Martin Marrufo, Author at Through The Fence Baseball

Martin Marrufo

I was born and raised in Southern California, becoming an Angels fan along the way. I graduated with a B.A. in English from UC Berkeley in 2010, and now I'm back in Angels country.

Josh Hamilton is frustrated after striking out.
By Martin Marrufo On Friday, June 21st, 2013

Los Angeles Angels: Halos face crucial crossroads after gutsy win

  The Angels desperately need Josh Hamilton to come to life if they want to contend. (Kelvin Kuo/USA TODAY Sports) What we saw last night was special. It was special because, for the first time all season, More...

Los Angeles Angels star Josh Hamilton sitting in the dugout.
By Martin Marrufo On Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Los Angeles Angels rough start feels all too familiar

The Los Angeles Angels need much better production out of Josh Hamilton to overcome their slow start. With another year comes another horrid start for the Los Angeles Angels. After eight games, the Angels are 2-6, More...

Los Angeles Angels Albert Pujols talks to an umpire.
By Martin Marrufo On Monday, April 1st, 2013

Los Angeles Angels will face tough start to 2013 season

Albert Pujols and the Los Angeles Angels’ title hopes rest heavily on a smooth start to 2013. This afternoon, the Los Angeles Angels will finally put all the speculation behind them and begin their 2013 campaign. The More...

Vernon Wells
By Martin Marrufo On Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

Vernon Wells trade finally frees L.A. Angels from Reagins era

Exhale, Angels fans: He’s someone else’s problem now. The Los Angeles Angels were in desperate need of a change in culture when they finally fired GM Tony Reagins two seasons ago. And for the most part, More...

New York Mets manager Terry Collins sits alone in the dugout.
By Martin Marrufo On Monday, March 18th, 2013

New York Mets preview: It’s all about the future for the Amazins

New York Mets manager Terry Collins will need to be patient for another season or two. (Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Talk about an uphill climb. The New York Mets, coming off a 74-88 season and competing with the More...

By Martin Marrufo On Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

No excuses for Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels in 2013

Mike Scioscia may be looking over his shoulder if the Los Angeles Angles don’t get off to an impressive start in 2013. In much the same fashion as 2012, the Los Angeles Angels will enter their 2013 campaign More...

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