Last year, once again the Angels had the biggest free agent signing of the year, a really great manager, and the "best player on the planet" on their team and were once again a huge disappointment because...well you know...you have to pitch too. Another reason why the Angels are not a very good team is, along with the Marlins and my Rockies, the Angels have one of the worst owners in all of baseball. The Rockies ownership thinks they are smarter than everyone else, but aren't. The Marlins owner is more concerned with gutting the business and making a profit than running a baseball team. However, the Angels owner reminds me of when Daniel Snyder took over the Redskins. He is looking for a collection of big names, never mind how they all work together out on the field. For the time being, it isn't working and it doesn't look like it will be working in the near future. Let's take a look at some team trivia.
ANGELS TEAM TRIVIA
# of players to play in a Angels game (1993-2013) - 387
# of those players to have a Angels card (as of today) - 292
% of Angels players to appear on a Angels card - 75.5%
Big names left out - Russell Branyan, Andres Galarraga, Glenallen Hill
# of new Angels in 2013 - 25
Total # of Angels in 2013 - 49
position on last year's list -- #22 = DOWN 1
Let's take a look at the first half of the 2013 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with the team card leading the way.
I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.
Thanx for reading.