Why the Angels are struggling 

April, 13, 2013

Josh HamiltonGary A. Vasquez/USA TODAY SportsDespite signing major free agents such as Josh Hamilton, the Angels are just 2-8 this season.
There's no way an owner would invest as much money in a team as Arte Moreno has in the Angels without reacting strongly to a terrible start. Moreno has spent more than half a billion in payroll since the last time the Angels made the playoffs, and has another half-billion or so in future commitments to Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton, C.J. Wilson and Jered Weaver, and so far Moreno's club is among the worst in baseball.

The Angels are already 6 1/2 games behind Oakland in the AL West and are winless in four awful games at home this week, games in which they were outscored 33-11. Friday's game ended with Hamilton forgetting the number of outs with his team down five runs, and getting doubled off of first base on a foul ball. From the Associated Press story: