Originally written on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 7/29/13
In what initially seemed like deja-vu, the Los Angeles Angels seemed to be duplicating their season of a year ago. It was then when they stole the headlines, signing free agent Albert Pujols and LHP CJ Wilson. This made a very good team seem better as the Angels were the favorites to win the AL West division. The Angels started out 2012 by going 8-15, but were 26-26 by the end of May. They played good baseball for the better part of the balance of the season, but still finished short of making the postseason, finishing at 89-73. Of course, most of the success was led by the play of Mike Trout, without whom the team may have never recovered from said bad start. Once again, the Angels gained some headlines this past offseason, signing OF Josh Hamilton from rival Texas in what seemed like a reasonable 5 year contract. After a similar bad start (9-17 in April), the Angels seemed on the same path finishing May at 16-13, but were just 14-13 in June. But the team was just 4 games unde...
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