Albert Pujols


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Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 8 Well, I’m a day late but I still made my commitment to do something not published elsewhere for my  blog! LOL! Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’ve been giving  you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or whatever it was I would have loved to do an entire post on but didn’t have the time. ( If I did do a post on an […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 8


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Seven takeaways from week 4 So, this is NEW! – well it’s the third time I’ve done this so I’m leaving the introduction for the first couple of weeks. For the first edition of this weekly column you can click here. Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’m going to give you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or whatever it was I would have loved to do an entire post on but […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 4


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Seven takeaways from MLB week 3 So, this is NEW! – well it’s the second time I’ve done this so I’m leaving the introduction for the first couple of weeks. Each week on Monday (I figure I  can handle a small commitment to my blog, right?) I’m going to give you a quick wrap up of seven important things that happened over the past week in MLB, and even some MiLB,  plays, events, matchups or whatever it was I would have loved to do an entire post on but didn’t have the time. Because let’s face it, there are 30 […]

Socks Girl’s seven takeaways from MLB week 3



C.J. Cron
C.J. Cron showed up to camp slimmed down and ready to work, could this be his big break with the Angels? With the beginning of each new season, there are players who know they need to make an impression, and quickly. Maybe they were superstars who are now in decline, perhaps they’ve got potential to be great but are looked at as injury prone, or maybe they’re a young phenom that just hasn’t quite lived up to the hype. Still, the teams who are taking a chance on these kinds of players, whether they’re already on the big league club […]

AL West series: Make it or Break it Seasons: C.J. ...


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The Angels are wasting talent and time, they need to sign Dexter Fowler to fix their biggest problem It is time for the Los Angeles Angels to stop playing around. Maybe they need to wake up but the reality is that the team MUST deal with their issue in left field. It’s a problem that has been well documented everywhere, from right here on Today’s Knuckleball to ESPN.com. Everyone seems to be able to see that this problem is bigger than just having a relatively decent left fielder, and they don’t even have that right now with their current platoon of […]

Angels need to get real, get Dexter Fowler


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Angels need free agent Chris Davis most The Los Angeles Angels should really sign former Baltimore Oriole and free-agent Chris Davis. Actually, they need to sign Davis. They aren’t the favorites or even on ESPN’s David Schoenfield’s list of teams interested in Davis that came out on Sunday, but Davis could help fill every hole the Angels have–and there are a few. He’d be a huge help to any team because of his power, and he has been linked to a number of them. The New York Yankees could use some power. Even though Alex Rodriguez did a very nice job for them last […]

Angels should have free agent Chris Davis in their sights



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With a 6-5 win over the Houston Astros on Wednesday afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels now find themselves four games back in the American League West behind the first-place Texas Rangers. They find themselves in a much better position when it comes to the race for the second AL wild card spot. After winning Wednesday afternoon, the Angels are only one and a half games behind the Astros the race for the AL wild card. The Minnesota Twins are also in the mix, tied with Los Angeles, so anything can still happen. Any one of those three teams could end up in the postseason. […]

2015 postseason holds no hope for Angels


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Every team has had a window to win a World Series Championship at some point during their history. By window, I mean having the right collection of great players at the right time. For the most part, a team needs a superstar along with a good collection of supporting players, a solid pitching staff and a bullpen that won’t blow the game in the late innings. This is also most often combined with having a strong farm system in case of an emergency, and young players to bring up to replace aging ones. Windows can stay open for a few […]

Is the Angels’ Championship window closing?


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It was early Wednesday afternoon on the West Coast and Cy Young Award candidate Sonny Gray was on the mound for the Oakland Athletics against the Los Angeles Angels. Gray had already uncharacteristically given up four runs in the top of the first inning, and a walk to Kole Calhoun in the second, when Albert Pujols stepped into the batter’s box. With the count 0-2, Pujols took Gray deep to center on an 84 mph slider for the 555th home run of his career. With that home run Pujols, already 15th on Major League Baseball’s all-time home run list, sailed […]

How far up the all-time home run list can Albert ...



Home Run Derby & All-Star Game 2
I’m a little late on reporting about the All-Star game, I know. I’ve been a little busy with work at FanRag Sports and Today’s Knuckleball but here’s a synopis of the Home Run Derby & All-Star Game highlights. Hometown Home Run Derby The Annual Home Run Derby’s rules have changed over the years but they were never anything near what we saw tonight in Cincinnati. The rules were changed earlier in the season but some amendments were made just prior to tonight’s event. Originally the players were going to get five minutes on the clock to hit as many home […]

2015 Home Run Derby & All-Star Game Highlights


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Albert Pujols is pacing the league in home runs, representing his league in the All-Star Game, and participating in the home run derby. What year is it? Does it feel like you are living in some kind of dream? Like perhaps you are living in the past, say 2009? The first African American has just been inaugurated as the President of the United States, Ben Rothlisberger has recently led the Pittsburgh Steelers to their NFL-leading sixth Super Bowl victory and the Los Angeles Lakers are still a force in the NBA? No, it’s not just you. It’s the Albert Pujols […]

Is Albert Pujols making you question what year it is?


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The Los Angels Angels are seemingly doing fine, at least when you look at the standings. They currently sit in second place in the American League West, just four games behind the first place Houston Astros and only a half-game out of a Wild Card spot. However, if you glance at the events of the last few months surrounding the organization, it’s easy to see that the Angels are actually in a very precarious situation. It’s one that they may not be able to get out of, at least not anytime soon, even with the trade deadline being right around the […]

Trade Deadline Preview: Los Angeles Angels