The February 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including more positive reviews of Morales' recovery, Pujols will report to camp a week early, Pujols' restaurant drops his name and much more...
The Monkey Says: This doesn't sound any different than the report Peter Bourjos gave recently, but we should take whatever we can get. Frankly, the fact that the Angel management is even allowing positive reports on Morales to come out is a great sign after they made concerted efforts to keep his recovery under wraps last season.
The Monkey Says: It is not uncommon for new position players to report early, but Pujols wouldn't have had to if he didn't want to. Still, he did, which is a pretty great show of leadership.
The Monkey Says: Honestly, I'm surprised it took this long.
The Monkey Says: Hooray! Hunter finally helped recruit somebody and didn't screw it up. The curse is broken!
The Monkey Says: Nothing new here, but he breaks the situation down pretty succinctly.
The Monkey Says: It is partly behind a paywall, but it is pretty interesting. The most glaring difference is that Goldstein has Garrett Richards as the seventh best prospect, whereas almost every other list has him second or third. I'd argue with that, but Goldstein is smarter than me and makes a great point about Richards overthrowing his off-speed pitches.
The Monkey Says: This article is far too long, it should really just be "Albert Pujols. Let's hope he doesn't get hurt. That is all."
The Story: Ranking the starting rotations in MLB.
The Monkey Says: I've never understood why people do this, since the rankings have absolutely no impact on anything. Still, the Angels are either third or fourth, so... yay!
The Monkey Says: Plunkett with the pre-emptive strike! Thank you, Bill. You are truly doing the Lord's work.
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For what it's worth, Alexander Hamilton, er, Peter Gammons was playing Real Or Rumor on Hot Stove and the statement was, "Kendrys Morales will be the second best hitter in the Angels' lineup in '12." Gammons picked Real, without equivocation, and said he felt Morales was primed for a big comeback. Kiss of death?
Funny, that was my reaction when Saxon's blog loaded a while ago. "Why is there so much writing after the title? There's no reason I should have to scroll down." Made me laugh out loud when I read what Mr. The Monkey had to say.