Admittedly, the following post would've made a lot more sense had it been posted before last night's Kendrys Morales-led 15-run outburst, but the points remain (mostly) valid.
So caught up have the Angels and their fans been in their furor to plug the hole in their rotation that it has gone almost unnoticed that the Halo lineup still isn't exactly performing at optimum levels. This even with them getting shutout on consecutive nights by the Rays this last weekend. Even with their Monday night explosion, the Angels are only sixth in the American League in runs scored. That is what happens when your offense is driven by three, sometimes four players. It isn't the biggest problem, but it is pretty obvious that the Angels lineup lacks depth.
I know it sounds like I'm asking a lot, but could Jerry Dipoto possibly find a way to swing another deal for a bat before the deadline is up in just a few hours?
It certainly won't be easy, I realize that. The Greinke deal sapped the Angel farm system of almost all their best assets. Nor have they been linked to really any position player of any kind in the last few weeks, so if JeDi is brewing something up, he is being awfully secretive about it. So, yeah, this probably isn't happening, but a guy can dream can't he?