Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Page::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_PageDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Category::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_CategoryDropdown::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-settings.php on line 240

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::start_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_lvl() should be compatible with Walker::end_lvl(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::start_el() should be compatible with Walker::start_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0

Strict Standards: Declaration of Walker_Comment::end_el() should be compatible with Walker::end_el(&$output) in /home/bloglockers/public_html/subdomains/losangeles/angels/wp-includes/comment-template.php on line 0
Los Angeles Angels MLB News - Angels Baseball Blog » 2010 » August

Are the Los Angeles Angels going to pull the plug on Brandon Wood?

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 31 August 2010 at 8:04 am

25-year old righty swinging 3B/SS Brandon Wood came to the majors with a ton of hype as he crushed a lot of homers in his minor league career. But it has not converted into any success at the major league level. Wood has played in 63 games for the Angels this year and he is 30 of 182 (.165 avg, .410 OPS) with 18 runs scored, 3 homers and 12 RBIs. He swings at everything as he has an utter lack of discipline at the plate as he has only walked 4 times this year while whiffing 54 times. Wood has now played in 149 games in parts of 4 seasons with the Angels and he is 73 of 406 (.180 avg, .479 OPS) with 37 runs scored, 10 homers, 31 RBIs and 5 stolen bases. He has walked 11 times now and whiffed 128 in his major league career to date. The Angels wouldn’t likely get much for Wood in a trade so the choice is really to keep him or cut him. It will be interesting to see what the Angels decide to do with him.

The Los Angeles Angels deal Brian Fuentes to the Twins

Blogged under Arrivals & Departures, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Saturday 28 August 2010 at 8:52 am

The Angels have dealt 34-year old lefty reliever Brian Fuentes to the Twins for a player to be named later. Fuentes pitched in 39 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he was 4-1 with 23 saves, a 3.52 ERA and a 1.20 WHIP. He pitched in 104 games (0 starts) in his two years with the Angels and he was 5-6 with 71 saves, a 3.76 ERA and a 1.32 WHIP. The Angels will replace Fuentes at closer with 33-year old righty Fernando Rodney. Rodney has pitched in 55 games (0 starts) for the Angels this year and he is 4-1 with 6 saves, a 3.83 ERA and a 1.45 WHIP. Rodney is more than qualified to close for the Angels and I think he will do a good job for them.

UPDATE: (9/1/2010) - The Angels have acquired 25-year old righty reliever Loek Van Mil to complete this deal. Van Mil pitched in 26 games (0 starts) in A+AA-ball this year and he was 1-3 with a 6.15 ERA and a 1.96 WHIP. He has had some issues with control as he has walked 22 batters in only 33 2/3 innings. Part of the reason for his control problems could be because of the fact that he is 7′1″.

Scot Shields has not looked like his old self in 2010 for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Pitching BP by chinmusic on Thursday 26 August 2010 at 1:41 pm

34-year old righty reliever Scot Shields has not looked good at all this season for the Angels. He has pitched in 40 games (1 start) for the Angels this year and he is 0-3 with a 5.48 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. He has given up 44 hits in 42 2/3 innings which isn’t too bad but he has also walked 36 batters and that has been a big problem. Shields came into this season having pitched in 448 games (14 starts) in 9 years with the Angels and he was 46-41 with 21 saves, a 3.03 ERA and a 1.21 WHIP. The Angels were talking about cutting Shields but they will give him the rest of the year for him to prove that he has something left.

The new guys on the Los Angeles Angels have been o.k. so far

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at 11:11 pm

27-year old switch hitting 3B Alberto Callaspo and 29-year old righty starting pitcher Dan Haren have been o.k. so far for the Angels. Callaspo has played in 20 games for the Angels and he is 22 of 72 (.306 avg, .671 OPS) with 8 runs scored and 5 RBIs. The Angels expect him to hit for more power but it’s hard to be upset with a .300+ hitter. Dan Haren hasn’t had any luck for the Angels. He has started 5 games for the Angels and he is 1-3 with a 3.44 ERA and a 1.18 WHIP. Haren is pounding the strike zone so far for the Angels as he has 24 whiffs and only 4 walks in 34 innings. If he keeps pitching as well as he is now the wins will have to start coming soon for Haren.

I have a hunch that Juan Rivera could get his starting job back soon for the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, In Need of a Slumpbuster by chinmusic on Tuesday 17 August 2010 at 11:07 pm

31-year old righty swinging outfielder Juan Rivera lost his starting job when the Angels called up 23-year old top prospect Peter Bourjos. But, Bourjos has been overmatched in his first taste of the majors so far. He has played in 11 games for the Angels and he is 5 of 37 (.135 avg, .409 OPS) with 4 runs scored, 2 RBIs and 2 stolen bases. If Bourjos continues to struggle I have little doubt that the Angels will turn back to Rivera. Rivera has played in 96 games this year for the Angels and he is 86 of 334 (.257 avg, .729 OPS) with 48 runs scored, 12 homers, 43 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

The Los Angeles Angels need Trevor Bell to step up

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Pitching BP by chinmusic on Tuesday 10 August 2010 at 2:24 pm

With Joel Pineiro out for most of the rest of the year the Angels need 23-year old righty Trevor Bell to step up. He has pitched in 19 games (3 starts) this season for the Angels and he is 1-3 with a 6.03 ERA and a 1.78 WHIP. Bell has given up 52 hits in only 34 1/3 innings for the Angels so far this year. In his three starts, Bell is 0-2 with a 6.43 ERA and a 1.86 WHIP. The Angels really need Bell to start pitching like the scouting reports say he can.

The Los Angeles Angels place Rich Thompson on the D.L.

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, Injuries by chinmusic on Sunday 8 August 2010 at 11:09 am

The Angels have placed 25-year old righty reliever Rich Thompson on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder inflammation. Thompson has pitched in 6 games (0 starts) this season for the Angels and he is 0-0 with a 1.86 ERA and a 0.93 WHIP. He has only walked 1 batter while whiffing 9 in 9 2/3 innings for the Angels so he was off to a good start with them this year. The Angels hope that Thompson gets well soon so he can get back to helping the bullpen.

The Los Angeles Angels have summoned Peter Bourjos from the minors

Blogged under Bloglockers, Front Page, General, The Minors by chinmusic on Thursday 5 August 2010 at 12:52 pm

The Angels have called up 23-year old righty swinging CF Peter Bourjos from AAA. He was the Angels’ #2 prospect coming into this season according to Baseball America. Bourjos has already played in 2 games for the Angels and he is 2 for 7 (.286 avg, 571 OPS) with 1 run and 1 stolen base. The Angels are moving Torii Hunter to RF and Bobby Abreu to LF to make room for the kid. Bourjos played in 102 games in AAA-ball before his promotion and he was 130 of 414 (.314 avg, .861 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 12 triples, 13 homers, 52 RBIs and 27 stolen bases. Juan Rivera will be the big loser with Bourjos up as he will see his playing time diminish. Rivera has played in 90 games this season for the Angels and he is 81 of 311 (.260 avg, .741 OPS) with 46 runs scored, 12 homers, 40 RBIs and 2 stolen bases.

Proudly powered by Wordpress - Theme Triplets Identification band, the boyish style by neuro