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By Michael Hllywa

Sean Burnett is off of the DL and Ryan Brasier is sent back down, David Eckstein will represent the Angels at the 2013 first year player’s draft and, Jered Weaver‘s return will depend on his rehab outings. Baseball fans are inherently bi-polar, so it makes sense that last week we all hated this season, and now (on Twitter at least), we’re back to “World Series or bust.” This game, I tell ya’

Apr 14, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Sean Burnett (24) pitches during the game against the Houston Astros at Angel Stadium. Angels won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Burnett Off DL; Angels Send Down Brasier

My boyfriend’s back with his crooked hat and you’re gonna be in trouble. I man-crush extra hard on lefties for some reason. Don’t judge me.

David Eckstein Will Represent LA Angels at ’13 Draft

This is another way of saying, “The Angels are looking for the scrappiest players.” Which is scary.

Mike Trout Adds Cycle to Lengthy List of Achievements

It’s not that lengthy. But, yeah, Mike Trout has done quite a bit of damage to baseball history in such a short amount of time. Imagine if he continues to naturally get better as he gets into his prime years. Woof.

Angels Shortstop Erick Aybar Exits with Right Knee Soreness

This, fortunately, is much ado about nothing. It was tweeted during the game last night that Erick Aybar will be in the lineup tonight. But it is disconcerting that a player, who has been generally healthy throughout his career, is having these kind of issues. Maybe the Angels should have held onto Jean Segura.

Mike Trout and the Sophomore Slump That Wasn’t

Consider yourself roasted, haters. And myself, for that matter. Mike Trout is once again forcing me to eat crow, and let me tell you, it’s delicious.

Diamondbacks’ Pat Corbin Continues Dominance vs. Rockies

I am a glutton for punishment. The thing I hated most about the Dan Haren trade, was that Tyler Skaggs was included. I had no idea that Patrick Corbin was going to be this good though, which obviously makes it worse. Of course, it could just be the sample size, but he has been untouchable this season. He probably would’ve looked great in Angels red, huh?

Bees Are the Right Fit for Veteran Players

As is every other minor league team in the history of all things. These guys don’t want to quit playing baseball, great. Here’s a uniform, now go play.

Weaver’s Return Dependent on Extended Spring Game

Because, duh. Obviously, if Weaver is terrible, and reporting discomfort, the Angels brass is going to slow down the process. Although, they can’t really afford to do that and continue letting Joe Blanton be Joe Blanton every fifth day.

Mike Trout, is a wet trout. Get it? Guys?