The November 15th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout finishes 2nd in AL MVP voting, Dipoto and Scioscia improving communication and much more...
The Story: Mike Trout finished second in AL MVP voting.
The Monkey Says: This is no surprise, as I detailed yesterday. He got one less first place vote than last season and actually had votes for fourth, fifth and even seventh. That seventh place vote has been the real story because it is so unfathomably stupid. This is why so few people have respect for the award voting process.
The Monkey Says: That improvement appears to be how the two managed to save their respective jobs. Dipoto doesn't give any real detail, but there clearly was some sort of tension between the two if just communicating with each other was such an area of need.