This just in via Twitter, the Angels have signed Russell Branyan.
I'm not normally one to get excited about a team singing a 35-year old slugger with a bad back that the Arizona Diamondbacks recently decided wasn't good enough to play for them, but I am going to make an exception this time.
Before this signing, if someone were to ask be the three things the Angel offense was missing the most my response would have been:
- More homers
- Bench depth
- A left-handed power threat
But now that Branyan has signed up, those three have all been addressed in one fell swoop. OK, so maybe they still need more power and their depth is just less of an issue now, but hey, its an improvement. Probably the best news of all is that the Angels finally have another guy over 5'10" to put in the lineup.