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By Michael Hllywa

Jered Weaver will need rehab starts, The Angels are giving up too many two-out runs and, what a Josh Hamilton strikezone looks like in constellation form. Day one of the DFA Joe Blanton campaign came and went. He is still an Angel, but we will not give up the fight.

Apr 7, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver (36) looks for a sign in the first inning of the game against the Texas Rangers at the Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Weaver Feels Good, But Will Need Rehab Starts

Only so that he can get his stamina up. I would like to see Weaver get his way and see Mike Scioscia simply slot him back into the big league rotation. But that’s not going to happen.

Too Many Two-Out Runs Are Costing the Halos

Gee, you don’t say. I wonder though, what percentage of those two-out runs actually belong to C.J. Wilson? Maybe it’s just me, but it seems like he mucks everything up with two outs.

Money Quote:

"Of the 197 runs the Angels have allowed, 47 percent of them have been scored with two outs.*snip*For comparisons sake, the rest of the American League West has only allowed 35 percent of their runs with two outs."

Oh. Oh, my.

Dizziness, Bright Lights an Issue for Josh Hamilton

If this is a legitimate problem, as Josh states, then he is going to need to get under control, and do it quick. And, bright lights? It’s Major League baseball. Methinks that shouldn’t be a problem.

Money Quote:

"“I’m just off,” he said. “However you want to write it, however you want to describe it — I’m just off.”"

Boy, I’ll say.

Fielding-Independent Game Recap

Because we are Angels fans, we must be gluttons for punishment. Enjoy Joe Blanton’s last start being broken down by Jeff Sullivan at Fangraphs.

Josh Hamilton Strike Zone Constellation: The Crooked Drone

Tune in next time to see if Josh can form the Pegasus constellation with his swing happy approach.

Torii Hunter’s New Approach Produces Big Results

Torii Hunter‘s BABIP to close out 2012 was preposterous. The BABIP that he finished the season with, was preposterous. But, the fact that for 100 games now, Torii has maintained this new approach, and continues to keep finding holes, is too big of a sample size to ignore. Is it too late to replay the offseason and get Torii back?