Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 7/19/13
By Christian Ilten, AngelsWin.com Contributor -  44 wins, 49 losses; 93 games down, 69 games to go. The situation that is presented before the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting the "second half" of the season is the exact opposite of favorable. On April first of this year, the Angels began what looked to be one of their most promising seasons in a while. After the disappointment that came out of finishing in third place in 2012, the Angels stole the star of the Lone Star State when they acquired OF Josh Hamilton via free agency, and all the buzz was Mike Trout, Albert Pujols, and Josh Hamilton, an All-Star lineup also featuring the likes of Mark Trumbo, and a better Howie Kendrick. And then the season started. A rough start, not a problem, the team will brush the dirt off and get back to it the next day, and they would start a nice winning streak, and everything would be fine. Surely the Angels wouldn't be battling Houston for fourth place for long, they would bounce back...
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