Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 12/14/12
By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior Writer At the start of the offseason, Chuck Richter, the founder and Executive Director of AngelsWin.com asked me what the Angels should do in the offseason. Without question I said that the Angels should sign Josh Hamilton after they fixed the bullpen. That was a minority position at that time. My reasoning was simple. There were four main reasons to sign Hamilton. First, signing Hamilton would provide the left-handed bat that the Angels sorely lacked. The Angels needed to balance an extremely right-handed lineup, and Hamilton was the best left-handed hitter available. While the offense performed very well last year, it did so with an MVP-worthy performance from Mike Trout, a career year by Torii Hunter, an exceptional first half from Mark Trumbo and an exceptional second half from Albert Pujols. By no means was it a lock to repeat what it did in 2012. Any reversion in the offense in 2013 would negate the gains made in the rotati...
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