Halo Headlines: Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong

The March 13th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout favored to win AL MVP, #FreeMattLong and much more…

The Story: Mike Trout is the betting favorite to win the AL MVP.

The Monkey Says: He's at 5/1 odds with Miggy at 6/1. Shockingly, Albert Pujols is tied for third at 12/1. I'd like to take the opposite of that bet.

The Story: Matt Long is having a hot spring training.

The Monkey Says: #FREEMATTLONG. OK, I kind of accidentally started that trend. I'd like to see Long win a bench job, but I hardly think he is going to be a star. The #FREEMATTLONG movement is born more out of fun because rooting for an underdog is inherently fun. Also, Long making the team would mean Shuck wouldn't 😉

The Story: Erick Aybar is making a conscious effort to draw more walks this season.

The Monkey Says: He tried doing that in the 2010 season as well. It resulted in a career high walk rate of 5.9%, but he also hit .253 and a career worst strikeout rate. I'm sure it will work out much better this time around.

The Story: Albert Pujols is glad to see Barry Bonds back and involved in baseball again.

The Monkey Says: Jack Clark was right!

The Story: The top 14 Angels prospects according to MLB Draft Insider.

The Monkey Says: Needs more Matt Long.  Just kidding… sort of.

Garrett Wilson

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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of Monkeywithahalo.com and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.