Halo Headlines: Angels still looking for pitching after missing out on Garza, Baseball America’s top 10 Angels prospects

The January 24th, 2014 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels still looking for pitching after missing out on Garza, Baseball America's top 10 Angels prospects and much more…

The Story: The Angels are still in the market for starting rotation help.

The Monkey Says: We know now that it won't be Garza who signed with the Brewers for four years and $52 million. That's not a bad average annual value, but it was enough to push the Angels into the luxury tax. It also was probably more years than they wanted to give to a guy with a history of both shoulder and elbow problems. Time to start bracing yourself for a Bronson Arroyo signing.

The Story: Baseball America released their top 10 Angels prospect list.

The Monkey Says: They are a little high on Zach Borenstein and R.J. Alvarez, but nothing else here is unusual. That is what happens with such a shallow farm system.

The Story: Jerry Dipoto indicated that one option for the rotation is to save the money they have for a trade deadline acquisition.

The Monkey Says: I don't buy that for a second. The Halos might have financial wiggle room, but they don't have the kind of prospects required to net a top pitcher like that. Even if they did, they may not be willing to give up anymore of their farm system at this point.

The Story: The consensus top 10 prospect list for the Angels.

The Monkey Says: The only real surprise was seeing Ricardo Sanchez sneak onto the list. There are plenty of glowing things being said about the kid, but he ultimately is just a kid, literally.

The Story: How the Angels can help build a wing at Children's Hospital of Orange County.

The Monkey Says: Oh, did you think this was a fluffy community service piece? Silly you. This piece is written by T.J. Simers who somehow turns the whole article to be all about him and his grudge against the LA Times with a veiled shot at Arte Moreno. Heaven forbid Simers use the piece to expound upon the virtues of CHOC and try to entice others to help the effort.

Garrett Wilson

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