Every Angels fan knows the team has made some bad signings over the past decade, but which ones are the worst?
Before we get into which Angels signings have been the worst over the past ten years, let’s baseline this conversation by being thankful Angels ownership spends money at all. There are some teams, in Pittsburgh, or Miami, to name a few, where payroll is a scarce commodity. There aren’t as many bad contracts on those respective owners’ ledgers because they’re unwilling to invest in their teams.
The Angels have ranked in the top six or seven, if not higher, in team payroll over the past decade. They might not always spend that money wisely, which is the reason we are writing this piece, but from Disney to Art Moreno, ownership has been committed to spending money.
Now, let’s get back to the point at hand, and talk about where that money has gone. Over the past ten years, the Angels have made several signings that have made fans scratch their heads when the deals were completed and scream at their television sets watching the frustrating returns.
Without further ado, here are the five worst signings since 2010: