Originally Posted by holster10
well, even with all the firepower they had in 2012, they still couldn't reach the playoffs. .
The didn't have Trout the whole year since he was called up they went 83-59 after a 6-14 start. The chances of the A's winning 94 games and the O's 93 is slim in 2013 and losing Hamilton and Napoli while make it harder for the Rangers to get to 93 plus then now get 18 games with Houston after winning 89 last year without them and getting those 18 division games added with the worst team in baseball the then have to play less vs everyone else going from a 4 team division to 5.
In 2012 the Angels played the 2nd hardest schedule second to Seattle who was 1st since they didn't get to play themselves in the division.
Ernesto Frieri had a 2.32 ERA while Jepsen and Downs came in at 3.02 and 3.15 and the team finish with a 3.97 BP ERA which was 22nd To help fix that they added Madson who has a 2.89 ERA over his last 5 season's he played as a full time BP member and LHP Sean Burnett who posted a 2.81 ERA in his 4 years with the Nats. For the rotation they added 26yo Tommy Hanson and his 3.61 career ERA over 108 starts to be the current #3 behind Wilson and Weaver and are said to be looking to move some extra players for another SP.
There is no reason not to expect these guys to be the best team in the AL West this year with a full season of Trout, Pujols not getting off to terrible start and Trumbo a year older, Chris Iannetta not missing half the year, Morales getting back in shape after a year back in the game after missing a year and half and now adding Hamilton and improving the pen.