Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales seeking a second opinion on his ankle, Walden now has a changeup, Bulger clears waivers and heads to Triple-A and much more...
The Monkey Says: The Angels are trying to spin this as part of the process, but make no mistake, this is a big, scary deal. Buried in the article is even mention that a second surgery is a possibilty for K-Mo. In light of this news, the Angels would be best-advised to approach the rest of the season as if Morales will not be back. Oh, and in case you still believed the Angel PR staff isn't full of crap when it comes to Kendrys, please take note that they are no longer pretending like he is just having some foot problems that are slowing him down. This article specifically says he is having problems with the ankle now. No more pretending like this is part of the normal recovery, he is having issues and they could be major.
The Monkey Says: For him to have a third pitch, especially if he can make the changeup a good one, could be HUGE for him. However, he did blow the first game in which he used it as a result of the pitch, so he better be smart about when to pull it out or he is going to just holster it until he can refine it some more.
The Monkey Says: Not a big deal, but Bulger does have talent and could be nice depth for later in the season. Pitching in Triple-A will let him work out his command issues and maybe get back to being a solid middle reliever again.