The May 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Weaver says he's ready to return, Mike Trout hit for the 'super cycle' and much more…
The Monkey Says: Weaver says he feels good and is ready to go. He also says he was touching 90 MPH by the end of his rehab start, which is very intriguing. If that is really the case, it means I might've been right about my crackpot conspiracy theory that he was secretly nursing an injury to his throwing arm all this time. Or maybe Jered is just misinformed of what the radar gun was saying.
The Monkey Says: He is only the 17th player to hit for the cycle and steal a base in process. That still doesn't make the cycle a sign of greatness, but it does make his statistical accomplishment quite a bit more fascinating.
The Monkey Says: Just another statistical anomaly, but it does serve to show that a cycle really isn't a feat that necessarily denote dominance in a game.
The Monkey Says: Well, he better hurry then.
The Monkey Says: He is supposed to pitch again tonight and then be activated, but after how bad he was Wednesday, that might not be a sure thing. Bad rehab outings aren't worth panicking over as there is a lot rust to shake off sometimes, but given Jepsen's career of inconsistency, I think some skepticism is certainly in order.
The Monkey Says: Iannetta is just getting murdered by his inability to throw out baserunners while Conger gets cracked for his recent rash of throwing errors. I'm sure this makes Scioscia extremely happy.
The Monkey Says: Sanchez was lost in the Rule 5 draft so if he goes unclaimed by other teams, the White Sox can offer him back to the Halos. If/when that happens, I imagine the Angels will pass since they seem pleased with what Brendan Harris is giving them.
The Monkey Says: Crap! I forgot to get him a gift.
The Monkey Says: Build Me Up Buttercup Demolition Night needs to happen.