The Los Angeles Angels were champions of the 2011-12 offseason, reeling in two big catches that made them instant World Series favorites in many quarters. Landing superstar first baseman Albert Pujols and former Rangers ace C.J. Wilson will do that.
Then they added another ace, Zach Greinke, at midseason. But even that somehow wasn't enough to beat out the low-budget Athletics in the AL West or even finish second in a stacked division. So how did the Angels respond? They opened up their checkbooks again and got the prize of this offseason's free-agent class, too, at the Rangers' expense.
With the addition of outfielder Josh Hamilton, the Angels' lineup just might be a modern day "Murderer's Row."
Hamilton joins AL Rookie of the Year and MVP runner-up Mike Trout and Albert Pujols as the centerpieces in what figures to be the most-feared offense in baseball.
Last season, the trio of Hamilton, Pujols and Trout combined for 103 home runs and 316 RBI. Mark Trumbo, who slides into th...