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By Michael Hllywa

Rehab start goes well for Jered Weaver, what’s going on with the outfield and defensive metrics and, Jerome Williams is working to keep a spot on the Angels rotation. The Angels are on a season high four-game winning streak. Here they come, Texas Rangers.

May 21, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels starter Jerome Williams (57) delivers a pitch against the Seattle Mariners at Angel Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Rehab Start Goes Well for Angels’ Jered Weaver

It also says in the article that Weaver could be back in the rotation next week, if everything goes smoothly. Please, everything, go smoothly.

The Curious Case of the Angels Poor Outfield Defensive Metrics

This is one step closer to the “dogs and cats living together” that Peter Venkman was referring too.

Madson Dealing With Setback

Oh, for the love of…..really? Someone get Ryan Madson an advil so he can get back to pitching.

Money Quote:

"“I can’t believe it’s taken this long,” Madson said. “I thought by last Friday it would be ready.”"

Said every Angels fan, ever.

Moreno Supportive of Staff Over 10 Years as Owner

Congratulations on 10 years of ownership. Now, as a gift to the fans, please eat Joe Blanton‘s contract.

How the West was Lost

So, the west was lost because of the managers. Wait, what?

Money Quote:

"Unless the Angels have a secret corn field out in Anaheim, they aren’t gonna see Connie Mack or Sparky Anderson calling the shots any time soon."

I see what you did there.

Something Fishy About Trout Hitting for the Cycle

10 lashes for speaking ill of Mike Trout. For shame.

Williams Working to Keep Spot in Angels’ Rotation

All of this could have been easily avoided had the Angels simply not signed Blanton and given the rotation spot to Jerome Williams. All that Williams need to be this season was a decent #5. Up to this point, he has been muchbetter than that.

Money Quote:

"“The only thing a player can do — like Jerome is doing — is be as productive as they can be,” Scioscia said. “We’ve got a ways to go before our pitching staff is settled — hopefully not too long — but in the next couple weeks.”"

Or in the next week. Or day. Hell, I’ve got a few hours, I’ll make the hard phone calls for you, skip.