Not only had our team not been spending as much as they could so far this offseason, but we'd now have to wait just to see what they decide to end up doing.
And nobody really knows how long this lockout is going to go on for. There are even some rumors suggesting that it cuts into the scheduled regular season start dates.
The LA Angels Twitter account, however, may have revealed on Saturday that the lockout may be a bit shorter than some are expecting:
The LA Angels are already selling full season spring training tickets.
If the LA Angels are already advertising season seats for spring training, it would appear that the lockout will likely not be cutting into spring training time. The Halos' first spring training game is against Milwaukee on February 26th.
Of course, this could possibly not mean that this is the case, but it definitely raises eyebrows. I can at least say that there clearly must be hope inside the organization that this league lockout will be over by spring training time.
If there wasn't, they wouldn't have taken the time to start trying to sell us tickets. They would instead be spending as much time as possible working on a way to make progress in these lockout negotiations. If things do indeed get out of hand with this lockout, it wouldn't be surprising at all if we don't get a spring training.
Spring training was supposed to be very important to the Angels due to all the young pitching that was set to be auditioning for regular season roster spots. If we don't get that time to evaluate, we could end up showing up to the season with many question marks all up and down the pitching staff.