Originally posted on Monkey with a Halo  |  Last updated 3/5/13
The March 5th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Trout's inevitable big payday, Madson might not play in Cactus League games and much more... The Story: Nothing the Angels could've done with Trout's contract renewal was going to impact his future financial windfall. The Monkey Says: That's a great point. I hadn't looked at it from the other side. What would paying Mike a few extra hundred thousand have really accomplished? Would it have earned them good faith with his agent to the point that it would have to a discount? Definitely not. The only thing I can see it doing is ever so slightly helping contract extension talks get started sooner. Other than that, all it would've done is give Trout more money, Arte Moreno less money and agent Craig Landis some warm-and-fuzzies that he did right by his client somehow. The Story: Ryan Madson might miss all of Cactus League play. The Monkey Says: He'll be able to go on the DL and hang out in Tempe for
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