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TUESDAY ANGELS ROUNDUP: Draft Day, Red Sox Want a Shortstop

Up next for Angels: Tuesday at Tampa Bay - Los Angeles Times
Angels travel to Florida to take on the defending AL champs.

Today's MLB's First Year Players draft. Here's two articles from the local guys:

Can Angels find power in draft? - OCRegister.com
The power pipeline that produced Tim Salmon, Garret Anderson and Troy Glaus in a previous generation has broken down. The Angels haven't had a first-round position player reach and stick in the major leagues since Casey Kotchman, the 2001 top pick. Mark Saxon's look at today's draft.

Future power names? - Angels Unplugged - Los Angeles Times
"The major league draft will commence Tuesday, and Angels director of scouting Eddie Bane has promised that power will be the club's priority."

Steve Bisheff looks at some potential draft picks.

Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Baseball Team Report and Insider Pitch - FOX Sports on MSN
With Sunday's latest collapse by the bullpen, the Angels have blown 11 saves and 13 of their 27 losses have been credited to relief pitchers. The bullpen ERA of 5.87 is the highest in the majors and the group's 1.67 walks and hits per innings pitched is second only to the woeful Nationals.

Team Reports - MLB at CBSSports.com
3B Chone Figgins and LF Juan Rivera both hit home runs in the first inning at Comerica Park on Sunday, the first time the Angels had hit two home runs in the same game since May 26.

Vladimir Guerrero: Trading His Past To Protect the Angels' Future - Bleacher Report
The man they call "Big Daddy" is starting to look more like "Grandaddy"—at least at the plate.

Sox diligent in shortstop search - Extra Bases - Red Sox blog
The Red Sox have left no stone unturned in looking at or discussing deals for shortstops.

Erick Aybar for Manny Delcarmen!

MLB - - FOX Sports on MSN
"Trading shortstop Erick Aybar is one possibility, sources say. Aybar could bring the Angels a hitter or reliever, and Brandon Wood would take over at shortstop, instantly improving the team's offense."

Erick Aybar for Manny Delcarmen!

THT Dartboard: Week Nine -- The Hardball Times
This team ranking has the Angels at #14 with 84 projected wins...7 games behind Texas. Ugh.

Rangers aren't going away any time soon - FOX Sports on MSN
Texas plucked former Angel Darren O'Day off the waiver wire on April 22. He has flourished while pitching in tight, late-game situations and worked a perfect eighth in Sunday's 6-3 victory.



Today's video comes from Conan O'Brien.