The Angels dropped three of four to the A's in Oakland are 13 games out of first place and probably won't have Albert Pujols (partial tear in his left plantar fascia) for the rest of the season.
Time to sell?
The Angels don't expect to be very active before Wednesday's non-waiver 1 p.m. PT Trade Deadline sources with the team continue to say. But they'll listen. They'll dangle lefty reliever Scott Downs in hopes they can spin him for a more long-term piece. And if teams are willing to offer cost-controlled starting pitching in exchange for a position player -- Yahoo! Sports reported late Sunday afternoon that middle infielders Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar have been made available -- they'll certainly explore it.
Most likely though the latter may have to wait until the offseason when time permits and more teams can get involved.
"I know that everybody essentially wants to turn us into buyers or sellers but I don't believe in that" said Angels general manager Jerry Dip...