Found June 14, 2013 on Monkey with a Halo:
The June 14th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels tried to draft Tebow, sign a top draft pick and much more... The Story: Former scout Tom Kotchman recalls the time the Angels tried to draft Tim Tebow. The Monkey Says: Drafting football players was an old trick the Eddie Bane regime loved for some reason. Let's just be thankful that this didn't happen because Tebowmania coming to Anaheim might have been enough to make me quit life. The Story: The Angels signed their third-round draft pick, Keynan Middleton. The Monkey Says: He signed for under slot, as did two of the other top ten picks they signed. They have one other guy who signed exactly at slot, so they have some excess pool money to throw around which will be important when it comes to them top pick Hunter Green and some of the other high school talents they drafted. The Story: Chris Nelson cleared waivers and has been assigned to Triple-A Salt Lake. The Monkey Says: Not a bad guy to have around for bench depth should the team suffer injuries in the infield. The Story: Buster Olney polled some MLB talent evaluators on the already tired Trout-Harper-Machado debate. The Monkey Says: Not that you should care anymore, but Trout won. What is interesting is that a few of the evaluators cited health as a reason to opt in favor of Machado, but Dave Schoenfield did a case study that showed how an outfielder might actually prove more durable than a third baseman like Machado. The Story: Mike Trout is no one-year wonder. The Monkey Says: Well, duh. Did anyone really think he would tank this year? I know many predicted a more mortal season, but there were no proclamations of doom that I can recall. The Story: The Angels are being victimized by left-handed pitching this season. The Monkey Says: I have to say this surprised me. The Halos murdered southpaws last year, but they aren't doing so this year and I hardly noticed. I have to think Josh Hamilton is a big part of the problem, but there are other guys who aren't holding up their end of the bargain. It will be curious to see if this doesn't correct itself by the end of the year seeing how most of their best hitters are all right-handed. [follow]

Trade Candidate: Jason Vargas

The Angels are 10 games under .500. They are 11.5 games back in the division and 9.5 games back in the Wild Card race. Baseball Prospectus and each give the Angels a roughly 5% to 7% chance of earning a playoff berth. Go ahead and cling to that hope if you want. We here at Monkey with a Halo would be ecstatic if they somehow pulled that off, but we are also realistic...

Angels' Ryan Madson in favor of players using HGH while rehabbing

It's been 14 months into recovery from Tommy John surgery and Los Angeles Angels pitcher Ryan Madson has finally reached the point where he is willing to try anything to get back on the baseball diamond — even Human Growth Hormone. "If HGH were legal, just in the process of healing, under a doctor's recommendation, in the right dosage, while you're on...

Angels' Joe Blanton to miss next start due to struggles

Angels' starting pitcher Joe Blanton (1-10) will miss his next start which was scheduled this weekend versus the New York Yankees. The nine-year veteran has a 5.87 ERA through his first 13 starts in an Angels' uniform. According to the LA Times, Mike Scioscia did not specify how long Blanton's hiatus will be, but did say that he will "push him back a couple...

Angels show progress in win over Yankees

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The Angels don't seem to be in a rush, even though June is halfway over and first place seems an ocean away. But every day they get closer to where they want to be. It's a process, manager Mike Scioscia likes to say. Baby steps. One game at a time. "We're not going to wake up tomorrow and be in first place, Scioscia said late Friday night. "...

Why I Still Watch the Games

By David Saltzer, Senior Writer -  Chuck Richter started a thread on about why he’s still watching Angels games this year. In his opinion, it’s about watching individual players: Bourjos stealing a homerun; watching Trout develop; Trumbo launching a bomb; Weaver possibly throwing another no-hitter; Kendrick competing for a batting title, etc...

Wilson pitches Angels to 5-2 win over Yankees

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- C.J. Wilson outdid Andy Pettitte with seven effective innings, Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo each had three hits and Chris Iannetta singled home the go-ahead run, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Wilson (5-5) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out four and walked three while winning for only the...

Angels Classic Rewind | Dateline: June 15th, 2002

By Joe Haakenson, Contributor -  JUNE 15, 2002 GAME 65 - ANGELS AT DODGERS LOS ANGELES – Scott Schoeneweis got shelled early and the Angels were never really in it in a 10-5 loss to the Dodgers before 52,165 at Dodger Stadium. The Dodgers hit four home runs in the game, three of them off Schoeneweis, who lasted only two innings and gave up six runs. The...

Angels 5, Yankees 2

C.J. Wilson outdid Andy Pettitte with seven effective innings, Albert Pujols and Mark Trumbo each had three hits and Chris Iannetta singled home the go-ahead run, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 5-2 victory over the New York Yankees on Friday night. Wilson (5-5) allowed two runs and five hits, struck out four and walked three while winning for only the second time in his last...

Peter Bourjos robs a homer, is decent at the defense thing

Angels Hope to use Yankees Series to Gain Momentum by: Steve Granado (@SteveGranado)

Coming off another series loss (this time to the Orioles), the Angels find themselves still 10 games under .500 (28-38). The Yankees (37-29) come to Anaheim  who find themselves in third place in the AL East and on a three game losing skid courtesy of the Oakland Athletics.  The Angels desperately need wins – but so do the Yankees. The pitching matchups are as follows: Friday...

Full Court Press: Phil Mickelson Will Fly Overnight for U.S. Open Thursday Tee Time, Peter Bourjos Amazing Catch, Anne V’s Incredible Twerk Video

Click on photo to read more about Phil Mickelson’s U.S. Open Phil Mickelson is my favorite golfer. One thing about Phil is he makes absolutely no bones about the fact his family is his number one priority, which is terrific. Now with that said, I give Phil a 50-50 chance to make the cut this weekend. Merion is a tricky course and he needed to get a practice round in. The Press...

Preview: Yankees @ Angels (6/14/13)

Andy Pettitte (5-3, 3.82 ERA) kicks off the three game series with the Angels and squares off against CJ Wilson (4-5, 4.02 ERA). Pettitte got his 250th career win in his last start, holding the Mariners to a run on three hits over 7 1/3 innings. He is 14-11 with a 4.49 ERA in 31 career starts against the Angels. In Wilson’s last start against Boston, he gave up only four runs...
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