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Ben and Sam preview the Angels’ season with Matt Welch, and Nick talks to Los Angeles Times Angels beat writer Mike DiGiovanna (at 30:05).


  • Los Angeles Angels preview with Matt Welch
  • Kole Calhoun
  • Mike Scioscia and analytics
  • Farm system depth
  • Positive impact of coaching
  • Peter Bourjos trade
  • Starting pitching talent
  • Mike Trout
  • Los Angeles Angels preview with Mike DiGiovanna
  • Offseason pitching acquisitions
  • Tyler Skaggs' impact and upside
  • Garrett Richards
  • Albert Pujols & Josh Hamilton
  • Raul Ibanez at DH


  • Sam, when Matt asks him a question "We did not invite you on here so that i could talk, I'm not gonna get tricked into over performing my contract here."
  • Matt predicts the Angels will win 94 games. He also expects the Angels to sign Mike Trout to an extension.
  • Mike says that a successful season for the Angels would be a division win or making the playoffs (divisional, not wild card game). He thinks this will need at least 87-88 wins.