Correct me if I'm wrong, but I am pretty sure that I have been saying since mid-June that the Angel bullpen is a disaster waiting to happen. Or did I start saying that in May? I can't remember. Either way, I'm right and the Angels were wrong for not fixing it when they had the chance.
The Angels could have gone a lot of ways at the deadline, getting a bona fide stud close like Heath Bell, an elite setup man like Mike Adams or just a solid but unspectacular arm like Rafael Betancourt. Any of these players would have come in handy tonight. Having Heath Bell at closer could have prevented the Jays from tagging the good, but often streaky, Jordan Walden for the game tying run. Having Mike Adams would have allowed Scott Downs to be available in extra innings rather than choke-artist extraordinaire Hisanori Takahashi. Having Rafael Betancourt would have at least spared us from seeing Fernando Rodney pitch in a tied game.
Alas, Tony Reagins was either incapable or unwilling to acquire any of those guys or anyone similar, thus the Angels are stuck with the Bullpen of Woe. A bullpen that has little to no chance of improving from within and will surely cost the Angels a few more games down the stretch, not exactly an ideal situation for a team that now finds itself on the cusp of falling out of their divisional race.