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Halo Headlines: Angels a top contender to sign Moncada, Hamilton’s ex-accountability coach joins Angels organization

The November 20th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including comparing Angels a top contender to sign Moncada, Hamilton’s ex-accountability coach joins Angels organization and much more… The Story: The Angels are one of eight prime suitor for Yoan Moncada.The Monkey Says: Reports from the organization suggest they aren’t going to make a play for him...
Via Monkey with a Halo
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Trout, Clayton Kershaw win MLB MVPs

            Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports Major League Baseball announced the winners of the Most Valuable Player Award for each league on Thursday. Los Angeles Angeles outfielder Mike Trout was unanimously selected as the American League MVP.  He hit .287 with 36 homers, 39 doubles, 115 runs scored and 111 RBIs this season. Tigers’ Victor Martinez...
Via Sports-Glory
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Questioning Josh Hamilton’s 2014 season

Am I really going to do this? I guess I have to. Alright, here we go with the questioning of Josh Hamilton‘s 2014 season. This could take awhile. It might also require a few anti-depressants. Was Hamilton really as bad as everyone seems to think he was? No… and yes. On the season, Hamilton had a 108 wRC+. That’s above league average by a fair amount. Vernon Wells he is not...
Via Monkey with a Halo
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Destiny is a cruel mistress: Seven teams that fell short

So … has your soul healed yet? Either you rooted for the Royals and it hasn’t, or you rooted for the Giants and don’t have one. Madison Bumgarner crushed our dreams. The Kung Fu Panda ate gluten on the remains. It wasn’t supposed to be this way. See, the Royals were the team of destiny. They kept winning close games in inexplicable games, they kept finding contributors...
Via The Sports Post
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton and Peavy are emotional contrasts, Angels claim C Jackson Williams off waivers

The October 23rd, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton and Peavy are emotional contrasts, Angels claim C Jackson Williams off waivers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton and Jake Peavy are emotional contrasts. The Monkey Says: This seems a little forced and a bit cheap to me. Dragging Hamilton’s placid demeanor out for another flogging...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Angels release 2015 spring training schedule, a ridiculous Josh Hamilton trade rumor

The October 17th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels release 2015 spring training schedule, a ridiculous Josh Hamilton trade rumor and much more… The Story: The Angels released their 2015 spring training schedule. The Monkey Says: Yup, that’s a spring training schedule. It sure looks a lot like most previous spring training schedules. The...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Cardinals not missing Pujols, Hamilton’s comments anything but comical

The October 13th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Cardinals not missing Pujols, Hamilton’s comments anything but comical and much more… The Story: The St. Louis Cardinals aren’t missing Albert Pujols. The Monkey Says: Yes, we know. Their fan never miss an opportunity to mention that. For the #BestFansInBaseball, they sure can hold a grudge...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

The Chicago Cubs and the Divide Between Top Hitting and Pitching Prospects

The following post is courtesy of our friends at the Georgetown, Sports Analysis, Business, and Research Group.  GSABR  is a student organization at Georgetown University whose goals are to develop interest and awareness of the sports industry, to educate students about career, internship and education opportunities related to sports, and to engage in sports research. The post...
Via Batting Leadoff
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Hamilton: I put poison in my body and fans still boo me

Josh Hamilton has struggled to remain healthy this season, and his relationship with Los Angeles Angels fans has suffered because of it. Hamilton played in just 89 games this season while battling thumb, shoulder, rib and back injuries. He went just 0-for-13 from the plate in the ALDS as the Angels were swept by the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

The Josh Hamilton situation is getting toxic

When Josh Hamilton signed a five-year, $125 million contract with the Angels two years ago, the contract was not well received. There were exactly, hold on let me do the math… carry the four… yes, exactly zero people who thought the contract was a good idea. Everyone predicted the contract would be considered regrettable by the time it runs out. Now, coming off an injury-ravaged...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton responds to fan criticism, Angels facing financial restraints

The October 8th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton responds to fan criticism, Angels facing financial restraints and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton responds to all the boos he received in the ALDS. The Monkey Says: Yeah, that’s not going to help. Josh has to do what he has to do to not let the fans get to him, but he probably doesn’t...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: injuries doomed Angels, fan severely beat at Angel Stadium

The October 6th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including injuries doomed Angels, fan severely beat at Angel Stadium and much more… The Story: Injuries ultimately doomed the Angels in the ALDS. The Monkey Says: Eh, sort of. Not having Richards or Skaggs resulted in Wilson having to start Game 3, but neither had anything to do with the Halos scoring six...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Predictions and panics for the Angels in the ALDS

One thing I forgot about the postseason is that while it is very exciting, it also is full of anxiety. Like a ridiculous amount of anxiety. I had every intention of just writing a simple predictions piece for today, but couldn’t, not without my all major worries about this series constantly distracting me. So, I decided to meet halfway. Instead of just predictions, you are also...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton will play in ALDS

After being sidelined with injuries that caused Josh Hamilton to miss out on most of the season and Matt Shoemaker to miss the last two weeks, creating a cloud of uncertainty on whether they would be ready for the postseason, they will both play in the ALDS, reports Angels beat writer Alden Gonzalez:Matt Shoemaker will start Game 2, Josh Hamilton will play LF and bat 7th. #Angels—...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton and Shoemaker ready for ALDS, Angels to carry 12 pitchers

The October 1st, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton and Shoemaker ready for ALDS, Angels to carry 12 pitchers and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton took live BP yesterday and declared himself ready for the ALDS.The Monkey Says: He even thinks he’ll be able to play the field. Of course, this is Hamilton declaring himself ready. Scioscia...
Via Monkey with a Halo
October 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Hamilton and Shoemaker eligible for playoffs

Angels' rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker and outfielder Josh Hamilton have appeared to have made recoveries from the injuries that plagued them over the final weeks of the season. Hamilton (chest, shoulder, ribcage injuries) participated in workouts Monday and Tuesday, taking batting practice, hitting off of Drew Rucinski playing long toss, before declaring himself available for...
Via Fox Sports West
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton & Matt Shoemaker confident of playing in ALDS

Although they were two of the biggest question marks heading into the postseason for the Los Angeles Angels, Josh Hamilton and Matt Shoemaker are certain that they will be playing for the team during the American League Divisional Series. The Angels' Josh Hamilton will face live pitching today. He said he's confident he'll start in LF on Thursday in Game 1.— Pedro Moura (@pedromoura...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels OF Josh Hamilton says he's OK for playoffs duty

  Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs later this week. The former American League MVP missed 21 of the Angels' last regular-season 22 games because of shoulder and other upper-body injuries. Hamilton worked out Tuesday, and said he's set for Thursday when the Angels host the wild-card winner in the opener of the AL Division...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Hamilton says he's OK for playoffs

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Angels slugger Josh Hamilton says he's feeling better and is ready for the playoffs this week. The former AL MVP has missed 21 of the Angels' last 22 games because of shoulder and other upper-body injuries. Hamilton worked out Tuesday, and said he's set for Thursday when the Angels host the wild-card winner in the opener of the AL Division Series...
Via AP on Fox
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels' Josh Hamilton, Matt Shoemaker hopeful of return in playoffs

  Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker and outfielder Josh Hamilton are both making progress in their hopes of returning from injuries for the Los Angeles Angels' postseason. Shoemaker played light catch at Angel Stadium on Monday, while Hamilton went through a full session of baseball activities. Shoemaker is expected to throw off a mound Tuesday, while Hamilton will repeat his...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Shoemaker, Hamilton hope for Angels playoff return

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Rookie right-hander Matt Shoemaker and outfielder Josh Hamilton are both making progress in their hopes of returning from injuries for the Los Angeles Angels' postseason. Shoemaker played light catch at Angel Stadium on Monday, while Hamilton went through a full session of baseball activities. Shoemaker is expected to throw off a mound Tuesday, while Hamilton...
Via AP on Fox
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Shoemaker ‘very confident’ to play in ALDS, Hamilton still up in the air

The September 29th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Shoemaker ‘very confident’ to play in ALDS, Hamilton still up in the air and much more… The Story: Matt Shoemaker is “very confident” he will be able to pitch in the ALDS. The Monkey Says: He felt great after a Sunday bullpen session, so as long as he wakes up Monday without any soreness...
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September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton, Dane De La Rosa

The Los Angeles Angels have clinched the top seed and, therefore, home field advantage throughout the American League playoffs, and now, they are working on getting their regulars healthy and back on the field in time for the start of the ALDS, which begins Thursday, October 1. Here are the latest updates on Matt Shoemaker, Josh Hamilton, and Dane De La Rosa  via MLB.com&...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels Injury Update: Josh Hamilton confident of playoff return

The Los Angeles Angels won their 98th game of the season last night with a 5-4 victory over the Oakland A's. Howie Kendrick lead the offense, going 2-for-4 with three RBI. With three games remaining, the A's have a chance to win 100 games in a season for the first time since 2008 and the 2nd time in franchise history. On the injury front, Josh Hamilton is confident he...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Hamilton confident he’ll play in ALDS, Trout leaves game early with illness

The September 25th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Hamilton confident he’ll play in ALDS, Trout leaves game early with illness and much more… The Story: Josh Hamilton likely won’t play this weekend but is confident he’ll be ready for the postseason. The Monkey Says: That’s his opinion, not the team’s. The big problem of him not playing...
Via Monkey with a Halo
September 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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