Locked On Angels - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Angels show

Locked On Angels - Daily Podcast On The Los Angeles Angels

Summary: Welcome to Locked On Angels, your No. 1 stop for daily Los Angeles Angels podcast, hosted by Taylor Blake Ward. Follow along daily, as we venture into an exciting era of Angels baseball where Mike Trout is reaching the pinnacle of greatness (now on a lifetime contract), Shohei Ohtani is rewriting the script on what players are capable of and Albert Pujols chases the legends of the sport. Enjoy an array are special guest appearances, and gain some insight into baseball's past with former players and the future with daily prospect updates and evaluations. Here at Locked On Angels, we're here to provide deep insight into your favorite team while basking in the perfect Southern California weather. Locked On Angels is part of the Locked On Podcast Network.

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 Friday Mailbag: What to Do With The Catchers? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1531

Welcome to Friday!Time to send you into your long weekend with a podcast right on the heels of a good win against the Astros. Lucas talks about the pitching staff (as usual), while also welcoming back #ShoheiSundaysWe then give you a light Friday Mailbag with one question that asked about the future of the catching position for the Angels, and what the future is there looking towards next season. Do we go after a free agent? Do we stay in house? A great question to dive into.Enjoy this as you get ready for your Labor Day festivities!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Best in Sho? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1592

Another off day for the Angels, but the news definitely didn't stop rolling out of Anaheim. Lucas talks about the surgery that Albert Pujols went through and how it could be a good thing for the Angels moving forward, plus what we should potentially do with him. Matt Shoemaker had a rehab start in Inland Empire yesterday also, we talk about what that could mean for his return.We then jump into a very informational Gear Grinder that the Baseball Writers of America should listen to so that they make sure they make the correct decision on voting for Rookie of the Year. Lucas makes the case that Shohei has been better, and we think you'll agree too after you hear it.Get your Thursday started with Locked On Angels!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Back to Our Losing Ways | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1896

The Angels have a bullpen day that actually isn't as bad as they generally are, however they go back to their losing ways.BUT, today's episode has a special surprise in store for new and longtime listeners alike. Lucas and his guest dive in to the state of the Angels, what to do with Mike Trout moving into 2019 and 2020, where the manager position will end up, and so much more!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 WE WON A GAME! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1342

The Angels have officially won a game!Lucas celebrates by bringing you a Down On the Farm segment, AS WELL as a Studs and Duds!Lucas celebrates the win before diving into how the injury prone Angels have spread their seed across all of their minor league affiliates to see some of the prospects that are currently on the DL.We then dive in to the Studs and Duds of the week, and let me tell you, there's more Duds than Studs.All this and more for your Tuesday enjoyment!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Gear Grinder: Don't Throw at Sho | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2184

Welcome back Halos fans!After a weekend to forget about, the Angels get ready for a short 2 game series with the Rockies. Lucas is back to get you ready for that short series. He also talks about the abysmal weekend against the Astros.He then dives in to a special edition Monday Gear Grinder, because he was FIRED UP about the bean ball war that went on between the Astros and Angels on Saturday. We then welcome on Stu Matthews, long time Angels beat writer and now Senior Columnist at Halos Heaven, he joins Lucas in discussing some of the problems the Angels have had revolving the pitching staff, where to turn, and what challenges Billy Eppler might face moving into the offseason.All this to brighten your Monday!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Here Comes Houston! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1567

Thursday brought no Angels baseball, but that doesn't leave us anything short of things to talk about.Today we preview the upcoming Astros series at the Big A for Player's Weekend. With Dallas Keuchel, Justin Verlander, and Gerrit Cole taking the mound, is there any chance we take one of those games?We then dive into the Friday Mailbag segment where we talked about the future of Albert Pujols, and how we could see guys like Matt Thaiss and Jared Walsh up with the big club. And we also talk 2nd Base and 3rd Base, and where we should look this coming offseason.It's a Friday mailbag episode you to get you ready for your weekend!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Gear Grinder: Advanced Statistics | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1825

Thursday brings another Angels' loss, but we're not losing our spirit towards 2019! Today we open up talking about the "athletic" play Albert Pujols made last night. Then we take a look at the 2019 schedule that just came out, and Lucas takes a look at the end of the season which is where he is skeptical for the Angels season.He then goes into his Gear Grinder for the week which revolves around some comments made by Hall of Fame pitcher Goose Gossage this week. He talks about his take on how advanced analytics are changing the game and affecting the ways that teams are constructed. Is it good for the game? Is it bad for the game? We'll talk about it.All this to get you through your Thursday.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Wild West Wednesday | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1513

Welcome to Wild West Wednesday!We have all your wild talk. Like the wild way the Angels game ended on Tuesday, and also some of the wild decisions the Angels have made throughout the season. That decision we're talking about is how the Angels and Cardinals were in a very similar spot this season and chose to do the exact opposite things.We then jump into your Wild West Wednesday report where we talk about the insane race between the Mariners, Astros, and A's. How nice would it to still be relevant? Very.This is all to help you get through your Hump Day.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Limping Into Arizona | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1662

Monday was an off day for the Angels, but not for this podcast!We're back with our Tuesday episode that discusses how badly Phase II of the Push for the Playoffs was. We also look at the never ending journey towards seeing Shohei Ohtani back on the mound, and how Lucas is officially on the 2019 train.We then talk Down On the Farm as we do every Tuesday, looking closely at players like Bo Way, Jahmai Jones, Torii Hunter Jr. and a player named Cole Taylor (not Taylor Cole).This is all to get you ready for the upcoming 2 game set with the Diamondbacks.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Trouble With Texas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1610

We are back after the weekend, and I hope you enjoyed it more than the Angels pitching staff did. We dive into the struggles that have been plaguing the arms not only in the bullpen, but also in the starting "rotation" (more like a starting carousel). We also talk a little Mike Trout, as we eagerly anticipate his return.Lucas brings us back and talks Studs and Duds of the weekend, before giving you the answer from that fun Trivia Thursday question from last week.A Monday episode to start your week.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 The Bullpen Implosion Was Bigger In Texas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1867

After a incredibly hard loss to watch, Lucas explains where he thought the team went wrong in the massive late inning collapse to the hands of the Texas Rangers. In true "Scioscia Cynic" fashion, he doesn't look much further than the manager of the team.After that, he answers all of the Friday Mailbag questions that you guys had for him, including the future of the Angels managerial position, and how we could potentially get our closer of the future.All this fun to send you into your weekend!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Sweeping San Diego | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1555

The Angels finish off a sweep of the San Diego Padres, and things may be looking up in Anaheim! We talk about what went right for the Angels this series, and what to look forward to with the upcoming series with the Texas Rangers.The Gear Grinder this week, Lucas talks about the lack of a true "closer" on the Angels roster currently, and how statistically bad they have been this season in the 9th inning trying to close out games. Where are the Angels going to turn? Where are we going to find closer answers? We might not, maybe just continue to grind our gears about them.We then close out the show with a fun Trivia Thursday question. All this to get you ready for this series in Texas.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Taylor Ward Has Arrived | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1288

The Angels take Game 2 of this short series with our brothers to the south, and it brought in the emergence of Taylor Ward! We've been talking about him here for a long time, and it's finally nice to see something go our way. We talk about his MLB debut plus the future of Jaime Barria moving forward as he's quietly established himself as a pitcher the Angels have been able to lean on.We then dive into our Wild West Wednesday segment where we take a look at the top 3 teams that are duking it out for not only the division title, but also the wild card race. The Angels enter Wednesday 12.5 games behind the Astros, and 11.5 behind the A's.All this and more to get you ready for your hump day episode!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - August 14th, 2018 - Sho-No-No | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1566

Lucas just couldn't wait until Thursday to grind his gears about the latest Shohei Ohtani update that had him throwing a bullpen session off the mound on Monday. He talks about why he is not excited to see how this "throwing program" has progressed quickly.We then dive into a Down On The Farm report where we talk Taylor Ward coming up to the team, who we expect to see coming up soon, and an interesting situation that could come up regarding Luis Rengifo moving forward that could prove a interesting decision for the team for their future.All this and more on your Tuesday episode of Locked On Angels!Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - August 13th, 2018 - This is It? Again? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1422

After a rollercoaster of a weekend that started with such optimism for the weekend, Lucas is back to talk about all the frustrations that he saw out of the Angels this weekend. Everything from Mike Trout hitting the disabled list to Francisco Arcia taking the mound. He then goes over his Studs & Duds of the weekend before he gives you the answer to your Trivia Thursday question, and gets you excited(?) about a San Diego series.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google PlayLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices


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