Archive for the ‘Jerry Dipoto’ Category

When we look at the American League West Division standings today, on the last day of the regular season, we’re first struck by the Oakland Athletics having the same overall record as the Texas Rangers. This is amazing for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the fact that the A’s were further behind the Rangers than the Houston Astros were behind the Cincinnati Reds on July 1st.

After that, we’d be surprised to see that the Los Angeles Angels, the team that spent more than any other club on the free agent market and boasts what should be the run-away candidate for the American League’s Most Valuable Player award is four games behind the duo that are currently tied atop the AL West standings. When we consider that Mike Trout, the team’s best player this season, began the year with the organization’s Triple A affiliate, we might begin to wonder what would’ve/could’ve happened if the best player in the league played the entire season in Anaheim.

Read the rest of this entry »