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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 just don't have the prospect package that the Padres would want in a Headley deal. I also don't think the Halos are that unhappy with Callaspo, who they just signed to a two-year deal, as a placeholder until Kaleb Cowart is ready.
The Story: Arte Moreno needs to look at his own moves if he is angry about the Angels' slow start.
The Monkey Says: Simers likes to propagate the "Angry Arte" persona, but this is the first time I have seen anyone else echo that sentiment. I'm still not sure his anger really manifests itself in actual moves, with the exception of the Wells trade after the Carl Crawford catastrophe. Most, if not all, of the hirings and firing from Arte have been more than justifiable. Maybe he is angry, but he isn't impulsive.
The Story: A look at Michael Roth and how his junkballing ways are not to be overlooked.
The Monkey Says: Here is the thing about Roth, I actually love him. I'm not sold that he isn't a LOOGY but I really want him to be more. In fact, I almost hesitate to say that because I wrote something similar in our prospect countdown and he saw it and seemed to not appreciate that very much. The thing is it is just so hard to justify a projection for him better than that since his skills are hard to quantify or even observe. He throws slow, doesn't have great stuff but he also is capable of changing speeds and arm angles. We've seen that work well for players before, but sometimes it only works for a bit before the league catches up, other times it never stops working. Where Roth will fall into that is hard to say, but with his impressive college record, it is hard to be against him.
The Story: Historically, Mel Stottlemyre is the pitcher that most owned the Angels.
The Monkey Says: Can Dipoto sign him? I'm pretty sure he'd be an upgrade over Joe Blanton even now.
The Story: Josh Hamilton suggests that the change in routine from switching teams may have been behind his slow start.
The Monkey Says: This sounds like a patented Hamilton excuse, but it does make sense as routine is crucial to recovering addicts. Whatever the case, so long as his struggles are behind him, I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.
The Story: Alberto Callaspo is expected to be out until at least Friday.
The Monkey Says: A DL stint hasn't been ruled out, but I wonder if the Angels will be in any rush to DL him given that they don't really have anyone worth calling up to take his place. Love that deep farm system!
The Story: C.J. Wilson is developing a rapport with Hank Conger.
The Monkey Says: But Sosh is begging off the idea that Conger will become his personal caddy. I really don't care who catches C.J. so long as he starts throwing some damn strikes.
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...
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."...
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...
Chase Headley is expected back any day now. The Gold Glove winning third baseman for the San Diego Padres suffered a fractured thumb during spring training when he jammed it on the second base bag. He has been rehabbing ever since, but Headley appears ready to join his team and come off the 15-day DL.
Austin Laymance of MLB.com says the Padres have even left an open locker...
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...
Despite Tony La Russa insisting he would never manage again after retiring from the St. Louis Cardinals following the 2011 season, rumors persist about his potential return to the dugout.
The last-place Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim would be the California resident’s destination – if the high-priced roster continues to lose games, says Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer...
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) -- 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...
MLB News: The San Diego Padres made a pair of moves on Wednesday, activating third baseman Chase Headley from the 15-day disabled list while placing outfielder Cameron Maybin on it.
Fantasy Ramifications: Headley, who always had a bandwagon but never the horse, came into his own in 2012 going for 31 home runs and a .286 batting average. He is considered a very solid fantasy third...
Hot News for 3B Chase Headley
This week, we look at some interesting third-base situations from around the league.
Without any further ado ...
Starter: Jedd Gyorko
Next: Jesus Guzman
On the mend: Chase Headley (thumb)
Jedd Gyorko may have been the Padres' Opening Day starter at second base, but he spent six of the team's first eight games manning third base with Chase Headley out with a...