<> at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.

Putting the Huston Street contract extension in perspective

Well it took about six weeks longer than expected, but the Angels finally have their Proven Closer locked up for a few extra seasons. Huston Street agreed to a two-year, $18 million extension on Wednesday that will keep him in Anaheim through at least 2017. The deal also includes a $10 million team option (with […]

ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 24:  Erick Aybar #2 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim steals second base as the ball gets past shortstop Troy Tulowitzki #2 of the Colorado Rockies during the second inning at Angel Stadium on June 24, 2009 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Rockies 11-3.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)

Considering an Angels trade for Troy Tulowitzki

I really should learn my lesson. Anytime a big name hits the trade market, I wonder what it would take for the Halos to trade for that big name only to have them not really show any interest. I know that. You know that. The Angels know that. Yet here I am wondering what an […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #34: Super Trout – Angels 2, Rockies 1

Avengers? We don’t need no stinkin’ Avengers. We got Mike Trout. This game easily could have been an embarrassing loss for the Angels, in part because of the opponent, in part because of the way they would have lost and in part because of those hideous hats that Angels gave away. Mike Trout wasn’t having […]


Angels Prospect Spotlight: Sean Newcomb and Jeremy Rhoades

The Angels are a pitching heavy organization. This extends from the majors all the way down to Rookie Ball. They have their starting five, and then still hold onto Nick Tropeano and Andrew Heaney in AAA purely as depth. They have Tyler Skaggs returning next season, where he’ll project into the middle of the rotation. […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 26:  General view of the interior and the Budweiser sign at Angel Stadium during the baseball game between the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the Cleveland Indians on April 26, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Whither the Angels attendance?

The Angels are a team coming off of a 98-win season with the best and most exciting young player in the world on the roster along with a future first tier Hall of Famer and burgeoning, homegrown ace. Naturally, nobody wants to watch that team. Wait, what? Yep, the Angels attendance is in the crapper. They […]

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Boxscore Breakdown #33: Run, Albert, run! – Angels 5, Rockies 2

Albert Pujols‘ running helped the Angels win a game. That is a sentence that I never thought I would write. He stole a base ON PURPOSE. He stole a base without a throw. Not even one of those “fielder’s indifference” kind of things, he just straight ripped off the bag so badly that the Rockies didn’t […]

DENVER, CO - JUNE 10:   Carlos Gonzalez #5 of the Colorado Rockies doubles in the first inning of an interleague game against the Los Angeles Angels at Coors Field on June 10, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Dustin Bradford/Getty Images)

Angels vs. Rockies Series Preview: Precious CarGo

The Rockies are coming to town and bringing some precious cargo with them in the form of Carlos “CarGo” Gonzalez. See what I did there? You see what I did there. Normally, playing the Rockies isn’t really worth noting, but bloggers, fans and reporters across the land have all come to the same conclusion that CarGo […]


SITE ANNOUNCEMENT: Changes to Monkey with a Halo

Greetings, everyone. I’m here to let you know that Monkey with a Halo is changing. I’d call it an evolution, but then I’d have to rename the site Australopithecus with a Halo and that’s too hard to type all the time. Call it whatever you want, but the changes are not only coming, they are already […]

ANAHEIM, CA - APRIL 25:  C.J. Wilson #33 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim reacts after giving up a walk in the sixth inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on April 25, 2015 in Anaheim, California.  (Photo by Lisa Blumenfeld/Getty Images)

C.J. Wilson: Not as painful to watch this season

For the last three-plus seasons, C.J. Wilson has done everything that he possibly can to infuriate, enrage and baffle Angels fans. In 2012, he was very good for the first half of the season, then practically useless for the remainder of the year. In 2013, he was good all year. In 2014, his starts led […]