Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 11/16/14
The December 10th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Greinke signs with the Dodgers, making sense of the Angels' pitching moves and much more... The Story: Zack Greinke has signed with the Dodgers for six-years and $147 million and will now create all sorts of fallout through the league. The Monkey Says: Well, I think we all saw this coming, even if it took a little longer than expected.  If there is one good thing about it, it is that Texas didn't get Greinke, so there whole off-season plan remains in flux.  Anyway, good luck to Greinke and the Dodgers.  Not that they need it because we all know LA-based MLB teams that spend a ton in free agency ALWAYS make the playoffs. The Story: Making sense of the moves the Angels made to rebuild their pitching staff. The Monkey Says: The main positive appears to be financial flexibility, which won't do them much good because the frre agent pitchers next off-season are just as uninspiring and with the new draft slotting restrictions, the Angels can't put their savings into the draft to rebuild their farm system either. The Story: The Angels' rotation doesn't appear to be as "strong" as they'd like you to believe. The Monkey Says: I mean, what did he want Scioscia to say about the rotation?  That's what Scioscia does.  Anyway, the rotation could actually be strong, if a few things break the Angels' way.  It could also be very not good, which is something I'd like to just ignore because it gives me all the sads. The Story: Jered Weaver made an appearance at a Special Olympics event. The Monkey Says: Normally, I prefer to ignore these puff pieces, but I really need to distract myself from the Angels rotation. The Story: A look at the silver linings behind the Angels off-season moves. The Monkey Says: Yep, that's a good strategy.  Let's all just keep over-analyzing the moves until we convince ourselves that they were the best moves ever.  Give it two months and someone will be posting a "Could Joe Blanton win the Cy Young?" column. [follow]
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Australian cricket player dies from head injuries

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

WATCH: Dwayne Harris dirty hit on Nolan Carroll sparks fight

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE, says he'll never return

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

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.

CM Punk opens up about leaving WWE

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.