Daily Links for the LA Angels including Moreno tells Reagins no more spending, more Kazmir release reactions, the Angels now have a three-man catching rotation and much more...
The Monkey Says: I've got some more thoughts on this major but obvious development later today. However, this doesn't mean the Halos won't make trades as they could always do what the Rangers did last season and just give up bigger prospect packages in return for the other teams eating more salary. Of course, that means the Angels need to be in position to be buyers and not sellers at the deadline.
The Story: Assessing the demise of Scott Kazmir.
The Monkey Says: I think a lot of people overlook Kazmir's history of relatively minor but persisting arm problems. He never had to have major surgery or had to miss giant chunks of time, but my theory has long been that those nagging arm problems ultimately sapped him of his natural ability and velocity and screwed up his mechanics.