The December 18th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels show interest in Mark Reynolds, C.J. Wilson's life is better than yours and much more…
The Monkey Says: Reynolds is a something of a Trumbo clone. He whiffs a ton, hits a bunch of homers, but he walks quite a bit too. He just can't hit for average. He's hit .220 or .221 each of the last three years, but he has also clubbed 21+ homers in six straight seasons. He'd be an average right-handed half of a platoon as he actually isn't all that much better against southpaws. Technically, he can play first and third, but he is an outright disaster at the hot corner but only terrible at first base. The Angels even checking in on him suggests they think they might have to go with two cheap platoon guys rather than one reasonably priced full-timer like Ibanez.
The Story: C.J. Wilson married his supermodel fiancee.
The Monkey Says: Sooner or later, this guy is going to catch a break and have something good happen in his life. Also, this is a brutally slow news week. I would normally not even care about something like this.
The Monkey Says: I always approve of the Angels signing guys named Angel. However, I was crushed to find out that this catching Molina is not (as far as I can tell) the missing fourth brother of Bengie, Jose and Yadier.
The Monkey Says: Weeks later, Bowden finally gets around to agreeing with… literally everyone else. That's why he makes the big bucks, folks,