Originally posted on Angelswin  |  Last updated 8/16/12
By Tanner Shurtz - AngelsWin.com Columnist According to Cot’s baseball contracts the Angels have 151MM committed to this years payroll, with only 87.5MM committed to next years squad. The team’s payroll has risen just about every year and this offseason Arte Moreno has shown that he will spend lots of money to contend. Last offseason ownership said they could spend around 15MM…they went on to spend around 30MM, so with that and the new TV deal (which is worth 3 billion over 20 years), no one but the front office is really sure how much they can actually spend. The team needs upgrades everywhere except the starting lineup; this would leave the rotation, bench and bullpen for upgrades. In just about every season Mike Scioscia has not managed the bench very well, usually carrying 2 catchers, a utility man and an outfielder or two. A great team that utilizes the bench very well is the New York Yankees. Joe Girardi has a great advantage when it comes to his bench, i...
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