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World Series Dreaming:
Los Angeles Angels
New York Yankees
San Francisco Giants
Sticking with our theme of the day, I must come clean. I love baseball, I love watching baseball, and I enjoy watching players who are not members of my favorite team. But there is one player in particular who gives me the chills every time I see him play.
The year was 2008, the Chicago Cubs finished with the second best record in all of baseball and due to the supplemental draft picks, and they landed ended up with the 31st pick in the 2009 MLB Draft. With that selection, the Cubs reached out selected Brett Jackson to hopefully be their center fielder of the future. As of yet, the Cubs have yet to see anything of value out of Jackson at the major league level.
I bring this up, because six picks earlier 2012 Rookie of the Year Mike Trout was selected by the Anaheim Angels. The Angels actually finished with a better record than the Cubs, but because the New York Yankees signed Mark Teixeira in free agency their pick was awarded to the Angels. Who is to say if Trout would have fallen ...
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Los Angeles Angels OF Mike Trout has been one of the most impressive young players to break into the majors in some time. As players report for the start of spring training, it appears to one observer that Trout has packed on a few pounds in the offseason. According to one reporter, Trout now resembles an NFL fullback not a major league outfielder. Mike DiGiovanna tweets, “Last...
New Angels slugger Josh Hamilton credits a new diet featuring plenty of fruit and vegetable juices to showing up at training camp feeling great and weighing 225 pounds.
The February 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Trout up to 240 pounds, wondering if Hamilton's weight loss is PED related and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout is up to 240 pounds after adding 15 pounds this off-season.
The Monkey Says: I'm going to assume it is 15 pounds of muscle. Either way, I'm not sure I like...
The reigning American League Rookie of the Year raised a few eyebrows this week after showing up to spring training camp with a little extra bagged. No, it wasn't of the luggage variety, either.Los Angeles Angels outfielder Mike Trout reportedly tipped the scales at 240 pounds this week after being weighed in around 210 last spring. The initial reports claim that the extra...
With uber-porspect Mike Trout graduating to the majors -- and doing so in MVP fashion, whether he won the award or not -- the Angels system lacks a true standout future star and is in dire need of replenishment.
My Top 10
1. Kaleb Cowart 3B
2. C.J. Cron 1B
3. Nick Maronde SP
4. Taylor Lindsay 2B
5. Randal Grichuck OF
6. Mike Clevinger SP
7. R.J. Alvarez...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
A lot of the 2013 Angels season depends on their pitching staff. It's led by CJ Wilson and Jered Weaver, but...
TEMPE, Ariz. -- An MRI test has showed mild inflammation but no significant damage to Ryan Madson's surgically repaired elbow, a huge relief for the Angels reliever.
However, Madson will not resume throwing for at least another week, and he is expected to open the regular season on the disabled list.
"I was pointing toward the season opener, and I think that maybe got...
Continuing from our season preview of the Angels earlier today...
Is the Angels' rebuilt rotation good enough for them to return to the playoffs?
Last year, the Angels thought they could bury the American League in an avalanche of starting pitching talent. It was a great plan on paper except for the part where they forgot about the possiblity of injuries because...
Well, I reviewed the position and personal battles for every pitcher in Angels training camp, so I guess I should do the batters too, right? I really wish I had realized how many freaking people were in camp before I decided to do this, but I made my bed, so I guess I have to lie in it. This is going to take awhile though, so go ahead and run out for a cup of coffee. It's cool...
The Los Angeles Angels head into 2013 as a nearly unanimous favorite to capture the AL West this season, if not take home the pennant in the American League. With the addition of Josh Hamilton to a lineup that laready featured a few big names in it, it isn't difficult to see why.
Aside from the main guys (Hamilton, Pujols, Trout, etc.), there are a couple of folks who could...
The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with a sweet fielding speedster with some questions to answer in the batter's box.
Position: SS Highest Level: Low-A
Bats: Right Throws: Right Height: 6'0" Weight: 185 lbs.
Age: 21 Born: 9/25/91
2012 Season Stats
Low-A: 267 PA, .274 AVG, .323 OBP, .347 SLG, 13 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 20 RBI, 35 SO, 7...
The February 13th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Ryan Madson to get an elbow MRI, Josh Hamilton is in the best shape of his life and much more...
The Story: Ryan Madson underwent an MRI on his elbow yesterday and he could start throwing again if it is clean.
The Monkey Says: The results should be available today, if they aren&...
Jon Lester and his fellow Red Sox pitchers are working their way back to Opening Day form, but even spring training leaves them time for other activities.
On Wednesday, Lester apparently spent that free time working on his fishing, and he had quite a successful outing. Now, the catch is not as big as the 500-pounder the Angels’ Mike Trout reeled in, but Lester’s catch is still...
Gyorko hit the Wacky Weenie Wednesday sign with this one. Image courtesy of Damian.
Every fantasy baseball player is itching for the next Mike Trout or Bryce Harper ever since Trout had a season in which the ROY award should’ve been renamed after him. There is no Trout or Harper this year, but there are some prospects that could provide late round value on your fantasy baseball...
As we all know, Kansas City has carried a dismal baseball franchise since 1985. But as spring training rolls around, we have to again acknowledge how well the Royals have done in the Latin American talent market.
Everyone who pays very much attention to the Royals will directly turn there heads up to the sky and wink at their mental image of Salvador Perez, the Royals’ up and...