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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 o...
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Interview conducted on January 23, 2013 by David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
Whenever I go to a meeting, I hope to get just one bit of useful information in order to call the meeting a success. Sometimes that doesn’t always happen, but I am always hopeful.
Yesterday I met with Jerry Dipoto, the General Manager for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. I hoped to ask...
By Gregory Bird - AngelsWin.com Columnist
In our first two articles we looked in depth at Torii’s performance last year batting second. We also examined the candidates to replace him. But it’s still unclear, so we ask again: Who goes in the two-hole in 2013? Of course, we all want a lineup—billed as the most prolific of our era— to live up to expectations and carry the...
This is a question that doesn't deserve to be dignified with an answer. C'mon now, shouldn't Josh Hamilton really be batting 2nd in the Angels’ lineup come 2013? The answer is so obvious, who wouldn't want to see a Trout-Hamilton-Pujols-Trumbo lineup? That is easily the deadliest 1-4 in all of baseball within recent memory. I haven't been a fan of baseball as...
The January 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Wells not likely to be traded, wondering if Luis Jimenez could be a breakout candidate and much more...
The Story: Thanks to Delmon Young signing in Philadelphia, it now appears "likely" that Vernon Wells will not be traded before Opening Day.
The Monkey Says: Delmon Young...
While Los Angeles Angels outfielder Vernon Wells has been
involved in several trade rumors this offseason, it is “very” likely that he
remains with the Halos, according to Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com.
Source said last week it's "very" likely Vernon Wells starts season on #Angels. Chances even greater now w/ #Phillies signing Delmon Young.
— Alden Gonzalez...
Few people benefitted more from this offseason (indirectly) than Erick Aybar. Assuming he holds down the second spot in the Angels stacked lineup like MLBDepthCharts.com projects, it’s virtually impossible for him to score fewer than the 85 runs we project. Josh Hamilton and Albert Pujols might be baseball’s best 3-4 duo, and if they’re not it’s only because Detroit has the...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about pitcher injuries and pitching prospects, hitter BABIPs (specifically Mike Trout`s), and whether they boo baseball players.
Watching Howie Kendrick hit has always been a joy for me. The way he sprays line drives all over the field is simply fun to watch. When a hitter is consistently able to square the ball up no matter the location, they are pretty special. Kendrick falls into this category when he is going well, as he is extremely tough to get out and seems to hit everything. Angel...
The January 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout accepts RoY award, the 2002 Angels bullpen one of the best ever and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout formally accepts his AL Rookie of the Year award.
The Monkey Says: Public speaking is not one of his five tools. I'm a bit disappointed in him for not taking a jab at...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with this year's catching prospect du jour. Maybe this one will actually work out.
Position: C Highest Level: Low-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'1" Weight: 205 lbs.
Age: 23 Born: 1/10/90
2012 Season Stats
Low-A: 214 PA, .268 AVG, .385 OBP, .419 SLG, 7 2B, 1 3B, 6 HR, 23 RBI, 38 SO, 1 SB...
I'm sure there is a better way to do this, and I'll try to figure it out, but I wanted to get my hitter rankings and projections out there for the viewing public. I know a lot of die hard fantasy baseball players are already in full gear with their rankings and mock drafts so this should help. The way I did my rankings this year was a little different...
Courtesy riceweevil.com Ruben Amaro has done it once again. In a market where Josh Hamilton gets $125 million and Cody Ross gets $24 million, he had to be patient and wait for the big catch. Finally on January 22 the Phillies landed their righthanded power bat. Well-done, Ruben. The hole...