Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/16/14
Mlb_jun_06_3df2
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. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

Report: Sam Bradford wouldn't sign extension with Browns

Jimbo Fisher: Winston is victim of ‘character assassination’

Russell Wilson on contract: 'It's going to work out'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Kentucky seeks one kind of history, Coach K makes another

Matt Stafford's fiancee rips newspaper over article

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Frozen Four: Providence earns first bid since 1985

Report: Discussions to bring NFL team to L.A. are progressing

Report: Chris Mullin expected to take St. John's job

Top 10 stories from NCAA Tourney's second weekend

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: How can every team win?

WrestleMania 31 results: Rollins cashes in, Rousey appears

Five soon-to-be NBA free agents with a lot on the line

WATCH: Russell Wilson hits home run during Rangers BP

Hooked 'em: Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Adam Morrison trolled fan who made JJ Redick comment

Jim Harbaugh finished fourth in student government election

WATCH: Notre Dame gets warm reception upon return home

WATCH: Kris Letang hospitalized after hit

Aaron Rodgers, sportswriter get into it over on-court access

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It's sparring tall-tale season

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: Can every team win?

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Report: Chris Mullin to take St. John's job

Report: NFL looking into more cameras

CC Sabathia goes off about spring stats

John Fox: Cutler will have to earn job

Texas eyeing Shaka Smart, Gregg Marshall?

WATCH: Brady jumps off cliff in Costa Rica

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.