Is it just me or is the suspense of the 2011 LA Angels off-season too much to bear?
Or maybe "suspense" is the wrong word to use since the Angels haven't, you know, done ANYTHING. No signings, no trades, nothing. Heck, they haven't even been involved in a single rumor (except for that stupendously stupid Wright-Bourjos trade idea that some New York columnist pulled out of his butt). C'mon, Jerry DiPoto, can't you just throw us fans a bone? We need some Angels hot stove league action!
All we've gotten from DiPoto so far was some innocuous comments in one interview. He said not to count the Angels out on big name free agents, but they aren't a priority. It couldn't possibly be more non-commital, but at least he finally acknowledged that free agents exist. The most specific he got was that he would target end-of-game relief help. But what kind of help? Are we talking about "elite" closers like Heath Bell? Lesser closers like Frank Francisco? Or does he think Jon Rauch qualifies as end-of-game help?
See, this is the problem with a new general manager, we just don't know what to expect from him. That can be an exciting way to approach the off-season but it can also be soooooooooooooooo damned frustrating.