Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 2/21/13
The February 21st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols won't play in games until mid-March, Rangers fans to give Hamilton the silent treatment and much more... The Story: Albert Pujols will not appear in Cactus League games until mid-March at the earliest. The Monkey Says: Most guys like Pujols don't play in games the first week or two anyway, so this isn't that big of a deal so long as he actually does start playing in game by that designated deadline. The Story: Some Rangers fans are planning on giving Josh Hamilton the silent treatment when he return to Arlington. The Monkey Says: You know what? I actually like this plan. I think maybe Texas fans are overreacting to his comments, but by not booing him or holding up offensive signs or anything like that they are taking the high road. The silent treatment is a great way to show your displeasure without being overly disrespectful. The Story: Sean Burnett's back is already starting to feel better. The Monkey Says: That's great. Now, let's hope he wises up and has someone else do the grocery shopping from now on. The Story: The Angels will be auditioning PA announcers during their first several spring games to replace the late David Courtney. The Monkey Says: Ugh. I had forgotten about Courtney's passing. What a bummer. The Story: How every team went about fixing their biggest hole from 2012. The Monkey Says: Really, the bigger issue for the Angels isn't getting a better back-up, it is getting Iannetta to stay healthy so that the back-up catcher isn't used so damned much. The Story: Some interesting non-roster invitees in the AL, including Brendan Harris. The Monkey Says: So you're saying that Brendan Harris is going to make the team and not hit a lick in April, just like Albert Pujols. Got it! The Story: A look at which teams drafted the players that eventually got nine-figure contracts. The Monkey Says: The Halos have two such players on their roster, but never actually developed such a player... at least until Trout gets his mega-deal in the next few years. The Story: The Angels are impressed thus far with reliever Hiroyuki Kobayashi. The Monkey Says: Don't get your hopes up yet, this reeks of the team just saying nice things about a guy to give him some confidence and motivation. The Story: Kole Calhoun is hoping to win a bench job. The Monkey Says: He's definitely qualified, but I think he'll lose out to Hall or Harris because of their ability to play multiple positions. I'm sure the team probably wants to get Calhoun regular ABs as well which is not going to happen in Anaheim unless someone gets hurt. [follow]
MORE FROM YARDBARKER:
Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Zach Johnson unloads on Olympic golf

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

Lawsuit over Hall of Fame Game refiled after McAfee comments

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

Revisiting the 10 biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Ranking the uniforms of the NFL from worst to best

24 quintessential moments of Kobe Bryant's career

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker