The January 17th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Scioscia's pitchout success, Reyes let go to sign in Korea and much more…
The Monkey Says: This is great because it validates my gut feeling from watching games that Scioscia both calls a lot of pitchouts, but guesses correctly a lot too. What isn't so great is that it doesn't seem to matter that he does because it ultimately still costs the Angels over the course of the season, granted, not very much, but it costs them.
The Monkey Says: This isn't a big deal since the Angels finally have some starting pitching depth now, but still it hurts to lose a guy who, while not very good, at least has big league experience. And, yes, it is a horribly slow news day when a non-roster invite leaving the team to sign in Korea is considered a top story.
The Monkey Says: Oh, well, now they have to win it all. I'd feel horrible if the Halos made the fine folks at The Sporting News look bad.
The Monkey Says: As I mentioned yesterday, the Angels should be fine this season. Jason Vargas is probably the only player who is in line to make enough such that things might get contentious, but I kind of doubt it. We'll no more when salary figures are exchanged on Friday, assuming any of the four remaining Angel players eligible for arbitration haven't settled by then.
The Monkey Says: This was reported months ago, but they had never explained what was taking its place. I'm sure you'll be shocked to learn that very expensive seats are taking the place of the press box. Frankly, I'm surprised more teams don't do this, especially since fewer and fewer media members actually cover games in person anymore and it has probably been decades since giving the press one of the best seats in the house was necessary.
The Monkey Says: No surprise here, other than how weird it still feels to consider Trout a left fielder.
The Monkey Says: I really want to object to this, but given his inexplicably awful finish to last season, I don't know that I can.
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