The Royals Stole The Game In Right Field

The Royals continue to play to type. A team that's never going to slug, Kansas City has to win with speed, defense, and timely hitting, or it's not going to win at all. There was no repeat base-stealing extravaganza in last night's 3-2 Game 1 win over the Angels, but the timely hitting showed up with Mike Moustakas's… » 10/03/14 9:36am 10/03/14 9:36am

Pitcher's Wife Calls Will Middlebrooks "Butthole" For Breaking Up No-No

A day after losing Cy Young candidate Garrett Richards for the year to a freak knee injury, the Angels got an unexpected lift: rookie starter Matt Shoemaker stepped up with the game of his life. He had a no hitter going until two outs in the seventh, when Boston's Will Middlebrooks lined a double to left. Mrs.… » 8/22/14 10:09am 8/22/14 10:09am

Garrett Richards Collapses At First Base With Apparent Leg Injury

Angels ace Garrett Richards appeared to injure his left knee while trying to cover first base on a ground ball tonight at Fenway. It's hard to get a great view of what exactly happened because the play never actually made it back to first after Pujols fielding it and throwing to second. Erick Aybar took the ball and… » 8/20/14 8:29pm 8/20/14 8:29pm

Albert Pujols Teaches Yasiel Puig A Lesson About Paying Attention

We saw good Puig and bad Puig last night, as the Dodgers outfielder showed off his cannon arm, then two innings later got shown up by Albert Pujols for not paying attention. Smiles all around, and a valuable lesson learned about keeping your head in the game? This was an excellent baseball sequence. » 8/05/14 9:04am 8/05/14 9:04am

Pujols, Trout Mock Fernando Rodney's "Arrow" Celebration

There's nothing more frustrating than an opposing closer being demonstrative about doing his job. Say, Fernando Rodney getting the third out, then miming pulling an arrow out of his quiver, nocking it, and firing. Infuriating, if it's against you. Yesterday, the Angels got the very best possible revenge. » 7/21/14 8:58am 7/21/14 8:58am

Foul Ball Breaks Glass In Dining Area At Angel Stadium

A foul ball off the bat of Seattle's Brad Miller shattered the glass in a dining area located in the mezzanine section, somewhere between home plate and the visiting dugout. You can hear the reaction of the crowd, gasping in shock, and you can see the reaction of Brad Davis, wincing right after. Judging from the… » 7/19/14 9:47am 7/19/14 9:47am

MLBers Say Mike Trout Is The Best—But Not Worth A Historic Contract?

The new ESPN The Magazine has an anonymous survey of 143 current MLB players, and 56 percent of them peg Mike Trout as the best player in the majors. Miguel Cabrera got 26 percent of the vote, and Clayton Kershaw got six percent. But they don't think he's that much more valuable, which isn't exactly a new development,… » 3/24/14 4:07pm 3/24/14 4:07pm

How Much Will Mike Trout Get Paid?

Any theoretical negotiation starts from this premise: He is 22 years old, and already the best player in baseball. (And if not for Miguel Cabrera's existence, he'd be the best by far.) We have already accepted that the economics of Mike Trout can't rely on past data, because there's nothing comparable. But if he were… » 12/18/13 11:55am 12/18/13 11:55am

Former Major Leaguer Scott Spiezio Is In Trouble With The Law Again

Scott Spiezio's big-league career ended in a downward spiral of substance abuse problems and scrapes with the law. Since being released from the Braves' minor-league system in April 2008, the former infielder who won World Series rings with the Angels and Cardinals appears to have kept his name out of the police… » 9/05/13 7:45pm 9/05/13 7:45pm

Report: Albert Pujols Likely Done For Season

Albert Pujols was placed on the disabled list this morning with a partially torn plantar fascia ligament in his left foot. It was initially hoped the injury would only keep Pujols off the field for a couple weeks, but according to Tim Brown, Pujols has been told he's probably done for the season and that surgery is at… » 7/28/13 3:10pm 7/28/13 3:10pm