You can’t buy chemistry and you can’t buy a championship. The Angels struggled last year and they’ll continue again this year. I don’t believe the addition of Josh Hamilton will help. He’s injury-prone and is a recovering addict. He’ll be surrounded by his past vices in LA and I don’t think he’ll be able to stay away from them. That’s it. Oh, and outside of Weaver, the Angels starting rotation is sketch. Anyway, here’s how I believe the AL WEST will turn out:
2. Texas (wildcard)
3. LA Angels
I’m not trying to start shit or be a “hater,” this is just my honest, reality-based assessment. I can go deeper into the roster and still come out with the same result: Pujols is aging, Bourjos doesn’t hit for average, Kendrick can’t hit the outside slider, they don’t have a power-hitting catcher, and simply having one superstar (Trout) isn’t enough to win the World Series or even make it to the playoffs. It wasn’t enough last year, and it won’t be enough this year.