Daily Links for the LA Angels including Wells still weeks away from a return, surgeons cast a doom-filled projection for Morales' injury, Chatwood making Kazmir expendable (or is he?) and much more...
The Story: Vernon Wells is going to be out at least three more weeks.
The Monkey Says: That is no good. It doesn't sound like the team is too interested in seeking help outside the organization to replace Wells, but I suspect that might change if Vernon doesn't feel a lot better in two weeks.
The Story: Surgeons say arthritis could be a big reason, and future problem, for Kendrys Morales' continued ankle woes.
The Monkey Says: It is important to note that these surgeons have not examined Morales, however, they say some pretty ominous things about Morales possibly having developed an arthritic condition that could put his ability to play at full capacity, if at all, in real doubt.
The Story: The Angels are not panicking about the loss of Morales.
The Monkey Says: Nor should they be. Last year, his loss was sudden and demoralizing, but this season it was somewhat expected and merely disappointing. I still firmly believe the team needs to move aggressively to land a big bat to bulk up their lineup though since they were somewhat counting on getting Kendrys back to provide that boost.