1. MLB Trade Deadline: Top 10 Reasons LA Angels Must Make a Deal by July 31

    In the baseball world, this is shark week. With just days to go, the best teams in the league are looking to get bigger, stronger and faster as they tear away the meatiest portions of their weaker counterparts...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 2 years ago 2,091 reads 3 comments

  2. Los Angeles Angels: Hoping (and Bracing) for History to Repeat Itself

    Many predicted this Angels' season would finish the way it had a decade ago. No one could have guessed it would start out the same way. In 2002, the Anaheim Angels began their run to a World Series title by going 6-14 in their first 20 games...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 2 years ago 320 reads 0 comments

  3. L.A. Angels Spring Training: The Mark Trumbo-Kendrys Morales Paradox

    The physical laws of nature say the same matter cannot occupy the same space at the same time. This is also true for baseball players. At this moment in time in their careers, Mark Trumbo and Kendrys Morales are the same player...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 3 years ago 1,650 reads 10 comments

  4. LA Angels Say Hello to Albert Pujols, Goodbye to Kendrys Morales

    In 2006, I was asked if I would trade Vladimir Guerrero for Albert Pujols straight up. Guerrero, who was 31 at the time, had taken the American League by storm in 2004, earning MVP honors in his first year in the league...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 3 years ago 369 reads 0 comments

  5. Bye, Cy: Jered Weaver's Tirade Costs Himself Glory, L.A. Angels Success

    Two bad pitches. One errant throw. And it's all over but the crying. Jered Weaver 's July 31 meltdown in Motown may be in the past, but its impact will live throughout history...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 469 reads 0 comments

  6. L.A. Angels Trade Rumors: Ervin Santana's No-Hitter Makes Him a Hit on Market

    On Wednesday, Ervin Santana fired the ninth no-hitter in Angels history, beating the Cleveland Indians 3-1. The stats are clear, but their effect on the Angels' season is untold...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 868 reads 9 comments

  7. MLB Trade Rumors: LA Angels' GM Will Either Earn His Wings or His Walking Papers

    When Tony Reagins made the trade to bring Vernon Wells to Anaheim, the Los Angeles Angels general manager may have thought he saved his team—and himself—from a disastrous offseason...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 952 reads 8 comments

  8. Is Mike Scioscia Crazy To Stick With Torii Hunter, Fernando Rodney?

    If the definition of insanity is to repeat the same action and expect different results, what can we say about Mike Scioscia's actions of late? There are two glaring issues plaguing ...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 467 reads 0 comments

  9. Cy of Relief: Jered Weaver Guides Angels' Success, Pulls Ahead in Cy Young Race

    It's hard to imagine how this weekend's pummeling of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at the hands of the Boston Red Sox could have been worse. Maybe they could have been shut out in all four games instead of just the last two...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 567 reads 12 comments

  10. Manny Ramirez: The Best Move the L.A. Angels Never Made

    Say what you will about Tony Reagins and the L.A. Angels ' offseason. At least they never made a mistake this big...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 1,348 reads 1 comments

  11. MLB Opening Week: Scioscia's Divine Intervention Calms Angels Faithful

    The first week of the 2011 Major League Baseball season is well underway. The first series are in the books, and with them, fans across the country are showing their first signs of panic...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 151 reads 2 comments

  12. MLB Opening Day: Breaking Down the AL West in 2011

    The bleak and dreary days are over. The cheery holiday well-wishers, festive New Year celebrations, and visions of frozen landscapes are behind us now. At least, out west...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 562 reads 2 comments

  13. L.A. Angels: Can Kendrys Morales Bounce Back from His Broken Leg?

    The next time Kendrys Morales takes the field in a game, his teammates and coaches aren’t likely to tell him to “break a leg.” The L.A...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 3 years ago 730 reads 6 comments

  14. Adam Wainwright Out: Could Scott Kazmir Be in the Cards for St. Louis?

    Albert Pujols has dominated much of the baseball news in St. Louis this offseason, but he may not hold the key to the Cardinals' success in 2011...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 4 years ago 1,598 reads 14 comments

  15. Albert Pujols to the L.A. Angels: Match Made in Heaven Without a Chance in Hell

    The Super Bowl, the greatest event in sports, is only moments away. Which means baseball, my humble submission for the greatest sport, is just around the corner...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 4 years ago 1,902 reads 4 comments

  16. Vernon Wells: Angels Finally Make a Deal We Can ALL Be Happy About

    In the midst of arguably the most disappointing offseason in franchise history, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim finally made a big move. The kind of move that could alter the course of the AL West in 2011...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 4 years ago 1,385 reads 31 comments

  17. Heavenly Perspective: Top 10 Reasons for Angels Fans To Keep the Faith in 2011

    It's been a brutal winter in Anaheim. While the rest of sunny Southern California basks in bright blue skies and mild temperatures, around Angels Stadium there swirls a raging tempest of anger and frustration...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 4 years ago 1,465 reads 4 comments

  18. Angels In 2011: How the Halos' Awful Offseason Impacts the AL West

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim will have their work cut out for them in 2011. Fierce competition looms ahead, but not from the defending AL West Champion Texas Rangers or improved Oakland A's...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about almost 4 years ago 665 reads 3 comments

  19. Swing and a Miss: Carl Crawford Highlights a History Of Failure In Anaheim

    Like so many years past, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began the offseason with a hole in their roster and a high-profile plug in line to fill it. And like every other year, they came up short...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 4 years ago 1,027 reads 2 comments

  20. How Jayson Werth's Grinch Stole a Carl Crawford Christmas in Anaheim

    The 2010 MLB Winter Meetings kicked off with a bang this week when the Washington Nationals signed outfielder Jayson Werth to a seven-year, $126-million deal—and ignited the baseball world in the process...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 4 years ago 1,658 reads 26 comments

  21. Hisanori Takahashi to L.A. Angels: A Small Move With Huge Implications

    The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim enter this holiday season with a rather sizable wish list. Now they might be able to check off three items with one deft move...

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  22. L.A. Angels Have Much To Learn From Giants' Championship Season

    In 2002, the Anaheim Angels won a thrilling seven-game series against the San Francisco Giants to capture their first World Series Championship. In 2010, the Giants beat the Angels...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 4 years ago 798 reads 7 comments

  23. 2010 MLB Awards: Angels' Bourjos The Gold (Glove) Standard For Outfielders

    The 2010 MLB postseason has been defined by a few old faces and a whole lot of new ones. The regular season awards voting should follow the same trend. Veterans like Roy Halladay, C...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 4 years ago 1,002 reads 4 comments

  24. MLB Trade Rumor: Will Mike Napoli Be Enough To Lure Marlins' Dan Uggla?

    Mike Napoli struck out in Monday's 2-1 victory over the Oakland A's. It was the final game at Angels Stadium in 2010. And it might have been Napoli 's final strikeout as an Angel...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about 4 years ago 1,300 reads 0 comments

  25. Catch This: Why The L.A. Angels Don't Need Mike Napoli

    Mike Napoli will be traded this offseason. There is no question about it. As paradoxical as it seems, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, a team severely lacking in power and RBI production ...

    Johnathan Kroncke Written by Johnathan Kroncke about over 4 years ago 819 reads 11 comments