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The January 7th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including the Angels lineup ranks as the best, C.J. Wilson developed a 'zombie-proof' SUV and much more...
The Story: Buster Olney ranks the Angels' lineup as the best in the majors.
The Monkey Says: This shouldn't come as a surprise, but I think it might to some even after the Hamilton signing. The sense I get is a lot of fans and analysts failed to notice just how good the Angels' lineup was last year. They scored the third-most runs and had the third-highest OPS in the American League in 2012 despite their pitcher-friendly ballpark and now they've replaced Torii Hunter with Josh Hamilton. They did lose Morales too, but they will also be getting a full season of Trout and, hopefully, a year out of Albert Pujols that doesn't include a dreadful April.
The Story: Sean Burnett and C.J. Wilson are both on track to be fully ready for Spring Training.
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have made some of the biggest hot-stove headlines these past two winters, highlighted by the signings of Albert Pujols and Josh Hamilton.
Today MLB.com has reports on a pair of left-handers whom the Halos are counting on for a pennant run in 2013.
One, C.J. Wilson, was also a big splash signing who came on board, like Pujols, following...
The January 8th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including ZiPS projects the Angels, thoughts on Bourjos' job security and much more...
The Story: The 2013 ZiPS projections are now available for the Angels.
The Monkey Says: The good news is that the rotation shapes up a bit better than most expect. The bad news is that ZiPS does not...
Jerome Manson is a sports enthusiast who enjoys both watching games and studying various teams’ successes and failures. When he isn’t analyzing the X’s and O’s, Jerome is blogging about the NY Giants for selectaticket.com.
The Los Angeles Angels recently struck gold by signing high-profile MLB player Josh Hamilton, previously a member of the Texas Rangers. Hamilton...
While Albert Pujols is hitting home runs for the Los Angeles Angels...his wife Deidre is swinging for the fences in the kitchen.Sorry. I had to go there.What apparently began as a "hobby" in 2008 is now a full-fledged business. Introducing...Pujols Kichen cookware! No, seriously, the Pujols family is in the business of selling pots and pans.From the website:Pujols...
Dan Szymborski’s ZiPS projections, which have typically appeared in the pages of Baseball Think Factory, are being released at FanGraphs this year. Below are the projections for the Los Angeles Angels of You-Know-Where. Szymborski can be found on Twitter at @DSzymborski.
Other 2013 Projections: Astros / Athletics / Cubs / Giants / Nationals / Phillies / Rangers.
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a college legend who is big on results but not so much on raw talent. Can he continue to overachieve and defy expectations or will his winning magic finally run out?
Position: Pitcher Highest Level: Rookie
Throws: Left Height: 6'1" Weight: 210 lbs.
Age: 22 Born: 2/15/90
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With the new year off to a jump-start, the gyms are packed, the e-cigarettes are flying off the shelves and self-improvement is on everyone’s mind. Every new year brings a clean slate. It can be seen as a 365-day chance for people to re-evaluate and improve themselves. Professional athletes are no exception. Far from it, the pinnacle of human ability is only achieved by continuing...