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SUNDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Weaver Review, Grichuk Signs

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Jeff Weaver outpitches Jered - Los Angeles Times
It was the baseball equivalent of a big brother putting his little brother in a headlock and giving him a noogie.

Angels sign Randal Grichuk - Los Angeles Times
The Angels signed their top pick in the June 9 draft, 17-year-old high school outfielder Randal Grichuk, to a bonus of $1.225 million on Saturday.

Torii Hunter is the best thing in L.A. baseball - Los Angeles Times
Among our mega-region's two big league teams, nobody has been better. He's been so impressive, been such an important cog for a squad that has suffered the most human of stings, that a real case can be made for Hunter as current American League MVP.

Could Matt Holliday end up with the Angels? - Los Angeles Times
"I obviously enjoy Southern California," Holliday said. "They're a winning franchise. It's a great place to live. "Every guy would be interested in playing for an organization like that."

Deadspin dancing about architecture - Angels blog - OCRegister.com
Tommy Craggs writes for Deadspin about the Big A’s flaws. It’s pretty thin gruel, considering the rats, the falling concrete, the manslaughters, Build Me Up Buttercup in the seventh, etc.

Please Everyone, Stop Using Catcher ERA - Beyond the Box Score
So, you have a player on each team who has writers, fans, and television folk talking up his game calling abilities and whatnot because saying that his entire value comes from squatting for four hours a week isn't something you take pride in.


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