Originally written on Angelswin  |  Last updated 10/2/12
By Robert Cunningham - AngelsWin.com Columnist Whether it was rotation issues, hitting woes, or a shaky bullpen, the title, above, effectively summarizes the Angels 2012 season. Here is a sample of what went wrong: 1) An early April slump that saw the Angels go 6-14 in their first 20 games. If they had even played .400 baseball that would be 2 more wins on the season.2) Offensively, an early no-show by Albert Pujols and Erick Aybar, a late no-show by Mark Trumbo and Howie Kendrick, and a continuous no-show by Vernon Wells.3) At times, bad decision making by the players on the field (poor execution) and even by management in a handful of situations.4) A bullpen that essentially imploded at the beginning of the season, found its footing after Frieri arrived, and then stumbled again down the stretch, resulting in several blown leads.5) A heralded rotation at the beginning of the year that, unfortunately, only had one truly reliable starter in Jered Weaver. The remainder had ...
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