Daily Links for the LA Angels Budde designated for assignment, the Halos need Beltre and Damon, and a great deal on Angel tickets.
The Monkey Says: Despite Mike Scioscia’s undying love for catchers, even he couldn’t justify keeping five backstops on the 40-man roster, so Budde got the axe, though he seems like a decent bet to clear waivers and stick with the Angels Triple-A team.
The Monkey Says: I’m with you on Beltre, but Damon? I just don’t know. He would be helpful at the top of the order, but I just have to believe there is some kind of younger, more dynamic option out there. I know the Angels don’t want to block Mike Trout by signing someone to a long deal to play left, but this annual tradition of adding a late-thirties OF/DH type is starting to get a little old (pun intended).
The Story: Get 10 tickets to Angels games for just $50!
The Monkey Says: Not being a corporate shill here, but it is a slow news day and if with Christmas around the corner, getting a sweet deal on some Halo tickets would be pretty nice.
The Story: The Angels signed the other Ryan Braun.
The Monkey Says: What a tease.