I don’t run their team so let’s not get to the subject of Vernon Wells. Until I could get rid of him I’d make him the highest paid 4th outfielder in the league. With the age of their team I think it’s imperative they let guys like Mike Trout play. He’s ready.
Maicer Izturis gives them great flexibility in their infield, an infield which will get more homers from Pujols in a week than they’ll get from the other 3 in a month.
Kendry Morales and Mark Trumbo need to be on a bus out of town as they give the Angels two great trade chips, potentially for another bullpen arm or a spot 6th starter pitching prospect. If Pujols needs a rest it’s easy for Callaspo to slide over to first.
The Angels have a rotation of Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, and now CJ Wilson. I’m guess their 5th might be Jerome Williams. That’s excellent. Plus, their bullpen of Jordan Walden, Scott Downs, and Rich Thompson is good enough, but I do think they’ll flip Trumbo for bullpen help.
The Angels will be a team that will run the bases well, quickly fixed their OBP problem, and added the best hitter in the game. That’s what you have to do to compete with the Rangers.
What do think think of the new Los Angeles Angels lineup?