The February 22nd, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Scott Downs interested in an extension, Cordero's return from tragedy and much more…
The Monkey Says: Yeah, not so much. Downs was terrible in the second half of last season and plagued by shoulder problems, so even a one-year extension seems like a huge risk at this point.
The Monkey Says: My son is seven weeks old, so things definitely got a little dusty in the Monkey Mansion when I read this one.
The Monkey Says: See? This is what I am talking about with Frieri screwing around with a cutter. Jepsen got obsesses with developing a two-seamer to offset his cutter and it ended up hurting him. Keep it simple, Ernie.
The Monkey Says: Erick Aybar will play for the Dominican Republic and as a result will see early action in the Cactus League. Non-roster invitees Fernando Cabrera (Puerto Rico) and Efren Navarro (Mexico) will also participate and thus probably forfeit what little chance either had of making the Opening Day roster.
The Monkey Says: Don't they know that their race was a holy war between bloggers and the mainstream media? This is like finding out Reagan and Gorbachev had secret sleepovers in the middle of the Cold War.
The Monkey Says: Trumbo doesn't get nearly enough credit for his work ethic and how well he has accepted all the various roles and challenges that the Angels have thrown him already in his short career.
The Monkey Says: Wow, he really is pretty far ahead of schedule. I still think he is going to have to spend some time in Triple-A first, but all the reviews he is getting in camp are pretty great thus far. Then again, Mark Trumbo's defense at third base got good reviews last spring, so…
The Monkey Says: As long as he doesn't get hungry for donuts and McRibs until after the end of his contract, then this is the kind of hunger I support.
The Monkey Says: If that is something that interests you.