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The June 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Sean Burnett out at least a month, Robert Coello placed on the DL, Dane De La Rosa recalled and much more...
The Story: Sean Burnett's exam found no new damage, but he won't touch a baseball for at least a month.
The Monkey Says: So there is no surgery, but there is also no real idea of what he needs to do to get healthy. Shutting him down for a month amounts to just crossing their fingers that things work themselves out in that time. Even if they do, he is going to need several weeks of progressing through a throwing program to be ready for big league action again. Best case scenario, he returns in early August. It seems far more likely that by the time he is healthy, the Angels are out of contention and just keep him on the DL for the rest of the season.
The Story: Robert Coello was placed on the DL with shoulder inflammation and Dane De La Rosa was recalled to take his place.
The Monkey Says: Coello claims his arm problems started a week or two ago, which is conveniently right before he started not being able to get anyone out.
The Story: Ryan Madson is beyond frustrated with his recovery from elbow surgery.
The Monkey Says: I suppose he will be the next one to get another check up from Dr. Andrews. He also seems like a poor bet to contribute much of anything to the Angels this season.
The Story: Peter Bourjos is keeping his opinion to himself regarding whether he or Trout play center and/or bat leadoff.
The Monkey Says: Even Bourjos knows that you don't tug on Superman's cape. Albert Pujols, however, did weigh in and told Jeff Fletcher of the OC Register yesterday that the idea of Trout's defensive position impacting his offense is downright laughable.
The Story: Angel players believe that injuries have been a primary culprit in their terrible start.
The Monkey Says: That's a nice excuse and it does hold some weight, but there is so much more with this team than a few injuries to the pitching staff. The real issue is that several stars who have been healthy have performed well below expectations.
The Story: Does the pressure of high expectations hinder teams and players?
The Monkey Says: It probably doesn't help, but I tend to think it is more just losing in general that puts pressure on guys. Many Angels, including Trout, have talked openly about how the Halos are making matters worse for themselves because they are putting too much pressure on themselves to produce. It is a real thing, but I think it is a chicken or the egg debate.-
The Story: The Battle of Los Angeles featuring much Blanton bashing.
The Monkey Says: And lots and lots of Puig because that is unavoidable at all times now.
The Story: Could Joe Blanton tie or surpass the team record for losses, which is 19.
The Monkey Says: Win-loss record for a pitcher is stupid, so let's not spend much time worrying about this. Also, I have a hard time thinking he can continue to pitch that poorly and not eventually get replaced in the rotation.
BEST OF MAXIM
Check out Peter Bourjos' amazing catch as he went up and over the centerfield fence to rob J.J. Hardy of a home run in tonight's contest against the Baltimore Orioles.
Mike Trout robbed Hardy of a home run last season in Baltimore and it became the catch of the year. The Angels even put together a poster of Trout's catch and gave it away to the fans in attendance on...
The Los Angeles Angels placed right-handed reliever Robert Coello on the 15-day disabled list yesterday due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder, according to Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times.
Coello was nearly unhittable in his first 11 appearances for the Angels, posting an ERA of 0.68 over that span. However, he's been hit hard in his last two outings, getting...
The Los Angeles Angels have activated outfielder Peter Bourjos from the 15-day disabled list, a move that will shift All-Star Mike Trout to left field when Bourjos is in the lineup.
Bourjos, who missed 38 games with a left hamstring strain, was in the starting lineup Monday night against the Orioles. He was hitting .313 with two homers and eight RBIs before his injury
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 Coolstandings.com 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...
The June 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Bourjos activated, Nelson DFA'd, Burnett visiting Dr. Andrews and much more...
The Story: Peter Bourjos was activated from the DL yesterday with Chris Nelson getting designated for assignment to make room on the roster.
The Monkey Says: Bourjos returned to play center (get over it, people)...
It's understandable that Los Angeles Angels reliever Ryan Madson would look to any method possible to get back on the field. He is far-removed from Tommy John surgery - 14 months now - but is still struggling with elbow issues, and he has yet to pitch this season. In fact, Madson has not pitched since 2011. So when asked, Madson says he thinks if HGH were legal, it could...
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...
Tweet When Los Angeles Angels manager Mike Scioscia fills out his lineup card and inserts the name Peter Bourjos he doesn’t necessarily do so for offensive purposes. That’s what Albert Pujols, Mark Trumbo, Mike Trout, and Josh Hamilton are for. Bourjos’ defensive capabilities are good enough to shift Trout, pretty impressive with the glove [...]
Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer -
Richter started a thread on www.AngelsWin.com 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
BRINGING IT BACK
Last June in Baltimore, Mike Trout made an amazing catch to rob JJ Hardy of the Orioles of a home run at the center field wall. This June, it was Peter Bourjos' turn. The Los Angeles center fielder made this remarkable grab of Hardy's deep fly ball in the first inning of Tuesday's Angels-Orioles game, dredging up memories of Trout's insane catch from a year ago. There...
By Greg Bird, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
Let me start the train of articles pointing the finger at who’s to blame for this Halo mess. The season looks bleak and long at this point. Everything seems to be going wrong and I mean everything. The question is could the Angels have done things differently and changed their fortunes? I want to look back at the offseason pitching...
Puigmania hits Los Angeles, the Redbirds finally win in extras, Cleveland can't win on the road and is Howie Kendrick really the Angels' best...
The Angels continue to confound with their winless ways. They pitched well, they played remarkable, stunning, jaw-dropping defense, and still couldn't defeat the Baltimore Orioles. Starter Jason Vargas pitched as well as he could've. Peter Bourjos, fresh off the DL, showed just why he is in centerfield instead of Mike Trout, robbing JJ Hardy (the same guy Trout robbed last...