The Los Angeles Angels marched into this season as the presumptive champions of baseball. Coming off a respectable 86-76 finish the year before, they made a bunch of big moves in the offseason designed to carry them to greatness. They traded for Chris Ianetta to replace weak-hitting Jeff Mathis behind the plate, they got slugger Kendrys Morales off the DL and, oh yeah, they signed All-Star free agents C.J. Wilson and Albert Pujols. With the AL champs' best pitcher and the NL champs' best slugger on the team, this was a squad zeroed in on greatness.
But look at the Angels now. They have the third-worst record in the AL and the third-worst run production, too. Sitting at a 6-12 record, they’re already eight-and-a-half games back of the division lead—and the season’s still in its first month.
Though there’s still certainly time for a comeback, we have to ask: What's going wrong in Orange County?