The October 18th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including projecting Greinke's cost, Cardinals fans mock Pujols with signs, rockstars support Trout for MVP and much more...
The Monkey Says: Lots of good comps and a solid guess at five years for $115 million. I tend to think it will be about $10 million north of that since it does not take into consideration that there reports that the Brewers already offered him nearly $112.5 million. But with Greinke, the cost may not matter. He is a different kind of cat and might opt for an environment he is more comfortable and spurn more money. This is why I sincerely hope the Braves do not pursue him.
The Monkey Says: I appreciate the artistry in the first sign, but the second one is hackneyed. Still, you have to appreciate Cards fans for still taking it so seriously but also keeping the jabs above the belt.
The Monkey Says: Why? I have no idea. The votes favor Miguel Cabrera, but I won't hold that against any of the musicians. I will, however, hold a grudge against Pete Yorn for being such a wuss and saying they should share. Pick a side, Yorn! On a related note, I never thought I would post a news item that would result in me yelling at Pete Yorn and/or agreeing with whoever Handsome Dick Manitoba is.
The Monkey Says: Considering that the last time Jackson made the news for his comments, he wound up getting in a ton of trouble for disparaging A-Rod and several Hall of Famers, go ahead and take this with a grain of salt. But what I really want to hear is what noted stat-freak (too bad there is no sarcasm font) Jackson means when he says WAR "evaluates the average player well but does not work in evaluating the great players." Please, Reggie, explain. I'm dying to hear it.
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The only thing worse that being "hackneyed" is being "beleaguered". Ask Gil Amelio.
Why not share it? All awards should be shared throughout the league. Didn't you know we are in a time when EVERYONE gets a trophy? It's a self-esteem thing. We wouldn't want Ian Kinsler to doubt his cockiness, now would we?