The October 10th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including speculation on Angel coaching staff vacancies, five minor league coaches fired and much more…
The Monkey Says: I'd be surprised if Omar Vizquel didn't get appointed to some sort of role. Not that I am in the clubhouse, but it seems like this team could really use an infusion of energy on the coaching staff and Vizquel would be well-suited for that, even if he just serves as a third base coach. As for the rest of the spots, it is really just a guessing game. Hitting coach will probably be the source of much intrigue just because of the differing offensive styles that Scioscia and Dipoto appear to prefer.
The Monkey Says: A lot of people are throwing out King Fish as a candidate, but it doesn't look they will be able to reel him in. See what I did there?
The Monkey Says: And it sounds like he wouldn't listen unless it was a fairly major role. This one probably isn't happening either. I guess this front office must have the crazy idea that being a former Angel isn't a top criteria for being hired as a coach. What are they thinking?!?
The Monkey Says: The 66ers had a good year, which makes some question this, but really the organization doesn't care about that so much as players actually developing. This kind of turnover is perfectly normal, but because of the drama around the Angels, it will probably be read into far too much.
The Monkey Says: Scioscia Face is now made official.