I just put my hand on the Angels' hot stove and I didn't get burned. This is truly the worst point of the off-season where few teams are doing much of note yet there is still so much to be done. Jerry Dipoto has a history of being very active early in the offseason, but thus far nothing. Last season, he basically got started a week before the Winter Meetings and was done with his winter shopping by the end of those meetings save for the Hamilton debacle. We are still a few weeks away from the Winter Meetings, so hopefully things get moving soon because I keep checking the well for content to write about and it keeps coming up dry. Why else do you think I am doing one of these Monkeying Around pieces?
One post that I am tempted to write but just can't talk myself into is the Angels making a run a Robinson Cano. The premise of the piece is that the Angels are screwed financially anyway, so why not just triple down on the bad contracts? I mean, third time is a charm, right? Besides, then the Angels can trade Howie Kendrick for pitching without damaging the offense. Eventually logic sets in and I realize that another nine-figure signing would make a Trout extension virtually impossible and put the team into a hole that they might never recover from. What's that? They are already there? Oh, I thought we all agreed to pretend that wasn't true. My bad.