Daily Links for the LA Angels including Heyman doubts the Angels can keep Weaver, Locker goes high in the NFL draft, Scioscia tries to temper expectations for the youngsters and much more...
The Monkey Says: This is just the stupid national media not knowing much about the Angels. Heyman says the Halos have a history of letting their own top free agents "get away." More like walk away, Jon. Seriously, who have they lost that they wished the had kept? Figgins? Nope. Lackey? Nope. K-Rod? Probably not because of his attitude. Glaus? Maybe, but hardly a big regret. The Angels are smart and they will have the money to keep Weaver if they really want to. The only real obstacle I see is their tumultous relationship with Scott Boras.
The Monkey Says: So much for him possibly sliding and reconsidering a baseball career. Now the Halos will have to hope he flames out quickly in the NFL instead.
The Monkey Says: I hope the Halos listen to their own advice too. Let's not forget how much they overrated Erick Aybar after one good season and how they maintained high expectations for Brandon Wood even after the evidence started mounting against him.
The Monkey Says: Weaver can't even lose in interviews. Such a great attitude to have, especially since it is kind of dumb to even be thinking about the Cy Young award in April.
The Monkey Says: I went into this in depth earlier this week too and I obviously agree, though I still prefer to see him at seventh or eighth rather than ninth, but that is just nit-picking at that point.
The Monkey Says: Well, you have to give him point for perseverance.
The Monkey Says: hard to argue against the evidence put forth there, but I think that ship has long since sailed.
The Monkey Says: The splitter might get trendy again in lieu of Haren's hot start. We know that Ervin Santana is tinkering with one of his own, so who knows who else might pick it up.
The Monkey Says: A yard sale? No wonder they couldn't afford any good free agents this winter.