The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly for the Angels This Year

By Trey Hannula
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Apr 13, 2015; Arlington, TX, USA; Los Angles Angels starting pitcher

Jered Weaver

(36) on the bench during the game against the Texas Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

“The Ugly”

Jered Weaver

Yes, I know. There’s been an incredible amount of chatter about how Weaver is not the same pitcher and it’s been pretty thoroughly documented here at Halo Hangout. But the truth of the matter is, Weaver is not who he was last year and it could be a serious problem for the Angels this year and in the future. Not only is Weave serving up meatballs this season, but he’s on contract for 2016 as well and the Angels could have themselves another terrible contract on their hands if things don’t correct themselves. Weaver currently owns a 6.29 ERA and is striking out an alarmingly low 3.9 batters per nine innings.

Josh Hamilton

Again, I hate to beat a dead horse but there’s no denying that the Josh Hamilton predicament ended poorly for the Angels. Many fans were disgusted with the Angels’ comments about Josh and how they went about their business with the situation. At Josh’s press conference, he had some choice words for his former team that included undertones of hatred. By the end of his deal, the Angels will have paid Josh over $100 million for two years of service. Perhaps the word ugly doesn’t even describe how horrific of a contract that is. It is yet to be seen how future free agents will view the organization after this incident but it’s possible they steer clear of owner Arte Moreno’s club for the next few years.

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