Daily Links for the LA Angels including trying to understand the Wells trade, looking for the bullpen to rebound, Weaver's arbitration case is worth watching and much more...
I almost hesitate to ask this because I fear the sheer vitriol in the responses might cause the blog's server to explode, but I need topic for this week's poll. So here it goes. This week's poll question is: how would you grade the Vernon Wells trade?
Time to vote!
I often find that after something controversial and upsetting happens, all it takes is a few days to think it over and I am able to calm myself and approach the situation with a cool head. Having now had a weekend to stew on the Vernon Wells trade, I am happy to say that I have, in fact, come to my senses and can confidently say that I no longer dislike the Vernon Wells trade. Now, I really hate it.
I really hope that isn't his batting stance.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including loads of reactions on the Wells deal, questioning the Angels' trust in Bourjos, Nolan Ryan predicts at least 90 wins for his Rangers and much more...
It was going to take something extraordinary to get me out of my sick bed and writing today (worst chest cold... EVER), but sure enough Tony Reagins found a way to do it. Having now had a few hours to digest the surprising Vernon Wells for Mike Napoli and Juan Rivera deal, I'm beginning to wonder if Reagins might be sick in the head himself.
The $86 million man? Ugh.
My dad once taught me that when it comes to spending money, you need to draw the line between what you need and what you want. When it comes to the Angels, they came into the off-season with a lot of supposed needs and have thus far failed to satisfy them. But the more I think about it, I can't help but wonder if some of those "needs" were really just "wants." As much as we would all like the Angels to resolve their wants and needs, I think this team might actually be pretty good if they can address their needs and their needs alone. Now we just need to figure out what those needs are...
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