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Monkey with a Halo:
Los Angeles Angels
Last Week: 1
Mike Trout - With the week he just had, the Angels should see to it that his entire extended family attends every single one of his games. I imagine giving him a fat contract extension would allow for him to pay for that himself. Sounds like a win-win.
Last Week: 2
Howie Kendrick - It is official, Kendrick is in the conversation for a batting title now. I never thought this day would come. I can't wait to see how he screws it up.
Last Week: 5
Jason Vargas - It was good to see him have a strong bounceback start in a bandbox stadium against potent lineup.
Last Week: 3
Jered Weaver - That's weird. It is almost like him recovering a few ticks of velocity didn't fix everything.
Last Week: 4
Mark Trumbo - Trumbo seems to be starting his second half swoon a little bit early this year.
Last Week: 7
Albert Pujols - A great week for The Machine marred by him ending it with a strikeout to abort what would've been an epic comeback victory for the Halos.
Last Week: 8
Kevin Jepsen - He allowed his first run since coming back from injury, but it was unearned. He is making this not believing in him thing really difficult.
Last Week: 12
Ernesto Frieri - Three innings, no hits, no walks and six strikeouts. Now this is the Ernasty we've been looking for.
Last Week: 10
Chris Iannetta - He can't throw out base stealers, but at least he can pick guys off now.
Last Week: 11
Michael Kohn - Two appearances, two batters faced, two strikeouts. Talk about making the most of limited opportunities.
Last Week: 6
Erick Aybar - How has nobody mentioned that Aybar has ONE stolen base this season?!
Last Week: 14
C.J. Wilson - Wilson had one of his best starts of the year but did it without Conger catching. Maybe Scioscia should see if that can become a trend.
Last Week: 16
Tommy Hanson - Hanson looked fantastic this week, but was it because he was facing a lame Yankees lineup or because he is finally rounded into form after his long layoff?
Last Week: 9
Jerome Williams - Solid start against a good team? Still not good enough to replace Joe Blanton.
Last Week: n/a
Peter Bourjos - After his home run robbing catch against J.J. Hardly, I think we can all put the "Trout belong in center" debate to bed.
Last Week: 13
Scott Downs - Downs has one job, getting lefties out and now he can't even do that right.
Last Week: 21
Garrett Richards - It has got to be the lack of nasty, crunchy long hair.
Last Week: 19
Hank Conger - The whirly, over-the-head follow through on Hank's home run swings give me a great deal enjoyment.
Last Week: 15
Alberto Callaspo - Callaspo has a .541 OPS this month. In completely unrelated news, Luis Jimenez has a .908 OPS this month. If you try and tie those two facts together to form a roster move suggestion, that's on you.
Last Week: 18
Josh Hamilton - The power came out a bit, but thus far it doesn't look like the two-hole experiment is going to work out.
Last Week: 20
J.B. Shuck - As a guy who comes off the bench to try and draw a walk, Shuck is pretty useful. Let's try and keep him in that role.
Last Week: 17
Dane De La Rosa - Back already? I didn't even get a chance to drop him from the rankings so I could re-add him.
Last Week: 23
Joe Blanton - Best week ever! Blanton didn't pitch once. Let's do it again some time.
Last Week: 24
Brendan Harris - We live in a world where having Brendan Harris play first base with Josh Hamilton on the bench and it doesn't really raise any eyebrows.
Last Week: n/a
Brad Hawpe - I'm still confused about the fact that Brad Hawpe even still exists.
Dropped from rankings: Chris Nelson (DFA'd away), Robert Coello (************ up his shoulder)
Biggest Riser: Frieri, Conger, Richards; up four spots each
Biggest Dropper: Aybar, Williams, De La Rosa; down five spots each
BEST OF MAXIM
By Scott Stedman, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
1. Luis Jimenez, 3B, Salt Lake Bees
Past 10 Games: 17/40 (.425), 1 Double, 1 Triple, 1 HR, 9 Runs, 11 RBIs, 5 SB
Overall: .297/.343/.422 with 3 HRs and 8 SBs
What’s Up: As Alberto Callaspo continues to struggle mightily with the Angels, posting a -0.4 WAR, Luis Jimenez has begun to really swing the bat well for the Bees....
The award for the most creative stadium giveaway this season goes to the Los Angeles Angels.On Tuesday, the Angels gave away mesh hats featuring a fish protruding from the center in honor of All-Star center fielder Mike Trout. How awesome is that, folks?A big round of applause goes to the team's marketing department for coming up with the clever idea.The fashionable cap sure...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim second baseman, Howie Kendrick, is on pace to have the best season of his eight year career. Now, anyone would be happy with the season Kendrick is having when you look at his stats, which we will save for later in the article.
A follower of mine on Twitter today noted that they believed Kendrick should be a starter for the upcoming All-Star game. The...
The June 18th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton doesn't know why he didn't play on Sunday, Madson resumes throwing and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson has resumed playing long toss but is still dealing with pain.
The Monkey Says: That he is throwing is nice and all, but even he admits that they still don't know what...
The Los Angeles Angels h ave signed right-handed reliever Mike Ekstrom to a minor league deal and have assigned him to Triple-A Salt Lake.
Ekstrom, who had severely struggled with the Oakland Athletics at the Triple-A level in 2013 provides depth for the organization.
The post Los Angeles Angels Sign Mike Ekstrom To Minor League Deal appeared first on FFLockerRoom | Fantasy Sports...
When Howie Kendrick was first called up back in 2006 it wasn't a question of if he would win a batting title, it was a question of how many would he win? It was believed that Kendrick was some kind of hitting savant who was going to hit .330 just by showing up for work. It was an expectation that was so unrealistic that it bordered on criminal, yet we all bought into it.
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 16, 2002
GAME 66 - ANGELS AT DODGERS
LOS ANGELES – A Tim Salmon home run helped push the Angels to an early lead, but Jarrod Washburn gave up back-to-back home runs in the sixth and the Dodgers rallied for a 5-4 victory before 52,183 at Dodger Stadium.
Salmon’s two-run homer in the fourth inning off Dodgers starter Hideo...
During the recent draft, I happened to be on vacation, and even though I love this game and I LOVE prospects, there isn’t much that could take my focus away from my wife, the Atlantic waves and a cocktail. Still, I’d done some homework before the draft on some players and did a little more digging following the draft as well. We here at MWAH do our best to talk to the right...
Don't take the title too literal folks. No, the man didn't have a near death experience and almost become an angel. It was something totally different. Back in the high school days he was nearly drafted by the Angels--Los Angeles Angles (or Anaheim back in his day I believe).
Like many kids in high school, Tebow was a multi-sport athlete and played baseball in the...
Over the years the Angels have done well by themselves by beating up on the drecks of the AL West. If they are going to emerge from their season long slumber, they'd be wise to start doing that very thing once more. Granted, it didn't work out so well against the Astros, but when all else fails, there are the Seattle Mariners.
For a minute there it looked like the Halos...
Excuse me, but I need to soak my head in a bucket of ice water.We held on - fingers to chalkboard - to beat the Los Angeles, California, Angels of Anaheim, basically because they ran out of young players in the ninth inning, and had to send up old Albert Pujols, who is practically as ancient as Mariano.I worry when balls keep dunking in against Mo. That's what happened. Nobody...
Mariano Rivera struck out Albert Pujols with the bases loaded to
end the Angels' five-run rally in the ninth inning, and the New
York Yankees snapped their five-game losing streak with a wild 6-5
victory over Los Angeles on Sunday.
Josh Hamilton grounded into three double plays and struck out the other two times he came to the plate. Mike Trout did everything he could to will his team's offense into something resembling legitimacy. Instead, he was anchored at first, with Scioscia failing to employ his favorite (until this year) offensive tactic of activating his speedy base runners.
Photo Credit: BeGreen90/Flickr
We have all read enough about George Springer to satiate our “who’s the next Mike Trout?” fix for the time being. And while Springer might indeed get thrown to the wolves in short order, the two Astros farmhands acquired in the Hunter Pence trade with Philadelphia back in 2011 deserve immediate attention as well: right-handed pitcher Jarred Cosart...
For eight innings on Sunday, all was going right for the Yankees. CC was dominating, the offense was finally producing more runs than a taco bell, and overall, everything just seemed to be going their way.
But with just three outs left, all hell broke loose. A double by Mike Trout and a walk to Albert Pujols cut Sabathia’s 9th inning short, keeping him from going to distance....