As it turns out, spending upwards of $300 million in the offseason does not even guarantee you a spot in the postseason nowadays.
This season the Angels have found themselves amidst all of the talks about the “most disappointing team in baseball.”
In December of 2011, owner Arte Moreno and the Angels made the biggest splash of the offseason by acquiring both Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson. Both players signed multi-year deals and the Angels quickly became the favorites to represent the AL West in the playoffs.
Then July came rolling around and the Angels found themselves in third place in the AL West. So they went out and traded for the best pitcher on the market at the time, Zack Greinke. Analysts had a field day talking about the potential of the pitching staff and the potential of this incredible lineup. The Angels appeared unstoppable on paper.
Well, apparently they were stoppable because the Angels are sitting at home this October.
But who is to blame for the Angels’ disappointing season?
Let’s take a look.