Woe is the Angel fan looking to salvage some level of satisfaction and entertainment from this lost season. How are we supposed to maintain interest in a team that was just disappointing at first but has now devolved into a complete and utter mess? Well, The Monkey is here to pontificate on what we can fixate on the rest of the way (and to refer to himself in the third person):
A lot has been made about the recent winning streaks by the Indians and Royals to make the AL Central race interesting. Lost in all that hoopla has been the fact that the Tigers picked up their tenth straight win on Tuesday night. Detroit is 23-8 since the beginning of July, and has managed to pick up four games on both Cleveland and Kansas City...despite those two teams each winning...
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1. Jose Rondon, SS, Orem Owlz
Past 10 Games: 20/44 (.455), 4 Doubles, 0 Triples, 0 HRs, 6 Runs, 10 RBIs, 5 SBs
Overall: .351/.419/.459 with 0 HRs and 5 SBs
What’s Up: Jose Rondon is certainly making a name for himself in the Angels' system after surprising many with his terrific play in the Pioneer...
The Angels have been fortunate enough to experience a consistent wave of young players entering the Major League team and infusing them with the necessary youth and talent to compete on a yearly basis. In 2011 it was Peter Bourjos, Mark Trumbo, Jordan Walden and Kevin Jepsen that carried the Angels. In 2012 we saw Mike Trout and Nick Maronde come up and make a team competitive...
By Scott Stedman, AngelsWin.com Staff Writer -
1. Cam Bedrosian, RP, Burlington Bees
Past 10 Days: 0-0, 0 Save, 0.00 ERA, 8 IP, 4 H, 1 BB, 12 K, 0.63 WHIP
Overall: 0-2, 0 Save, 7.94 ERA, 17 IP, 19 H, 8 BB, 20 K, 1.59 WHIP, .288 BAA
What’s Up: Cam Bedrosian has fought and clawed his way back to an important name in the Angels' system. After being a 1st round...
The Los Angeles Angels have recalled right handed pitcher Ryan Brasier from Triple-A Salt Lake as Nick Maronde‘s replacement on the parent roster. He will take on a role in the Los Angeles bullpen.
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The Los Angeles Angels have optioned left handed pitcher Nick Maronde to Double-A Arkansas after allowing three runs in 2 1/3 innings in three appearances last week with the parent club. He should don the halo once again at some point this summer.
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The May 2nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trumbo tells how he worked to improve, Downs hurt, Maronde demoted and much more...
The Story: Mark Trumbo talks about how he has gone about improving himself.
The Monkey Says: This piggybacks on comments Trumbo made last week, but it once again goes to show how he has worked himself into a better...
Just when it looks like things can't get any worse for the Angels, Mike Scioscia goes and makes a fool of himself. This scene from last night's Angels-Athletics games features a confused Scioscia heading out to the mound with a 3-1 count on Adam Rosales. Of course Scioscia can't do that because pitching coach Mike Butcher went out for a mound visit to pitcher Nick Maronde...
This season so far has been....some sort of ride. A rash of injuries has plagued the Angels, sending a good number of their starting regulars on the DL. A sudden outbreak of injuries opened up a sizeable number of spots for the kids on their way up from the minors to show off their goods out of the bullpen. Take, for instance, Angels 2012 9th round draft pick Michael Roth. This is...
And Boom goes the dynamite…or the ball bag!
Umpire John Hirschbeck was the victim of a Nick Maronde fastball that went right off the glove of Chris Iannetta in the top of the 4th inning. Not sure if Hirschbeck was wearing a cup but if anyone has ever been hit in the cup with a baseball knows that it still rattles the cage.
The Angels ended up losing to the Texas Rangers 11-3...
As many guys can attest to: getting hit in the groin isn't fun.
During Wednesday night's Texas Rangers/Los Angeles Angels game, home plate umpire John Hirschbeck unfortunately took a pitch to the groin due to an unlucky bounce.
Texas catcher A.J. Pierzynski was at the plate and Angels pitcher Nick Maronde fired a low fastball to catcher Chris Ianetta.
One can only hope he was wearing a cup.
Wednesday night’s Angels-Ranger game turned out to be a snoozer, with Texas jumping out to a big early lead on Angels rookie Michael Roth and never looking back. But for home plate umpire John Hirshbeck, the game featured one of the worst instances in a long line of taking pitches and foul tips off his body.
With Angels reliever Nick Maronde...
During Wednesday night’s tilt between the Texas Rangers and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim at Angel Stadium of Anaheim (does everything involved with the Angels have to include “of Anaheim?” — sheesh), home plate umpire John Hirschbeck had the unfortunate and tremendously painful experience of having a baseball drill him square in his crotch.
With A.J. Pierzynski at the plate...
Umpire John Hirschbeck will never be the same after this (untrue). Check out how a fastball from Nick Maronde was just a bit inside and slipped past the catcher’s mitt and went directly where no man wants a fastball to end up. Hirschbeck and his extremely sturdy cup were fine.
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Home plate umpire John Hirschbeck was in the line of fire on Wednesday night, and his manly region got the worst end of a foul ball.
A.J. Pierzynski was up in the fourth inning of the Texas Rangers-LA Angels game and checked his swing on a pitch from Nick Maronde. He fouled the ball off, and it appeared to go into the dirt before jumping up and nailing Hirschbeck in the groin. The...
MLB News: The Los Angeles Angels recalled left hander Nick Maronde from Triple-A Salt Lake today while optioning infielder Thomas Field to the same minor league affliate. Maronde is expected to pitch middle relief while Field could be a late summer call up.
Fantasy Ramifications: Neither Maronde or Field holds any fantsay value for 2013.
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In the latest episode of Podcast with a Halo, we deliver the definitive eulogy for Vernon Wells' career, debate Nick Maronde's transition to relief, fret over the big league pitching staff and fear another miserable April. Other than that, this episode is a real upper!
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The MWAH prospect countdown marches on with the top pitcher in the Angels system facing the critical fork in the road of developing into a starter or contributing right now as a reliever.
Position: Pitcher Highest Level: MLB
Throws: Left Height: 6'3" Weight: 205 lbs.
Age: 23 Born: 9/5/89
2012 Season Stats
AZL: 8.0 IP, 0-1, 1.13 ERA, 3...
The Angels are contender at the MLB level, but can the farm system compare?
Note: Avg ranking takes the average of any site I could find that had team rankings (sum of ranks divided by total sites). Comp ranking is the composite for the organization; it basically is a ranking of the averages.
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...
Prospect Profile - Nike Maronde (LHP)
Bats: Left Throws: Left Height: 6’3” 205 lbs. DOB: 9/5/89(AZL Angels/Inland Empire/Arkansas/Angels): 6-4, 2.21 ERA, 22 BBs, 97 Ks, 105.2 IP
After a solid start to his professional career in 2011, ranking atop the pioneer league's crop of prospects, Maronde was one of four players to make it to the big leagues from the 2011...
The Halo farm system is... well, let's be nice and just say it is interesting. The talent is there, it just takes a little digging to find it. And when you do, it is soooo worth it. Let's not forget that the Angels are a team built largely from their own homegrown products, even with the recent reputation for big spending. 13 of their projected 25-man roster members...
The October 9th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Reviewing Iannetta's new contract, Maronde and Cowart rising up prospect rankings, Angels attendance expected to continue declining and much more...
The Story: A look at the logic behind Chris Iannetta's new contract.
The Monkey Says: This is one of the first real in-depth, impartial...
Interview Conducted by David Saltzer - AngelsWin.com Senior Writer
Nick Maronde was the Angels 3rd round pick in the 2011 First-Year-Player draft out of the University of Florida. The conversion from a closer in college to a starter in pro ball has been very smooth for Maronde. In his first full season in the Angels organization, Maronde put up impressive numbers mostly...