Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 4/27/12
And you thought the Red Sox were the Titanic. Hah! The S.S. Valentine is the QE2 compared to the S.S. Pujols, also known as the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. Some of the Angels' struggles are predictable; they began the season with ill-fitting parts in both their lineup and bullpen. Some of the club's problems also will auto-correct; Albert Pujols isn't going to plod along with a .224 batting average, .596 OPS and zero homers, and many of his teammates also will improve to their previous career levels. We get it. The season is not over. Panic rarely is a recommended course of action. But the Angels, at 6-13, should not simply wait this out as they prepare to visit Cleveland this weekend (Saturday, MLB on Fox, 1:10 p.m. ET). They failed to adequately upgrade their bullpen during the offseason, failed to resolve their surplus of first basemen, designated hitters and outfielders. Now is the time. Don't tell me it's early. It's not early when you're nine games out and chasing ...
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