Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/16/14

The January 17th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Callaspo avoids arbitration, the greatest Angels off-seasons ever, Kaleb Cowart scouting report and much more...

The Story: The Angels avoided arbitration with Alberto Callaspo by agreeing to a one-year, $3.15 million contract.

The Monkey Says: Callaspo is probably smart to settle.  He isn't a prototypical third baseman, so he could have had a hard time in an arbitration hearing since much of it is based comparisons to other players at the position.  This now leaves Erick Aybar as the only Angel still eligible for arbitration.

The Story: Reviewing the greatest Angel off-seasons ever.

The Monkey Says: This slideshow is worth it if only for the picture of Rod Carew in a headband.  Oh, by the way, it was a REALLY slow news day.  So slow, in fact, that I almost included the Giants avoiding arbitration with Angel Pagan in today's links simply because his name is Angel.

The Story: A look at prospect Kaleb Cowart.

The Monkey Says: Wow, interesting to see the idea of Cowart being in line for a switch back to pitching thrown around so liberally already.  It isn't necessarily wrong either as Cowart has thus far failed to live up to the lofty projections many had for him, though it isn't like he been a bust either.


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