Found February 13, 2013 on
The Outside Corner:
Los Angeles Angels
With uber-porspect Mike Trout graduating to the majors -- and doing so in MVP fashion, whether he won the award or not -- the Angels system lacks a true standout future star and is in dire need of replenishment.
My Top 10
1. Kaleb Cowart 3B
2. C.J. Cron 1B
3. Nick Maronde SP
4. Taylor Lindsay 2B
5. Randal Grichuck OF
6. Mike Clevinger SP
7. R.J. Alvarez SP
8. Austin Wood SP/RP
9. Kole Calhoun OF
10. Alex Yarbrough 2B
Kaleb Cowart 3B
Age by 4/1/2013: 20
Notes: Solid numbers at each full season level and youth (20 years old) give Cowart the best shot of the current Angels corp of prospects to become a star. However, I'm not a firm believer that will happen.
With my own eyes (live): I'm not a big fan of Cowart's swing. His hands rotate counter clockwise as he loads them into position and they never seem to get fully loaded before he begins to bring the bat through the zone, th...
BEST OF MAXIM
New Angels slugger Josh Hamilton credits a new diet featuring plenty of fruit and vegetable juices to showing up at training camp feeling great and weighing 225 pounds.
TEMPE, Ariz. -- An MRI test has showed mild inflammation but no significant damage to Ryan Madson's surgically repaired elbow, a huge relief for the Angels reliever.
However, Madson will not resume throwing for at least another week, and he is expected to open the regular season on the disabled list.
"I was pointing toward the season opener, and I think that maybe got...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
A lot of the 2013 Angels season depends on their pitching staff. It's led by CJ Wilson and Jered Weaver, but...
As pitchers and catchers continued to ratchet up their workout program in preparation for the rest of the team joining them, injury news has begun to trickle out of the camps. Here are your injury updates for the Los Angeles Angels.
Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times says that C.J. Wilson has no limitations on him for spring training. Wilson had surgery back in October...
The February 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Madson suffers a setback in rehab, PECOTA predicts the Angels to win the AL West and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson has shut down his rehab after suffering a sore elbow on February 1st, making it very unlikely he'll be ready for Opening Day.
The Monkey Says: Zoiks, Scoob...
Well, I reviewed the position and personal battles for every pitcher in Angels training camp, so I guess I should do the batters too, right? I really wish I had realized how many freaking people were in camp before I decided to do this, but I made my bed, so I guess I have to lie in it. This is going to take awhile though, so go ahead and run out for a cup of coffee. It's cool...
Continuing from our season preview of the Angels earlier today...
Is the Angels' rebuilt rotation good enough for them to return to the playoffs?
Last year, the Angels thought they could bury the American League in an avalanche of starting pitching talent. It was a great plan on paper except for the part where they forgot about the possiblity of injuries because...
Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play.
The year was 2008, the Chicago Cubs finished with the second best record in all of baseball and due to the supplemental draft...
For a year and a half, Scott Downs was a savior for the Angels bullpen, but he became part of the problem in the final months of last season. Is the veteran southpaw finally starting to break down? Is he just being infected by the rest of the Bullpen of Perpetual Sorrow? Is there any saving him?
2012 Stats: 45.1 IP, 1-1, 9 SV, 3.15 ERA. 3.66 FIP, 43 H, 17 BB, 3 HR, 32 SO, 2.81...
The Los Angeles Angels head into 2013 as a nearly unanimous favorite to capture the AL West this season, if not take home the pennant in the American League. With the addition of Josh Hamilton to a lineup that laready featured a few big names in it, it isn't difficult to see why.
Aside from the main guys (Hamilton, Pujols, Trout, etc.), there are a couple of folks who could...
The February 13th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Ryan Madson to get an elbow MRI, Josh Hamilton is in the best shape of his life and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson underwent an MRI on his elbow yesterday and he could start throwing again if it is clean.
The Monkey Says: The results should be available today, if they aren&...
Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout has been one of the most impressive young players to break into the majors in some time. As players report for the start of spring training, it appears to one observer that Trout has packed on a few pounds in the offseason. According to one reporter, Trout now resembles an NFL fullback not a major league outfielder. Mike DiGiovanna tweets, “Last...
The February 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout up to 240 pounds, wondering if Hamilton's weight loss is PED related and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout is up to 240 pounds after adding 15 pounds this off-season.
The Monkey Says: I'm going to assume it is 15 pounds of muscle. Either way, I'm not sure I like...
Jon Lester and his fellow Red Sox pitchers are working their way back to Opening Day form, but even spring training leaves them time for other activities.
On Wednesday, Lester apparently spent that free time working on his fishing, and he had quite a successful outing. Now, the catch is not as big as the 500-pounder the Angels’ Mike Trout reeled in, but Lester’s catch is still...