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Monkey with a Halo:
The winter of 2011 brought a wave of new beginnings for the Angels.
After two consecutive years without a post-season appearance, Tony Reagins resigned. Jerry "JeDi" Dipoto came in and somehow managed to pick up the two biggest free agents on the market: Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson.
Analysts and fans alike made their predictions: the Angels were to be the 2012 World Series Champions. No questions asked.
Cue the laugh track. We meet again.
There are thousands of questions out there surrounding the Angels and what will become of this all-star squad in 2013. Will Mark Trumbo bounce back? Can we expect the same numbers from Mike Trout? Will this rotation suffice? Will this be the year that Jered Weaver plateaus once and for all?
However, there is a single question out there that carries a great deal of weight for the Angels: What does this year mean for Mike Scioscia?
The Angels will enter the 2013 season having missed the playoffs three seaso...
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The January 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout named the best player under 25 years old, finding a home for Vernon Wells, Jerry Dipoto responds to fan's letter and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout tops Keith Law's list of the 25 best players under the age of 25.
The Monkey Says: Well, he is the best player in all...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with the first of what is suddenly a glut of left-handed relievers in the upper levels of the system just waiting for a chance to crack the big league bullpen.
Position: Relief Pitcher Highest Level: Majors
Throws: Left Height: 6'2" Weight: 195 lbs.
Age: 26 Born: 8/18/86
2012 Season Stats
By Greg Bird - AngelsWin.com Columnist
This began as a single article about who should hit number 2 in the line-up and as I looked into the stats I figured we first needed to talk about the most successful Angels’ two-hole hitter last year, Torii Hunter. As I researched Torii’s performance last year this article developed into two parts, both of which, I believe, are necessary...
The January 9th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including getting excited about Mike Trout, Pujols now selling a line of cookware and much more...
The Story: Getting excited about Mike Trout's improvement in 2013.
The Monkey Says: You know what's weird? Everyone writes about how Trout will regress. Nobody is talking about the...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a former first-rounder looking to rebuild his prospect stock after nearly two years after losing nearly two years to Tommy John surgery.
Position: Pitcher Highest Level: Low-A
Throws: Right Height: 6'0" Weight: 205 lbs.
Age: 21 Born: 10/2/91
2012 Season Stats
Low-A: 82.2 IP, 3-11, 6.31 ERA,...
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...