The December 20th, 2011 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Abreu wants to be traded, Pujols' wife is mad at God, projecting the Angels rotation and much more...
The Monkey Says: I love the notion that the Angels "should" trade Abreu, as if they are deliberately refraining from doing so. Does Rosenthal really think there is a big market for Abreu? This has a long rant written all over it, so I'll save it for a full post later today.
The Monkey Says: I'm not a religious man, but I am pretty sure God doesn't care about what kind of contract Albert Pujols gets, especially when he is already getting $200+ million no matter who makes the offer.
The Story: Just how good will the Angel rotation be?
The Monkey Says: The Angel rotation may not be the best in the league, but it should be pretty close. Determining who is best is more about fan pride than anything else. I just wish the Rangers hadn't won the bidding for Yu Darvish and put themselves right back into the conversation.
The Story: Angels gift ideas for rotten kids.
The Monkey Says: Funniest. Thing. Ever. I am actually insanely jealous of this because I had thought of doing a post to make fun of the terrible Angels store items, but Sam completely outdid anything I could have ever dreamed of. Damn you, West Coast Mark Simon!!!!!
The Story: A holiday video card from the LA Angels.
The Monkey Says: Lamest. Thing. Ever.
The Monkey Says: Just how much additional revenue Pujols' star power is going to bring in seems overstated to me. Obviously there is a short-term boost in ticket and merchandise sales, but the only way the increased revenue will be sustained is if Albert leads the team to success on the field for pretty much his entire tenure. That is what will make the Angels a team that can carry a national following, which is where the real money is.
The Monkey Says: That would be great, only there is a small problem, he can't be voted in anymore. The only way to get him in now, I think, is via the Veterans Committee and he just doesn't pass the smell test for guys who they usually vote in.
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