No franchise west of the Hudson River has been more tempted by free-agent spending sprees the last 36 years than the team currently known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
And, truth be known, no team should be more aware that the risks are high in shopping on baseball's open market for a quick reward.
Yes, the Angels got the rest of the baseball world's attention with the offseason spree that included a 10-year, 240 million contract for first baseman Albert Pujols, and another 77.5 million to be spread over five years for left-hander C.J. Wilson.
There are no guarantees, however, other than Pujols and Wilson will get paid.
The Angels became a trendy preseason pick to regain an AL West title that belonged the last two years to Texas, but reality is the Rangers remained the best team in the West, primed to return to the World Series for the third year in a row. For all the glitter the Angels sprinkled on their image in the offseason, there are still major concerns that were n...