Found April 22, 2013 on Monkey with a Halo:
Hey look! The Angels are good again. YAAAAY! Now our rankings can be fun again... at least until we start talking about the starting rotation... RANK PLAYER CHANGE COMMENTS 1 -- 0 Last Week: 1 Albert Pujols - Just imagine how good he would be if he had someone hitting behind him who could actually hit. 2 -- 0 Last Week: 2 Mike Trout - Dear BBWAA, kindly take note of who wildly outplayed who when the Tigers and Angels played last weekend. 3 +2 Last Week: 5 Mark Trumbo - Trumbo looks exceedingly comfortable at the plate and is really reducing the number of bad at-bats. The league should be scared. 4 -- 0 Last Week: 4 Ernesto Frieri - Just a thought, but maybe Ernasty should pitch more than once a week. 5 +4 Last Week: 9 Garrett Richards - Jerry Dipoto trade Kendrys Morales and Jordan Walden and spent over $28 million only to find out that his second-best starter was a guy already on the team that had been forced into the bullpen. 6 +4 Last Week: 10 Peter Bourjos - He still isn't walking, but he does lead the AL in infield and bunt hits. Hey, man, whatever works. 7 -1 Last Week:6 Chris Iannetta - He is feast or famine with the bat, this week was a feast. 8 +3 Last Week: 11 Sean Burnett - Say hello to the only off-season acquisition by the Angels that is actually working out as well as expected. 9 +4 Last Week: 13 Scott Downs - Slowly but surely he is beginning to resemble the Downs that was the glue of the bullpen for a season and a half. 10 -7 Last Week: 3 Howie Kendrick - I think we all knew clutch, situation hitting Howie was only going to last so long. It was nice having him around. He will be missed. 11 -- 0 Last Week: n/a Luis Jimenez - Lucho not only finally gives the Angels some depth but he might even be giving the Angels a tough decision to make once Alberto Callaspo gets healthy. 12 -4 Last Week: 8 C.J. Wilson - Wilson is a walking, talking example of why the Quality Start stat is complete and utter ********. 13 +2 Last Week: 15 Tommy Hanson - Only an Angel pitcher could shutout the powerful Tigers offense for six innings and still have it be a discouraging outing. 14 +6 Last Week: 20 Dane De La Rosa - The Angels traded a prospect to Tampa for a 30-year old reliever that turned out to possibly be pretty decent. Isn't it supposed to work the other way around? 15 -3 Last Week: 12 Jason Vargas - Well, he didn't give up a homer in his lone start this week, so that's progress... right? 16 -- 0 Last Week: n/a Michael Roth - It is only fair that an unorthodox pitcher like Roth be used in an unorthodox bullpen role. If Scioscia makes that happen, Roth might be my new favorite Angel. 17 +4 Last Week: 21 Jerome Williams - For the week, Williams went 6.1 innings, allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks. That is a better line for a start than either Blanton or Vargas had. I'm just sayin'. 18 -11 Last Week: 7 Josh Hamilton - So, anyone else wondering if the Yankees might be willing to trade Vernon Wells for Josh Hamilton? 19 +6 Last Week: 25 Brendan Harris - Look at li'l Brendan muscling up to show some power this week! His defense has been hit or miss, but his bat has done well enough to hold down the fort in Aybar's absence. 20 -3 Last Week: 17 Hank Conger - Anyone that can catch C.J. Wilson and prevent him from completely falling apart is A-OK in my book. 21 +3 Last Week: 24 J.B. Shuck  - FUN FACT: Shuck leads the Angels with a 1.055 OPS. 22 +1 Last Week: 23 Andrew Romine - Which happens first: Aybar comes off the DL or Romine collects another base hit? 23 -- 0 Last Week: n/a Michael Kohn - We are now officially in the "throw stuff against the wall and see what sticks" phase of building a bullpen. 24 -6 Last Week: 18 Joe Blanton - [EXPLETIVE DELETED] 25 -3 Last Week: 22 Mark Lowe - Placed on the DL with a stiff neck that was brought about by constantly hanging his head after walking every other batter. Dropped from rankings: Jepsen (blaming arm problems on forgetting how to pitch again), Callaspo (made obsolete by Lucho placed on DL) Biggest Riser: Harris and De La Rosa, up six spots Biggest Dropper: Hamilton, down 11 spots [follow]
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