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Locked On 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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 Locked On Angels - July 26th, 2018 - Bye-Bye Martin Maldonado | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1391

After the Angels' weak offensive output, Lucas is back at it again with another Trivia Thursday show.Fresh off the Martin Maldonado trade, Lucas gives his reactions and what we should expect to come in the coming weeks as this team seems to transition over to being sellers at the deadline.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 25th, 2018 - Welcome to rock bottom | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1194

This week seemed like the one last chance to turn the season around for the Angels. A chance to to build momentum against the White Sox going into a weekend series against the Mariners. That has not happened.After yet another loss to the White Sox, the Halo offense continues to be plagued with inconsistency, struggling against another left-handed starter despite a starting lineup filled with right-handed swingers. The Angels now own the 4th-worst batting average against lefties in the league. Just add it to the list of problem hampering this team and spiraling this season into depths unforeseen...Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 24th, 2018 - Hey it could happen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1664

Well Halo fans, it wasn't the start to this White Sox series that we wanted, but what needs to be changed? Lucas is back and diving into to the rollercoaster of a team this Angels team has been. From Justin Upton at the plate to Mike Scioscia behind the bench.We also take our weekly trip to the farm and take a look at who we think we're going to be seeing once the rosters expand in September, even if some of the upcoming guys might have been having their own problems.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 23rd, 2018 - Light-years behind the Astros | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1471

The offense remains inconsistent, leading to two less than stellar losses to the Astros in Anaheim. Is there any hope of contending with Houston in the foreseeable future?A brilliant pitching rotation and blistering offense have propelled the Astros to two magnificent seasons, as they look well on their way towards World Series contention again this season. With multiple members of the roster under team control for the next few seasons, is the only path to playoff contention for the Halos the Wild Card for the next two seasons? Pretty much.Studs and Duds of the weekend also makes its usual Monday return, followed by a series preview with the White Sox coming into the Big A this week. Tune in!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 20th, 2018 - All Eyes on Ohtani | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1300

Following the All-Star break, the Angels announced that Shohei Ohtani has been cleared to start a throwing program and possibly attempt to pitch again this season. Oh boy...The plague of injuries that has stifled the Angels' rotation has been well documented this season, and Ohtani was a major part of that. Fears of Tommy John surgery have subsided, especially as Ohtani continues in his progression. However, the expectation of Ohtani throwing on a mound again this season needs to be tempered. Halo fans only need to remember Garrett Richards to see how seemingly positive recovery after stem cell treatment can take a turn for the worst.Your questions are also featured in the Friday mailbag as we get you ready for the 2nd half of the season. Tune in!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 19th, 2018 - Activate Phase 2: Push to Playoffs | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2215

The optimistic Lucas is back with part 2 of what he believes would be a successful plan that would get the Angels to the playoffs this season. Will it work? I think we all hope so.Then he gets fired up in this week's Gear Grinder segment about the comments that Commissioner Manfred made about Mike Trout this week during the All-Star Break. Tune in, you're not going to want to miss this.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 17th, 2018 - 2018 Isn't Over, But if It Was... | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1866

Lucas is back and putting on his Billy Eppler thinking cap. Lucas dives in to see what the Angels should do looking forward to the offseason (even though this season isn't lost). He breaks down the biggest needs he sees in the team, and what holes need to be filled more than others.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 16th, 2018 - A Plan to Get Ready for 2019 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1346

After a disappointing finish to the series in Los Angeles, the Angels remain mediocre on the season heading into the All Star Break, nine games out of a playoff spot.With a highly improbable chance at reaching the postseason this season, it's time for Billy Eppler to make the moves at the trade deadline to get his franchise ready for the 2019 season. The Halos are in an odd spot as they look to contend next summer, meaning they cannot have a full blown fire sale at the end of July. What to do? Tune in to find out!Studs and Duds of the Weekend also highlights Kole Calhoun's resurgence and the surprising rise of Felix Pena, before the show ends with some exciting words on Jo Adell in the Futures Game yesterday.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 13th, 2018 - Appreciating Albert Pujols | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1651

The Angels won a series over the Mariners, while Albert Pujols belted two home runs and is now tied with Ken Griffey Jr. on the all-time list. Pujols draws the ire of Halo fans at times, never living up to his contractual expectations. But when you throw away the yearly salary, Pujols is quietly producing a very acceptable age-38 season. A historic one, in fact.Your Friday Mailbag also makes its way into today's episode, featuring questions about David Fletcher, which Angels to move at the deadline, and also postulating some pitchers the Halos will chase during the offseason. Tune in!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 12th, 2018 - Frustration Boiling Over in Anaheim | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1575

Lucas is back with his Thursday episode. We dive DEEP into the problems regarding the lineup, specifically regarding Luis Valbuena, while trying to make a case to make David Fletcher our everyday third baseman.After that it is our weekly Gear Grinder segment where Lucas gives his passionate take on how poorly this Angels organization has handled what was originally the future of the Halo pitching staff and ultimately ruined their arms.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 11th, 2018 - Say it Ain't So, Garrett Richards | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1177

Though the Angels picked up a nice win over the Mariners, they seem to have lost Garrett Richards in the process, as the right-hander left the game early in the 3rd inning due to forearm irritation.Always perceived as having ace-type potential in a Major League rotation, Richard's inability to stay healthy has consistently hampered his progress. The latest setback comes at an inopportune time ahead of the trade deadline, as the Angels attempt to navigate the market and figure out an exact plan to execute towards contention.Kole Calhoun has also emerged as the force in the lineup we all hoped he could be, looking far more relaxed at the plate and contributing at a high level since returning from the DL. His impact is discussed as well in today's episode. Tune in!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 10th, 2018 - Halos Hot Like Southern California | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1616

Lucas is back and giving you the update on phase 1 of the "Playoff Battle Plan". He gets you ready for the upcoming series with Seattle, which could ultimately be the season for the Angels.He then goes down on the farm to check in on a few players that we could see in an Angels uniform in the upcoming years.#VoteSimbaDon't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 9th, 2018 - The Case for Andrelton Simmons | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1238

Always an exciting regional rivalry, the Angels were able to snag a series win over the Dodgers and get some good vibes back across the Halo fanbase. Let's continue that by voting Andrelton Simmons into the All-Star Game. Shohei Ohtani dazzled us with his pinch hit home run on Sunday, and David Fletcher continues to make his case to receive more starts and at-bats. Also, today's episode concludes with updates on the rotation trio of Tyler Skaggs, Nick Tropeano, and Matt Shoemaker. Tune in!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 6th, 2018 - Where do we turn as Halo fans? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1653

Another lackluster performance from the offense spelled doom for the Angels, as the Mariners kept firm control on a wild card spot in the American League.With the season all but lost, the Friday Mailbag episode attempts to bring hope and optimism for the future. What can the Angels do to prepare for 2019 and 2020? What does the future hold for Albert Pujols as an Angel? What have been some of the disappointments of this current team? All of that and more when your questions are answered on the show!Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

 Locked On Angels - July 5th, 2018 - It's NOT Over | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1495

After a win in Seattle, Lucas is back with the update on his path to the playoffs. We have another player head to the DL (shocker). And David Fletcher keeps making us all happy.Luc dives into the Gear Grinder of the week, by expressing his lack of love for "The Wave", before he ends the shows with his second installment of Trivia Thursday.Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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