The Angels traded away dependable if unspectacular backstop Mike Napoli. In return, they receive negative 86 million dollars over the next four years.
And, yes, I suppose a new center fielder in Vernon Wells, the man with the untradeable contract. Well, we thought it was untradeable. But that was before the Angels missed out on Carl Crawford and Cliff Lee and Adrian Beltre and every other free agent. Wells will earn $23 million next year, so the Angels had better hope he repeats his "bounceback" .273, 31 HR, 88 RBI 2010 — and then repeats it over again in the second half of the season.
Baseball news on the eve of the biggest football weekend of the year? Sure. We fans need all we can get, especially after seeing scenes like this.
That'll do it. Hickey's going to rock you gently through the weekend.