The June 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Pujols is injured and struggling, reflecting on Ibanez’s career and much more…
The Story: Albert Pujols is injured and struggling, still owed $189 million.
The Monkey Says: Tell us something we don’t know. The thing is, I actually think there is still talent there to be highly productive, but only when he is healthy and that is a status he seems unable to maintain.
The Story: Reflecting on Raul Ibanez’s career.
The Monkey Says: Ibanez is hardly identified with the Angels, but it is worth posting this just so we all remember that Ibanez did have a very good and very interesting career. Don’t let his ignominious and brief Angel career sully that.
The Story: The rained out Angels-Indians game will be made-up on September 8th.
The Monkey Says: Both have an off day then. Unfortunately, it comes late in the year when off days are at a premium.
The Story: The Angels have the second-best outfield in baseball so far.
The Monkey Says: By value, at least. I think that they might be number one had Calhoun and Hamilton not missed so much time though. I feel pretty confident they can overtake the Marlins by year end.
The Story: Developing emotions on Matt Shoemaker.
The Monkey Says: Shoemaker is actually getting noticed. All that hand-wringing over the Angels’ lack of rotation depth was for naught.