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Strong pitching keeping the Angels afloat early this season.

So 38 games into the season the Angels are an uninspiring 19-19.  There have been some very positive things so far this season, but there also has been some very negative things. For sure there have been so surprises and there also has most definitely been some major disappointments. So let’s discuss the good, the bad, and the ugly so far in this 2015 season, and please feel free...
Via In The Neutral Zone
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable

The May 8th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Butera traded to Royals, Giavotella surprisingly invaluable and much more… The Story: The Angels traded Drew Butera to Kansas City for infielder Ryan Jackson.The Monkey Says: The Halos were confident that Butera would be claimed off waivers, so they got what they could and that is a defensive specialist middle...
Via Monkey with a Halo
16 days ago  |  Discuss

I believe in Johnny Giavotella

I believe in Johnny Giavotella. I don’t mean that in the “I believe in the Easter Bunny” sense of believing. I’m like 95% sure that the magical Cajun elf called Giavotella actually exists. What’s far less certain is whether or not he’s actually as good as his early season performance indicates. There is definitely plenty of reasons to doubt that his strong start is...
Via Monkey with a Halo
17 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Giavotella's double in 9th lifts Angels over Mariners 4-3

Johnny Giavotella hit an RBI double in the ninth inning and Mike Trout homered, leading the Los Angeles Angels to a 4-3 victory over Seattle on Wednesday night and their second walk-off win in a row over the Mariners. One night after Carlos Perez punctuated his major league debut with a home run in the bottom of the ninth against Dominic Leone, Giavotella got his first career game...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Johnny Giavotella's foul breaks TV monitor in Angels booth (Video)

Los Angeles Angels second baseman Johnny Giavotella hit a foul ball into the broadcast booth that broke a TV monitor during the seventh inning of Tuesday night's game against Oakland.We wonder who will be responsible for paying the bill to have it replaced.  Since Giavotella had a 3-run HR and 4 RBIs in helping the Angels to a 14-1 blowout of the A's, we're guessing that someone...
Via Holdout Sports
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance

The March 31st, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Giavotella appears to have won 2B job, quantifying Trout’s importance and much more… The Story: Johnny Giavotella appears to have locked up the second base job.The Monkey Says: The Angels used what very much looked like their Opening Day lineup yesterday and it included Giavotella starting at second and batting...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

2015 Player Projection: Johnny Giavotella

Johnny Giavotella somehow went from being the detritus of the Royals farm system to the presumptive starter at second base for the Angels. Can the Halos help him finally realize his potential or did Kansas City jettison Giavotella for good reason?   AVG OBP ISO K% BB% SB WAR 2014 Actual.216.268.10812.2%2.4%00.1 Steamer.261.313.10111.8%6.6%40.6 ZiPS.254.304.09912.6...
Via Monkey with a Halo
March 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Attention, Johnny G fan club: Giavotella recalled from Omaha; Royals go without a lefty in 'pen

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Johnny Giavotella fan club can rejoice. At least for a few days. Giavotella, popular to a certain segment of the fan base, was recalled from Triple-A Omaha on Wednesday and immediately inserted into the second spot in the lineup as the starting second baseman. But caution: Giavotella's stay likely will be brief. Giavotella probably will be with the club for...
Via Fox Sports Kansas City
April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Kansas City Royals rumors: Omar Infante edition

Second baseman Omar Infante would be a great addition to the Royals in 2014.( The Kansas City Royals have had a relatively quite offseason up to this point. The most noise that has come out of Kansas City was the potential signing of Carlos Beltran, but failed to as he signed with the Yankees. It’s time to make a splash though, and second base seems to be the spot that...
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss

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