Halo Headlines – 6/7/11

Daily Links for the LA Angels including Halos select CJ Cron with their first pick, Wells could return today, Scioscia tries a closed door pep talk and much more…

The Story: The Angels selected Utah 1B CJ Cron with their first-round pick.

The Monkey Says: This was somewhat of a surprise as most mocks had the Halos targeting high school pitchers but they went the complete other way with a college power-hitter.  This selection also has to make one wonder if the health of Kendrys Morales didn’t influence this pick at least a little bit.

The Story: CJ Cron needs surgery to repair a torn labrum.

The Monkey Says: The Halos said they wanted to get more physical with their draft, but I don’t think anyone thought they mean “physical problems.”  Apparently the shoulder malady was common knowledge and something he actually played through last season.  At a minimum, it sounds like the injury will make him easier to sign, though there is no mention about what kind of recovery time he is looking at.

The Story: Vernon Wells could return to the lineup today.

The Monkey Says: Yeah, that’ll really help.  Wells did go 1-for-3 with a walk, a double and a strikeout last night and supposedly feels good, so the Angels are going to get him back in the lineup perhaps a little earlier than they planned.  He’ll probably be a little rusty, but I can’t imagine that anyone will notice.

The Story: Mike Scioscia held a closed-door “total pep talk” to address the frustrations in the Angel lineup.

The Monkey Says: If Sosh thinks the position players are frustrated, he should try talking to a fan some time.

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