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The October 11th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including questioning the firing of Eppard and Picciolo, Trout credits his father for his development and much more...
The Story: T.J. Simers trolls questions the firing of Jim Eppard and Rob Picciolo.
The Monkey Says: Simers, an actual high-paid journalist, uses two people losing their livelihood to craft his little play without ever actually doing any real reporting to see if there is a reason beyond the public statement given about the firing. This is what T.J. Simers does and why I wish this piece of excrement didn't somehow leak out of the OC Register's normally ironclad paywall.
The Story: Mike Trout talks about how is father guided him to be the person he is today.
The Monkey Says: I kind of want Jeff Trout to adopt me now.
The Story: Long-time scout Jeff Schugel is leaving the Angel organization.
The Monkey Says: This seems like another issue of the new regime squeezing out members of the old guard, not that doign so is necessarily a good or bad thing. It is curious though when a guy leaves an organization while his own son is in the club's minor league system and nearing the majors.
The Story: Triple-A hitting coach Francisco Matos could be a candidate for the assistant hitting coach job.
The Monkey Says: He reportedly made a good impression when he helped out during the final weeks of the season. At 44, he is a relatively young guy, so it might be a nice addition to have a younger coach in the dugout, not that he is all that much younger than Butcher and Ebel.
The Story: What would/could teams trade for David Price?
The Monkey Says: I include this here because there is no doubt that people will try and suggest the Angels as a landing spot for Price. It isn't going to happen. Not now. Not never. Using James Shields as a frame of reference, the Halos don't have anything resembling the kind of elite prospect to headline a package for Price. That being said, it has long been thought that Trumbo going to Tampa for a lesser pitcher like Jeremy Hellickson makes a lot of sense.
The Story: The best photos from the 2013 Angels season.
The Monkey Says: I know we are supposed to appreciate the art of the photos, but I feel like the mosaic is incomplete without at least one photo of Scioscia Face.
BEST OF MAXIM
While episode 21 was billed as the last podcast for the season, we decided to do one more! Join hosts Adam Dodge and Geoff Stoddart as they welcome back AngelsWin.com founder, Chuck Richter, for the real end of season podcast.
The AngelsWin.com crew looked back at the 2013 season, Mike Trout and a possible big-time contract in the cards, while going over what the club needs...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
OCT. 11, 2002
ALCS GAME 3
TWINS AT ANGELS
ANAHEIM -- A walk, a sacrifice bunt, a single, a fielder's choice, another walk and a flyout amounted to nothing for the Angels in the seventh inning of Game 3 of the American League Championship Series.
So Troy Glaus did it his way.
Leading off the eighth inning, the Angels...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
OCT. 10, 2002
ANAHEIM -- Tim Salmon's right hamstring injury felt so much better Thursday that the Angels right fielder expects to be in the starting lineup for Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Minnesota Twins.
``Right now, I don't feel there should be any reason why I couldn...
The October 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including speculation on Angel coaching staff vacancies, five minor league coaches fired and much more...
The Story: Alden Gonzalez speculates on who might fill the vacancies on the Angels' coaching staff.
The Monkey Says: I'd be surprised if Omar Vizquel didn't get appointed to some sort...
Before the season, we fans all obsess over the various projections models that attempt to tell us how our teams and players are expected to perform. As Angel fans know quite well, these projections are far from perfect as the Halos have made a habit of soundly beating the projections or getting savagely beaten by them.
Now that the season is over, it seems prudent to look back...
By Greg Bird, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
The Angels missed out on the postseason yet again and we are all disappointed. While the postseason moves on without us the Angels Front Office is evaluating its players and the entire organization. I’d like to write some offseason articles evaluating our current roster. This piece will evaluate the team using the same statistics which...
In case you weren’t aware, the MLB playoffs are currently underway. Sadly, the Angels are not part of the October festivities. Equally as sad, the Dodgers ARE taking part in said festivities.
Battling in the NLCS, the Dodgers have made it to the pinnacle of the National League while the Angels ended the season third in their division, 14 games out of even wild card contention...
It is “factually” “true” both that (a) the Arizona Fall League only just commenced yesterday and also that (b) AFL performances, even after having been regressed and adjusted for environment, are of questionable utility so far as evaluating prospects is concerned. (See, for example, Mike Trout‘s performance there in 2011.)
That said, for those of us not currently present...
I’ve been working on my top 10 for 2014 for a few days. My Braves suffered a devastating loss last night and despite not wanting to think about baseball for a long while, I couldn’t let it go.
I began doing some preliminary research on my top 10 for 2014 about a week ago. I was surprised at how hard I had to work in order to actually get 10 players in it. After my first 4 or...