Found April 26, 2012 on Baseball Prospectus:
The Wednesday Takeaway When the Angels added Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson this offseason, general manager Jerry DiPoto and owner Arte Moreno were hoping to change the landscape of the AL West, to instantly turn a team that finished 10 games behind the Rangers in the division last year into a contender. After a 3-2 loss to the Rays yesterday—coupled with a 7-3 Rangers win over the Yankees—the Angels are already 8 ½ games back, and their 6-12 record is the third-worst mark in the American League. Mike Scioscia’s team has lost its last three games, seven of its last 10, and 10 of its last 14. Right fielder Torii Hunter, who has yet to hit a homer in 65 at-bats, called on everyone in the clubhouse, teammates and coaches alike, to “dig deep.” The trouble for the Angels is that while they have struggled, the Rangers have surged, and digging out of this early hole is becoming an increasingly daunting task. According to the Playoff Odds Report, Texas is now a 3-to-1 favorite over An...
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