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Here are four mini-revelations to ponder, as we attempt to survive a treacherous April full of blustery weather, long-term injuries to key players and slow starts from some of fantasy's more prominent assets:
1. Mike Trout might have trouble scoring 140 runs ... even though he's ahead of last year's pace
This time last year, Trout was killing time and opposing pitching (.403 batting, 1.091 OPS) at the Triple-A level (Salt Lake City), as a means of recovering from an illness that knocked him off his feet for a good portion of spring training.
Fast forward to this season with the Angels, as Trout (one homer, one steal, five RBI, eight runs, .300 batting) has endured a blah start to a campaign full of immense promise and sky-high projections.
But are you really that concerned about a 21-year-old kid who, in 2012, required only 139 games to rack up 30 homers, 49 steals, 129 runs and a .326 batting average?
Look, we're all familiar with the perils of the proverb...
BEST OF MAXIM
MLB News: Outfielder Scott Cousins was outrighted to Tripla-A Salt Lake by the Los Angeles Angels Wednesday. Clearing waivers, he will remain in the system as insurance in case of injury do the parent club thoughout the season. He was designated for assignment a few days ago to make room for Michael Roth on the 40-man roster.
Fantasy Ramifications: None.
The post Los Angeles Angels...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 18, 2002
GAME 15 - ANGELS AT A’S
OAKLAND -- This one, they couldn't blame on Tim Salmon.
With Salmon on the bench to rest his sagging ego, the Angels' offense struggled against the Oakland A's No. 5 starter and lost, 4-2, before 9,145 at the Oakland Coliseum.
Starting pitcher Eric Hiljus beat the Angels...
Ryan Madson is feeling pretty close to normal. After suffering through an entire season missed in 2012 thanks to Tommy John surgery, Madson expected to be ready for Opening Day this year. Unfortunately, he developed tightness in his elbow and was shut down. Now, he is nearing his return. Finally.
Madson said today was the "closest I've felt to normal."...
Yeah, its one of those strange spots..
Although we have been seeing some signs of life, the pulse still isn’t strong in the Angels. OK, the injuries haven’t been as disastrous as they could have been, with Luis Jimenez covering third base more than adequately, and although we miss Erick Aybar, Harris and Romine haven’t embarrassed themselves at shortstop. The pitching has been predictably unpredictable, but Weaver...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
APRIL 16, 2002
GAME 13 - RANGERS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- First, Darin Erstad used his head. Then, he used
After nearly taking down the outfield fence with his head in
an attempt to make a catch in second inning, Erstad lined a two-run double in
the bottom of the 10th inning to overcome a 5-4 deficit and give the Angels...
The April 17th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson nearing a return, Weaver using a bone stimulator to hasten his return and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson had his most complete bullpen session yet and could soon begin facing batters.
The Monkey Says: That could have him activated from the DL in the next 10-14 days which would be exactly...
The Angels recently shifted Garrett Richards from a middle relief role to starting role, promoted Luis Jimenez from AAA to the Major League squad, promoted Michael Roth from AA and put him into a long relief scenario in which he’ll piggy-back on Richards’ starts and promoted the recently acquired Dane De La Rosa to the bullpen from AAA. Undoubtedly while some news sources believe...
The April 16th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels potential suitors for Headley, Arte Moreno paying for his own moves and much more...
The Story: The Angels could be a suitor for Chase Headley if/when he becomes available via trade.
The Monkey Says: I seriously doubt it, but I understand why people will bring it up. Frankly, the Angels...
Ben and Sam discuss how big a signing bonus Mark Appel will get in the amateur draft, then assess Mike Scioscia`s job security.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on a cold, windy Monday night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field.
Kevin Correia (1-1) earned his first American League win after finishing seven innings for the third time in as many starts...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Los Angeles Angels and Minnesota Twins have had their series finale at Target Field postponed by rain.
The decision was made about 15 minutes before the scheduled start of Wednesday night's game. The Twins won the first two games of the series to drop the Angels to 4-10, matching their worst start in franchise history.
The Twins said the makeup date...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had another four hits and three RBIs to lead the Minnesota Twins to an 8-6 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday.
Mauer sprayed four singles into the Target Field outfield, making him 8 for 10 in the series through two games and raising his average to .386. Brian Dozier added two hits and two RBIs in his first career game batting leadoff for...
It couldn't possibly get worse, right? No. Actually, it seems like it can. After Joe Blanton stunk up the joint last night serving up taters to the whole ballpark out in frigid Minnesota, Jason Vargas out-stunk him. One could try to rationalize the sudden loss of Vargas' command of his pitches, chocking it up the cold air, or sympathy for Blanton, or a Space Jam-esque alien...
April. What is it with April? Is spring training not long enough? Is it the cold weather away from home? Is it Mike Scioscia and his coaching staff? Mike Butcher? Is it team chemistry? I don’t know, I’m sure you can effectively argue anything at this point. Bottom line: our halos are playing like poop, and they know they are. Other than the utter failure of our...