Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 3/19/13
The March 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Snyder could replace Conger, predictions about Trout and much more... The Story: Hank Conger's throwing looks like it is going to cost him a roster spot in the wake of the team signing Chris Snyder. The Monkey Says: I wrote yesterday that I think Snyder has the edge, which is really saying something because he is at best an average defender and doesn't look like he can hit anymore. Conger's throwing problems are just to ugly right now for him to be on a big league roster, so he pretty much has two weeks to fix those issues and get back in the team's good graces. The Story: Eight predictions about Mike Trout in 2013. The Monkey Says: I really hope he the Twitter punctuation thing comes in on that 40% side. Incredibly annoying. The Story: Picking a captain for every team in baseball. The Monkey Says: Wait! Make your pick before you read the article. OK, now click and I'm guessing very few of you picked Weaver. To me, it has to be Pujols even if he is on the decline, simply because of his stature in the game. Weaver hardly seems like a leader to me and where he was born shouldn't matter. I'd like to pick Trout, I just can't justify doing so at his age. The Story: Ranking the rotations in the AL West. The Monkey Says: Not gonna lie, kind of surprised the Halos beat out the M's. The Story: The closer job is a position battle to watch in Anaheim. The Monkey Says: Ah, yes, very clever. But I would go so far as to extrapolate the battle out passed when Madson returns to include Burnett or Downs in the mix. I'm a little nervous about Frieri still and have real doubts about Madson being effective anytime before the All-Star break. While I don't think it is likely, I would also not be surprised if on June 1st there is some sort of closer committee in place. The Story: Do the Angels have the best lineup in baseball? The Monkey Says: Maybe, but that would probably require Bourjos to be decent and for Trumbo to bounce back from his wretched second half. Let's hope this proves true because that seems to be what Dipoto is banking on with the less than impressive rotation he put together. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Grizzlies want Kevin Durant in free agency

WATCH: Karl-Anthony Towns throws down monster dunk

Dos Anjos: McGregor will 'break like a girl' at UFC 196

WATCH: D'Angelo Russell hit in groin by LeBron pass

Kobe Bryant has great response to Tyronn Lue story

Report: St. Louis Blues no longer interested in Jonathan Drouin

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Doc Rivers: Warriors have 'swagger' of defending champion

Damian Lillard added as a finalist for 2016 U.S. Olympic Team

Celtics legend Paul Pierce prepares for what ‘could be’ his last game in Boston

Free-agent WR Josh Morgan accidentally shot himself, charged with crime

Jon Beason retires after nine NFL seasons

Brewers Association sends Peyton Manning case of craft beer

Fighter says sex before fight partly to blame for loss

Kevin McHale: James Harden being out of shape hurt Rockets early

WATCH: Kevin Love re-injures left shoulder

Johnny Manziel’s grandpa on ex-girlfriend: ‘The girl has her problems’

Andy Dalton reunited with missing luggage thanks to social media

Chad ‘Ochocinco’ Johnson used to soak his ankles in urine

Why Tom Thibodeau needs to be in New York

Defensemen in high demand as NHL trade deadline looms

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

Security guard indicted for assaulting University of Houston football fan

The LeBron-Kobe rivalry and Finals matchup that never was

Mario Williams recognizes Bills may release him

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

Thank you Daniel Bryan

The timeless greatness of Jaromir Jagr

The NCAAB power rankings

Report: Kings to keep coach George Karl

Was Alain Vigneault right about NHL's lack of punishment towards Wayne Simmonds?

Report: Knicks fire coach Derek Fisher

The best and worst commercials from Super Bowl 50

Best and worst from Super Bowl 50

Six best plays from Super Bowl 50

Eli doesn't look thrilled as Peyton wins Super Bowl

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