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The August 16th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scioscia gives Butcher a vote of confidence, Angels to focus on pitching this off-season and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia gave Mike Butcher a vote of support.
The Monkey Says: Wait, how does it work when a manager on the hot seat gives a vote of confidence to a pitching coach on the hot seat? Does it even count? Or is it like a double whammy of doom?
The Story: The Angels will focus on acquiring pitching this off-season.
The Monkey Says: This report is brought to you b MLB's newest rumor reporter, Captain Obvious.
The Story: C.J. Wilson supports the expansion of instant replay.
The Monkey Says: As do I, but this implementation is pretty screwed up. The manager challenge system is completely arcane with the limitation on using just one challenge in the first six innings. What is so hysterical about it is that MLB admits that even the managers themselves do not want a challenge system, but MLB is going to go ahead with it anyway, presumably due to concerns over game length. Never change, MLB. Never change.
The Story: A prospect retrospective of C.J. Wilson.
The Monkey Says: Definitely an interesting route for a player, especially to see him add so much velocity despite being a college player.
BEST OF MAXIM
When the Los Angeles Angels placed first baseman Albert Pujols on the disabled list with a partially torn plantar fascia, most expected
him to be done for the remainder of the season. Pujols said that he was hopeful
he could return in 2013, but with the Angels in the midst of another losing
season, many considered this to be lip service, a mere pipe dream. However,
ANAHEIM, Calif. This should have been a memorable season for Peter Bourjos, but like the team he plays for, big expectations fell flat.
It wasn't Bourjos' fault. Far from it. A summer that looked like his opportunity to bloom as a center fielder and leadoff hitter basically turned to mush.
Bourjos fell victim to injuries that cost him 77 games, the latest a broken right...
The Los Angeles Angels are expecting to activate center fielder Peter Bourjos from the disabled list tomorrow and insert him back in their lineup as they start a three-game series against the Houston Astros, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Bourjos has been out since the end of June with a fractured right wrist. He's been rehabbing with the Angels' Triple-A affiliate...
Jered Weaver had arguably the worst outing of his career, and the Angels' offense once again crept quietly into the night on Wednesday. As is the theme in these remaining games of this, the abysmal 2013 season, the Angels did nothing well. They didn't pitch well and they didn't hit well either.
And, as is also the theme of this year, the Angels'...
The August 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Bourjos to return Friday, the inevitable Mike Trout contract extension and much more...
The Story: Peter Bourjos will return from the disabled this Friday.
The Monkey Says: Which is only going to make it more difficult for Mike Scioscia to find a way to get playing time for Kole Calhoun.
Chris Nelson was headed toward the showers when he walked past C.J. Wilson's locker in the Los Angeles Angels' clubhouse.
''What's up, hero?'' Wilson said with a wry grin.
''Me? No,'' Nelson replied.
That must be exactly what the New York Yankees are thinking.
Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam...
Let's play a game, one of my favorites, blind stat lines. I'm going to give you five stat lines without names attached and you get to guess who they are:
Player A: .204 AVG, .298 OBP, .393 SLG, .189 ISO, .305 wOBA, 93 wRC+, 11.0 BB%, 26.3 K%
Player B: .215 AVG, .307 OBP, .373 SLG, .158 ISO, .303 wOBA, 93 wRC+, 11.2 BB%, 32.0 K%
Player C: .261 AVG, .302 OBP, .397...
In a series that had the Halos faltering from the mound and the plate, C.J. Wilson and Chris Nelson turned in great performances to help the Angels avoid a four game sweep. Wilson pitched 6 2/3 innings, giving up only one run, while Nelson did his best Alfonso Soriano impression, driving in 5 runs. His grand salami in the 8th inning gave the Angels a 7 run lead, thus granting...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Chris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees 8-4 on Thursday.
Josh Hamilton and rookie J.B. Shuck each had an RBI single to help the struggling Angels prevent a four-game sweep. Wilson (13-6) won his fifth consecutive decision, keeping...
Chris Nelson hit his first two home runs of the season, including a grand slam against his former team, to send C.J. Wilson and the Los Angeles Angels past the New York Yankees 8-4 on Thursday.
Josh Hamilton and rookie J.B. Shuck each had an RBI single to help the struggling Angels prevent a four-game sweep. Wilson (13-6) won his fifth consecutive decision, keeping Alfonso Soriano...