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Monkey with a Halo:
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 just ruins everything. I can't say that this is a huge surprise, but it is still disappointing if only because Wells needs a fresh start and I still worry about Scioscia being tempted to use Wells over Bourjos the first time Petey goes into a slump.
The Story: Could 3B prospect Luis Jimenez buck his scouting profile and breakout as a quality big leaguer?
The Monkey Says: It is more of a hunch than any real educated analysis. One thing I will give Luis credit for is that even though he is a free-swinger, he actually makes a lot of contact and doesn't strike out much, so there could be a little more something there because we have seen players in the past succeed even though they don't draw walks by compensating for it by just being able to make good contact with everything. I'm not sure Lucho is one of those guys, but I'd sure like to see him get some kind of a chance at the bigs this season.
The Story: A look at the Angels outfield depth chart heading into the season.
The Monkey Says: Ah, the much overlooked Scott Cousins suggestion. He's been passed around this off-season, but teams do like him and I can't help but wonder if he won't beat out Calhoun for the final OF spot if only so Calhoun can get regular playing time in Salt Lake. Trent Oeltjen might have an outside shot too as he is also left-handed with a bit of pop and speed, though I am pretty sure that the Rich Thompson era taught us that Mike Scioscia has little tolerance for Australians. There's J.B Shuck too who has a strong case merely because his name is J.B. Shuck.
The Story: Angels AGM Scott Servais and new Arkansas manager Tim Bogar will be speakers at an upcoming event for the Travs.
The Monkey Says: Someone needs to attend this and ask Servais how well he and Scioscia are getting along.
BEST OF MAXIM
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...
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...
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 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...
Ben and Sam answer listener emails about pitcher injuries and pitching prospects, hitter BABIPs (specifically Mike Trout`s), and whether they boo baseball players.
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...
The January 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including comparing the Angels and Dodgers, a lengthy interview with Jerry Dipoto and much more...
The Story: A tale of the tape comparison of the Dodgers and Angels.
The Monkey Says: Why? Because there is literally nothing happening right now. So, sure, let's do an arbitrary and ultimately...
According to CSN Philly's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are high on right handed outfielder Delmon Young. With spring training set to begin in three weeks, Ruben Amaro and the Phillies are still actively looking for an outfielder.
The right handed free agent is coming off a season where he appeared in 151 games, registering 18 home runs and 74 RBI's. The 27 year old free...