Originally written on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 10/24/14
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]
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