Category Archives: Angels

Playoff Pre(Inter?)View 2014

Some might argue that the playoffs start tonight, as the previous two nights’ contests are more akin to qualifier games than playoff series.  Major League Baseball disagrees, and there was certainly a playoff atmosphere in Kansas City and Pittsburgh (did … Continue reading

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Celebrating Fresh Blood

The Red Sox and Rangers are not going to the playoffs this year. The Yankees and Cardinals are barely above .500 and not guaranteed to play in October. The Braves are in a free fall, watching their postseason hopes dwindle … Continue reading

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2014 Second-Half Reset

The American League definitively and thoroughly defeated the National League in the All-Star Game, despite maximum effort from Mike Matheny, Adam Wainwright, and the senior circuit.  That means it’s time for an obligatory recap of the first half (read: 56-60%) … Continue reading

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Fun With Aging Curves

It’s long been known that major league baseball players traditionally peak in their late twenties, hang on through their decline phase in their thirties, and, if they’re lucky, maintain a modicum of value into their late thirties. Various analysts have … Continue reading

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2013 MVP Picks

It wasn’t supposed to be like this. Last year, Mike Trout was by far the best player in the American League, but lost the MVP Award based on silly things like not leading the league in RBI and playing in … Continue reading

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Handicapping the Award Races

We’ve entered the final six weeks of the 2013 baseball season, leaving teams with anywhere between 36 and 40 games to play. How teams in Miami, Phoenix, and a dome in St. Petersburg have played four fewer games than the … Continue reading

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Franchise Player Mock Draft

I understand ESPN presented its annual franchise player mock draft today. I’d link to it, but I want to make my picks in a similar draft before I see who their experts picked. When I’m done, I’ll check out ESPN’s … Continue reading

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