The December 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including reaction to the Raul Ibanez signing, wondering how much will Mike Trout get paid and much more…
The Story: Reaction to the Raul Ibanez signing.
The Monkey Says: This one pretty much sums it up. Ibanez isn't a difference-maker, but he isn't going to hurt. Really, if you don't like the signing, it is just because you are upset that Raul Ibanez is not Mark Trumbo.
The Story: How much will Mike Trout get paid?
The Monkey Says: The more articles like this that get written, the more I just want the Angels to get it over with. All this talk of how $400 million isn't unreasonable is not going to help the Halos in negotiations.
The Story: 13 trade offers for Mike Trout.
The Monkey Says: It quickly becomes clear that none of these offers are serious, yet it still prompted me to get actual real trade proposals for Trout on Twitter. Damn you, Baseball Prospectus!
The Monkey Says: Well, less money so far. They haven't signed Garza or Tanaka yet, so they aren't likely to escape this offseason without handing out close to $100 million in new contracts.