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The August 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Vargas and Aybar come off waivers, Buckner recalled, Cowgill optioned and much more...
The Story: The waiver period expired on Jason Vargas and Erick Aybar and both players remained with the team.
The Monkey Says: As of this writing it is unclear whether or not they both passed through waivers or if either was pulled back. Further tweets from DiGiovanna intimated that Vargas is here to stay but that maybe Aybar's status was not fully decided yet. It is worth noting that if either had been claimed, the claiming team would 48 hours from the end of the waiver period to work something out.
The Story: The Angels optioned Collin Cowgill to Triple-A, added Billy Buckner to the active roster and transferred Robert Coello to the 60-day DL.
The Monkey Says: This has nothing to do with the promised rotation changes. Buckner was an emergency promotion to have another arm available the day afte...
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Joe Blanton has been the worst pitcher in baseball this season, and that’s not an exaggeration. Whether he’s been starting or relieving for the Los Angeles Angels, his results have been equally awful. In fact, he’s been so bad that he could win the pitching triple crown … in all the wrong categories. Blanton currently […]
Rumors of Los Angeles Angels 1B/DH Albert Pujols demise have been greatly exaggerated. At least according to Albert Pujols. Despite what is unquestionably his worst season in the majors (fewest AB, fewest HR, lowest avg, it goes on), he can’t wait for next season to prove doubters wrong.
According to Enrique Rojas of ESPNDeportes.com, Albert feels like there is optimism to...
ANAHEIM, Calif. Silver linings are tough to find these days. The Angels keep looking for them, but all they see are mounting losses.
They don't have Mike Trout, who sat for a third consecutive game because of a right hamstring injury. They don't have Albert Pujols, whose foot injury has knocked him out for the rest of the season. Second baseman Howie Kendrick still isn...
While it's a good thing the Los Angeles Angels are not sending Mike Trout out to play with a lingering hamstring strain, it's concerning that the injury has not improved all that much. Many times teams will let star player try to work throughout he injury with a few days off, but it seems hamstring injuries tend to need a trip to the DL. Especially this season.
Hank Conger was lucky not to suffer a fractured hand after a fouled off bunt attempt. The Los Angeles Angels' 25-year old catcher was seen with his hand heavily wrapped after last night's game, but fortunately, the diagnosis is just a bruise.
Hank Conger had his right hand heavily wrapped after foul bunt, but said he's fine. No broken bones. Just bruising. #Angels...
Recently, I was asked what I think turns out to be a pretty interesting thought experiment: if Mike Trout was released by the Angels and became a free agent, but decided he did not want to sign long term with any other team and simply preferred to go year to year instead, where would the […]
In case it somehow escaped your attention, Joe Blanton is not very good at baseball. One could even go so far as to say that he is bad it. And when I say one could say that, I mean that just about everyone who has seen him pitch this season have said that or something much worse and much more expletive-laden.
It is all very funny to lambaste Blanton for being terrible. Perhaps...
The August 23rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Bourjos won't blame wrist for struggles, how much could Trout make on a one-year deal and much more...
The Story: Peter Bourjos won't blame his ailing wrist for his slump since coming off the DL.
The Monkey Says: Well, that's valiant of him and all, but he probably should blame his...
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The August 21st, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including best-case scenario for Pujols, Wilson confident Hamilton will bounce back and much more...
The Story: What is the best-case scenario for the rest of Albert Pujols' career?
The Monkey Says: So you're saying there's a chance? This is a great article in that it points out just how hard...
Worth noting: As the end of the season approaches, the Mets have already started looking ahead to the 2014 campaign. The most important part of that checklist includes shelving pitchers who have reached their innings limits. Matthew Bowman, who made the transition from reliever to starter this year, was the first player shut down under those guidelines. The 22-year-old amassed 127...
By Joe Haakenson, AngelsWin.com Contributor -
AUG. 22, 2002
GAME 126 - ANGELS AT YANKEES
NEW YORK -- The Angels will have you believe it was only one loss, no more, no less.
But their 4-2 setback to the New York Yankees Thursday night had a little more significance in the standings, what Angels manager Mike Scioscia calls their ``report card.''
For the previous...
Striking out and getting hit by a pitch have to be the worst feelings in baseball — both physically and emotionally. So what happens when you are the recipient of both at the same time?
The Angels' Erick Aybar found that out Monday after striking out swinging while being hit by a Joe Smith pitch in the bottom of the eighth inning.
In case you're unfamiliar with the...
With the revocable waiver trade portion of the year coming to a close at the end of the month, teams are still fishing. The latest bait to be dipped in the trade market waters is that of Los Angeles Angels infielder Erick Aybar and pitcher Jason Vargas. Both have been placed on waivers.
Source: #Angels’ Vargas, Aybar on revocable trade waivers. Waivers expire Wednesday...