Found October 30, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
Perhaps no team came into the 2012 season with as much hope (and hype) as the Los Angeles Angels.  They finally had a competent General Manager (Jerry Dipoto), they rid themselves of the black hole at catcher by trading Jeff Mathis and bringing in Chris Iannetta, and they signed the best pitcher (CJ Wilson) and best hitter (Albert Pujols) in last winter’s Free Agent market.  But a cold April reality set in and the Angels found themselves with a 6-14 mark to begin the season.  Then on April 28th, Mike Trout arrived and took Major League Baseball by storm.  But even Mike Trout in all his glory could not carry the Angels past the powerhouse Texas Rangers or upstart Oakland Athletics in 2012.  So what can Dipoto and company do in 2013 to make a return trip to the playoffs? Needs Though a year ago it would seem preposterous, the Angels need pitching.  Dan Haren’s 15.5 million dollar option and Ervin Santana’s 12 million dollar option are both very likely to be declined after subpar...
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