Halo Headlines – 1/18/10

  • The Story: Spring Training tickets are now on pre-sale for the AngelsThe Monkey Says: Signing up via that link allows you to qualify for the pre-sale, so go nuts.
  • The Story: The Angels have released their promotional giveaways for the seasonThe Monkey Says: I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait for Rally Monkey Soap Dispenser Night.  Soap totally rules.
  • The Story: Erick Aybar is fine after leaving a Domincan Winter League game early a few days agoThe Monkey Says: Apparently he just tweaked his back a little bit and it is nothing to be concerned about.
  • The Story: Eight Angels filed for salary arbitration over the weekendThe Monkey Says: Aybar, Kendrick, Izturis, Weaver, Saunders, Mathis, Napoli and Willits are all headed for arbitration, which is probably a big reason the Halos were so frugal this off-season.  Depending on how all the new salary figures shake out, don’t surprised if someone like Izturis or Napoli or Mathis ends up getting dealt away to save some money.
  • The Story: A fan’s guide to the Cactus LeagueThe Monkey Says: If you have never been to Spring Training, I highly recommend it.  I went for the first time last year and had a blast even at games that did not involve the Angels.
  • The Story: A profile of prospect Robert MosebachThe Monkey Says: Mosebach wasn’t thought highly enough by the Angels to be protected in last season’s Rule V draft, but he ended up getting returned to the team and even got a brief call-up to the bigs.  Though he isn’t a high-profile prospect, he has an outside shot at making the Angels out of Spring Training thanks to his live fastball.
  • The Story: A profile of prospect Andrew TaylorThe Monkey Says: Taylor is a potential closer prospect, but he’s still years away from being major league ready.
  • The Story: AngelsWin.com presents their Top 50 Halo prospects for 2010The Monkey Says: Easily the biggest surprise on the list is Jordan Walden falling all the way down to #15 after being considered arguably the top prospect in the system this time last year.  I also find it interesting that so many of the Angels’ 2009 draft picks rank so highly which makes me wonder if they just had a great draft or if their farm system was just that bad.
Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of Monkeywithahalo.com and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.