For the second year in a row, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim* have come out of Anaheim nowhere to sign the biggest name on the free agent market, inking former MVP Josh Hamilton to a five-year, $125 million contract. Everyone's shocked, including Jon Daniels and Torii Hunter.
[ * - Note: For real? We're still doing this?]
First of all ... I'd be interested to think out the expected offensive upgrade here. Hunter and Mike Trout had career seasons last year ... Albert Pujols might improve ... carry the one ... yeah, I think that the Angels will probably hit again next year. It may not be a 2012 offensive explosion, but the likelihood of that was pretty tiny anyways. Adding Hamilton will definitely defray some of the hurt from losing Torii Hunter's bat and the fact that Mike Trout might actually be human next season.
As far as defense goes, well, I don't know. Hamilton won't be playing center field, so he'll probably be okay if he stays on the...