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Soto projected to earn more than $500M on next contract

Juan Soto has been on an absolute tear to close out the 2021 season, catapulting himself into the NL MVP conversation and potentially earning himself some more money down the line. Spotrac, a sports payroll and salary cap database, now projects Soto to earn a 15-year, $503 million contract whenever...
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Jason Castro has Become an Excellent Option Off the Bench

Even though Jason Castro has not had a dream comeback to the Astros in 2021 since he’s spent more time on the bench than on the field, he’s taken advantage of almost every opportunity he’s had off the bench, getting into games in the late innings. That was the case...
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Astros' Lance McCullers: Takes loss despite quality start

McCullers (12-5) was tagged with the loss Thursday against the Angels after allowing three runs on two hits and four walks across six innings, striking out five. McCullers posted his fourth straight quality start, but he lacked run support and was the victim of a poor offensive showing from the Astros, which resulted in his fifth loss of the campaign. It's worth noting his command was a bit shaky in this one, but that has been a trend of late. Over his last six starts, McCullers owns a 3.03 ERA but has also posted a 37:19 K:BB across 35.2 innings.

Tom DeLonge considered retiring from music

Tom DeLonge considered retiring from music. The blink-182 star admits there was a time where he considered not playing music anymore and even stopping doing music as a "full-time thing". Speaking about music, he said: "You know, there was a time ... not that many years ago, I didn't know...

Ohtani bounces back with go-ahead run as Angels edge Astros

This time, the calls went Shohei Ohtani's way. Ohtani came home on Jack Mayfield's two-run double Thursday night and the Los Angeles Angels defeated the Houston Astros 3-2 to snap a six-game losing streak. The two-way star from Japan tried to score the winning run during Wednesday's 9-5 loss to...

How Cindy Crawford remains a catwalk queen at 55

There was a time when Victoria’s Secret’s skimpy underwear bonanza was the TV lingerie event of the year, complete with supermodels, sorry, ‘Angels’, in glittering wings and big name performances (Taylor Swift, Rita Ora and, er, Andrea Bocelli all made appearances) drawing in audiences of more than 10 million at its peak.

Mike Trout already recruiting Max Scherzer to the Angels

As Max Scherzer approaches free agency, Mike Trout has jumped in to recruit him to the Angels. Mike Trout will miss most of this season with a calf injury (36 games played), but the failure of the Los Angeles Angels’ front office to surround him with talent continues. Entering next season, the three-time AL MVP will have appeared in just three career postseason games.
Halos Heaven

ICYMI: A (snapped) losing streak, official elimination and Maddon says what everyone’s thinking

Well, the final stretch of the season isn’t going as planned. The AL West has continued its dominance over the Angels this season as the Halos enter into their final nine games of the season. We’ve been through enough baseball-caused depression over the last seven days to dwell on what was inarguably a failed stretch of Angels baseball, but we have to take a peek, nevertheless.
Alternative Press

Angels & Airwaves make their return with new album ‘LIFEFORMS’—listen

Angels & Airwaves have shared LIFEFORMS with fans today, the group’s first album in seven years. The 10-track album explores a range of topics mainly centered around interpersonal relationships. With purposeful lyrics and sonic influence from ’80s artists such as Depeche Mode, LIFEFORMS is as intentional as it is emotional.

Novena to my Guardian Angel, Day 2

From its beginning until death, human life is surrounded by [angels’] watchful care and intercession. “Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.” Already here on earth the Christian life shares by faith in the blessed company of angels and men united in God.
USA Today

Houston Astros at Oakland Athletics odds, picks and prediction

The Houston Astros (91-62) and Oakland Athletics (82-71) open a three-game AL West series Friday at 9:40 p.m. ET at Oakland Coliseum. Let’s analyze the lines around the Astros vs. Athletics odds with MLB picks and predictions. RHP Zack Greinke is the scheduled starter for the Astros. He is 11-6...

Who’s On Worst: Angels in the Outfield

When the team at Who’s on Worst selects the movies we’re going to watch (and roast) we go in with an open mind. Our goal is not to pick things apart or be miserable killjoys. If you’ve listened to the podcast for a while, you’ll know we often surprise ourselves with how much we like the movies we watch.

Astros drop series finale, lose 3-2 to Angels

Despite overpowering the Angels throughout the whole series, the Astros couldn’t have it this time. On Friday night, their offense was pretty quiet against the Halos, and Houston lost the low-scoring game 3-2 failing to extend their winning streak to five games and to take advantage of Lance McCullers’ good pitching performance. Unfortunately, the Astros couldn’t shrink their magic number tonight.

3 Under-the-Radar MLB FanDuel Plays for Friday 9/24/21

When being contrarian in daily fantasy sports, there's a fine line between taking a calculated risk and being reckless. But differentiating your lineups from everyone else's is the name of the game if you plan on taking down one of those highly lucrative DFS tournaments. Whether it's because of bookmaker totals, other options at a given position, or some gem you've found who everyone is overlooking, we can always find potential under-rostered plays if we look hard enough.
Over the Monster

MLB Playoff Race Update: The White Sox clinch

With time running out in the regular season, the races around the league are coming down to the wire. That does include the American League wildcard, in which the Red Sox are stuck in a tight race, but also the rest of the league as well. For those interested in that league-wide picture, we’ll be providing a daily update the rest of the season on the state of races around baseball.