Everywhere you look, people are reminiscing about 2018, so I thought - “why not rip off that trend and do some Halos Heaven reminiscing??” There are plenty of things we could (and may) look back on, but this two part series will focus on our most viewed articles from the past 12 months. Sure, the year isn’t over yet, and one particular article (in the top 5) could still move in the rankings, but here we go.
Just this month, we’ve had two articles hit our 10 top for the year. Cracking the list is Chase’s piece on how the Angels offense could turn “elite”. That article didn’t get a lot of comments thanks to the Cahill and Harvey articles, but it sure did get the views!
Only 48 comments on this one, but it landed at #9 as the Angels announced one of many coaching changes. Billy Eppler stole Doug White from the Astros, hoping to bring some of their pitching magic to Anaheim.
Not a surprise that a post game with Ohtani as the headliner made the top 10. In this case, it was Ohtani playing the hero with his bat, tying up the game in the top of the 9th in a game the Angels went on to win after having a 7% win expectancy to start the last inning.
Shohei Ohtani was all over our 10 top list, and in this case it was an article analyzing the Rookie of the Year debate. The beauty if this article was that it pissed off a lot of Yankees fans who were up in arms once the award was rightfully given to Ohtani.
Luis Valbuena had a rough year as an Angel (and career with the Angels, really), and Jeff’s piece back in July spoke to the masses about how it was time to cut ties with BatFlip. The Angels did eventually cut ties with Valbuena who was having a FANTASTIC season in the Winter League before his life was tragically cut short.