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Angels Swing and Miss
Posted by Jason Thornbury at 8/1/2006 2:42:00 PM
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It's a little surprising the Angels were unable to add a slugger to their lineup before the trade deadline. They might have run away with a weak division with another big bat. Apparently events conspired against them. They had a deal on the table for Tejada before Baltimore owner Peter Angelos nuked the idea. The Nationals wanted Joe Saunders, among others, for Soriano, but with Colon injured, the Angels didn't want to part with Saunders. On the other hand, because the division is so weak, the Angels weren't forced to make a move to win the division. Texas and Seattle upgraded their offenses, but both teams still have weak pitching. Oakland's offense is the worst in baseball. But if you're an Angels fan, aren't you wishing that your team had rolled the dice because while the Angels are capable of winning the AL West, they probably won't go far in the playoffs without another slugger.


The so called "first baseball trade deadline" is about as practical as Bush's foriegn policy....Only in baseball will you have more trades done after the trade deadline than before..pfffftttt They should have a hard deadline, but as in many other aspects, MLB prefers to do things crookedly.
Posted by Zenguerrilla at 8/1/2006 6:51:00 PM
That was the dumbest thing I've heard in a long time. Do you even know the point of having a trade deadline?
Posted by faststeve at 8/2/2006 6:46:00 AM
Didn't know "crookedly" was a word. It also appears faststeve has a problem everytime somebody bashes Bush. My guess is he has a little crush on the Texas gunslinger. That said, the Angels made it pretty far last year without that other big bat, but it certainly would have improved their chances this year. I still think they're going to make it regardless. I haven't seen the probables of another streaking summer in Oakland, and Seattle and Texas for some unforeseen reason, didn't add any pitching.
Posted by schwang2u at 8/2/2006 11:47:00 AM
The Angels could still pick up a bat but the recent play of Juan Rivera may have lessened their concerns over any offensive shortfall they may have had.
Posted by flutiefan at 8/3/2006 4:11:00 PM

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