The Los Angeles Angels have been getting worse. The hole in left field is a major concern for the team. They need to find someone to fill the gap, and produce for the team on a daily basis.
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This is a talk the Los Angeles Angels really need to have, like yesterday. There is talent in the system in left field with Rafeal Ortega and Todd Cunningham. Ortega, was doing great once he was called up. Being one of the Halos prominent hitters with his compact swing, his speed on the base paths proved to be an asset, and his fielding was well above average.
Sadly he started to slump and Daniel Nava‘s reemergence forced the Los Angeles Angels to send him down. There is plenty of talent with this young player. I believe if he’s is given a full season with the Los Angeles Angels he will blossom. Yes, there is chance he could not pan out, but he wouldn’t be any worse than what the Angels have now. Todd Cunningham, has had success in his career, but in the minor leagues. So far he hasn’t been able to carry the spark over the MLB.
There is another option. An option that hasn’t worked for the Los Angeles Angels franchise very well recently, that is signing a free agent. The Los Angeles Angels don’t have a high enough payroll to get some big time talent like Jose Bautista or Mark Trumbo. A cheaper option could be Houston’s Colby Rasmus as he will be a free agent, but the year he’s having with Houston it’ll be tough for any team to draw him away from them. It is still possible for the Angels to put up a tough pitch. Angel Pagan, is another option the Angels could explore. Pagan is a versitile fielder, makes great contact batting .281 with 22 RBI’s. He’d definitely be an upgrade than Nava.
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Ian Desmond, has proven that he can play the outfield. He is batting .322, 13 homer, and 49 RBI’s. Josh Reddick, is be another possible target as it’s likely the Los Angeles Angels could sweep in and take him under the right circumstances. Reddick is batting .322, with 5 homers, and 18 RBI’s.
This is mat be the time to start rebuilding with young talent. It seems like the way to go, but I wouldn’t throw out the idea of adding a seasoned vet in the the clubhouse if the price is right.