| Feb 9, 2014
| 2:05 PM
American League Central
Chicago White Sox (Glendale, Ariz. Spring training site)
There are high expectations for Cuban refugee Jose Abreu, who is slated to take over as the No. 1 first baseman, moving Adam Dunn and Paul Konerko into a battle for time at...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:43 PM
In addition to gaining about 20 pounds this winter, Angels outfielder Josh Hamilton said he’s been working with a “functional movement coach” in an effort regain the swing that helped him win American League most-valuable-player honors...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The New York Yankees’ signing of Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka to a reported seven-year, $155-million deal on Wednesday doesn’t really change much for the Angels in their pursuit of a starting pitcher.
Though the Angels scouted...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:44 PM
The New York Yankees' signing of Japanese right-hander Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year, $155-million deal won't really affect the Angels' pursuit of a starting pitcher, but it might complicate things.
Though the Angels scouted and liked Tanaka, they did...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 5:14 PM
It's baseball season.
For the sports fan in Los Angeles, the change of seasons used to be as reliable as nature. After the Super Bowl, we would turn our attention to basketball, to anticipate a championship run from UCLA, then from the Lakers.
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:29 PM
If Clayton Kershaw's agent got 3% in commission, it means he walked away with more than $6 million. Talk about "easy money." How hard could it have been to persuade the Dodgers to pay Kershaw $215 million when they were obviously willing to do it? The...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:19 PM
Sports memories can be fleeting and easily dissolvable, sort of like cotton candy. The events of 2013 likely won't be remembered in 100 years, but what if we created a sports time capsule, and put in items representing the year in sports? We could bury it...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Major league hitters rarely rave about Angel Stadium. The marine layer seems to knock down balls at night, the high wall in right field can turn potential home runs into doubles, and the vast outfield dimensions tend to favor pitchers.
| Jan 14, 2014
| 4:49 AM
The Angels did not meet with Japanese pitching sensation Masahiro Tanaka in Los Angeles last week, General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirmed, an indication that the team might not be a serious bidder for the 25-year-old right-hander.
Tanaka spent three...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 5:42 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — For a general manager heading into what could be his walk-the-plank year, Jerry Dipoto appears calm and assured. His contract guarantees him nothing beyond next season, and the playoffs have gone on without the Angels...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Never mind the crocuses in bloom or the red red robin bobbin' along. In our house, the first harbingers of spring are the Angels ticket offers filling our email boxes.
That time has come and with it the most important question of the coming season:...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:04 PM
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Jerry Dipoto turned Mark Trumbo into three arms and a bat. That is the work of a magician.
Provided, of course, that the Angels get solid production from those three arms and a bat. If not, the Angels' general manager just...