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When dealing with unknown commodities of future potential, the most common analogy used within the prospect world is the stock market. Investors put their money on the line with the potential opportunity of receiving a big pay out if a company "goes big", but at the same time they are in danger of losing it all if a stock is busted. Similarly with prospects, Major League Baseball organizations invest millions of dollars with the hope that these players can make them winners in the future, by either direct contribution or trade. So how are the Angels investments looking so far? Let's refer to the 2012 MWAH Top 30 prospect list and find out.
30. C - Carlos Ramirez: Busted for substance abuse and then gift-wrapped a starting spot back in AA due to a lack of organizational depth. SELL!!
29. RHP - Reid Scoggins: High 90's heater was moved from bullpen to the rotation. Results were promising at first, but he's really struggling as of late....
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DETROIT Angels pitcher Jason Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot from his left armpit area, a procedure that is expected to sideline the left hander for three weeks to a month.
Vargas was examined Monday by Dr. Peter Lawrence of the UCLA Medical Center. Lawrence confirmed the initial diagnosis and recommended surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Russell...
In this day and age, it seems like everyone and everything gets its own meme. As such, it should be no surprise that Mike Trout now has a burgeoning meme in his honor, what with him being the best player alive and all. The new trend taking Twitter by storm is #Trouting, which is basically taking pictures of themselves striking a pose that resemble the famous photo of Trout running...
The June 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout back in the MVP debate, Angels fans are not paying attention and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout has re-inserted himself into the AL MVP debate against Miguel Cabrera... again.
The Monkey Says: Trout, Cabrera and Chris Davis are all neck-and-neck in terms of WAR, but I have a hard time...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed Hunter Green, their first pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. Green is a 6-foot-4, 180 pound, seventeen-year-old (eighteen on July 12), left-handed pitcher out of Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The wait to draft Green was long for Angels Scouting Director Ric Wilson, as the Angels did not have a first round pick, and had...
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos to a thumb injury this weekend. X-rays were negative, and Bourjos told Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times that he will be expects to be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Bourjos suffered the injury while attempting to break up a double play. While sliding, his thumb got caught on second base and he was forced...
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos
yesterday, as he exited the team’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates after
injuring his left thumb. As of last night, the Angels were still awaiting results
of initial tests on Bourjos’ thumb, according to William Boor of MLB.com.
While it’s unclear exactly when the injury was sustained, it
Mike Trout is only 21 years old and in his second big league season, but it’s not too early to start talking about the phenom’s chances of making it to Cooperstown. SUBWAY® is celebrating “The Boys in the Hall” and asked us to evaluate Trout’s likelihood of becoming a Hall of Fame player. Based on [...]
The June 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson may be done for the season, Vargas out 4-6 weeks, Hamilton and Bourjos injured and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia admits it is possible that Ryan Madson may not pitch at all in 2013.
The Monkey Says: What disaster this Madson signing turned out to be. It is just a shame for the guy...
The June 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Vargas to miss a month with surgery, Bourjos ready to play, Halos acquire Cowgill and much more...
The Story: Jason Vargas will have surgery to remove his blood clot and will miss 3-4 weeks.
The Monkey Says: That is actually great news. He won't be able to throw for two weeks, but the team...
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Mike Trout - His numbers are MVP-caliber again because the guy just does everything. Everything except deliver game-winning hits in extra innings.
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Jason Vargas - Vargas was making...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 23, 2002
GAME 72 - ANGELS AT BREWERS
MILWAUKEE -- The Angels offense was so good during the series against the Milwaukee Brewers, it only needed two innings Sunday afternoon to complete its work for the day.
The Angels got all five runs and six of their nine hits in the first two innings and made it stand up in a 5-2...
Albert Pujols doubled, singled, scored a run and drove one in - all in an eight-run fifth inning - and the Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit Tigers again, 14-8 on Tuesday night.
The Angels have won seven straight against Detroit, by a combined score of 48-17. C.J. Wilson (7-5) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings for Los Angeles.
Rick Porcello (4-5) gave up seven...
When Josh Hamilton signed with the LA Angels this offseason for five years and $125 million, the Angels front office was assuming that they were getting the Josh Hamilton that hit the would-be game winning home run in Game 6 of the 2011 World Series. They were gambling that the fact that Josh had hit for .245/.322/.487 and 22 HR since June 2012 thru the rest of last season was just...
Normally, I'd be plenty happy with two wins in three games on the road, particularly on the West Coast with AL rules against a decent offense like the Angels with a ton of pitchers on the disabled list. Here's the thing, though: Joe Blanton is starting for the Angels today. Joe Blanton has served up taters like a lunch lady this year. He's got a 5.62 ERA and the Angels...
As the halfway point of the season approaches, I think it’s fair to say most Angels' fans are wishing they could start it all over again. 11 games out in fourth place in the division really isn’t what we were expecting. On that note, here are five other thoughts that have been rattling around my brain, which I really didn’t expect to be having now, or at any point.