Halo Headlines – 2/10/10

  • The Story: A look at Jered Weaver’s splitsThe Monkey Says: The piece focuses on Weaver’s propensity for giving up a lot more homers on the flyballs he allows to lefties.  Even the stat geeks aren’t sure if it means anything, but they seem to think it is more of a fluke which would actually be good news for Weaver as he continues his development into a potential ace.
  • The Story: Buster Olney ranks the Angel rotation as the fourth best in the majorsThe Monkey Says: The Angels may lack a megastar pitcher, but they have great depth and Olney hits it right on the head when he says that a bounceback year from Ervin Santana is huge to the success of the Angel rotation.
  • The Story: Tim Salmon has a book due for release on April 1stThe Monkey Says: No, it doesn’t appear to be a joke either, so if you were a fan of the King Fish go ahead and pre-order the book if you want to be one of the first to read his memoirs.
  • The Story: FanGraphs unveils their Top 10 Angel ProspectsThe Monkey Says: Aren’t we done with these lists yet?  FanGraphs does seem to have a lot of faith still in Jordan Walden who has fallen way down most prospect lists due to his recent injury issues.
  • The Story: The Angels have unveiled a new billboard that simply says “Tradition.”  The Monkey Says: Looks like “Tradition” is the new team slogan for 2010.  I am not sure exactly how much tradition the Halos really have prior to the hiring of Mike Scioscia, but maybe that is what they are focusing on.  Either way, it is a MUCH better slogan than “Fan Strong.”
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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.