive and Negative Regression at Quarter Mark

    Bleacher Report "With the Major League Baseball regular season nearly six weeks old, there are a few statistical anomalies that appear to be unsustainable. Justin Verlander and Michael Wacha cannot possibly maintain their historically great marks in batting average against and baserunners stranded,..." May 17

  • Angel Stadium's $320M Sale on Hold as FBI Investigates Anaheim Mayor for Corruption

    Los Angeles Times "Harry Sidhu made it his business and his campaign promise in 2018: I’m the mayor that is going to keep the Angels in Anaheim for decades to come. In 2022, Sidhu is campaigning for re-election as mayor. The city had agreed to sell Angel Stadium and the surrounding..." May 17

  • Michele Tafoya Attempts To Clarify Controversial Shohei Ohtani Tweet

    New York Post "Michele Tafoya says she did not want the Angels announcers to stop talking about Shohei Ohtani. Rather, she was talking about the physical baseball he hit for his hundredth career home run. On Saturday, Tafoya tweeted: “@Angels broadcast… Enough with the @Ohtani..." May 17

  • Angels and Dodgers vs. Mets and Yankees: Which MLB town would you take right now -- L.A. or NYC?

    ESPN "More than a month into the 2022 Major League Baseball season, some East Coast/West Coast history is being made. Both New York teams -- the Mets and Yankees -- and both Los Angeles teams -- the Angels and Dodgers -- are on pace to win 100-plus games. But even more historic: All four..." May 17

  • Evaluating 3 best David Price trade options for Dodgers

    Sportsnaut "Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher David Price is looking for an opportunity to start and it seems the club wants to make it happen. With Peter Gammons of The Athletic reporting the Dodgers’ willingness to move Price, he’s now one of the leading MLB trade..." May 16

  • Plate ump leaves A's-Angels game after getting hit twice

    NBC Sports Bay Area "There was a brief delay during the top of the seventh inning in the series finale between the Athletics and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday at the Oakland Coliseum after home plate umpire Marty Foster was forced to leave the game. Foster was hit in the mask in back-to-back innings and..." May 16

  • Angels Shohei Ohtani goes full Babe Ruth with epic two-way feat

    Clutch Points "Shohei Ohtani is the epitome of baseball excellence. The Los Angeles Angels star is unique in the sense that he’s the only two-way player in the league today. One day, he’ll be pitching strikeouts like it’s nothing. The next day, he’ll be bombing away..." May 15

  • In Defense of Umpires: Why Complaints About MLB's 'Ump Show' Problem Miss the Mark

    Bleacher Report "Take it easy on Major League Baseball's umpires, would ya? Yeah, I know. This isn't an easy ask in the best of times, and the 2022 season has only been the best of times for umpires if one unironically enjoys what they call the "ump show." To..." May 14

  • Mike Trout touts Liverpool fandom amid FA Cup game vs. Chelsea

    Clutch Points "Angels superstar Mike Trout is probably one of the MLB players excited about the league scheduling London-based games for the 2023 season and beyond. Trout posted a video on his social media accounts of him sporting Liverpool gear with Liverpool’s theme song,..." May 14

  • Surprising Shohei Ohtani teammate has become quite popular in Japan

    Larry Brown Sports "Shohei Ohtani is enormously popular in Japan and has developed popularity in America too. But a surprising Los Angeles Angels teammate of his has also become a hit in Japan too. Ohtani was the subject of a cover story by SI published on Friday. The story gives some insight into..." May 13

  • 3 best Xander Bogaerts trade destinations

    Sportsnaut "The Boston Red Sox entered 2022 hoping to compete for a World Series and to sign a Xander Bogaerts contract extension. Nearly two months into the season, neither seem like realistic possibilities as Boston plummets down the MLB standings. Bogaerts, the..." May 13

  • PitchCom -- aimed at foiling MLB's would-be sign-stealers -- is (mostly) winning over the skeptics

    ESPN "Texas Rangers closer Joe Barlow was skeptical about PitchCom at first. The electronic device, used to transmit pitch signals from the catcher to the pitcher in an effort to curb sign stealing, is brand new in Major League Baseball this season, and Barlow wondered what..." May 13

  • Will the Angels add at the trade deadline?

    The Athletic "In spring training, after I wrote that I sort of liked the Angels, a rival executive texted me with a question. “Besides (Shohei) Ohtani,” the executive said, “who is the one Angels SP that you are certain of (throwing) 165 IP in..." May 13

  • MLB Report Card Grades for All 30 Teams Early in 2022

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Major League Baseball season is nearly 20 percent completed (five out of 26 weeks), which is the perfect time for some early report card grades. Marks for each team are based on how their play has compared to preseason expectations. (Win totals via DraftKings.) In other..." May 13

  • Angels To Promote Chase Silseth

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels announced they’re planning to promote pitching prospect Chase Silseth to start tomorrow night’s game against the A’s. The team will need to make a 40-man roster move before the contest to officially accommodate his selection. It’s a..." May 12

  • 10 Potential MLB Trade Deadline Rental Bats Off To Strong Starts

    MLB Trade Rumors "As always, this year’s trade deadline will prominently feature many players who will be eligible for free agency after the season.  Here’s a look at 10 rental hitters off to strong starts who could be available in trade.  All of the teams included in this post currently..." May 11

  • It's Time to Believe in the Angels

    Bleacher Report "The Los Angeles Angels' seasonal narratives got to be formulaic during the last decade. Whether it was Mike Trout between 2012 and 2020 or Shohei Ohtani in 2021, they would get a sensational performance from an individual player. But aside from their 98-win campaign in 2014, it would be for..." May 11

  • Six players who can help get Los Angeles Angels to playoffs

    ESPN "A light-colored cowboy hat sits atop the bat rack in the Los Angeles Angels' dugout, a temporary prize for any player who sends a baseball over an outfield fence. The home run ritual was the brainchild of Tim Buss, a coaching assistant Angels manager Joe Maddon calls his "VP of..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard fires back at claims he took shot at Mets over Reid Detmers’ no-hitter for Angels

    Clutch Points "After Reid Detmers completed a no-hitter for the Los Angeles Angels in just his 11th ever start, Noah Syndergaard celebrated it in a way that looked like a shot at his former team, the New York Mets. Syndergaard, who spent seven years with the Mets, made a comment about..." May 11

  • Noah Syndergaard Appears to Take Shot at Mets on IG After Reid Detmers' No-Hitter

    Bleacher Report "Los Angeles Angels star Noah Syndergaard is apparently a no-hitter absolutist. Angels left-hander Reid Detmers tossed a no-no in the team's 12-0 home victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday night. Syndergaard celebrated his teammate's achievement by needling his..." May 11

  • MLB regular season games to be played in London starting in 2023

    Clutch Points "The MLB has announced future plans for games held in the city of London, beginning in 2023. The partnership features regular season games in 2023, 2024, and 2026. The MLB held games in London for the first time in its history back in 2019, where the Red..." May 11

  • Three MLB pitchers who are off to surprisingly strong starts in 2022

    CBS Sports "Major League Baseball's regular season is now more than a month old. Every team has played at least 25 games, or 15 percent of its schedule. In other words, it's that time of the year when people start wondering, is their team's seemingly overperforming player for real? After all,..." May 11

  • Did scorer make right call on Jared Walsh error to help Reid Detmers’ no-hitter?

    Larry Brown Sports "Reid Detmers on Tuesday threw a no-hitter in the Los Angeles Angels’ 12-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays, and he got a little help from the official scorer. Detmers faced the minimum through five innings but then walked Walls in the sixth to lose a perfect game. He was in jeopardy..." May 11

  • Angels' Reid Detmers throws MLB's 2nd no-hitter of season

    MLB.com "The day started like any other for Angels rookie lefty Reid Detmers. Detmers had his usual routine of relaxing on the couch alone in the clubhouse before the game to lock himself in mentally, warmed up in the bullpen without feeling especially sharp and was set to pitch to..." May 11

  • Rob Manfred says league's goal for baseballs is consistency, gripping agent could be approved by next year

    CBS Sports "Just over a month into the 2022 Major League Baseball season, unfortunately, one of the biggest stories to this point has been the ball. The actual, physical orb we have long called a baseball is a discussion point, and mostly a negative one.  Here at CBS Sports, Mike Axisa..." May 10

  • Shohei Ohtani: 2022 baseballs 'aren't as juiced' as they used to be

    The Score "Los Angeles Angels two-way star Shohei Ohtani believes the new baseballs being used this season have been responsible for a dip in offensive production throughout the league. "I do feel it personally, and just by watching the games, I feel like the balls aren't..." May 10

  • Study Confirms Which MLB Team’s Fans Drinks The Most Alcohol

    Total Pro Sports "It’s no surprise that sports fans consume a ton of alcohol at games, but which fan base drinks the most in Major League Baseball. NY Gambling Online surveyed 2,000 MLB fans across the country to see which teams have the “booziest” fanbase. " May 10

  • Yankees looking early like team to beat in American League

    New York Post "Just before the season started, I asked Yankees manager Aaron Boone on TV how it felt to be managing a third-place team, or words like that. While Harold Reynolds was gasping a room away, Boone seemed unfazed, unannoyed. Boone answered calmly, saying he had great confidence in his team, more..." May 09

  • Angels To Select Aaron Whitefield

    MLB Trade Rumors "The Angels are going to select the contract of outfielder Aaron Whitefield, according to Darren Wolfson of Skor North. A corresponding move will be required to open up a spot for Whitefield on the roster. Whitefield, 25, was signed out of Brisbane, Australia by the Twins in..." May 08

  • How much impact has MLB's universal DH had?

    CBS Sports "The designated hitter rule, in which pitchers are not forced to humiliate themselves at the plate, is now a permanent presence in Major League Baseball. The DH has of course been in force in the American League since 1973, and the National League used it during the COVID-abbreviated 2020..." May 07

  • 1 Takeaway For Every MLB Team 1 Month Into 2022 Season

    Bleacher Report "Exactly one month ago today, the 2022 Major League Baseball season finally began after a protracted lockout and a shortened spring training.  We don't know everything about all 30 of the league's teams just yet, but we know a lot more than we did before. As such, it's..." May 07

  • What April attendance reveals about MLB's worrying trend

    The Score "MLB avoided the worst outcomes of losing regular-season games to the lockout, but the sport's overall attendance trends are still pointing downward. While no games were lost, the lockout generated significant negative publicity. That's nothing new. Attendance has declined..." May 07

  • MLB State of the Position 2022: Every Team's 5-Year Plan at Second Base

    Bleacher Report "The second base position is not the deepest in baseball right now, though young stars like Ozzie Albies, Jazz Chisholm Jr., Jake Cronenworth, Jorge Polanco and Jonathan India are capable of making a major impact. The next generation of players at the position is led by Nick Gonzales..." May 07

  • Alex Cora had incredible praise for Shohei Ohtani

    Larry Brown Sports "Los Angeles Angels ace Shohei Ohtani stuck out 11 batters in a 8-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox this past Thursday. 81 of his 99 pitches went for strikes, and there were 29 swings-and-misses. It was a performance that left an impression on Boston skipper Alex Cora. In fact, Cora..." May 07

  • Twelve MLB hitters doing things right but getting the wrong results

    The Athletic "If you listen to the podcast, you’ve heard the secret sauce: chase rate, barrel rate, contact rate. Give me a hitter who knows the strike zone, has bat speed, and can put the bat on the ball, and I’ll show you Mike Trout. What’s even better about these..." May 06

  • Padres' Manny Machado and the 10 Players Defining MLB's 2022 Season so Far

    Bleacher Report "If you had to sum up the entire 2022 Major League Baseball season in just 10 players, could you do it? We're not talking about a ranking of the 10 best players. That's easy. I mean, it's subjective and would start a lot of arguments, but it's easy to just pick and rank..." May 06

  • Dinelson Lamet trade scenarios: 3 best fits for San Diego Padres’ hurler

    Sportsnaut "According to The Athletic’s Dennis Lin, the San Diego Padres have discussed trading right-handed pitcher Dinelson Lamet. The 29-year-old has been in and out of the Padres’ starting rotation the last four years due to injuries and the team’s rotation glut of late..." May 05

  • What's been the biggest surprise so far of the 2022 MLB season?

    CBS Sports "We are now a full month into the 2022 MLB regular season. The sample sizes aren't so small and fan bases are gaining and losing hope with each passing day. That said, there is still a lot -- A LOT -- of season to play, and plenty of teams are still vying for a spot in the new 12-team..." May 05

  • 7 Early Predictions for the 2022 MLB Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 MLB trade deadline is still three months away, but it's never too early to start envisioning what teams might look like as the time nears.  By mid-July, the landscape will be much clearer, and that's when fans can expect the market to move. Contenders..." May 05

  • Shohei Ohtani joins Babe Ruth in Fenway Park history with his 11-strikeout gem vs. Red Sox

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani had himself an eventful Thursday afternoon in an 8-0 win against the Boston Red Sox, and in the process he accomplished something that hadn't been done in Major League Baseball since Babe Ruth did it. Ohtani, the..." May 05

  • MLB Teams Should Keep An Eye On These Pitching Trade Targets

    MLB Trade Rumors "Less than three months remain until the August 2nd MLB trade deadline, and starting pitching is always a hot commodity.  Here’s a look at 18 starters who might be available in the coming months.   Top of the..." May 05

  • Swinging less could be the answer to MLB’s offensive woes. But is it bad for the sport?

    The Athletic "Ted Williams’ first rule of hitting was “get a good ball to hit.” In today’s game, there is, of course, still value in patience. But if you think that analytics have made baseball more boring, it’s yet another strategy that could hurt the sport’s..." May 05

  • Rays’ Wander Franco can spearhead the action revolution that MLB so badly desires

    The Athletic "Call them “action guys.” For lack of a better phrase, that’s how I would describe the high-contact, extra-base threats who embody the kind of excitement Major League Baseball wants to restore to the game. Action guys are not the only kinds of hitters who..." May 05

  • Potential MLB Landing Spots for Robinson Cano After Mets Release

    Bleacher Report "Robinson Cano and the New York Mets are parting ways, but he may yet get to write a final chapter to his MLB career with another team. The 39-year-old began the 2022 season as their starting second baseman but hit just .195 through 12 games. This was on the heels of a season-long..." May 04

  • What the heck is going on with the baseball? Everything you need to know about MLB's scoring drought

    ESPN "Tune in to an MLB game on any given night, and there's a good chance the conversation will turn to the topic that's dominating the sport so far this season. The latest exploits of Shohei Ohtani? Nope. The red-hot starts both New York teams are off to in 2022? Try again...." May 04

  • Stunning MLB Predictions That Could Actually Happen in 2022

    Bleacher Report "Now that it's May, enough time has passed in the 2022 Major League Baseball season to accept some early trends as absolute truths and adjust expectations accordingly. So, here are seven outrageous predictions that might just come true. In putting these predictions..." May 03

  • 11 Potential Landing Spots For Robinson Cano

    CBS Sports "Robinson Canó's time with the New York Mets is over. The Mets designated Canó for assignment on Monday, the day teams must trim their rosters from 28 players to 26. New York opted to keep JD Davis, Luis Guillorme, and Dominic..." May 03

  • Dexter Fowler Granted Release From Minor League Deal With Blue Jays

    MLB Trade Rumors "Outfielder Dexter Fowler has requested and been granted a release from his minor league contract with the Blue Jays, reports Scott Mitchell of TSN Sports. Toronto elected not to select him onto the big league roster, and Fowler is now a free agent. The 36-year-old Fowler..." May 03

  • Who Are the 20 Best MLB Players Right Now?

    Bleacher Report "Voting for Major League Baseball's 2022 All-Star Game won't even begin for another month, but it's never too early to start arguing over who is currently the best in the business. This ranking of MLB's top players is not exclusively rooted in 2022 production...." May 02

  • How bad is it for MLB hitters? Baseball has its worst batting average in history

    USA Today "Hitters across Major League Baseball can take heart: They were, in fact, getting robbed of hits and extra bases all throughout April. The anecdotal factors at hand – a deadened baseball, the use of humidors in every major league stadium, expanded pitching staffs to mitigate a..." May 02