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The October 19th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including A-Rod for Wells trade rumors gain steam, Pujols had knee surgery, Sorrento hired as minor league hitting coordinator and much more...
The Story: Bob Nightengale believes that an Alex Rodriguez-Vernon Wells trade makes the most sense for both sides.
The Monkey Says: I gave my opinion on this whole thing yesterday, but now the idea is getting national attention. It is also just speculation, so don't get too excited... or upset depending on where you come down on this divisive issue. A-Rod says he won't waive his no-trade clause for anyone, but it is pretty clear that this story isn't going away anytime soon. Ugh.
The Story: Albert Pujols underwent minor knee surgery last week.
The Monkey Says: It was just a "clean up" apparently, so he will be fine. However, this does reveal that the "calf injury" that was supposedly bothering him the last six weeks of the season was really more of a knee problem and nobody bothered to inform us.
The Story: Paul Sorrento was hired as the Angels minor league hitting coordinator.
The Monkey Says: Dipoto continues to overhaul the minor league coaching staff. I just hope that Sorrento doesn't try and send any of the minor leaguers through a clubhouse drop ceiling to swap out a confiscated corked bat like he did for Albert Belle.
The Story: The Angels should resist the temptation of Alex Rodriguez.
The Monkey Says: Is he really that tempting? He has a big name but he isn't a star caliber player anymore. The only way he is tempting is if he is basically free.
The Story: Jerry Dipoto wants to have an idea on whether or not Zack Greinke will return by the World Series, but realizes he probably won't get that resolved that quickly.
The Monkey Says: Like I have been saying, he is the first domino. Whichever way he falls will dictate the path the Angels' off-season takes.
The Story: A look at how today's star players were graded as prospects, featuring Mike Trout.
The Monkey Says: The fact that he was once a B+ should not be seen as a failure. Trout was overlooked by plenty of people and I have to think that a big part of the lesser grade is that nobody saw him having the kind of power that he has already displayed in the majors.
The Story: Vernon Wells is rated the third-most immovable player.
The Monkey Says: And A-Rod is listead as #1, yet somehow people think that they can be traded for each other with the greatest of ease. I realize that these rankings are mostly meaningless, but it shows that these kind of deals are incredibly difficult to make happen. Then again, Vernon Wells got moved once. Maybe it can happen again?
The Story: A summary of each team's disabled list usage in 2012.
The Monkey Says: The Angels come in as about average, but that list doesn't capture the productivity lost due to players playing through injuries, which the Angels had quite a bit of.
The Story: Eddie Yost, the first ever Angel to record a plate appearance, has passed away.
The Monkey Says: Condolences.
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Albert Pujols had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee last week, and the Los Angeles Angels first baseman should be ready for the start of spring training.
The Angels on Thursday confirmed the St. Louis Post-Dispatch's report on the surgery, describing it as a minor cleanup procedure.
Pujols overcame a slow start to hit .285 with 30 homers and 105 RBIs in his first season...
Angels first baseman Albert Pujols underwent knee surgery last week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported late Wednesday night.The arthroscopic procedure is considered minor, the newspaper reported, and Pujols is expected to be ready for spring training.Angels spokesman Tim Mead did not immediately return a message seeking comment.Pujols is believed to have injured the knee on Aug...
Albert Pujols struggled at the beginning of the 2012 season, but he figured things out about midway through the season. He finished with respectable numbers in his first season with his new team, the Los Angeles Angels. While Pujols did not suffer any significant injuries during the season, he did undergo minor knee surgery last week.
According to Joe Strauss of the St....
Los Angeles Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had minor knee surgery last week but should be ready for spring training next year. The arthroscopic procedure, which was performed in St. Louis, involved cleanup on the knee, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The newspaper's sources said Pujols already is doing conditioning work. Pujols injured the knee in late August but...
One year ago, Angels prospect Mike Trout was still just a minor-league phenom, a kid the team sent to the Arizona Fall League to get in some at-bats and work on his hitting and defense.Twelve months later, Trout is basking in a season filled with highlights, one thats sure to include American League Rookie of the Year and perhaps even MVP.No one can be certain how much his time in...
The Los Angeles Angels entered the season as heavy favorites to not only make the playoffs, but win the World Series as well. Expectations for the St. Louis Cardinals, on the other hand, were not so lofty. Although they were coming off an improbable World Series championship run, their best player Albert Pujols decided to jump ship during the offseason and sign with LA in favor of...
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (just rolls off the tongue) first baseman Albert Pujols made an appearance in the post season last night. Unfortunately, it came bwo a St. Louis Cardinals' fan's awesome...
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Angels first baseman Albert Pujols had minor knee surgery last
week, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
The Los Angeles Dodgers have signed a couple of free agents. No, not those kinds of free agents; but the kind that may be paying dividends long after Albert Pujols has hung up his cleats.Gerry Hunsicker has had a lot of success building teams that can’t afford a ton of free agents.Thursday, the Dodgers announced the hiring of Jerry Hunsicker as the Senior Advisor to Baseball Operations...
Poor Albert Pujols. One clever fan who is attending Game 3 of the NLCS came up with one of the greatest troll signs we have seen. The sign depicts Albert watching the NLCS on TV while eating popcorn. Troll-troll-troll-your-boat….
According to Big League Stew the man who painted the sign ended up with some pizza for his handiwork.
“Marty Prather of Springfield, Mo. (home of The...
I completed my fifth trade with Cam from Cardboard Heaven. You can refresh your memory on the first here, second here, third here, and fourth here. Cam and I had been working on this trade for a while - the delay was on me - and though it took some time to complete, it ended up being another great deal. First up, a sweet Jered Weaver Team USA jersey swatch.I love the photo Upper...
When Albert Pujols left St. Louis for the sunnier climes of Anaheim (and the monster payday of $240 million) during the offseason, most folks in the know did not give the Cardinals much of a fighting chance as the team was facing the need to somewhat reinvent itself and establish a new identity. Not only [...]