Dallas Morning News "So long as he plays the game and/or opens his mouth, what Josh Hamilton does or says will always hold some kind of interest for Rangers fans. Rangers fans emotionally invested in Hamilton’s comeback from real-life demons after the team acquired him, mostly, yes, because he was a prodigious..." October 10
New York Post "We begin with this disclaimer: Millions and millions of kids play baseball and just 750 evolve to be good enough at any one time to play in the majors. Of that 750, perhaps one-tenth, 75, are unique talents. This is why I am a players’ guy. Many try yet few succeed at reaching the highest..." October 09
Royals Review "The Kansas City Royals rolled to an 8-3 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday night, completing a three-game sweep over Los Angeles in the ALDS and securing a spot in the ALCS against the Baltimore Orioles. The Angels jumped on the scoreboard first. With one out in the first, Mike Trout..." October 06
Hardball Talk "Awful news from Anaheim where, after Game 2 of the ALDS on Friday, a fan was severely beaten in the parking lot: The 43-year-old Huntington Beach man and his relative were walking to a car after the Angels’ playoff game against the Kansas City Royals Friday night when they were attacked for..." October 06
Orange County Register "Josh Hamilton, who is hitless in nine postseason at-bats after missing almost the entire month of September with injuries, is going to get another shot. Manager Mike Scioscia said Hamilton will be in the lineup for Game 3 of the division series against the Kansas City Royals on Sunday..." October 05
Fox Sports "With three extra-inning wins in four remarkable days, the long-downtrodden Kansas City Royals have climbed from the depths of a 29-year playoff absence to the brink of the AL Championship Series. Eric Hosmer hit a two-run homer in the 11th inning, and the Royals took a 2-0 lead in the AL..." October 04
Hardball Talk "Making his first appearance since Sept. 16 — and just his second since Sept. 4 — Josh Hamilton, returning from shoulder, chest and rib cage injuries, went 0-for-5 in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to the Royals, four times getting retired by left-handed pitchers. He popped up to third base to end the game in..." October 03
Fox Sports "Mike Moustakas even set foot in the Midwest, he was labeled a star. The Chatsworth, Calif., native who played at UCLA, was deemed the savior of an organization in desperate need of saving. But then he was deemed a bust. During his first four major-league seasons, he produced a steady declining..." October 03
New York Post "While Derek Jeter seems intent on becoming a publishing mogul, Mike Trout is in prime position to replace the retired shortstop as the face of October baseball. Trout will play his first postseason game when the Angels open the ALDS at Angel Stadium on Thursday against the Royals. The..." October 02
Baseball America "Major League Baseball on Wednesday said it would begin testing some ideas aimed at quickening the pace of game at the Arizona Fall League. AFL games begin Oct. 7 and run through the championship game on Nov. 15. Among the experimental rules are: • Batter’s Box Rule: The batter shall keep..." October 01
#Angels Josh Hamilton will hit 7th and play LF tomorrow.
Fox Sports "If oddsmakers are correct, the Major League Baseball postseason will belong to Southern California. Offshore site Bovada.lv has released the odds for the AL and NL pennants as well as the World Series. The Angels are favorites to represent the AL in the Fall Classic, while the Dodgers have..." September 30
Shoemaker remains "very confident" he will pitch in division series. #Angels
Josh Hamilton is working out now. Expected to take BP on Mon and Tue in Anaheim and face pitching on Weds. #Angels
Matt Shoemaker is extending long toss to 180-200 feet as I tweet. Looks pretty firm. No restrictions. #Angels
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Even after he'd hustled down the line, heard the umpire's call and kept the Seattle Mariners in the playoff race, Austin Jackson couldn't quite believe it. Jackson barely beat a double-play relay in the 11th inning as the winning run scored, sending the Mariners over the Los Angeles Angels 2-1..." September 28
Seattle Post-Intelligencer "Manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to make the point clear to his team: Playing a meaningful 161st game of the season is an accomplishment. Whether No. 162 will have any significance will depend on how much help the Seattle Mariners get from other teams. "I like where we are," McClendon said. "I..." September 27
Los Angeles Times "KEY MOMENT: The A's scored four runs off reliever Mike Morin in the seventh to trim a 5-0 deficit to 5-4, Josh Reddick hitting a two-run double to left, Nick Punto an RBI triple to right-center and Coco Crisp an RBI single to left. But with two on and two outs, Jason Grilli struck out pinch-hitter..." September 25
Orange County Register "Mike Trout left the Angels game on Wednesday in the fifth inning because of stomach illness. Trout had singled and scored in his first trip to the plate and he struck out in the third inning. Trout dropped a relatively routine fly ball in the bottom of the fourth." September 24
Mike Trout replaced in the fifth inning by Grant Green. No reason announced yet.
Los Angeles Times "The tangled web of an injury-plagued and struggling Angels rotation grew even more convoluted Tuesday night, but for a good reason. Veteran left-hander Wade LeBlanc has thrust himself into the playoff picture. LeBlanc, filling in for the injured Matt Shoemaker, allowed five hits over 5 1/3..." September 24
#Angels Josh Hamilton said he doesn't expect to play this weekend but is confident he'll be ready for playoffs.
#Angels Scioscia said Josh Hamilton hit off a tee and is improved but won't play till this weekend, at earliest.
Scioscia says #Angels might use 3 starters in ALDS even if Shoemaker is healthy. That would mean Weaver on short rest. Just an idea now.
Josh Hamilton had CT scans on rib cage (front and back). Diagnosis: inflammatiom. Status: day-to-day. #Angels
Dallas Morning News "The arms: RHP Lisalverto Bonilla did not allow a hit for the first four innings before David Freese led off the fifth with a double. … Bonilla walked a pair of Angels with two outs in the first, but came back to get Erick Aybar to bounce to third. … The bats: CF Leonys Martin had his AL-leading..." September 20
Josh Hamilton said he had sharp stabbing pains in chest and double taking deep breaths. Had treatment all Wed night. Not sure about playoffs
Halos Heaven "The Angels are the American League West Division champions for 2014. With a Magic Number of two, the team took care of business in Anaheim against the Mariners, winning 5-0. Then, with a Magic Number of ONE, the Halos rushed to the clubhouse to watch the A's Rangers game, needing an A's loss..." September 18
So: Jered Weaver is scratched from tonight's start for the Angels after last night's celebration. LHP Wade LeBlanc instead.
No Josh Hamilton for #Angels tonight. Don't know yet if shoulder acting up or just a tough LHP. Pujols may need the DH day too
Fox Sports West "Angels' rookie Matt Shoemaker has a mild oblique strain and will miss his next start, manager Mike Scioscia announced prior to Tuesday's game with the Mariners. The reigning American League Rookie/Pitcher of the Month left Monday night's postseason-clinching game with "discomfort" in his side..." September 16
Hardball Talk "According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Albert Pujols was forced to exit tonight’s game against the Mariners in the fourth inning with a left hamstring cramp. Pujols clutched at the back of his leg while running to second base on a bases-clearing double off Hisashi Iwakuma in the..." September 16
Orange County Register "It was late May, as Angels catcher Hank Conger recalls, when he started to not feel right at the plate anymore. He began the season on a tear and carried a .373 on-base percentage and .522 slugging mark into Seattle, in a series that stretched from May 26-29. Then the struggles started. He went..." September 14
L.A. Daily News "Angels starter Jered Weaver retired Houston Astros leadoff hitter Robbie Grossman on a grounder to start Saturday night’s game at Angel Stadium. He struck out Jose Altuve and then Chris Carter to end a very impressive first inning. Thirteen pitches, thirteen strikes. Weaver then got a..." September 14
USA Today "Matt Shoemaker's rookie rampage through the American League is explained this way by Los Angeles Angels pitching coach Mike Butcher: "When he got here, he knew who he was." But self-awareness was never a problem for Shoemaker. The question was whether the Angels knew who he was. On..." September 14
L.A. Daily News "David Freese hit a two-run homer and Mike Trout had an RBI triple during Los Angeles’ seven-run fifth inning, and the Angels beat the Houston Astros 11-3 Friday night for their ninth consecutive victory. Kole Calhoun had a tiebreaking, two-run single in the fifth for the major league-leading..." September 13
Halos Heaven "Texas governor Rick Perry has been trolling the entire State of California for years now—you've probably even heard his smarmy swagger on LA radio. Although it's just coincidental, there's been a special grudge between the Angels and the Rangers during the same time. The balance of power shifted;..." September 12
Halos Heaven "Albert Pujols hit his first triple since 2010 in the first inning. He was a home run shy of the cycle on a night Efren Navarro hit a two-run triple late to put a 4-1 game out of reach and Matt Shoemaker became the first Angels rookie EVER to win 15 Games in a season. The Halos amassed 15 hits..." September 11
#Angels Huston Street: "when I pitch, I'll pitch. I'm not going to guess the days anymore." Hamstring injury.
Los Angeles Times "Josh Hamilton will sit out a fifth straight game because of tightness and discomfort in the back of his right shoulder, and Manager Mike Scioscia acknowledged he is getting “concerned” about his left fielder’s lack of improvement. Hamilton first hurt the shoulder in Houston last week and..." September 10
Cleveland Plain Dealer "Tribe right-hander Danny Salazar allowed six runs on eight hits -- including two homers -- in 4 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out four. Salazar allowed all of the runs in the fifth, the first of which snapped his scoreless-innings streak at 21. In his previous start, Sept. 3 against..." September 09
L.A. Daily News "Mike Trout hit his 32nd homer, C.J. Wilson recovered from a slow start and the Los Angeles Angels completed a season sweep of Minnesota by beating the Twins 14-4 on Sunday. Howie Kendrick, who had three hits and four RBIs, and C.J. Cron also homered for Los Angeles. The AL West leaders had a..." September 08
#Angels have scratched Josh Hamilton, who had missed the previous two games because of a sore shoulder.
L.A. Daily News "Albert Pujols’ batting averages and home run totals aren’t as gaudy as they used to be. He’s still helping his team win games, though, and that’s just fine with him. Pujols homered, hit a tie-breaking double in the ninth and reached a couple of career milestones to lead the Angels over..." September 07
LH Joe Thatcher (left ankle sprain) will pitch for Double-A Arkansas today. Not sure how many appearances he'll need before returning.
L.A. Daily News "Kole Calhoun had three hits and scored four times, sliding into home for the go-ahead run in the 10th inning to give the Angels a 7-6 victory Friday over the Minnesota Twins. Calhoun singled to start the 10th, and Jared Burton (2-4) walked two in a row with one out to load the bases. Oswaldo..." September 06
CBSSports.com "Angels general manager Jerry Dipoto is no longer in a lame duck situation, as he told reporters (Jeff Fletcher) Friday that his club option has been picked up by the team for 2015. There remains an option for the 2016 season which is still in play. This didn't just happen recently, though. Per..." September 06
Indians have acquired OF J.B. Shuck from the Angels in exchange for cash. Shuck went to Ohio State
Houston Chronicle "Merrily heading back to the clubhouse Wednesday night, interim Astros manager Tom Lawless spun toward the conference room door and joyfully declared, “I’m going to Disney World.” That trite line is usually referred for champions, not clubs with the modest goal of ending their three-year streak..." September 04
L.A. Daily News "The force of the “sweep, sweep, sweep” chant grew louder and more boisterous from the capacity crowd at Angels Stadium on Sunday afternoon in the ninth inning, as the Angels closed out an emphatic four-game sweep of the rival Oakland A’s. There was no mistaking the magnitude of the game and..." September 01