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  • Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years

    Angels' Mike Trout: from can't-miss kid to likely AL MVP in five years
    On a July afternoon five years ago, the possibility of Mike Trout became quite apparent to the Angels manager. Before Trout's $144.5-million contract, before the custom Nike cleats bearing the colors of a rainbow trout that he wore in the All-Star...
  • How the 2014 Angels were built

    How the 2014 Angels were built
    A look at how the 2014 Angels roster was put together: BATTERS PLAYER; AGE; SEASONS; CONTRACT; HOW ACQUIRED Erick Aybar; 30; 9; 5 yrs/$40.08M (2012-16); Signed as amateur free agent in 2002. Gordon Beckham; 29; 6; 1 yr/$4.18M; Acquired from...
  • Angels may have turned back the clock

    Angels may have turned back the clock
    It first struck Tim Salmon in early July, when the Angels steamrollered the Texas Rangers in a four-game sweep. It became more apparent July 18, when the Angels traded for proven closer Huston Street, turning a much-improved bullpen into a dominant one....
  • Angels make Pestano, Navarro final additions to division series roster

    Angels make Pestano, Navarro final additions to division series roster
    The Angels opted for right-hander Vinnie Pestano over left-hander Joe Thatcher in the bullpen and contact-hitting Efren Navarro over power-hitting Brennan Boesch on the bench for their American League division series against the Kansas City Royals....
  • Angels don't meet expectations in Game 1 of division series

    Angels don't meet expectations in Game 1 of division series
    The happiest place on Earth on Thursday night was supposed to be just a mile or so down the street from the Happiest Place on Earth. The best fireworks were going to be at the Big A. That's because the Angels, with the best record in baseball, were at...
  • Mike Moustakas' 11th-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels, 3-2

    Mike Moustakas' 11th-inning homer lifts Royals past Angels, 3-2
    Kansas City Royals Manager Ned Yost yielded the hot seat to Angels Manager Mike Scioscia on Thursday night. While Yost pulled all the right strings in a battle of bullpens, it was Scioscia who left himself open to some second-guessing, first with...
  • Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite

    Despite numbers drop in some areas, Angels' Mike Trout is MVP favorite
    Mike Trout is batting .290 entering the final weekend of the regular season, well off the .323 he hit last season and .326 average as a rookie in 2012. The Angels center fielder leads the American League with 181 strikeouts, far more than the 139 and...
  • Angels may be losing their window to play in the World Series

    Angels may be losing their window to play  in the World Series
    Jered Weaver shuffled slowly to his locker. He sat down, stared into his locker, then dropped his head into his hands. This was not for a few moments. This was for minutes, and more than a few. All around him, his teammates went about their business....
  • Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2

    Royals make things extra tough for Angels with 4-1 win in Game 2
    The Angels rallied in the wake of a season-ending injury to their best pitcher, Garrett Richards, in August and got so hot they turned a four-game American League West deficit on Aug.10 into a runaway division title. They toiled through a six-month...
  • Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million

    Angels pick up closer Huston Street's 2015 option for $7 million
    The Angels wasted no time making two of their easiest decisions of the off-season Thursday, exercising closer Huston Street’s $7-million option for 2015 and declining a $4.5-million option on injured reliever Sean Burnett. Street, acquired from...
  • Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter

    Angels expect to extend free agent austerity program another winter
    It’s open season on baseball’s free agents, but don’t expect the Angels to do any big-game hunting. It figures to be another winter of prudent spending for the club that lavished $317.5 million on Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson in...