Daily links for the LA Angels including Weaver has Cy Young credentials, Kazmir is making progress (or is he?), more testimony from the Adenhart trial and much more.
The Story: Jered Weaver has Cy Young credentials.
The Monkey Says: Weaver has a shot, but it is a long one since some voters still seem to think a starting pitcher can control his win-loss record, which is why he will probably lose in voting to CC Sabathia even though he might actually be better than Captain Cheeseburger. If we’re all honest though, Felix Hernandez should probably get the Cy Young this year, either him or David Price.
The Story: Mike Scioscia says Scott Kazmir is “making progress” in the the second half.
The Monkey Says: If by progress, you mean he only kind of sucks instead of totally sucks, then yes, he is.
The Story: Actually, Scott Kazmir isn’t making progress.
The Monkey Says: Game. Set. Match. Sam Miller.
The Story: Witnesses recount Andrew Gallo fleeing the scene of the crash that killed Nick Adenhart.
The Monkey Says: I can’t decide if Gallo is a piece of crap or a scumbag. Wait, no, I’ve decided; he’s both.
The Story: Joe Saunders is having a rough time in Arizona.
The Monkey Says: It is almost like he isn’t actually that good or something. To be honest, I am a little surprised that he hasn’t been able to keep overachieving in the pitcher-friendly National League.
The Story: Jordan Walden is the Angels’ closer of the future.
The Monkey Says: Agreed. The question though is when exactly will “the future” be the present? Walden has looked good so far, but he wouldn’t be the first reliever ever to have a great rookie season followed by a major sophomore slump (see Jose Arredondo). Thus it would be prudent for the Halos to have Walden pitch in a lesser role in 2011, no matter how tempting it is to promote him to closer.
The Story: Brandon Wood is in danger of finishing the season as the worst hitter ever in the expansion era.
The Monkey Says: Stop! You’re ruining Optimism Week!! We can discuss how much Wood blows later, but for the rest of the week, let’s all just pretend he doesn’t exist.