Originally written December 18, 2012 on Angelswin:
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  By David Saltzer, AngelsWin.com Senior WriterFor the past few years, the Angels have needed a left-handed bat in the heart of their lineup. The Angels have had plenty of sluggers, but they were primarily right-handers. They lacked the balance that could strike fear in an opposing pitcher and could neutralize any advantage an opposing manager could invoke against the heart of the lineup.Over the weekend, the Angels announced that they had solved that problem; They had signed Josh Hamilton—the best left-handed hitter available (if not the best left-handed hitter in baseball overall). As a fan, I could not be more thrilled.There’s no doubt that over the next five years that Josh Hamilton will be the new go-to guy in the Angels’ lineup. His bat is that good. He can carry an offense for weeks or months at a time. With Trout, a potential MVP candidate, and Pujols an established MVP, the Angels will feature one of the most devastating lineups in all of baseball.However, as I watched t...
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