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  • Shoemaker struggles as Angels lose to Athletics, 6-3

    Shoemaker struggles as Angels lose to Athletics, 6-3
    Oakland 6, Angels 3 KEY MOMENT: Angels starter Matt Shoemaker walked the first batter of the game, Sam Fuld, on four pitches. Shoemaker also walked the third batter, Stephen Vogt. In his previous two starts this season, Shoemaker had faced 50 batters...
  • Magic Johnson is right about TV issue not hurting Dodgers brand

    Magic Johnson is right about TV issue not hurting Dodgers brand
    Magic Johnson says the television blackout has not hurt the Dodgers' brand, and the fans let him have it. How can he not feel their pain? He does. But here is the thing that stings: Johnson is absolutely right. Remember when Frank McCourt supposedly...
  • Angels balance out the bullpen with two left-handed relievers

    Angels balance out the bullpen with two left-handed relievers
    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia summoned left-hander Jose Alvarez to face Eric Hosmer and Kendrys Morales in the eighth inning of a one-run game against the Kansas City Royals last Friday night. Alvarez retired Hosmer, the left-handed cleanup hitter, and...
  • Is it too soon for Mariners to remove Fernando Rodney as closer?

    Is it too soon for Mariners to remove Fernando Rodney as closer?
    Mike Scioscia would not put up with Fernando Rodney's chronic high-wire act. Scioscia generally grants his veterans a long leash but, two games into the 2011 season, he yanked Rodney from his role as the Angels' closer. The Seattle Mariners ought to...
  • Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs

    Dexter Fowler could be in right place at right time with Cubs
    It looked so promising in 2009 when Dexter Fowler broke into the majors as a rookie center fielder and helped the Rockies earn their second playoff berth in three seasons while playing with future National League All-Star shortstop Troy Tulowitzki. Six...
  • Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins

    Wisconsin a slight favorite to win NCAA title, plus MLB odds as the season begins
    Big day today. The national championship gameĀ  in the NCAA tournament and the full rollout of Major League Baseball for 2015. Yes, there was a game on Sunday night in Chicago, but this is really Opening Day. From RJ Bell of Pregame.com, here's the...
  • Durability of rotation will be crucial for Angels to succeed

    Durability of rotation will be crucial for Angels to succeed
    If the Angels rotation can withstand the rigors of a grueling 162-game season the way it held up to scrutiny this spring, it should be a strength for a team that begins defense of its American League West title against the Seattle Mariners on Monday....
  • AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz

    AL West preview: Angels in mix, but Mariners pick up talent, and buzz
    Lloyd McClendon sensed the momentum early in spring training, before exhibition games began. His Seattle Mariners were emerging as a trendy pick to win the American League West, and the second-year manager felt a little uncomfortable with the pressure...
  • MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title

    MLB Preview: Seattle Mariners set to take AL West title
    WEST DIVISION 1. Seattle Mariners 2014: 87-75, third place. Last year in playoffs: 2001. The addition of MLB home run leader Nelson Cruz was meant to turn around an offense that was second-worst in the league (.244/.300/.376) in 2014. But Safeco...
  • Angels open camp with some question marks

    Angels open camp with some question marks
    Washington had the best record in the National League and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. The team's go-for-it off-season response was to sign ace Max Scherzer for seven years and $210 million. The Angels had the best...
  • Former Angels GM Tony Reagins hired by Major League Baseball

    Former Angels GM Tony Reagins hired by Major League Baseball
    Tony Reagins, who was fired as Angels general manager after the 2011 season, was hired Tuesday as Major League Baseball’s senior vice president for youth programs, a new role in which he will oversee the league’s expanded focus on youth...