Halo Headlines: Trumbo won’t be traded, Angels not interested in Colon

The December 4th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trumbo won't be traded, Angels not interested in Colon and much more…

The Story: The Angels are unlikely to trade Mark Trumbo this offseason.

The Monkey Says: Apparently they aren't finding any teams interested in coughing up a young, potential ace for a slugger with a .299 career OBP. Who could have possibly seen that coming?

The Story: The Angels are not interested in Bartolo Colon.

The Monkey Says: This is not a surprise. Colon is coming off two strong seasons, but he has been injury-prone and that is not something the Angels are willing to gamble on given their desperate rotation needs. This is why you shouldn't expect them to call on Brett Anderson either. Colon's PED history probably doesn't help either, especially since certain Angel players have made disparaging comments to the media about Colon's PED usage.

The Story: The Angels offered Howie Kendrick to the Tigers in exchange for Doug Fister a few weeks ago.

The Monkey Says: Detroit turned it down, obviously. Though the trade didn't go down, this should give you an idea of what the Angels are trying to get in exchange for Kendrick.

The Story: Jerry Dipoto is preaching patience in the Angels' pursuit of starting pitching.

The Monkey Says: With the flurry of activity throughout the league the last two days, fans have been getting impatient. The Winter Meetings is usually where a lot of things go down though, so don't get antsy yet. If the Halos emerge from those meetings with two open rotation spots, then you can panic.

The Story: The Angels signed minor league free agent pitcher Mike Monster.

The Monkey Says: Apparently the Canadian native can bring the heat. He may not be any kind of real prospect, but that name is just incredible. Personally, I would've signed Frank N. Stein, but that's just me.

The Story: Joe Smith became a sidearmer as a joke.

The Monkey Says: his college pitching coach just really wanted a sidearmer on the staff, Smith volunteered as a joke and accidentally turned himself into a quality pitcher.

The Story: The Angels released their promotional giveaway schedule for the 2014 season.

The Monkey Says: There are a lot of gnomes being given away and once again they are giving away cowboy hats during a game against the freaking Rangers. I really hate the Angel marketing people sometimes.

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