Originally written February 19, 2013 on Diamond Hoggers:
I feel like this year’s preview could be copied almost straight from last year with a few name changes.  The Angels went out and signed a big stud hitter for big bucks.  This year – Josh Hamilton, last year – Albert Pujols.  They changed up their pitching staff.  This year – Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas, last year – CJ Wilson.  So what did it get them last year?  Jack ****.  3rd place in a pretty good division – even though they were playing much better towards the end of the season.  One thing they do have this year, that they didn’t last year.  A full season of Mike Trout. Let’s take a closer look at the Angels. Major Off-Season Moves: Signed Josh Hamilton to a 5 yr/$125M contract. Acquired SP Jason Vargas from the Mariners. Acquired SP Tommy Hanson from the Braves. Signed SP Joe Blanton. Signed RP Ryan Madson. The Angles certainly weren’t quiet this off season and pulled another sneak attack when they signed Josh hamilton from rival Texas.  It was seemingly likely the Mariner
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