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Kiss 'Em Goodbye: Angels

A late-season charge by the Angels couldn't overcome a sluggish start

Originally Published: September 27, 2011
By Baseball Prospectus, Jim Bowden and Dan Szymborski | ESPN Insider
Jered WeaverAP Photo/Jae C. HongWith Jered Weaver locked up the Angels should be able to contend on the strength of their rotation.

Kiss 'Em Goodbye is a series focusing on MLB teams as their postseason dreams fade -- whether in September (or before), the league division series, league championship series or World Series. It combines an overview from Baseball Prospectus, a front-office take from former MLB GM Jim Bowden, a best- and worst-case scenario ZiPS projection for 2012 from Dan Szymborski and Kevin Goldstein's farm system overview.

Today the bell tolls for the Los Angeles Angels, whose future looks bright despite a late-season charge that fell short. It's time to kiss them goodbye.


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