MWAH looks back on 2013

These are the posts I am never very good at. I'm much more comfortable nitpicking Raul Ibanez's contact rate or making snarky remarks about Joe Blanton. That's in my wheelhouse. Being all nice and self-reflective decidely is not, but I'm going to do it anyway. With 2013 wrapping up, I thought I would take a […]

New Hire Orientation: Raul Ibanez

Excuse me, sir. You just can't come in here. Oh, I see. Sir, I think you might be lost. Shady Acres Retirement Home is on 3rd Avenue North, this is 3rd Avenue South. Don't worry, old-timer, this kind of thing happens all the time. Now don't be embarrassed. We'll call the folks at Shady Acres […]

New Hire Orientation: Fernando Salas

Oh, um, hello. Come on in. It's Fernando Salas, right? Thanks for coming in… I guess. /rifles through paperwork Look, I'm going to level with you. I barely know who you are. Sure, I know your name, but aside from that, all I know is that our GM, Jerry, went out of his way to […]

Halo Headlines: Tanaka to be posted, 10 questions facing the Angels

The December 26th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Tanaka to be posted, 10 questions facing the Angels and much more… The Story: Masahiro Tanaka is being posted today. The Monkey Says: The saga finally comes to an end with Tanaka getting his wish. Now teams have until 5 PM […]

Halo Headlines: replacing Trumbo’s production, KLAA hires Jim Leyritz

The December 24th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including replacing Trumbo's production, KLAA hires Jim Leyritz and much more… The Story: Replacing Mark Trumbo in the lineup. The Monkey Says: Here is the thing, the Angels don't need to replace his power, necessarily. There are other ways to be productive. […]

New Hire Orientation: Hector Santiago

Mr. Santiago, please come in and have a seat. So I see that you are going to be joining our little family this year. Terrific, terrific. Always good to have some new blood, especially on the pitching side of the business. I haven't had much of a chance to go through your file, so forgive […]

New Year’s Resolutions with the Angels

2013 is almost over. All of the New Year's resolutions you said you'd get to eventually are now staring at you judgmentally. Maybe this year, right? HA! You know damn well you'll go to the gym until February 1st and then slip back into the comforts of drive-thru breakfast burritos. You’re not alone, it's the […]

Finding a platoon partner for Raul Ibanez

Now that the Angels have signed Raul Ibanez, they have almost shored up the position player side of their roster. Ibanez is a solid signing, but he'd be a much better signing if the Halos had someone to platoon him with, which they don't. Suggest C.J. Cron, who isn't ready, or Grant Green, who can't […]

New Hire Orientation: Tyler Skaggs

Wow, Tyler Skaggs, long time, no see! How have you been? It's been, what? Three years? I know you were only an intern back then, but we all saw the potential in you back then. There was definitely more than a few people around here who thought we made a big mistake in letting you […]

New Hire Orientation: Joe Smith

Joe Smith, so good to meet you. Thanks for coming in to meet with me. I know your first day until mid-February, but we're just so dang excited to have you on board that we thought maybe we could go ahead and get your new hire orientation out of the way first. I mean, seriously, […]