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The July 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels interested in Phil Hughes, Trout OK with no Home Run Derby and much more...
The Story: The Yankees are shopping Phil Hughes and the Angels might be interested.
The Monkey Says: That is pure speculation on the part of Heyman, but Hughes is a guy that has been connected to the Angels for years. A free agent after this season, Hughes would just be a rental and the Halos don't really have the kind of hitters the Yanks are said to be looking for, so there is likely nothing that will come from this. That being said, I would not be surprised to see the Angels kick the tires on Hughes who is better than his numbers suggest because he is an extreme flyball pitcher which is a miserable fit for Yankee Stadium. Having the Halos just sign him this off-season to replace Blanton or Hanson would be a great upside bet since the rest of his peripherals are solid and the Big A is tailored to his tendencie...
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By Jonathan Northrop, AngelsWin.com Columnist -
It seems we haven't had much Trout Porn this year, so here's something to feast your eyes with.
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That's a list of all 282 players with at least 500 PA through age 21 in major league history through age 21 by WAR (It doesn't matter what you set the minimum PA at, the top of the list would...
The July 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angel Stadium worth $1 million per year to Anaheim, Frieri more than the Angels bargained for and much more...
The Story: Angel Stadium has made the city of Anaheim roughly $1 million per year for the last 16 years.
The Monkey Says: This hammers home again that the Angels aren't expected to...
The July 9th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including estimating a Trout contract extension, the inefficient Angels pitching staff and much more...
The Story: The zillion dollar question that is a potential Mike Trout contract extension.
The Monkey Says: The question that is posed is how much would your offer but I am wondering if the answer isn'...
Thanks a lot, Angels. Here I am doing a weekly series on which players on your MLB roster you should trade at the deadline since you are so obviously going to be a seller and you have to go and rattle off a winning streak to put yourselves within striking distance of .500 and spitting distance of the Wild Card race.
Now I don't know if the Halos are going to be buyers or...
The July 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton swinging at fewer first pitches, Burnett resumes throwing, Hanson progressing and much more...
The Story: Josh Hamilton admits to hearing and being affected by all the fans screaming at him to stop swinging at every first pitch.
The Monkey Says: Though he doesn't cop to that being...
CHICAGO (AP) -- Josh Hamilton hit two home runs, Albert Pujols also connected and the Los Angeles went deep a season-high five times in a 13-2 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Wednesday night.
Mark Trumbo and Brendan Harris also homered for the Angels.
All five of the Angels' home runs were no-doubters. They hit a pair during a five-run first inning and then followed with three...
Holy guacamole! The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim put a pretty serious butt kicking on the Chicago Cubs tonight, with a 13-2 win.
It seemed like everyone in the Angels lineup was “on” tonight, as all starters, including starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, had at least one hit tonight and the team had a total of 15 by the end of the game.
Speaking of C.J. Wilson, he didn’t have too...
It was as if a fairy tale had come to a shuddering, depressing, fiery end. Joe Blanton, bringer of home runs, feigning effectiveness as a major league starting pitcher the past few weeks, decided to lay a new rotten egg. The latest trick of his was to surrender four home runs to the second-to-last-place Cubs. It's difficult to put into words just how badly the Blanton signing...
By Robert Cunningham, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
As the trade deadline approaches, teams come to terms with where they are in the standings and have to choose whether they are sellers, buyers, or neutral in the trade market. The Angels are still below .500 in team winning percentage and, soon, Jerry Dipoto and the front office have to make the tough decision to either, stand...
Since both players will be free agents at the end of the season and are not expected to resign, the Yankees are sending Phil Hughes and Joba Chamberlain out onto the trade market – according to an AL executive.
The source told FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal that New York is “aggressively pushing” both pitchers, with a deal involving Joba possibly coming soon to a National League...
If this is how it's going to be the rest of the season, the Angels may still be in for quite the postseason run. When owner Arte Moreno lured Josh Hamilton away from the Texas Rangers last winter, he envisioned nights like this one occurring all summer long. Angels fans anticipated an offense so prodigious that every ballpark the ballclub set foot in would be painted red after...
The Yankees need an offensive boost, and they may deal some pitching to try to make it happen.
According to FOX Sports’ Ken Rosenthal, the Yankees are aggressively shopping Joba Chamberlain and Phil Hughes.
An American League executive reportedly told Rosenthal that Chamberlain could soon be dealt to a National League team, although another source reportedly indicated that nothing...
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Homer Bailey twirls at no-no over the defending champs, the Cardinals finally get a sweep at home, Brian McCann breaks out, Mike Trout keeps doing...