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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

2014 Quarry Unlimited - #23 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Part 1

After spending hundreds of millions of dollars on mediocre teams over the past few years, the Angels finally put all of their talent together for a good run in 2014, at least until the playoffs.  They do seem like they might become the American League version of the Washington Nationals, the team that wins big in the regular season and does nothing in October.  In fact, the 2014 Angels remind me a lot of the 2012 Washington Nationals.  I am not a big fan of how the Angels came together because instead of building their club through astute drafting (aside from Mike Trout who is an obvious outlier) and clever trades, the Angels just threw money at the problem.  Some people might not have a problem with that, and that's okay, but it's just not for me.  Perhaps I will be mistaken and it will be shown that the Angels began their dynasty with a strong 2014 season, but it's just as likely that the Angels will get old quickly and Mike Trout will be the best player on a third place team.  That's why they play the games.


Total # of Angels in 2014 - 54

# of new Angels in 2014 - 28

Best score in 2014 - April 13 vs. Mets 14-2

Worst score in 2014 - September 16 vs. Mariners 13-2

Border color that worked best with this team - Green

Border color that worked least with this team - Orange

Position on last year's list - #23 = SAME

Let's take a look at the first half of the 2014 Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim with the manager's card leading the way.




I'll be back tomorrow with Part 2.  As usual, your thoughts are always welcome and encouraged.

Thanx for reading.


night owl said...

Ibanez card is very amusing. I'd love to be able to collect that card.

Please fill in the team on the worst score for the Angels. I hate the Angels, I'd love to see who beat them that badly.

hiflew said...

Good eye on both the Ibanez and the error. I edited it.