Thursday, July 23, 2009

The Angels return home after abusing the Oakland Athletics and Kansas City Royals on their seven game road trip. Halo offense is off the charts right now even without mainstays Torii Hunter, Vladimir Guerrero and Juan Rivera. Currently Los Angeles is first in MLB in batting average (.284) second in runs scored (509) and fourth in OPS (.790).

The biggest issue for the Angels right now has got to be the performance of starting pitcher Joe Saunders. Saunders suffered the only loss on the road trip in Oakland and was pummeled by the lowly Royals. LA Times blogger Steve Bisheff asks the question "How much longer can Saunders stay in the rotation"? With no viable options other than Matt Palmer, Shane Loux & Sean O'Sullivan within, the answer is probably "the foreseeable future" unless GM Tony Reagins pulls off a trade for a starting pitcher.

Terry Evans has been recalled from Salt Lake City to give the bench some added outfield depth. O'Sullivan has been optioned back to AAA as the Angels wont need a 5th starter again until August 8th and he will not be available to pitch on four days rest this coming Saturday. That start will likely go to Matt Palmer but nothing has been officially decided. Evans is batting .290 with 19 homers and 66 RBI in 93 games for the Bees.

Bobby Abreu is getting it done with 47 RBI in his last 45 games. Abreu may be the steal of the winter free agent signings in MLB. The Angels might be wise to keep him around for another season.

Today the Angels unveiled the 2010 All Star Game logo. 2010 will mark the first time since 1989 that Anaheim has hosted the All Star festivities. The team sent a group of front office officials to take in the 2009 game last week in St. Louis to take notes.

"We're bringing this thing west now to Southern California, and we're looking forward to putting our signature on the 81st All Star Game" said Angels VP of Communications Tim Mead.

"Arte Moreno: Angels not out of Halladay/Lee sweepstakes according to Bill Shaikin from the LA Times.

Angels owner Arte Moreno said today that the club remains interested in acquiring an ace starter and has not heard anything that would preclude the pursuit of the likes of Toronto's Roy Halladay and Cleveland's Cliff Lee.

"We're keeping all our options open," Moreno said. "If we can see a fair deal for someone we believe can help our team, we're going to compete there. We don't have any financial constraints." More

FSN is adding Gar "The Batting Stance Guy" Ryness to the Angels broadcasts.

NYJets rookie quarterback and 2009 Rose Bowl Champion and MVP Mark Sanchez, who is a supporter of the Hollenbeck Youth Center, will throw out the first pitch on July 23rd.

UP NEXT - Twins at Angels
TV: FS-W (Thurs & Fri) FOX 11 (Sat) KCOP (Sun)

Thurs - Scott Baker (8-7, 5.10) vs Jered Weaver (10-3, 3.48)
Fri - Francisco Liriano (4-9, 5.33) vs John Lackey (5-4, 4.39)
Sat - Nick Blackburn (8-4, 3.44) vs Undecided
Sun - Anthony Swarzak (2-3, 4.15) vs Ervin Santana (3-5, 6.79)
Love to hear what you think!


Listen to "A Fish Like This" Tribute song to Mike Trout's Greatness

AngelsWin Media

We Recommend

 photo 8fbce79f-4964-43ef-a13d-ff1832b5e9a4_zpsd3c2ece7.jpg
Click on the picture above to pick up a copy of Rob Goldman's latest on Angels' great, Nolan Ryan. A Must Read for every fan of the Angels! Website Store

 photo t_zps6af139fc.gif
Copyright © 2013 Los Angeles Angels Blog | is the unofficial website of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Our comments and views do not express the views of the major league club or anyone affiliate with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. blog content, articles and opinions are provided "as is" and without warranties of any kind.  We disclaim warranties, express or implied, including warranties for a particular purpose, accuracy, completeness, availability, security, compatibility and non-infringement.  Blog material, articles and other information furnished or supplied by you to become the ownership of for use at our discretion.  Your use of AngelsWin content is at your own discretion and risk. We do not warrant that any content here be error free that access thereto will be uninterrupted or errors will be corrected. We do not warrant or make any representations regarding  the use of any content made available through  You hereby waive any claim against us with respect thereto. may contain the opinions and views of other members and users. We cannot endorse, guarantee, or be responsible for the accuracy, efficacy or veracity of any content generated by our members and other users. The content of is intended for educational and entertainment purposes only. Such content is not intended to, and does not, constitute legal, professional, medical or healthcare advice or diagnosis, and may not be used for such purposes. Reliance on any information appearing on is strictly at your own risk. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. You should not act or refrain from acting on the basis of any content included in, or accessible through, the without seeking the appropriate legal or other professional advice on the particular facts and circumstances at issue from a lawyer or professional licensed in the recipient's state, country or other appropriate licensing jurisdiction.