Halo Headlines: Mike Trout All-Star MVP appreciation edition

The July 16th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including a whole bunch of fawning over Mike Trout at the All-Star Game and much more…

The Story: Mike Trout won the All-Star Game MVP.
The Monkey Says: Not gonna lie, part of me wanted them to vote Miggy Cabrera the All-Star MVP just because it would be such an epic troll job.

The Story: Mike Trout is baseball’s future.
The Monkey Says: This is a good piece, but it reads like a Trout-ballwashing greatest hits. It is only the beginning, too. The All-Star Game and Jeter legacy angle triggered this, but when (not if) Trout wins the MVP this year, it is only going to trigger a flood of pieces just like this one.

The Story: The All-Star Game lineup was like the torch passing from Jeter to Trout.
The Monkey Says: Which the media just couldn’t wait for. The whole thing about Trout loving Jeter growing up and them being paired up so much during the All-Star festivities was like manna from heaven for BBWAA members.

The Story: MLB Network host Greg Amsinger predicted Mike Trout driving in Derek Jeter with a triple.
The Monkey Says: I’m not saying it was fixed, but Wainwright did admit to grooving a pitch to Jeter in his at-bat, maybe he did the same for Trout. OK, that’s ridiculous, but otherwise the only conclusion I can come to is that Amsinger is a wizard.

The Story: Mike Trout wore a special “rainbow trout”-style version of his shoe for the All-Star Game.
The Monkey Says: That is both the coolest and dumbest thing I’ve ever seen.

The Story: Mike Trout and Troy Tulowitzki look like your mid-season MVPs.
The Monkey Says: The byline on this report should be Captain Obvious.

The Story: Trades every team should make.
The Monkey Says: For the Angels, it is acquiring Huston Street. I’d still rather have Benoit, personally, but I wouldn’t cry over it if they got Street instead. Really, I’ll be happy with anyone but Papelbon.

Garrett Wilson

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