We all know the well-publicized losses of the Los Angeles Angels: Chone Figgins, John "The Traitor" Lackey, Darren Oliver, and Rex Hudler. They all hurt in one way or another, although for my money, Figgins is a loss worth losing. I want to see what Brandon Wood can do, and there are other players to fill the gap if he flames out. Losing Lackey is, of course, a huge setback, especially considering where he went. It's further proof that baseball has lost its soul. How could the Angels let him leave? How could Lackey leave for Boston? Oliver? No excuse, and no good reason not to bring him back. Give him an option on a second year. The Angels bullpen was wretched last year, and Oliver was one of the few bright spots. Rex Hudler? Miserable to see him go. He had life, passion, and real insight. ...
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