Thursday, February 20, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, February 20, 2020 -- "[Missing Starter] and the Angels

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"At a projected payroll of $187 million, though, you wonder if both buying Rendon and spending another $20 million on one of those #2/#3 types (instead of choosing between the two paths) would have been a wise investment, even if it would have put the Angels over the tax threshold. As is, the Angels need a number of things to go right just to close ground on the Rays, A’s and whoever lands second in the AL Central."