The June 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout back in the MVP debate, Angels fans are not paying attention and much more...
The Monkey Says: Trout, Cabrera and Chris Davis are all neck-and-neck in terms of WAR, but I have a hard time seeing the media supporting Trout for MVP when the Angels are playing so poorly. Whether you agree with it or not, the Angels are underachievers and the media writers will use that against him come voting time.
The Monkey Says: Funny, but this happens at every stadium because for some reason people show up for the game even though they don't care about the game. This will all seem commonplace ten years from now when all ballparks have full wifi coverage and half the fans are staring at their phones and tablets the whole game.
The Monkey Says: The concern is definitely cropping up, but there is no need to panic yet as we can still hide behind the excuse of Weaver being out for nearly two months with injury.
The Monkey Says: They'd have to go on an amazing run to put themselves into a buying position at this point. The real question is will they sell and if so, how much will they sell? My hunch is they know they need to sell and will be rather aggressive in shopping guys going into free agency as well as any other guys they deem replaceable.
The Monkey Says: The regression is bound to come, but it seems like he has erased a lot of the doubt that his 2012 campaign created. Well, doubt related to performance. The doubt about him staying healthy is very much alive and kicking.
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d build the farm system. I see no harm in letting Johnson develop and watching if he pans out or not. Maybe Cowgill can resurrect some of what made him a blue-chip prospect previously, but then there's not much space to even play him. I may be wrong. I guess JB Shuck is finding at-bats and doing well, so maybe there is room?
Do you mind explaining to me the logic of the Kyle Johnson-Collin Cowgill trade? I realize that Cowgill is a pretty good minor league player (I remember watching him play live in the 2011 MiLB all-star game), but he really hasn't fully put it together at the big league level. It seems like an outfielder swap doesn't make any sense for the Angels, especially when Johnson is a fairly good prospect. I think, just as a lot of people do, that the Angels need to get out of "win now" mode for this year an
@sammyc21 I imagine that the logic is that Dipoto knows him well from when he had him in Arizona and thus he believes in him. Cowgill has not had MLB success, but if you look at his stats, he has barely gotten playing time, so he never really got a chance to prove himself. Also, let's not go crazy with Kyle Johnson being a "pretty good" prospect. He is a 25th round pick stealing a lot of bases in the low minors, that's it right now.