Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 9/10/12

The September 10th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver making progress towards a return, Red Sox want to hire Scioscia, Trumbo and Wells officially sharing time and much more...

The Story: Jered Weaver had a pain-free throwing session and is progressing towards a return to the rotation.

The Monkey Says: It sounds as if he will be re-assessed on Monday and then they might actually set a date for the return, but they babied Weaver last time he got hurt, so there is no telling when that could be.  Wednesday is the earliest possible date for him to return, but that sounds optimistic based on the current information.

The Story: The Red Sox could target Mike Scioscia as their next manager should he get fired by the Angels after this season.

The Monkey Says: Good luck with that.  Maybe Scioscia will be tempted by the big market, but I would be more inclined to think that Scioscia, who was infamously touted as a power monger in Anaheim coming into this season, would be scared off by the huge power structure that exists in Boston ownership and management.  It seems far more likely that if he were to get let go by the Angels that he would maybe sit out a year and wait for the Dodgers to blow out Don Mattingly (and I am not sure they would even wait a year if they knew they could hire Scisocia).

The Story: Mark Trumbo and Vernon Wells will officially share time in left field for the foreseeable future.

The Monkey Says: This has "unofficially" been the case for the last week or two.  As of right now, they seem to be alternating days, but one would have to think that Trumbo's playing time will diminsh even further if he doesn't start showing some signs of life soon.

The Story: The Angels need a fill-in starter for Tuesday's game.

The Monkey Says: Jerome Williams hasn't been used much lately but has been effective when called upon.  The other option is Barry Enright who isn't very good but has the advantage of never being seen before, at least in the AL.  Williams seems like the obvious choice still.  Whoever they choose should be on an exceptionally short leash.

The Story: Maicer Izturis will miss at least a few days with his ribcage injury.

The Monkey Says: With Romine up and Callaspo hitting well, this isn't much of a loss.

The Story: The possible off-season outcomes for the Angels and Dan Haren.

The Monkey Says: With Haren pitching well again, the only reason I can see the Halos not picking up his player option is if they have reason to believe his back problems will become chronic.

The Story: Erick Aybar is keeping Brandon McCarthy in his thoughts.

The Monkey Says: Thankfully, it looks like McCarthy is on the road to recovery.

The Story: C.J. Wilson talks about the importance of momentum.

The Monkey Says: I'm just impressed that he made it all the way through that statement without a PMA reference.

The Story: Fred Lynn advises Mike Trout to ignore the hype over his stellar rookie season.

The Monkey Says: If anyone would know, it is Fred Lynn.  You best listen up, Mikey.

The Story: Mike Trout set a team record for homers from the leadoff spot.

The Monkey Says: The first of many team records that Trout will hopefully be setting over the next two decades.

The Story: A scouting report on Nick Maronde.

The Monkey Says: How his change-up develops will be key as it will dictate whether or not he remains in the rotation.  Obviously we have seen that he can use his slider and fastball to get big league hitters to swing and miss, but the change is what will allow him to be able to handle right-handed batters too.

The Story: Albert Pujols has quietly seen his production rebound back to excellent levels.

The Monkey Says: It is still a far cry from what was expected from him, but it is more than most of us would have wished for after his abysmal start.  In fact, if I recall correctly, the ESPN Baseball Today podcast had a bet on whether Pujols could claw his way back to a .300 average and 30 HR by season end.  He is sitting on 29 homers now and his average is at .289, so he is almost there, though I'm not sure he has quite enough time to pump up his average another 11 points.

The Story: At age 40, Jason Isringhausen is still contributing.

The Monkey Says: I figured everyone would get a good laugh out of that headline.  Clearly this fill-in beat writer for the Angels hasn't checked Izzy's game logs for the second half of the season.


Five most anticipated September MLB call-ups
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Zach Johnson unloads on Olympic golf

Drew Brees says players do not trust league office, Goodell

Lawsuit over Hall of Fame Game refiled after McAfee comments

Report: Griffin plans to re-sign with Clippers, won't be traded

Report: Wentz unlikely to see any playing time this season


Minnesota Wild names Prince’s ‘Let’s Go Crazy’ official goal song

Gabby Douglas joining judges for Miss America pageant

Recruit decommits from Michigan after mail mistake

Dez Bryant reportedly suffers concussion at practice

Kobe Bryant to be honored with his own day in LA on 8/24

Colts sign Antonio Cromartie

Revisiting the 10 biggest mistakes of the NFL offseason

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

Washington's Josh Norman speaks candidly about multiple NFL talking points

Derrick Rose: Knicks have chance to win every game

Ranking the MLB divisional races

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

NFL players under most pressure in preseason Week 3

Tre Mason's mother: RB is like '10-year-old' due to head injuries

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

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.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

One Gotta Go: NFL legends (and Jose Canseco!) have no love for Captain America

Four WNBA teams to pay attention to post-Olympic break

Madden 17 shows how vital a fresh coat of paint can be

Why people just can't get behind the Washington Nationals

QUIZ: Name every player to win a championship with Kobe Bryant

Inside the Pokemon World Championships, where masters are born

What we learned from this year's baffling SummerSlam event

Football Down Under: Looking back at college football overseas

31 memories from the XXXI Olympiad

A push for Heath Slater is a push for America

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker