Halo Headlines: Mike Trout talks MVP and WAR, Grant Green won’t play 3B this season

The September 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Mike Trout talks MVP and WAR, Grant Green won't play 3B this season and much more…

The Story: Mike Trout discusses his season and what he thinks about WAR and advanced metrics.

The Monkey Says: He basically punts on it and gives a media-friendly cliched answer, but he seems to be aware of the basic tenets of his game that make him an MVP caliber player and how it differentiates him from typical MVP winners.


The Story: Grant Green will not see game action at third base this season.

The Monkey Says: Sure, they have no problem throwing Mark Trumbo their with almost no prep time, but they won't give Green a shot. I guess it makes sense that they want him focusing on second base since they will likely trade Howie Kendrick this off-season, but since Green will be riding the pine the rest of the way because Howie is still around what is the harm in letting him screw around at the hot corner?


The Story: The 2013 Angels in one GIF.

The Monkey Says: Close, but it needs more Josh Hamilton striking out.


The Story: Luis Jimenez is likely done for the season.

The Monkey Says: Apparently his shoulders are also hurt in addition to the thumb injuries we already knew about. Mamas, don't let you babies grow up to slide headfirst.


The Story: Mike Trout is the only player in American League history to have 25 homers, 30 steals and 100 walks in a season.

The Monkey Says: This has been your daily installment of "Mike Trout achieves a historical milestone."


The Story: Mike Trout is joining an exclusive club of players to have back-to-back 10+ WAR seasons.

The Monkey Says: Everyone else on the list is a legend, just like Mike Trout.

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