Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/11/14
The January 23rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including the Angels need to give Mike Trout an extension now, projecting Hamilton based on swing and contract rates and much more... The Story: Jim Bowden thinks the Angels should extend Mike Trout right now. The Monkey Says: He also thinks that water is wet, that murder is bad and that Lance Armstrong might have done PEDs. I tell ya, that Jim Bowden is one controversial dude! The Story: Attempting to project Josh Hamilton's 2013 by looking into his swing and contact rates. The Monkey Says: When the name Miguel Olivo is invoked, you won't be able to help but tremble all the way to the core of your soul.  I do agree though that no matter what we see from Hamilton, his career and talent level or so unique that he is essentially unprojectable.  Still, MIGUEL OLIVO! The Story: Buster Olney thinks the 2013 Angels outfield could eventually crack this list of the best ten outfield trios ever. The Monkey Says: No pressure, Petey.  It isn't like you are the weak link or anything. The Story: Alberto Callaspo deserves your love. The Monkey Says: I know a certain dormant commenter who surely has to have some comments about this.  For the record, while I am quoted in this piece, I actually do like (but not love) Callaspo.  He is perfectly adequate and I suspect that fans don't appreciate him because they don't realize what a fine defender he is.  Either that or it simply boils down to MOAR DINGERZ! The Story: The Dodgers have a deal with Time Warner to launch their own TV network. The Monkey Says: The deal is reportedly worth nearly $8 billion.  This is another big blow to Arte Moreno and his aspirations to take over the LA baseball crown.  Not only will the Dodgers be making a ton more money, but they now also have the cache of having their very own network while the Halos are stuck as a tenant of Fox Sports, sharing their channel with other more lowly LA sports teams.  I can't help but think that this will only further prompt Arte to explore moving the Angels to downtown LA so that they can be taken more seriously as an elite sports franchise and not the pesky little brother of the Dodgers. The Story: Long-time Angel coach/front office guy Marcel Lachemann is hoping his third stint as a coach for the US at the WBC will be the charm. The Monkey Says: I really don't like the injury risk of the WBC, so I'm just glad that Lach hasn't been able to coax any of the Halo players into joining him on the team. The Story: A look at the season of prospect Eswarlin Jimenez, a guy you should definitely start following. The Monkey Says: Paul McAnulty is included in there as well, presumably for comedic purposes. The Story: An early candidate for the worst Angels-related article of the year. The Monkey Says: I know it is only January, but I think this one is going to win running away.  I'm not even sure if we should bother accepting other entries. [follow]
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