Halo Headlines: Weaver could return next week, Madson suffers another setback, Mike Trout cycle facts

The May 23rd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Weaver could return next week, Madson suffers another setback, Mike Trout cycle facts and much more…

The Story: Jered Weaver had a strong 75-pitch outing in extended spring training and could return to the Angels next week.

The Monkey Says: Weaver had a great line, but it was also against a bunch of scrubs, so let's not read too much into this. The real question is where was his velocity and how does his arm feel. Sure, the injury was to his non-throwing arm, but I still think there was at least a little bit of something bothering his pitching arm that the team hasn't told us about.

The Story: Ryan Madson suffered another soreness setback and won't resume his rehab assignment for 3-5 days.

The Monkey Says: Or more, because it is Ryan Madson so who the hell really knows. He just can't go more than two weeks without a setback it seems, so I don't know what level of confidence that we can have that Madson will ever be able to join the active roster and actually make a consistent impact.

The Story: Mike Trout might have actually been out on his infield single that was part of his cycle on Tuesday night.

The Monkey Says: Yeah, he was probably out, but there is no real need for outrage since the cycle isn't really that special nor was the call that egregious. In real time, it was far from clear that he was out, so let's cut the ump some slack here.

The Story: Fun facts about Mike Trout's cycle and how he did it.

The Monkey Says: My secret favorite part about the accomplishment is it took over an hour for everyone to figure out if Trout was the youngest to hit for the cycle, the second-youngest, the third-youngest or the sixth-youngest.

The Story: The real picture of the Trout cycle.

The Monkey Says: Or is it this? You make the call!

The Story: Is Mike Trout headed for the AL MVP?

The Monkey Says: NOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop it! It is too god damned early in the season for us to have to put up with a redux of the Trout-Cabrera holy war on WAR. I'd love it if Trout won the MVP, but not if I have to put up with all the media-created debate dumbassery.

The Story: Oklahoma native Garrett Richards' family is fine after the recent tornado.

The Monkey Says: Good to hear, but we are still awaiting word on the status of the batting cage that Reggie Willits used to live in. Check back often for updates.

The Story: David Eckstein will represent the Angels at the 2013 Amateur Draft.

The Monkey Says: I have no idea what the representative is supposed to do, but with the Angels not having their first pick until #59, Eckstein isn't going to have a whole lot to of opportunity to do whatever his job is.

The Story: An Angel blogger made the mistake of leaving Tuesday's Angels game right before Trout hit his cycle-clinching homer.

The Monkey Says: Yeah, well, at least you didn't have tickets to a perfect game at a stadium five miles from your house and not use them.

Garrett Wilson

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