The March 4th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including the real value of a Mike Trout extension, Stewart misses game after being hit in nose by daughter and much more…
The Monkey Says: In case you didn't think he couldn't be more of a bargain.
The Monkey Says: That sounds like a lame way to get hurt, but it should be noted that his daughter is Ronda Rousey, so he got off pretty easy. Also, it isn't officially Angels Spring Training until someone gets hurt playing with their kid.
The Story: Mike Trout and the meaning of $140 million.
The Monkey Says: Because we can never stop talking about the Mike Trout potential extension.
The Monkey Says: And that is with Mike Trout counting towards their talent, so that should tell you a lot about the farm system.
The Monkey Says: Hamilton is hitting off a tee and throwing while Burnett is now long-tossing at 180 feet. Baby steps, baby steps.
The Monkey Says: Albert sounds like he is already getting pretty chippy about the questions regarding his quest to return to form this season.
The Monkey Says: Good, he can take the focus off of Pujols who has just as much to prove.
The Monkey Says: Here is what you need to know: Conger is great at framing average at blocking, Iannetta is below average at blocking and horrific at framing.
The Monkey Says: Really? The 41-year old might decline? I don't believe you.
The Monkey Says: Stand up straight, Jered. The Angels still need you to be an ace for at least three more years.
The Story: Likes and dislikes for the 2014 Angels.
The Monkey Says: The dislikes section needs more J.B. Shuck, other than that, I am in full agreement.
The Story: Over/unders for the 2014 Angels.
The Monkey Says: I'll take the over on wins, finish in the AL West, Freese home runs, Weaver ERA, Skaggs starts and the unders on everything else.
The Story: The Angels have a chance in the AL West.
The Monkey Says: They do, but I think a lot of that has to do with the rest of the AL West coming back to the pack moreso than the Angels getting better.