The November 19th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Angels interested in Bronson Arroyo, Vizquel leaves for Detroit coaching staff and much more...
The Monkey Says: Arroyo is a fallback option. He has had success the last few years, but with his lack of velocity and strikeouts, it is a smoke-and-mirrors kind of success. That may not translate well to the American League at this stage of his career. The only truly attractive thing about him (other than his musical abilities) is that he has thrown at least 199 innings in nine consecutive seasons. This is the same logic that led to the Joe Blanton signing. Hopefully the Angels can add a more impactful starter instead.
The Monkey Says: It seemed like Vizquel was not long for this world after he got passed over for the third base coach job on Scioscia's staff. He badly wants to be a manager, so jumping at this chance makes a lot of sense.