CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Articles Tagged California Angels 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

03-20

comment icon

5

Western Front: They Slugged Like Ed Brinkman
by
Geoff Young

02-02

comment icon

33

Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-17

comment icon

12

Western Front: A Haphazard History of Halos at the Hot Corner
by
Geoff Young

03-31

comment icon

0

Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Comeback Kids
by
Joey Matschulat

03-29

comment icon

0

Divide and Conquer, NL West: New Beginnings on the Frontier
by
Geoff Young

01-31

comment icon

16

Purpose Pitches: Anaheim's Winter of Discontent
by
Christina Kahrl

01-06

comment icon

38

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-04

comment icon

2

Prospectus Q&A: Bob Kipper
by
David Laurila

11-12

comment icon

23

Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

09-06

comment icon

10

On the Beat: The Long Road Back for Strasburg
by
John Perrotto

05-13

comment icon

8

Contractual Matters: The Restricted List
by
Jeff Euston

10-27

comment icon

8

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-20

comment icon

67

Prospectus Today: Putting the Drama in Drama Season
by
Joe Sheehan

06-24

comment icon

5

You Could Look It Up: Bruised but Unbowed?
by
Steven Goldman

06-09

comment icon

29

Future Shock: The Mock Draft
by
Kevin Goldstein

02-17

comment icon

31

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

10-03

comment icon

0

Prospectus Preview: Friday's Games to Watch
by
Caleb Peiffer

10-01

comment icon

0

Player Profile: Francisco Rodriguez
by
Marc Normandin, Eric Seidman and Will Carroll

07-30

comment icon

0

Transaction of the Day: Teixeira Two-Step
by
Christina Kahrl

05-14

comment icon

0

Prospectus Hit and Run: The Life and Times of Buzzie Bavasi, Part Two
by
Jay Jaffe

11-20

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-19

comment icon

0

Wait 'Til Next Year: Midseason Acquisitions
by
Bryan Smith

06-12

comment icon

0

Wait 'Til Next Year: Hostile Environments
by
Bryan Smith

06-06

comment icon

0

Mock Draft 2007
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-24

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Top Ten Prospects
by
Kevin Goldstein

08-08

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Division Roundup, AL West
by
Kevin Goldstein

07-13

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Position Breakdown: Second Basemen
by
Kevin Goldstein

06-20

comment icon

0

Prospectus Game of the Week: San Diego Padres @ Anaheim Angels, 6/18/06
by
Derek Jacques

06-08

comment icon

0

Future Shock: AL Draft Notebook
by
Kevin Goldstein

05-30

comment icon

0

Future Shock: Tuesday Morning Ten-Pack, 5/30/06
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-21

comment icon

0

Future Shock: California, Here They Come
by
Kevin Goldstein

03-06

comment icon

0

Future Shock: State of the Systems: AL West
by
Kevin Goldstein

01-27

comment icon

0

Prospectus Notebook: Angels, Astros, Nationals
by
Baseball Prospectus

01-04

comment icon

0

Breakout Prospects
by
Bryan Smith

10-10

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Inches
by
Joe Sheehan

10-08

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Swapping Sox
by
Joe Sheehan

05-19

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Chicago Cubs, Milwaukee Brewers
by
Baseball Prospectus

01-05

comment icon

0

Angels in America
by
Neil deMause

06-23

comment icon

0

Can Of Corn: High-A All-Stars
by
Dayn Perry

05-08

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Detroit Tigers
by
Baseball Prospectus

02-12

comment icon

0

Aim For The Head: Set Lineups
by
Keith Woolner

03-05

comment icon

0

Lost in America
by
Keith Scherer

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 20, 2012 3:00 am

Western Front: They Slugged Like Ed Brinkman

5

Geoff Young

The Texas Rangers might be considered an offensive juggernaut now, but that hasn't always been the case.

With the Texas Rangers coming off their second straight World Series appearance and the Angels making a monumental splash this past offseason in signing Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, the AL West has become a two-team race, a land of the haves and have-nots. Arlington and Anaheim are the new Boston and New York.

Hyperbole aside, it is worth remembering that things weren't always this way. When the Rangers first moved to Arlington from Washington D.C. in 1972, they were coming off a 63-96 showing and didn't have much going for them. The Oakland A's, who had won 101 games the previous season, were the division's powerhouse. And although Dick Williams' A's got swept by Baltimore in the 1971 ALCS, that club laid the foundation for the 1972-1974 version that would win three consecutive World Series.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

February 2, 2012 3:00 am

Future Shock: Angels Top 11 Prospects

33

Kevin Goldstein

When the Angels make room in the outfield, there will be a new Kingfish in town.

Previous Rankings: 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

It's a stroll through Angels history to find those memorable and unmemorable men who manned third base.

Quick: Name 10 men who played third base for the Angels in their first 51 seasons. Troy Glaus is easy. He is the franchise leader in games played at the position and was played there fairly recently. Doug DeCinces logged almost as many games, although you might remember him more as a member of Earl Weaver's Orioles. Jack Howell, who followed DeCinces, ranks third with an even 600 games. Chone Figgins? Sure, he's another recent guy who ranks fourth in games played at the hot corner. Rounding out the top five is Paul Schaal, whose greatest claims to fame are:

Read the full article...

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 31, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, AL West: The Comeback Kids

0

Joey Matschulat

The season has hardly had a chance to kick off, but it's still fun to look back at the best stretch drive comebacks in AL West history.

Have you ever had a particular song lyric or verse stick in your head for not merely days or weeks, but years? I have. Most of us have. Maybe all of us have? Regardless, it has been at least five or six years since I first heard the hip-hop masterpiece that is Mos Def & Talib Kweli are Black Star, but there’s a part on the track “RE:Definition” that has been rattling around within the confines of my consciousness since the very first listen: “We Die Hard like the battery done in the back of me by the mad MC who thinks imitation’s the highest form of flattery/Actually, don’t be mad at me …” Imitation’s the highest form of flattery. I didn’t know where it came from (turns out it was a bastardization of the more famous quote from 19th century author C.C. Colton), but I liked it, and figured the day would eventually arrive when I could constructively apply it.  

Fast forward to this past Monday, when the intrepid Geoff Young opened his fascinating NL West history thusly: “As Yogi Berra might say, we'll have all year to discuss the season.” And as hyped as I may be for the impending season, Geoff’s right. Not long thereafter, I stumbled upon this not-so-prescient scan of the June 1, 2005 Houston Chronicle sports section, and my creative direction was sealed. There is little more emotionally stirring in the sports world than the comeback against tremendous odds, and little that I can believe to be more appropriate for this emotionally stirring week than a look back at the greatest in-season comeback by each AL West ballclub en route to a division title since the Great Realignment of 1994 (with a little help from CoolStandings.com’s historical playoff odds snapshots):

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

March 29, 2011 9:00 am

Divide and Conquer, NL West: New Beginnings on the Frontier

0

Geoff Young

As a new season dawns, Geoff looks at how baseball went west in the first place.

As Yogi Berra might say, we'll have all year to discuss the season. This week takes us in a different direction. Come, step into my TARDIS, as we examine the origins of professional baseball in each of the NL West cities.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 31, 2011 11:37 am

Purpose Pitches: Anaheim's Winter of Discontent

16

Christina Kahrl

The Angels didn't get what they wanted, but does that mean they're going away?

Los Angeles gives one the feeling of the future more strongly than any city I know of. A bad future, too, like something out of Fritz Lang's feeble imagination. --Henry Miller

Usually, criticisms of the state of affairs in Southern California hone in on well-worn complaints, like superficiality in achievement or personality, or a strangling inability to get anywhere despite all sorts of expense, or its lack of a coherent, organizing center. Or diseased bats that menace all who come in contact with them. And that's just the Angels.

Consider general manager Tony Reagins' lot as we head towards pitchers and catchers and the opening of camps in just a few short weeks. After all sorts of speculation, and after so many busy winters in past seasons, the Halos wound up with no Carl Crawford, and no Adrian Beltre. There was no late, spoiling cameo as the mystery third contestant in the Cliff Lee sweepstakes. There were -- initially -- no major trades for major stars who were on the move, not for Dan Uggla or Zack Greinke or Adrian Gonzalez. Up until a very short time ago, even the Dodgers, purportedly prostrated by McCourt squabbling, managed a more dynamic winter by re-inking Ted Lilly and adding Juan Uribe to their infield. In contrast, the Angels settled for letting people leave, while inking a pair of veteran lefty relievers to not-inconsiderable contracts. Between that and the anticipation that Kendry Morales would come back and bop, it made for fairly thin fare to make it through the winter with.



The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

While Mike Trout gets all the attention (and understandably so), the Angels have a deep, talented system with power arms and plenty of position prospects.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

January 4, 2011 9:00 am

Prospectus Q&A: Bob Kipper

2

David Laurila

Red Sox minor-league pitching coach Bob Kipper recalls his major-league playing experiences.

Before he became a highly-regarded minor-league pitching coach, Bob Kipper lived the dream that he now helps others pursue. The 46-year-old erstwhile left-hander spent eight seasons in the big leagues, and while his record was humble—27-37 with a 4.34 ERA and 11 saves—he considers himself privileged to have simply earned the opportunity. Taken eighth overall in the 1982 draft by the California Angels, Kipper was traded to Pittsburgh three years later and logged the bulk of his 247 career appearances with the Pirates. He has been a pitching coach in the Red Sox organization since 1999, and he spent the 2010 season mentoring hurlers in Double-A Portland.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

November 12, 2010 11:00 am

Future Shock: Arizona Diamondbacks Top 11 Prospects

23

Kevin Goldstein

Plenty of promising youngsters, but precious few sure things.

Previous Rankings: 2010 | 2009 | 2008

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

September 6, 2010 8:00 am

On the Beat: The Long Road Back for Strasburg

10

John Perrotto

Stephen Strasburg begins his recovery from Tommy John surgery, along with other news and notes from around the major leagues.

Stephen Strasburg will begin the first day of the rest of his life Tuesday morning, and we're not trying to be cliché here. The Nationals' pitching phenom will start his rehabilitation work at the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla, California, the first step in his long road back from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

May 13, 2010 8:28 am

Contractual Matters: The Restricted List

8

Jeff Euston

A look at Major League Baseball's version of transactional limbo.

When the Seattle Mariners placed outfielder Milton Bradley on the restricted list a week ago, the move put a temporary halt to a drama simmering for years. Bradley asked the team for help a day after manager Don Wakamatsu removed him from a game because he thought the outfielder had become so upset that he was not fit to play. The Mariners—Bradley’s eighth team in 11 seasons—are providing assistance, forming a "partnership" with the player’s representatives to help him work through the anger-management issues that have dogged his career.

The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

October 27, 2009 12:58 pm

Kiss'Em Goodbye: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

8

Baseball Prospectus

Another post-season spin left the Angels short of the World Series, but was this a last gasp of a great multi-year run?

Baseball Prospectus' Pre-season Projection: 81-81
Actual Record: 97-65


The remainder of this post cannot be viewed at this subscription level. Please click here to subscribe.

<< Previous Tag Entries No More Tag Entries