Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/13/14
The January 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Grichuk invited to training camp, wondering when an Angel will get into the Hall of Fame and much more... The Story: Randal Grichuk has been invited to major league spring training camp. The Monkey Says: This is a very nice honor for a prospect who has worked hard to overcome a slew of injuries to get back into good standing.  However, this won't do anything to change the fact that he will always be known as Randal "The Guy Picked Right Before Mike Trout" Grichuk. The Story: A look at when the Angels can expect to have their very first player enshrined into the Hall of Fame. The Monkey Says: If yesterday's Hall of Fame results are any indicator, I think Vlad might actually have an easy time getting in since a big part of his narrative is that he did everything with nothing more than his freakish natural strength and hand-eye coordination.  I just don't know if he goes in as an Angel since he compiled more of his stats in Montreal.  However, part of me wonders if the Hall will might not be inclined to throw the Halos a bone since they lack any playing wearing their cap in Cooperstown. The Story: The Angels have a "big three" in their lineup, which is increasingly rare in this era. The Monkey Says: Yeah, well, expansion will do that to you.  Also, I should point out that ranking the trios by WAR may not make sense as typically the "big three" context pertains only to their offensive threat.  I'd be more curious to see what the trios came out as if we removed the fielding contributions of WAR as I can readily identify several of those trios as getting a major boost from their defensive value. The Story: Whoever bats second in the Angels' lineup may not feast on fastballs like so many think. The Monkey Says: Lineup protection has largely been proven to be a myth, but I think these things are always on a case-by-case basis.  If you are a good hitter, you see less fastballs and less strikes. [follow]
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