Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/14/14
The January 25th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including comparing the Angels and Dodgers, a lengthy interview with Jerry Dipoto and much more... The Story: A tale of the tape comparison of the Dodgers and Angels. The Monkey Says: Why? Because there is literally nothing happening right now.  So, sure, let's do an arbitrary and ultimately meaningless comparison of two teams that really have no direct bearing on each other's fortunes. Oh, I'm still going to complain about the conclusions drawn here, I just want to make sure we are all clear that it means nothing.  For starters, even with the GIDPs, Kendrick is much better than Mark Ellis at this stage of his career.  And say what you want about Callaspo, he beats Luis Cruz, who will be back in the minors by June, handily.  My favorite part though is that the teams split the five categories with two wins a piece and a draw, but Saxon just says the Dodgers win overall, probably because he covers their beat now.  Seriously, we need some real news because I spent way too much time breaking this down. The Story: A lengthy sit-down interview with Jerry Dipoto. The Monkey Says: In the interest of full disclosure, I didn't watch the whole thing because it is 38 minutes long and I have a three-week old baby, so I am running on 38 minutes worth of sleep.  I'm sure this is fascinating and full of statements from Jerry that sound like promises, but not quite, just in case he reverses course later. The Story: A look at the Angels' depth chart at shortstop heading into spring training. The Monkey Says: The back-up job is clearly Romine's to lose.  He is easily the best fielder of the bunch, which is an accomplishment considering there is a guy in the mix whose last name is actually Field, and he is the best fit as a pinch-runner off the bench.  Rodriguez could unseat him since he has experience, but only if Romine completely collapses in camp.  As for Brendan Harris, I like him, but I think at this stage of his career, he is more of a third baseman than shortstop. The Story: A look back at Randal Grichuk's 2012 season which restored his prospect status. The Monkey Says: It is weird what happens when a guy finally stays healthy, right? The Story: The Inland Empire 66ers have a Valentine's Day promotion where the team mascot delivers flowers. The Monkey Says: This sounds like the ideal gift package to get your special lady, assuming of course that your plan is to piss here off and have her divorce/dump you. [follow]
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