Los Angeles Angels

5th AL West | 54-74
  • Batting Avg
    .263 AVG
  • Runs
    568 R
  • Earned Runs Avg
    4.57 ERA
  • Home Runs Allowed
    171 HR
  • Rangers Reliever Jeremy Jeffress arrested for DWI
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    Rangers Reliever Jeremy Jeffress arrested for DWI

    WFAA-TV in Dallas is reporting that Texas Rangers reliever Jeremy Jeffress has been arrested for drunk driving. Details of the arrest are not yet available. He was jailed just after 5AM today. Jeffress was traded to Texas by the Milwaukee Brewers at the trade deadline at the end of July. Overall he has a 2.52 ERA and 27 saves in 56 games. He has appeared in nine games for the Rangers and has allowed four earned runs in nine innings pitched. More details when they become available. UPDATE: The details of his arrest, as stated in the booking paperwork, are out. And they’re . . . sad: He was stopped about 2:30 a.m. in Uptown, in the 2400 block of Mahon Street near Maple Avenue and Cedar Springs

  • A far-fetched sounding drug test scam
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    A far-fetched sounding drug test scam

    Kevin Draper at Deadspin is passing along a story — and that’s not me editorializing; he’s admitting that it’s unconfirmed gossip at the moment — about a major league player paying a teammate $2.5 million to take the fall for him on a drug test. The story came via a tip from someone who, apparently, had a conversation about the drug test scam with a college baseball player who knew the players allegedly involved in the scam. Here is how the conversation was recounted: College Baseball Player: [MLB player’s star teammate] paid him to take his blood test. $2.5 million dollars. Bar Patron: How does that even work? College Baseball Player: [MLB player] and [MLB player’s star teammate] were getting

  • The lost years of Pujols
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    The lost years of Pujols

    Albert Pujols is about to finish his fifth year with the Los Angeles Angels. Fifth year. It does not seem possible that he left the St. Louis Cardinals that long ago, but he did. It has been so long that there is now a generation of young baseball fans — probably just about every fan 13 and younger — who know him only as this, a cautionary tale against big contracts, an overpaid designated hitter in the middle of the lineup for a going-nowhere Los Angeles Angels team. That’s the shame of it. Albert Pujols was amazing. Before we get into that, though, we should first get the sad stuff out of the way: Albert Pujols is no longer a great, good or even average baseball player — and he probably won’t