Found October 10, 2012 on Monkey with a Halo:

The October 10th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including C.J. Wilson sets surgery date, prepping for the Arizona Fall League, wondering if the Angels should pursue Josh Hamilton in free agency and much more...

The Story: C.J. Wilson will undergo elbow surgery on October 23rd.

The Monkey Says: The operation is supposed to be short, which is good. What isn't good is that this apparently is the second time Wilson will be having the procedure. While it is not a major issue, it can't make the Halos feel good that this might be some kind of chronic condition that could crop up again during the remaining four years of his contract. But pitchers in their thirties only get healthier with age, right? Right? Guys? Hellooooo?

The Story: The Angels are prepping for the start of the Arizona Fall League.

The Monkey Says: The link goes to a quick breakdown of the Halos that will be participating. The only change from the previously announced roster is that Bobby Cassevah is taking Nick Maronde's spot since Maronde got plenty of work in the majors in September whereas Cassevah, while a non-prospect, might still be salveageable if he can fix his control issues and the AFL seems like a good place for him to do that. The real names to watch here though are Kaleb Cowart and Randal Grichuk as both are on the rise hitters but will be tested by the better competition in the AFL compared to the California League.

The Story: Should the Angels pursue Josh Hamilton in free agency?

The Monkey Says: My vote is an emphatic "no," which is interesting but ultimately inconsequential because who the hell am I? Anyway, it is an idea that is out there, but I really don't see it happening. The Angel lineup is working well and bringing in Hamilton, which would certainly come at the cost of Torii Hunter, could mess with something that really isn't broken. The bigger issues though are his highly concerning struggles in the final months of the season and the mental battles he fought throughout the season, not to mention his addicition issues. Whoever signs Hamilton is taking a HUGE risk and I just don't see the Angels feeling like they need to take such a gamble.



Los Angeles Angels (2012) Final Thoughts

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What will Jerry do with the Angels lineup?

The Angels' off-season is here. This much we know and this much we bemoan. What we do not know is what exactly the Halos have planned for the off-season (and whether or not we will bemoan said plans). My goal for this week is to try and figure out what it is that Angels GM Jerry Dipoto has up his sleeves. The problem is that we really only have one off-season of history...

Mike Trout Should Win the 2012 AL MVP

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Halo Headlines: Reviewing Iannetta's new contract, Maronde and Cowart rising up prospect ...

The October 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Reviewing Iannetta's new contract, Maronde and Cowart rising up prospect rankings, Angels attendance expected to continue declining and much more... The Story: A look at the logic behind Chris Iannetta's new contract. The Monkey Says: This is one of the first real in-depth, impartial...
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