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3 Examples of Why the MLB Draft Is Desperate for More Analytical Insight

Emily Cornelius | Posted 11.17.2014 | Sports
Emily Cornelius

Coaches, scouts, GMs and fantasy baseball players are quickly changing their strategies to incorporate more player and team stats. Everyone is talking about it, everyone is embracing it, and everyone has seen the movie, Moneyball.

A West Coast Post-Season

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

An all-West Coast World Series, a distinct possibility at this point, would present an image of baseball that is young, new and forward-looking, despite the inconvenient time zone for many in the East Coast.

Angels Stars Troll Mariners Closer For Premature Celebration

The Huffington Post | Michael Klopman | Posted 07.21.2014 | Sports

Seattle Mariners closer Fernando Rodney did his trademark "bow and arrow" celebration at the wrong time. With Seattle leading 5-4 in the eighth in...

Albert Pujols and the End to Down Syndrome Bullying

Kai Sato | Posted 07.23.2014 | Impact
Kai Sato

This one presented a unique opportunity for all of us to contribute, without ever having to spend a nickel: We can help protect people with Down syndrome from being bullied.

Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Pujols is the 26th player to hit 500 or more home runs in the big leagues, but 20 years ago there were only 15 players in this select group. Nonetheless, Pujols is one of the great hitters in the game's history, and his strong start in 2014 indicates that he may be able to, at least partially, reverse the steady decline he has experienced since 2009.

Casual Conversation with Albert Pujols and Hector Santiago

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.28.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Today I went to the stadium to chat with some of my friends in the Los Angeles Angels, like the four-time Latino MVP winner Albert Pujols, and the New...

Pujols Hits His 501st Home Run in Yankee Stadium - Would You Throw It Back?

Julio Pabon | Posted 06.27.2014 | Latino Voices
Julio Pabon

Okay, I know you might be a diehard Yankees fan (or so you say), but if Albert Pujols whacks his 501st home run and it lands in your lap, are you dumb...

Why Mike Trout Made a Big Mistake in Taking a $144.5 Million Contract From the Angels

Dave Kreissman | Posted 06.07.2014 | Teen
Dave Kreissman

Well, the New Jersey native just signed a deal through 2020 worth $144.5 million. And I believe that this could be the greatest financial mistake of his life.

Fat Elvis and the Hall of Fame

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 04.02.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

Lance Berkman, known as among other things Fat Elvis, retired this week ending a 15 year career in which he was for many years one of the top hitters in baseball. Berkman is a strong candidate for most overlooked great player of his generation, but is also a symbol of the problems facing the Hall of Fame.

The Alex Rodriguez Suspension Is Bad for Other Players Too

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports
Lincoln Mitchell

The latest Alex Rodriguez suspension is one of those events that at first glance appears to be poisonous, making everybody associated with it -- Rodgriguez, MLB and the New York Yankees -- look bad. That may be an accurate first take, but there are also clear winners and losers here.

How The Mighty Have Fallen

Sports On Earth | Posted 06.14.2013 | Sports

On Tuesday night, in the bottom of the ninth inning, Jim Johnson found himself in a spot of trouble. That, in and of itself, is nothing remarkable for...

Plantar Fasciitis Gets in the Way

Abby Sims | Posted 06.22.2013 | Sports
Abby Sims

Manager Mike Scioscia commented that Pujols is tolerating the pain enough to not miss a start and continues to produce at the plate. Yes, but he also commented that, as the season progresses, Pujols' condition is worsening. Here we go again...

Have Baseball GMs Wasted $1 Billion in Bad Contracts?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 02.02.2013 | Sports
Larry Schwimmer

Don't let the fear of losing a great player to another team cause you to sign an expensive, long-term contract at a disadvantageous time. Let the competition waste millions.

Not Going According To Plan

Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

The Angels won the offseason, bringing prized free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson to Anaheim. The regular season, however, has proven far more t...

What's Wrong With the Angels?

Leigh Steinberg | Posted 07.14.2012 | Sports
Leigh Steinberg

A baseball season mirrors life -- it is long and has many chances for redemption. I've been an Angels fan since 1961. This is a time when we find out who the true fans are.

Early MLB Surprises & Busts

Posted 05.08.2012 | Sports

The Baltimore Orioles began the week with the best record in the majors, with Bryce Harper and the Washington Nationals close behind. Albert Pujols wa...

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 07.07.2012 | New York
Len Berman

I guess I'm rooting against I'll Have Another to win the Triple Crown. Nothing against the horse, it's the name. When it comes to monikers, I'll Have Another ain't War Admiral.

Albert Pujols And The Angels' Early Season Struggles

Jordan Schultz | Posted 06.23.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The list continues to expand as Albert Pujols' name remains absent: Peter Bourjos and Kendrys Morales each have a home run for the Angels, and Chris Iannetta, Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick all have two.

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Len Berman | Posted 05.06.2012 | New York
Len Berman

Enough about Tom and Gisele, the real power couple in sports is the #1 golfer in the world Rory McIlroy and the former #1 tennis player in the world Caroline Wozniacki.

Top 5 Sports Stories

Len Berman | Posted 04.24.2012 | New York
Len Berman

They've got a bunch of billboards in Southern California. The Angels are trumpeting the arrival of Albert Pujols with "El Hombre" (The Man). One person doesn't care for it. Albert Pujols.

Princely Gluttony: The 10 Worst Contracts in Baseball

Scott M. Campbell | Posted 03.31.2012 | Sports
Scott M. Campbell

After three clubs committed over $575 million to secure the services of Albert Pujols, Prince Fielder and Yu Darvish, baseball's latest spending bonanza appears complete. With baseball's gluttonous underbelly fresh in our minds, it's time to survey the excess.

My Hall of Fame Ballot for 2037

Jeff Polman | Posted 03.07.2012 | Sports
Jeff Polman

Nothing gets the baseball blogosphere more riled up than a good old annual debate over players' Hall of Fame credentials, so to save time down the road, I thought I would jump ahead 25 years.

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Len Berman | Posted 03.07.2012 | New York
Len Berman

So are these the NFL playoffs or a month-long exercise to see which AFC team loses the Super Bowl? The NFC seems stacked.

#OccupyLA ... Angels?

Jonathan Silverstone | Posted 03.06.2012 | Sports
Jonathan Silverstone

As the popular movement spurred by Occupy Wall Street calls into question pervasive corruption and greed in America, athletes and the sports world as a whole seem completely immune from any similar public scrutiny.

Seasoned Greetings: It's Another Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.15.2012 | Comedy
Rick Horowitz

Tough times? Try some tunes! We've got political carols! Financial carols! Scandal carols! Carols from the world of sports! Yes indeedy, friends -- it's a holiday miracle!