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TEMPE, Ariz. There is high anticipation surrounding the Angels as pitchers and catchers report to spring training Monday, the team's surprising December addition of baseball's top free-agent slugger boosting its World Series hopes.
Wait, haven't we seen this before?
Yes, the names have changed, Josh Hamilton replacing Albert Pujols as the off-season acquisition, but the theme entering 2013 is the same as 2012: The Angels, with a powerful lineup and stellar defense, are built to win the World Series, and anything short of a deep playoff run would be a disappointment.
These things don't always follow script, though. The Angels stumbled badly last April and spent three months climbing back into the American League West race before another slump in August cost them a playoff spot.
Having dynamic leadoff man Mike Trout for the first month the 21-year-old phenom didn't join the Angels until last April 28 could prevent a slow start, but if the Angels are to live ...
BEST OF MAXIM
By – Geoff Stoddart, AngelsWin.com Director of Social Media
Forget what that groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, says. Forget the
images you’re seeing on TV about snow storm Nemo. For Angels baseball fans,
spring has strung! Pitchers & Catchers officially reported to Tempe Diablo
this morning for the start of Spring Training! Baseball is back!
With today’s start...
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...
The February 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Baseball Prospectus' Top 10 Angels prospects, Halos have the seventh-ranked roster and much more...
The Story: Baseball Prospectus provides their top ten Angels prospects for 2013.
The Monkey Says: This is not appreciably different than anyone else's with the exception of...
In the first real injury news of the spring (it's still winter, really), the Los Angeles Angels have received some bad news regarding Ryan Madson. Their new closer, who is coming off Tommy John surgery, suffered a minor setback in his recovery. Madson has not thrown in 10 days because of it.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Madson experienced soreness...
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com
autographs: the two go hand in hand. There’s something about being a kid,
meeting a real player, and getting his autograph that is part of the national
culture. It’s one of the things that all kids do, and it’s part of what makes
Saturday was the “Field Day” for my son’s Little...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with the only teenager to make our list, so don't make us look stupid, kid.
Position: SS Highest Level: Rookie
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 160 lbs.
Age: 18 Born: 3/3/94
2012 Season Stats
AZL: 212 PA, .262 AVG, .314 OBP, .365 SLG, 13 2B, 2 3B, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 24 SO, 5 SB, 5 CS,...
Oh happy day! Pitchers and catchers have reported to camp. That means baseball is sort of here! It is the kind of stuff that makes me want to go down to my local high school ballfield just to sniff the grass and lick the dirt. But that would be crazy, right? Right? Ri- right? Yeah, right.
Um, ok, so clearly I need focus on something else to keep my enthusiasm from getting the...