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THURSDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Aroldis Chapman - We Like Those Cubans

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Up next for Angels: Thursday at Oakland - Los Angeles Times
Ervin Santana vs. Dallas Braden

Wilhite going to the big leagues - Bill Plunkett -
It was an emotional moment recently when Jon Wilhite — the lone survivor of the April 9 crash that killed Nick Adenhart, Courtney Stewart and Henry Pearson — threw out the first pitch at an Orange County Flyers game, on his former college field.

Nice story, too bad the Angels didn't do it first.

Despite many lows, Angels on top -
Matt Palmer, Sean O'Sullivan and Shane Loux have combined for more wins (11) at the All-Star break than John Lackey, Ervin Santana and Kelvim Escobar (five). Each threesome has made 21 starts.

Angels finally have solid hitting -- now pitching is the challenge - Los Angeles Times
In a rare reversal, the biggest question now facing the Angels, who resume play in Oakland Thursday night, is whether they have enough pitching to fend off Texas and Seattle in the AL West and challenge the likes of Boston, New York and Tampa Bay for the pennant.

Angels interested in Cuban fireballer -
The Angels have scouted Chapman at the World Baseball Classic and at other amateur tournaments and Bane said he legitimately throws 100 mph. He also said his breaking pitches are not yet effective and that hype over hard-throwing lefties sometimes gets overheated.

Kind of a non-story...who isn't interested in this guy?

Yankees must take Wells to get Halladay --
Should the Yankees do this? Yes, if their goal is to win the World Series. Because as they are constituted now, the Yankees are the third-best team in the AL after the Red Sox and Angels, neither of whom they can beat on the field.

Better question...Should the Angels do this?

Rangers adjust game times due to Cowboys opener -
The Texas Rangers are altering game times for what could be a key late-season series against the Los Angeles Angels — and it's because of the Dallas Cowboys.

Why don't the Cowboys re-schedule their game???

July 16 - BR Bullpen
Events, births and deaths that occurred on July 16.