- The Story: Darren Oliver is reportedly close to signing with the Texas Rangers. The Monkey Says: And this hits just keep coming as the Angels lose yet another key member of their 2009 roster to a divisional rival. The Angels could have prevented this by offering Oliver arbitration but declined to do so. Hopefully they have a plan in mind for replacing DO as he was the only reliable member of the Halo bullpen last season.
- The Story: The Rangers are also talking to Vladimir Guerrero’s agent. The Monkey Says: Aww, c’mon! This isn’t funny anymore. I know the Angels don’t want Vladdy back, but still, this is getting out of hand.
- The Story: The renovation of the Big A outside Angel Stadium is complete. The Monkey Says: The Big A got a new color display video board and a brand new paint job. Maybe the new video board can start displaying photo montages of all the Angel players that won’t be back next season.