The March 18th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels cut seven, Ibanez getting time at first base and much more…
The Monkey Says: Those five are all on the 40-man roster, so they are being sent down. None of those demotions are a surprise.
The Monkey Says: They are not on the 40-man roster. Hester isn't going anywhere, but it is possible that Rapada might have an opt-out in his contract for some time in the future.
The Monkey Says: But he had to get his glove back from his 12-year old son first. By the way, how big must his son's hands be at that age to be able to wear that glove? I digress. The Halos also recently took a look at Calhoun at first, so it seems they are trying to figure out a back-up plan for Pujols. Carlos Pena seemed like the logical fit, but he hasn't done much this spring to suggest he has a lot left in the tank.
The Monkey Says: And here I was thinking that he might be more concerned with developing a secondary pitch that he can actually throw for a strike. Nice to see that he has his priorities straight.
The Monkey Says: I love that Darvish takes it so seriously and think about it so much. It makes for a great rivalry.
The Story: Do the Angels have enough starting pitching?
The Monkey Says: No. Not by any stretch of the imagination. Even if nobody gets hurt, there is a chance they don't have enough because Richards, Skaggs and, to a lesser extent, Santiago are such unknown quantities.