No. 2 person working hardest to ruin LA Angels' playoff chances: Arte Moreno
Arte Moreno had one job this offseason, and that was to give LA Angels General Manager Perry Minasian the resources to be aggressive. It appears that he has failed at that one job so far. It's not over, but I find it hard to believe that Minasian has the funds to improve this ballclub as much as he should.
If he did, why would Robbie Ray have ditched our pursuit to go sign with the Mariners? Why would we have all of the sudden decided to not sign Verlander? Why would we have passed on Kevin Gausman, given up on Max Scherzer, not made enough progress on Marcus Stroman, etc.?
The Angels sat back and watched team after team swoop in and take the targets that the team was rumored to be interested in.
One of the more richer owners in the Bigs, what excuse does Moreno have for his lack of activity before the lockout? This offseason is the time to spend. We have the two best players in the world in their primes, and one of them is for dirt cheap.
Moreno's unwillingness to go over the luxury tax at the worst possible times in the past seems to possibly be at play once again this offseason.