American League Early Reactions

We’re not quite a quarter of the way through the baseball season, but there’s been plenty to talk about so far. Both World Series teams from 2016 are currently not in first place in their division, everyone is hurt, and dirt bike riding is the new least favorite activity among people in San Francisco. There’s still plenty of games left to be played, but we can learn a lot about teams through the first quarter of games. Let’s see who and what has caught my eye so far.

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Los Angeles Angels 2017 Team Preview

2016 Recap: 74-88, Fourth in the AL West. Where to start with this mess? The Angels had the seventh highest payroll in all of baseball last season at just north of $180 million, almost $40 million of that was to players who spent the majority of the season on the disabled list. Maybe the most embarrassing payroll fact for the Angels is that they are currently paying Josh Hamilton $26 million to play in AAA for the Rangers. That is not a good allocation of funds to say the least. The Angels do have some salary relief for 2017 as the terrible contracts they handed out to starters Jered Weaver and CJ Wilson are finally off the books. This winter, the Angels went bargain bin shopping in an attempt to fill the many holes they have on their current roster. Hopefully the Angels can get things turned around sooner rather than later so they do not waste all of Mike Trout’s prime.

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MLB American League Offseason Review

The calendar has officially turned to 2017 and that means it’s time to start talking some baseball. Since the NFL has been extra stupid this season with all the bad teams and quarterback injuries affecting the playoffs, lets turn our attention something more interesting. The Hot Stove reached some pretty high temperatures this winter and we will get right into breaking it down starting with the American League.

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