Daily Links for the LA Angels including Angels looking to trade for a lefty bat, Morales' chances of being ready to start the season dwindling, Kazmir showing progress and much more...
As an Angel fan, one is expected to carry a seething rage towards Scott Boras. We all know who he is, the man who cheated the Angels out of Mark Teixiera and Adrian Beltre, possibly Jered Weaver and Kendry Morales in the near future. With the two young stars free agency looming in the near future one can only wonder what kind of master plan Boras is cooking up to screw over the Angels. It is almost as if this man has made it his life's mission to publicly shame and dismantle the Angels franchise, but I can confidently tell you that he has failed miserably. You ask why? I'm going to need you to suspend your sense of disbelief untill the end of this sentence, because Scott Boras has put together the pieces the Angels need to win that elusive 2nd World Series title.
Has this man really put together the pieces the Angels needed to make a spectacular playoff run?
Or am I just a secret Boras lover?
Since I launched this site back in 2009, Monkeywithahalo.com has been a one-man show. That is about to change. Later today marks the debut of our new writer, Ryan Falla, who you might know from the comments section of the blog. Ryan will be contributing a weekly column every Friday afternoon (starting later today, so stay tuned) as well as helping out with game previews and recaps. But enough from me, why not let Ryan introduce himself:
There you have it. As I said, Ryan will be making posting his first column later today, so please be sure to give him a warm welcome since I imagine this is probably going to be the exact day that Ryan's life peaks.
Also, not to detract from Ryan's shining moment, but I am open to taking on more writers still. Specifically, I am hoping to find people local to each Angel farm team who can regularly attend games and provide weekly prospect reports. So, if any of you poor saps are stuck living in Utah, Arkansas, Iowa or any place less awesome than Southern California, shoot me an email.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Santana makes his spring debut, Walden on the closer's track, the Angels payroll officially checks in at $138 million and much more...
Let's face it, Charlie Sheen has taken over all media. Who am I to resist? Sheen may be a Reds fan, but he does live in California, so why not try and let him live out his dream of playing in the bigs by having the Angels sign him? Don't think it is a good idea? Well, let this week's top ten list try and convince you otherwise.
Someone get this man a contract... NOW! He may not be alive much longer.
Despite being arguably the most talented pitcher in the Angel bullpen, Kevin Jepsen is still carving out his role in the Angel bullpen. Can he take his game to the next level and compete for the closer's job or will Jepsen get leapfrogged by the other Angel relievers and get stuck in middle relief?
2010 Stats: 59 IP, 2-4, 0 SV, 3.97 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 61 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 65.1 IP, 4-4, n/a SV, 4.27 ERA, 1.50 WHIP, 62 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 64 IP, 3-4, 0 SV, 3.94 ERA, 1.48 WHIP, 62 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 60 IP, 4-4, 0 SV, 4.12 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 53 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 62 IP, 3-3, 2 SV, 3.65 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 60 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
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