Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 2/6/13
The February 6th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Callaspo finalizes his new contract, Keith Law ranks Kaleb Cowart the 23rd best prospect and much more... The Story: Alberto Callaspo finalized his two-year contract that will pay him $4.1 million this year and $4.875 million in 2014. The Monkey Says: Beto was out of the country and had to wait to take a physical before the deal was complete. With these numbers now finalized, the Angels are commited to just shy of $151 million in payroll this year BEFORE their pre-arb contracts are counted, which should push it up another $5 million or so. They also are now on the hook for $133 million in guaranteed money in 2014. Hooray for regional sports network valuation bubbles! The Story: Keith Law ranked Kaleb Cowart as the 23rd best prospect in baseball. The Monkey Says: This is the first list on which I remember seeing Cowart crack the top 40. I suspect Law is ahead of the curve here though. My sense is that others have been a little reluctant to believe in Cowart because he really only has one good year of performance under his belt. I've said all along that his stock would skyrocket if he is able to replicate the same kind of success he had last year. The Story: Could Mike Trout and/or Bryce Harper usher in an era of MLB stars with prominent endorsement careers? The Monkey Says: Honestly, I don't think baseball is cool enough to have their players hit it big with Madison Avenue. If someone is going to do it, I don't think it will be Trout since he just doesn't really have the personality for it. Maybe Harper has that kind of charisma/edginess that advertisers like, but I don't think it will overcome the general perception that baseball is the sport of and older, whiter generation. The Story: Meet Young (and Li'l) Hank Conger. The Monkey Says: I... I don't even... I'm not sure what that even was. The Story: David Eckstein was ranked the ninth-best acquisition in Angels history. The Monkey Says: Yeah, but on a pound-for-pound basis, he blows away the rest of the field. The Story: A look at the Angels' depth chart at second base entering training camp. The Monkey Says: The shame of the lack of depth behind Howie is that there is no possibility of Kendrick being put in a unique platoon situation where he sits against groundball pitchers. Not that Scioscia was ever going to be progressive enough to try something like that, but at least I could've dreamt about it. The Story: A look at the performances of prospects Luis Jimenez and Manny Correa. The Monkey Says: I'm not sure Correa actually qualifies as a legit prospect and I fear that Lucho is destined to become a Quad-A guy. [follow]
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Chris Paul ‘despises’ Doc Rivers, had issues with treatment of son Austin

Report: Jimmy Butler recruiting Kyle Lowry to the Timberwolves

WATCH: Tim Tebow didn't waste any time homering after promotion

Nolan Arenado throws out runner from seated position

NFL fans in Florida seem to like Tom Brady more than any of their three teams’ players

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Mayweather-McGregor fight is reportedly seeking a $10 million title sponsor

Terry Francona wearing heart monitor in case of another 'episode'

Albert Almora denies flipping off President Donald Trump during White House visit

Blazers post hilarious tweets after acquiring cash from Rockets

Chip Kelly defends Kaepernick: He was not a distraction

Steve Smith faces suspension should he unretire

The 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

Top NBA free agents available

Box Score 6/28: New York loses its zen

Although you have seen this start before, this season is no sequel for the Dodgers

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

Who won Wimbledon the year you were born?

Box Score 6/27: Monday is for all sorts of ballers

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

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 'You get a steal! You get a steal! Everybody gets a steal!' quiz

Rewriting the Hall of Fame rubric for today's pitchers

2017 is not another disappointing sequel for the Dodgers

BIG3 Referee Hotline Bling: Ricky Davis takes unnecessary shots at Al Harrington

The 10 best sports docs available for streaming

Feeding your roundball addiction through the summer months

The 'Power hitters are coming for that number one spot' quiz

Big3 brings summer festival feel to basketball with barnstorming tour

The 'Tonight, we settle the Beard vs. Brodie debate' quiz

2016-17 NBA Awards: The 8th Man Award for most overlooked player this year

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