Halo Headlines – 1/21/10

  • The Story: The Angels have agreed to a two-year, $16 million contract with Joel Pineiro pending a physicalThe Monkey Says: Pineiro has a long history of health issues so the physical is no gimme.  Based on Pineiro’s performance last season, this is a steal of a deal, but based on all his previous years this seems like a potential disaster.
  • The Story: Some people really like the Joel Pineiro signingThe Monkey Says: Don’t count me among them, I will save my reasoning why for a full blown post later today.
  • The Story: There is room for two left on the Angels’ 25-man rosterThe Monkey Says: Make it one with the addition of Pineiro which also pushed Matt Palmer into the long relief role that he is much more well-suited for.  The Angels can either fill the final spot with another reliever (a strong possibility since they carrier 12 pitchers most of last season) or with a corner infielder.
  • The Story: The Seattle Mariners might still have $10 million left to spend this off-seasonThe Monkey Says: I am starting to think they are running a counterfeit money scheme up there in Seattle.  The question is will the M’s spend it all on one very good player or two lesser players.
  • The Story: Hideki Matsui would like to see a Japan vs. US world championshipsThe Monkey Says: Having the MLB champs play the Japan champs would be interesting, but there is no way it will ever be done in a serious manner.  The season is long enough as it is and tacking on a trans-oceanic series onto the end of it is never going to fly with the players’ union.
  • The Story: A profile of prospect Bobby WilsonThe Monkey Says: I like the comparison of Bobby Wilson being a lot like Jose Molina but with a bit more of a bat.  Since Bobby is out of options, he’ll have to be traded or exposed to waivers (where he will definitely be claimed) if he doesn’t make the big league roster.  Personally, I think the Angels should just trade Jeff Mathis and promote Wilson to save a little money as they are comparable defensively and lord knows nobody would miss Mathis’ bat.
  • The Story: A profile of prospect Pat CorbinThe Monkey Says: Corbing is a member of what is shaping up to be a pretty vaunted Angel draft class of 2009.  He doesn’t throw hard but has multiple pitches, so he has a good shot at being a big league starter.
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Garrett Wilson is the founder and Supreme Overlord of Monkeywithahalo.com and editor at The Outside Corner. He's an Ivy League graduate, but not from one of the impressive ones. You shouldn't make him angry. You wouldn't like him when he is angry.