“I think the American West really attracts me because it’s romantic. The desert, the empty space, the drama.”- Ang Lee (not Carlos Lee)
“I guess you could say I went west. You know, the way of Horatio Alger, Davy Crockett, the Donner Party…”
Scoring is down this season, and I’m looking at you, Derek Jeter.
Vernon Wells is about to start what could be the most joyous season of his solid career.
Mat dreams of a shakeup in the front office.
Some of the highs and lows of the Rangers and Angels in their half-century of existence.
On March 24, 1951, Tommy Hilfiger was born. What does that have to do with baseball? Surely he could have designed better uniforms than these.
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On January 7, 1982 Francisco Rodriguez—K-Rod to his fans—was born. This is just one of the historically important closer births this week.
Los Angeles Angels: Top 10 Prospects 1. Mike Trout / OF / Trout had a tremendous season, leaving no doubt about who LA’s top prospect is. His speed and defense are fully expected to be assets, but his mature approach and eye at the plate come as a surprise at this stage of his development. […]
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Was Arizona’s ace worth more than Joe Saunders, Tyler Skaggs and company?
What does the new Angel throw?
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The journeyman infielder has been unfairly consigned to a career in the minors. Someone needs to let him contribute … if it’s not already too late.
This past week, both Mariano Rivera and Jonathan Papelbon suffered blown saves. This got Richard to think about some of the playoff blown save superlatives in baseball history.
On April 27, 1983, Nolan Ryan broke the all-time strikeout record previously held by Walter Johnson. Richard looks back on the Ryan Express and his career.
Using one of the tools from his book, Evaluating Baseball’s Managers, Chris looks at a pair of mid-career gamers, and compares them against history.