The Winter Meetings are upon us and the Angels arrive looking pretty desperate. They watched everyone else in their division making all kinds of big moves and getting all kinds of play in the last two weeks. The Halos, however, haven't been able to hook up in weeks. The poor, desperate, lonely Halos.
The Angels need to get some action and they need to get it now. They'll be putting their Trumbos on display and offering up their Howie Kendrick to whoever is willing to look. Let's help hook a brother up and take a look at the rest of the attendees at the Winter Meetings to see who Jerry Dipoto can try and lure back to his suite for some sweet, sweet dealmaking. Ah yeah, it is about to get hot up in this stove.
Garza is the best pitcher left on the market, but he isn't the type of player that is going to get Dipoto slinking through the hotel kitchen and taking service elevators to get him inked. He is going to be expensive, probably netting a contract that will cost the Angels all their room under the luxury tax line, which is a problem given that they need to add two pitchers, not one. The thing about Garza though is that he might just be attractive in comparison to the rest of the market. He looks like a nine because he is surrounded by a bunch of fives. Get him back to your apartment and suddenly you realize that he is a seven. That's good enough to get the job done, but maybe not worth all those expensive drinks you bought him.