- The Story: Major League Baseball has announced the umpire crews for the ALDS. The Monkey Says: And Rick “Ball Four” Reed is not on the crew for the Angel series, mercifully.
- The Story: The Angels have made a contract offer to Bobby Abreu, but no progress has been reported. The Monkey Says: Clearly the Angels are making keeping Bobby a priority, but since the are in the middle of the playoffs, don’t expect much more movement on the contract negotiations.
- The Story: Vladimir Guerrero is still holding out hope for winning a championship. The Monkey Says: Well then he might want to consider actually hitting the ball this post-season.
- The Story: The 2010 MLB draft order has been announced. The Monkey Says: The Angels are slated to pick 29th, but they could lose that pick or pick up earlier picks depending on how the draft pick compensation works out after free agent signings are made.
- The Story: Matt Palmer won’t let his success this year go to his head. The Monkey Says: Palmer has been an unsung hero of the Angel season.