Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 10/16/14
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The March 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including 'dead arm' no longer troubling Weaver, wondering whether Trout or Harper have a higher ceiling and much more... The Story: Jered Weaver threw nearly 90 pitches with an 89 MPH fastball in an intrasquad game yesterday. The Monkey Says: His annual dead arm phase is now behind him and Weaver appears to be feeling quite good, which is a big relief for everyone. The Story: Does Mike Trout or Bryce Harper have the higher ceiling? The Monkey Says: I hate this comparison still, but given that Trout has already had a 10-WAR season, which is incredibly rare, I really don't see how he doesn't have a higher ceiling. The Story: The Angels maintain they aren't interested in Lohse, but haven't totally closed the door. The Monkey Says: JeDi speak at its finest. The Story: Even though Tommy Hanson says he feels fine, we should probably still worry. The Monkey Says: Seeing how the Angels have had several starting pitchers hide injuries for months on end in recent years, nothing would shock me less than Hanson going down in July, admitting his shoulder or elbow has been bothering him since March. The Story: David Carpenter is hoping to land one of the final spots in the bullpen. The Monkey Says: He and Richards are the front runners, but Fernando Cabrera could have a shot too. I also wouldn't be surprised if they keep Nick Maronde on the roster until the minor league season starts since Sean Burnett has not looked very good so far. The Story: Bill Hall will likely be released by Tuesday, then re-signed to a standard minor league contract. The Monkey Says: Hall just isn't healthy right now, but the Halos really seem to like him. Doing this bit of paperwork would allow them to stash him in the minors until he can get healthy without the Angels being forced to burn a 40-man roster spot on him so he can convalesce on the DL. The Story: Chris Iannetta, Sean Burnett and Jason Vargas are ranked somewhere between 301 and 400 according to Baseball Tonight. The Monkey Says: These rankings are utterly meaningless and meant only to ignite stupid, pointless debates. Speaking of which the first Angels Player Power Rankings of the season will make their triumphant return on Opening Day! The Story: Sports on Earth predicts the Angels to win the AL West. The Monkey Says: Clearly this writer is very smart. The Story: Oddsmakers have Mike Trout as a 6/1 favorite to win the AL MVP with Pujols and Hamilton not far behind. The Monkey Says: They also have Weaver as the co-favorite for the AL Cy Young, even though they spelled his first name wrong. [follow]
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