The Angels in 2016 …

The 2016 schedule was unveiled Tuesday, with the Angels and the rest of the American League West facing off against the National League Central in Interleague Play.

Opening Day is April 4 and the regular-season finales are scheduled for Oct. 2. Major League Baseball has yet to announce which two teams will open for ESPN during Opening Night on Sunday, April 3. The First-Year Player Draft will take place June 9 and the All-Star Game, from Petco Park in San Diego, is being held July 12.

Below is a categorical look at the Angels’ slate.

Out of the gate: The Angels open a day later, on Tuesday, April 5, at home against Joe Maddon and the Cubs. They’ll start with a two-game set, then host the Rangers for a four-game weekend series – April 7-10 – and hit the road for a 10-game, 11-day road trip.

Against the Dodgers: They’ll play four games, not six, against their crosstown rivals this season. And they’ll all come in the middle of May. The Angels will play at Dodger Stadium May 16-17, and the Dodgers come to Angel Stadium May 18-19.

More Interleague: The Angels will travel to face the Brewers (May 2-4), Pirates (June 3-5) and Cubs (Aug. 9-10), while hosting the Cardinals (May 10-12) and Reds (Aug. 29-31). The Angels once again will not be going to St. Louis, which means Albert Pujols won’t return to Busch Stadium until 2019 at the earliest – unless the Cardinals and Angels meet in the World Series.

Logistics: The Angels have three three-city trips. They go Oakland-Minnesota-Chicago April 11-21, Boston-Tampa-Baltimore July 1-10 (right before the All-Star break) and Seattle-Chicago-Cleveland Aug. 5-14. Two of their 16 off days will come in the middle of a road trip – players hate those – and they’ll have one trip, in September, that pairs Arlington with Houston.

Down the stretch: In September, the Angels will play 25 of 29 games within their division. The season will end with a six-game homestand, against the A’s and Astros from Sept. 26 to Oct. 2. It’ll mark the first time since 2011 that the Angels have finished their season at home.



I wonder if the entire coaching staff and manager will be back next year? I wonder if they will get off to a slow start? Followed by slightly elevated play, followed by a hot streak, followed by a collapse. I hate being held hostage every summer by this poorly run organization. Rinse and repeat. Last year was a complete stroke of luck mixed with fairy dust and magical unicorn ride. Happy when this season is out of my head.

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The Angels need to play the Brewers at home I am a Brewers fan and I don’t like going to dodger stadium I feel safer in Anaheim

Why is feather ton playing .

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We are hurting so bad for a dependable pitching staff. If they could move Santiago and maybe Shoemaker to the bull pen and try to get Price next year, can you imagine how great our pitching would be top to bottom? Weaver, Price, Richards, Skaggs and Heaney? Then Santiago or Shoe and Smith for the 7th and 8th then Street? I have been dreaming of this since the all star break slump started. I’m sorry but all the other teams have shown us this year: great pitching beats great hitting. Seems that even our close low scoring games, we are the ones to give up the runs and go on to lose. Santiago only pitches 5 or less innings anyway. Salas, Alvaraz and Ramos have given up so many crucial runs this year i can’t watch when they come in the game. And a side note, we need to see Navarro in left field. He did very well and has paid his dues to make the team permanently. Does it seem like Trout is tired after such a full throttle season? Thanks for letting me vent. Enjoy your columns.

Sorry, it appears to me and other Angels die hard fans, that the ownership doesn’t have the nerve to fire the appropriate managers. It shows that Arty needs to sell the team if he’s not willing to put full effort into a championship caliber franchise.

What manager would be available to take over? Bud Black? He was an excellent pitching coach when we won it all in 02′. I noticed Ron Roeneke is one of the bench coaches on the Dodgers now. Maybe Black would be willing to come back to the bench and we can say goodbye to Butcher. We won it all with a scrappy club and didn’t rely on home runs to get us out of trouble. This club just doesn’t have the same looking chemistry.

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