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The June 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout back in the MVP debate, Angels fans are not paying attention and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout has re-inserted himself into the AL MVP debate against Miguel Cabrera... again.
The Monkey Says: Trout, Cabrera and Chris Davis are all neck-and-neck in terms of WAR, but I have a hard time seeing the media supporting Trout for MVP when the Angels are playing so poorly. Whether you agree with it or not, the Angels are underachievers and the media writers will use that against him come voting time.
The Story: LA Angels fans are reading and knitting at the Big A instead of watching games.
The Monkey Says: Funny, but this happens at every stadium because for some reason people show up for the game even though they don't care about the game. This will all seem commonplace ten years from now when all ballparks have full wifi coverage and half the fans are staring at their phones and tablets the whole game.
The Story: The Angels should be concerned about Jered Weaver.
The Monkey Says: The concern is definitely cropping up, but there is no need to panic yet as we can still hide behind the excuse of Weaver being out for nearly two months with injury.
The Story: Will the Angels be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?
The Monkey Says: They'd have to go on an amazing run to put themselves into a buying position at this point. The real question is will they sell and if so, how much will they sell? My hunch is they know they need to sell and will be rather aggressive in shopping guys going into free agency as well as any other guys they deem replaceable.
The Story: The quietly excellent offensive season of Peter Bourjos.
The Monkey Says: The regression is bound to come, but it seems like he has erased a lot of the doubt that his 2012 campaign created. Well, doubt related to performance. The doubt about him staying healthy is very much alive and kicking.
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Mike Trout is only 21 years old and in his second big league season, but it’s not too early to start talking about the phenom’s chances of making it to Cooperstown. SUBWAY® is celebrating “The Boys in the Hall” and asked us to evaluate Trout’s likelihood of becoming a Hall of Fame player. Based on [...]
DETROIT Angels pitcher Jason Vargas will undergo surgery this week to remove a blood clot from his left armpit area, a procedure that is expected to sideline the left hander for three weeks to a month.
Vargas was examined Monday by Dr. Peter Lawrence of the UCLA Medical Center. Lawrence confirmed the initial diagnosis and recommended surgery, which will be performed by Dr. Russell...
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have signed Hunter Green, their first pick of the 2013 MLB Draft. Green is a 6-foot-4, 180 pound, seventeen-year-old (eighteen on July 12), left-handed pitcher out of Warren East High School in Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The wait to draft Green was long for Angels Scouting Director Ric Wilson, as the Angels did not have a first round pick, and had...
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos
yesterday, as he exited the team’s contest against the Pittsburgh Pirates after
injuring his left thumb. As of last night, the Angels were still awaiting results
of initial tests on Bourjos’ thumb, according to William Boor of MLB.com.
While it’s unclear exactly when the injury was sustained, it
The Los Angeles Angels lost center fielder Peter Bourjos to a thumb injury this weekend. X-rays were negative, and Bourjos told Mike DiGiovanna of The Los Angeles Times that he will be expects to be able to avoid a stint on the disabled list.
Bourjos suffered the injury while attempting to break up a double play. While sliding, his thumb got caught on second base and he was forced...
The June 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson may be done for the season, Vargas out 4-6 weeks, Hamilton and Bourjos injured and much more...
The Story: Mike Scioscia admits it is possible that Ryan Madson may not pitch at all in 2013.
The Monkey Says: What disaster this Madson signing turned out to be. It is just a shame for the guy...
The June 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Vargas to miss a month with surgery, Bourjos ready to play, Halos acquire Cowgill and much more...
The Story: Jason Vargas will have surgery to remove his blood clot and will miss 3-4 weeks.
The Monkey Says: That is actually great news. He won't be able to throw for two weeks, but the team...
Let's face it, this whole Josh Hamilton thing isn't working out so great. He's easily the most disappointing and most frustrating player on an incredibly disappointing and frustrating team. The problem is that Josh isn't going anywhere. We fans are just going to have to make the best of it, so to prepare you for what is sure to be a tough emotional journey, we present...
When dealing with unknown commodities of future potential, the most common analogy used within the prospect world is the stock market. Investors put their money on the line with the potential opportunity of receiving a big pay out if a company "goes big", but at the same time they are in danger of losing it all if a stock is busted. Similarly with prospects, Major League...
Albert Pujols doubled, singled, scored a run and drove one in - all in an eight-run fifth inning - and the Los Angeles Angels routed the Detroit Tigers again, 14-8 on Tuesday night.
The Angels have won seven straight against Detroit, by a combined score of 48-17. C.J. Wilson (7-5) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings for Los Angeles.
Rick Porcello (4-5) gave up seven...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 26, 2002
GAME 76 - ANGELS AT RANGERS
ARLINGTON, Texas -- Only a few days ago, Bengie Molina proclaimed ``I am not a home run hitter,'' explaining why had hit none all season.
He came close last weekend in Milwaukee, when Brewers center fielder Jeffrey Hammonds pulled one back into the park to rob him. But Wednesday...
DETROIT (AP) -- Mike Trout homered and drove in three runs, and Erick Aybar's two-run shot gave Los Angeles the lead for good as the Angels beat Detroit 7-4 on Wednesday night for their eighth consecutive win over the Tigers. The Angels have outscored the Tigers 55-21 during the streak. Miguel Cabrera and former Angels outfielder Torii Hunter homered for Detroit. Los...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
JUNE 25, 2002
GAME 75 - ANGELS AT RANGERS
ARLINGTON, Texas -- It's been a Jekyll-and-Hyde season for Angels pitcher Scott Schoeneweis, and Tuesday night at The Ballpark in Arlington, Mr. Hyde showed up again.
Schoeneweis gave up eight runs in only 4 2/3 innings and the Angels dropped their third game in the past two days...
As the halfway point of the season approaches, I think it’s fair to say most Angels' fans are wishing they could start it all over again. 11 games out in fourth place in the division really isn’t what we were expecting. On that note, here are five other thoughts that have been rattling around my brain, which I really didn’t expect to be having now, or at any point.