The September 12th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout on pace to join exclusive club, Field optioned to minors and much more…
The Monkey Says: You know, I'm starting to think this kid might be good. He's no J.B. Shuck, but still pretty good.
The Monkey Says: You don't often see players demoted in September, but the Salt Lake Bees needed some infield depth for the playoff series, so Field was sent down to help their effort. He should be back soon.
The Monkey Says: He couldn't hit before he quite switch-hitting. He couldn't hit when he stopped switch-hitting. He has been hot since he started switch-hitting again, but we all know that is just a fluke.
The Monkey Says: Hambone has been kind of hot lately, but I'm not buying it. It is nice to see that he is still working on things and not just stubbornly sticking to his old approach, but he has been too bad for too long for me to be convinced by two good weeks that he is suddenly fixed.
The Monkey Says: For years the whispers from Angel camp were that Richards had a bad attitude about his role and griped when he got sent down to the minors. He should be better than that, but the organization should've also treated him more even-handedly and not jerked with his role so much. Either way, he seems to be in a good place now and is finally pitching at a high level.