The November 15th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Hunter signs in Detroit, Weaver finishes third in Cy Young voting, Nate Silver says Trout should win AL MVP and much more...
The Monkey Says: This kind of worked out for everyone. Torii is a great fit for Detroit and he got them to overpay him by a few million which somewhat justifies the Angels' decision not to re-sign him. Then again, he might've taken less to stay with the Halos had they been more serious about keeping him. Personally, I know people are mad Hunter is leaving, but I just don't seem him being worth this kind of contract and, more importantly, if letting him go allows the Angels to keep Greinke and sign another quality starter, it is all worth it.
The Monkey Says: That was completely expected. What wasn't expected was that some of the votes he got would become controversial. Jered got just two second-place votes, both coming from Angels beat writers. Some have pointed to that as a source of blame for Verlander not winning the award, as it was one of the tightest Cy Young votes in history. Of course the other controversial vote was the Texas writer that gave Fernando Rodney a first place vote. So, there's that.