Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/27/12
The November 27th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Angels worried about Dodgers signing Greinke, considering Ryan Madson, trade value rankings and much more... The Story: The Angels view the Dodgers as their biggest threat to re-signing Zack Greinke. The Monkey Says: I'm not buying it.  The Dodgers already have too many pitchers for their rotation and $200 million in committed payroll.  I think it is pretty clear that they aren't afraid to spend, but how they are going to bring in Greinke and then trade off their spare starters is where it gets a little complicated.  Frankly, I just don't think Ned Colletti can pull it off. The Story: Considering what Ryan Madson can do for the Angels. The Monkey Says: The salient point is that Madson may not be at full strength until well into the season.  If signed to a two or three-year deal at something of a discount, the Halos can then afford to wait for him while seeing if Frieri is ready to handle being a closer full-time.  If he isn't Madson should be ready to step in by mid-season.  If he is, then the Angels can deploy Madson as Scot Shields version 2.0. The Story: Part one of Jonah Keri's MLB trade value rankings. The Monkey Says: The only Angel to in this part is Jered Weaver, who just barely makes the list at #50.  I think that is a tiny bit low, but that might just be because I have blind faith in him bouncing back from the back and shoulder problems that slowed him down last year.  And if he doesn't, I also have some faith that he is the kind of pitcher who will be able to lessen his decline because so much of his ability is based on deception and guile. The Story: The Angels will be targeting pitching at the Winter Meetings. The Monkey Says: This raises the interesting question of whether or not Dipoto could make a move on another pitcher before knowing what Greinke is going to do.  We know that they want to bring Greinke back, but we also know they have two rotation slots to fill.  I can definitely see them trying to lock down the other spot under the assumption Greinke is coming back, which would be risky, but worth it if they can get a good deal.  However, it seem like most pitchers are waiting for Greinke to sign and set the market for the Sanchez's and Lohse's of the world first. The Story: Zack Greinke's bizarre high BABIP/low FIP game against Seattle back in September. The Monkey Says: Everything about Greinke is weird, isn't it?  I'm not sure if that makes him more or less worthy of the contract he is eventually going to sign. The Story: The Angels are moving the pressbox beyond the right field foul pole. The Monkey Says: That's definitely one way to generate more money.  Honestly, it is stupid that teams ever gave up prime seating real estate to the beat writers.  Nowadays though, more and more newspapers are cutting back on beat writers, so there is even less of a need for a dedicated press box. The Story: Looking at Joakim Soria as a free agent fit for the Angels. The Monkey Says: Just like Madson, Soria is coming off Tommy John surgery, but I believe he is a little further behind Madson in his recovery.  I wouldn't be at all surprised if the Angels kick the tires on him if things don't work out with Madson.  In fact, Soria could prove to be a cheaper option with better long-term potential since he is a few years younger. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lakers replace Jim Buss with Magic Johnson, fire Kupchak

Jimmy Garappolo’s mom keeping him up to speed on his trade rumors

Report: Clippers intent on keeping both Blake Griffin, Chris Paul

Slam dunks and startups: How all-star technology took over the NBA in The Big Easy

Report: Tyrod Taylor might not be released by Bills after all

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Juventus and Manchester City begin their Champions League Round of 16 campaigns

Cardinals reportedly have ‘zero interest’ in Jay Cutler

DeSean Jackson talks up return to Eagles

DeMarcus Cousins links to Lakers won’t just go away

NFL executive: Davis Webb will be top QB of draft

Report: Knicks making Derrick Rose ‘completely available’ at trade deadline

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

Box Score 2/21: It's trade heartbreak season

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams and players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Movies you can stream now to get your football fix

Too much to Process: Can Simmons match the Embiid hype?

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'Did the Kings just make the Pelicans into a super team?' quiz

Will the Timberwolves start showcasing their potential?

'Playmakers' in Ice Cube's league who can help the Cavs

QUIZ: Name every MLB pitcher to win 100 games with two different teams

The guard tandems you'd want in a 2-on-2 tournament

We got our hands on the new Nintendo Switch, here are our first impressions

Top 10 second basemen in baseball for 2017

Teams, players who could be dealing at the NBA trade deadline

As NHL trade deadline nears, seven teams who could be dealing

Baseball movies you can stream now to hold you over until Opening Day

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker