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The April 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson making big strides in rehab, Aybar and Jepsen to the DL, Roth and Shuck called up and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson is throwing at 100% and made it through three bullpen sessions last week.
The Monkey Says: It sure sounds like he is getting close to going out on a rehab assignment, but the team is still being cautious about setting any expectations. I'm sure they want it to be soon because they basically don't have a righty in middle relief that they trust in a high leverage situation right now.
The Story: Erick Aybar and Kevin Jepsen were placed on the disabled list with LHP Michael Roth and OF J.B. Shuck being called up to take their spots.
The Monkey Says: Jepsen had been trying, and failing, to pitch through arm soreness. Hopefully he can get healthy and back to the pitcher he was in the second half of last season. Aybar clearly just wasn't healing quickly a...
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Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim outfielder Josh Hamilton finally has hit his first big fly with his new team. After signing a five year, $125 million contract this winter, Hamilton got off to a slow start with the Angels, earning scorn from Anaheim's fans as they scuffled to a 2-8 start. But on Saturday night, Hamilton finally got on the board, homering to right center field in...
How long until the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim faithful fan base start calling for the firing of manager Mike Scioscia? Admittedly, it’s far too early into the current season to be asking this question reasonably. The problem is that for the last three seasons there have been whispers that have grown into an uproar over whether Scioscia should get a pass for winning the 2002...
Anytime we can get quotes from anonymous scouts on the blog, we make sure to do it.
Today, they’re talking about the lower-half of Albert Pujols. As much as I love to read random quotes from a scout about any player, you take it with a grain of salt because:
a. Scouts refuse to attach their name to the quote, always
b. A lot of times, scouts don’t know ****. They’ve always...
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Mike Trout hit his first home run of the season and Josh Hamilton also connected, leading C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels over the Houston Astros 4-1 Sunday.
Trout put the Angels ahead for good with his solo homer in the third inning. He also doubled and scored three times.
Hamilton tripled and singled before hitting his second homer of the year,...
The Angels recently shifted Garrett Richards from a middle relief role to starting role, promoted Luis Jimenez from AAA to the Major League squad, promoted Michael Roth from AA and put him into a long relief scenario in which he’ll piggy-back on Richards’ starts and promoted the recently acquired Dane De La Rosa to the bullpen from AAA. Undoubtedly while some news sources believe...
The last few days there has been increasing chatter about how the loss of Torii Hunter has turned the Angels into mindless zombies who show little or no emotion on the field. I bemoaned the lack of interest just yesterday, although I think the Hunter thing is a bit overblown. In reality, the Angels just needed some kind of spark. Tonight, Albert Pujols reminded us that this is his...
Josh Hamilton homering and Albert Pujols hitting a game-ending double. Just what the Los Angeles Angels needed to end a five-game losing streak.
Hamilton hit his first home run for the Angels and Pujols hit a two-run double off Jose Veras with two outs in the ninth inning, helping Los Angeles beat the Houston Astros 5-4 on Saturday night.
''It's good to get the first...
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...
Despite Tony La Russa insisting he would never manage again after retiring from the St. Louis Cardinals following the 2011 season, rumors persist about his potential return to the dugout.
The last-place Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim would be the California resident’s destination – if the high-priced roster continues to lose games, says Charley Walters of the St. Paul Pioneer...
Ben and Sam discuss how big a signing bonus Mark Appel will get in the amateur draft, then assess Mike Scioscia`s job security.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Joe Mauer had a home run among his four hits and drove in three runs for the Minnesota Twins in an 8-2 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on a cold, windy Monday night that helped send several fly balls to the deepest parts of Target Field.
Kevin Correia (1-1) earned his first American League win after finishing seven innings for the third time in as many starts...
On Saturday morning the Angels promoted LHP Michael Roth from AA Arkansas. Who, you might ask is Michael Roth and why should we care? A few reasons. It isn't as if Roth is a special prospect, in fact in terms of projectibility he may be as "run of the mill" as they come. Roth is an interesting prospect because of the circumstances surrounding the promotion and...
The April 17th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson nearing a return, Weaver using a bone stimulator to hasten his return and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson had his most complete bullpen session yet and could soon begin facing batters.
The Monkey Says: That could have him activated from the DL in the next 10-14 days which would be exactly...