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08:17 AM ET 08.15 | As dispiriting seasons go, the Angels' standard was set by the 1995 edition. So, here is today's question: Are we right now witnessing an even greater catastrophe? The answer absolutely is yes, we just might be. If the 2012 Angels -- with baseball's fourth-highest payroll, with a $250 million first baseman, with the greatest December in club history -- miss the postseason, it would be the franchise's new darkest day. And by a comfortable margin. Put a Halo over that baby. This is a team built and bought to win the World Series, not just the American League West. To fail to even qualify for the tournament would be shocking, a confounding celebration of mass underachievement.

The Orange County Register

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August 15, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Ouch!

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August 15, 2012  09:07 AM ET

I wonder what alacran has to say about this?

My bet is that he'll fill two pages alone with comments. Anyone want to take an over/under?

August 15, 2012  09:07 AM ET

Holy crap. This is a team built and bought to win the World Series, not just the American League West.

No. Anyone that thought the Angels were a lock to win the AL West -- even more so the World Series -- needs to have their head examined.

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August 15, 2012  09:48 AM ET
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Considering the AL Champion of the past two seasons is in the same division, probably the dumbest sentence written this year in baseball.

I could understand fans being disappointed that they're behind the A's, but not the Rangers.

August 15, 2012  10:03 AM ET

I would definately be surprised if this Angel team fails to make the playoffs.

August 15, 2012  10:17 AM ET

The AL version of the Phillies. Spending a lot of money does not automatically mean success. No matter who your starting pitchers are, if your offense and bullpen stink, your team will stink.

August 15, 2012  10:54 AM ET

Its early people. They said the same thing in April.

August 15, 2012  10:57 AM ET

And yet St. Louis seems to be fine without Pujols.....wonder what Albert has to say about this...

August 15, 2012  11:06 AM ET

St Louis misses Pujols. First base position for St Louis has a combined 8 home runs and last I checked Pujols has 26 home runs.

August 15, 2012  11:13 AM ET
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Its early people. They said the same thing in April.

right on.....only 2.5 games out of wild card and 7 games out of division lead with 50+ games left.

August 15, 2012  11:17 AM ET
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Its early people. They said the same thing in April.

Except it's not April anymore. It's mid-August and they have added payroll and are STILL way back....

August 15, 2012  11:48 AM ET

It's not late September either. Patience young grasshopper!

August 15, 2012  11:54 AM ET

angelFan you really need to stop posting things on here trying to justify the signing of pujols and how STL is missing him... STL could care less about what Pujols does... This game is not about the past its about the present and as you can tell Pujols might have more home runs then Allen Craig but its not all about homeruns, production is measured in more then just the long ball... Common sense is what lacks in your mind and your posts.. It is mid august, i bet you cant even tell me how many games are in a season or heck better yet what month the season ends... Last time i checked the angels are 7 or 8 games back from the Rangers and 2-3 games back from the Athletics... Remember someone that bats .300+ with 20+ homeruns 100+ runs and 100+ RBI's is better then someone hits mid .200s with 26 homeruns and 60ish rbi's.... Know your baseball before ya post something... Thanks... Oh and GO RANGERS haha

August 15, 2012  12:04 PM ET

Its a sad day when you look at the standings of the AL west and the only team below you is Seattle... Especially when you buy a 250 million dollar 1st basemen and CJ Wilson who in the Rangers eye left just in time.. Thanks for taking him off our hands... Hey maybe yall can get Josh Hamilton next year.. Oh wait maybe this will teach yall not to try and be the Yankees and buy a championship... Maybe yall should just try and buy a wildcard...

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