Daily Links for the LA Angels including Scioscia favors playoff expansion, Kendrick getting some early MVP consideration, Scioscia downplays concerns over the Halos' lack of power and much more...
The Monkey Says: This is actually pretty big news because Scioscia is a member of a special committe put together by Bud Selig to discuss changes to the game, so Scioscia's opinion will both carry weight and not fall on deaf ears in the league office. As of right now, I'd say it is a pretty safe bet that the playoffs will be expanded sometime in the next two seasons, once they figure out the logistics of it all.
The Monkey Says: It is nice to see Howie getting some national attention, but I am not even totally convinced that Kendrick is the MVP of the Angels right now. Then again, who am I to argue with Howie's 2.3 WAR, which is the second-highest in the AL.
The Monkey Says: I kind of get the whole, "this team isn't built that way" mantra, but the situational hitting and aggressive baserunning method isn't working all that well right now either, so mixing in some more power sure sounds like a good idea to me.