Halo Headlines – 5/11/11

Daily Links for the LA Angels including Wells’ injury isn’t as bad as first thought, debating calling up Mike Trout, former GM Dick Walsh passes away and much more…

The Story: Mike Scioscia is relieved that Vernon Wells’ groin injury is not as bad as they feared.

The Monkey Says: There is no actual timetable for his return, but they have ruled out surgery.  Still, the Halos could be without Wells for several weeks for all we know.

The Story: Considering the case for and against calling up Mike Trout.

The Monkey Says: I am 100% in the camp of not calling up Trout.  There is a chance he could be OK right away, but his long-term potential is too vast to risk on what might only be a few weeks worth of a call up.  Besides, Mike Scioscia doesn’t have the best track record of giving his youngsters playing time right away.

The Story: Former Angels GM Dick Walsh has passed away.

The Monkey Says: Walsh was a major figure in Southern California pro baseball history.  Condolences to his family.

The Story: A look back at Mike Scioscia’s 10 best victories.

The Monkey Says: I challenge someone to come up with a list that does NOT include any post-season wins from 2002.

The Story: Torii Hunter expects prank retaliation after dousing Scioscia in ice water after his 1000th victory.

The Monkey Says: I like that he “hired” Trumbo and Amarista for protection.  Trumbo, I get.  Amarista though?  What is he going to do?  Protect Torii from Gargamel?

The Story: Tim Salmon is far from retired.

The Monkey Says: I know they are referring to his broadcasting and coaching duties, but I believe I heard a rumor about an opening in the Angels outfield he might be interested in.

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