The Los Angeles Angels Christmas Wish List For Santa
3. An Angel In The Outfield
The Angels pounced on Cameron Maybin early this offseason. They did so in an effort to fix the hole at left field. Although Maybin predominantly plays the center field position, he is willing to go left.
What’s problematic here is Maybin is somewhat injury prone. In fact, Maybin only played 94 games last season. However, Maybin will be an improvement for the God-awful platooning system in which Daniel Nava and Craig Gentry rotated in that position.
Honestly, Maybin is a short-term fix to an otherwise long-term problem. I don’t anticipate him finishing the season without some small injury of some kind. However, it’s good that Eppler made a move to bring someone in.
While the Angels may not get everything they want for Christmas, they will be somewhat improved next season. They have to stay away from injuries and have huge games from unlikely players. The Winter Meetings are December 8th, Halo Hangout will have the latest.