The July 2nd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including four Angels named to the All-Star team, Frieri up for Final Vote, Trumbo picked for the Home Run Derby and much more...
The Monkey Says: Amazingly, all the Angels that deserved to go made the team. I thought Trumbo might get snubbed, but he actually made it in via the players' vote. I also had a hunch that C.J. Wilson might get screwed over by former manager Ron Washington but apparently he was just too good.
The Monkey Says: He's not going to win. He is up against Yu Darvish and that means going against the double whammy voting blocks of Texas fans and the country of Japan. Sorry, but Colombia just doesn't have that much pull. Hopefully, Ernasty will get tapped for the team once the injury replacements start rolling in.
The Monkey Says: And now all is right with the world. Trumbo could be great in the Derby and he is also one guy you don't have to worry about screwing up his swing since his is already perfectly tailored for blasting Trumbombs.
The Monkey Says: Wouldn't we all. The system is imperfect, but it is also just for an exhibition game, so it seems like a waste of time and energy to expend anything to re-work the system so that less people complain about it.
The Monkey Says: Pena is a big up-and-comer, so this is a nice honor for him. There is a very real chance that Pena is next in line for a call-up if the Angel rotation suffers more injuries.
The Monkey Says: Key phrase being "rival teams" which I believe loosely translates to other teams wanting the Halos to give up Bourjos for a bullpen arm. Sorry, I'm not buying this one.
The Story: Can Mike Trout hit .400?
The Monkey Says: I never even considered this, but this all makes a lot of sense. We are in a pitchers' era now and it seems almost impossible for anyone to hit .400, especially since Trout also has power and might eventually start trading less contact for even more power.
The Monkey Says: That means nothing in the grand scheme of things, but it is pretty cool.
The Story: Mike Trout is America's Greatest Threat.
The Monkey Says: Absolutely hilarious, but read the Bryce Harper piece it links to first if you want to get the full effect of the satire.
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Oh, yeah. We should *definitely* trade an everyday player who impacts the game the way he does (And will impact it even more when he learns to hit. Btw, when he hits home runs he uses that nice, compact swing. Where does that go when he strikes out?) for a relief pitcher. I guess I'll have to make that comment ten more times this season.
Not a headline but I was flipping through the channels yesterday, trying to find Next Food Network Star, and hit the Dodgers game just as Dee Gordon made his 16th error of the season. He later made his 17th and now leads all of baseball by a ridiculous percentage (Starlin Castro has 13 for the Cubs but doesn't even qualify? Yikes!) AND he's only hitting .228. So how about we get off Erick Aybar when he's on a cold streak? It's BASEBALL, we can't panic about a small sample size the way they might in football or even basketball. If he's at .198 September 30 it could be cause for concern but to have people calling for him to be replaced on May15, or whatever? Come ON! Yes, I'd like to see his fielding percentage come up a little but he also makes enough brilliant plays to make up for his eight errors. For me, anyway. Just be glad we're not saddled with Gordon.