The March 20th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Madson positive despite setback, Halos played without a home plate umpire and much more…
The Monkey Says: I covered this yesterday, but even though the setback is minor, this is pretty frustrating. Madson says he feels better again, but there is no timetable for him to get back to throwing bullpen sessions which makes it a virtual certainty that he won't be back until some time in May.
The Monkey Says: The umpire returned after a brief absence after getting hit by a pitch, but it made for a comical scene in which strikes were being called by an umpire standing behind the pitcher like it was a coach-pitch Little League game.
The Monkey Says: Yeah, but Joyner's rookie season wasn't historically amazing. Like I've said about Trout before, there is no real historical comparison that can be made for what he did at the age he did it at.
The Monkey Says: Damn, I had Chris Carter in the office pool. I don't know what I was thinking.
The Monkey Says: I'm so glad that his body isn't breaking down on him with nine years left on his contract.
The Monkey Says: O'Barr strikes again! I hate to pick on the kid, but he really seems to only screw up and find his way into my RSS feed on slow news days. But seriously, do some research. Trumbo was an EPIC disaster at third base and has never played center. I mean, can you imagine what a train wreck Trumbo would be in center? He can barely hand the corner outfield. Ugh.