No-emotion Khalil. That's who we need to get. Sure, his OBP sucks, but this is the Angels we're talking about. Scioscia wants SLG, not OBP, and that's fine with me. I'd rather see two strikeouts and a homer than a walk and a single.
Getting a new shortstop means Aybar will hopefully see less playing time, and it means we'll actually have someone who can, you know, hit home runs.
Plus, him and Jered can both cut their hair for charity and spare us the flowing locks for a couple months.
It's well-documented that he's getting screwed in Petco, so he seems like a nice fit.
For the record, I'm still pissed we didn't get A-Rod. But now that Florida and Detroit have both screwed us, and we're not going to be able to get a reasonably good third baseman, we might as well look at the other options for infielders. If the Red Sox get Santana, then we need to start figuring out how to avoid them in the playoffs, since we're obviously not going to get the offensive production we need to deal with Josh "stupid facial hair" Beckett and Santana.
And why the hell isn't Matt Brown being considered as an option at third? The guy can hit, his OPS was .867 at Salt Lake, and he's 24. Screw Wood, I like this guy...Wood needs another year the auto club anyway.
Either way, barring any catastrophe, we're winning AL West for probably at least two years with minimal challenges. And honestly, had we faced the Indians in the ALDS, we would've won. I'm mad we don't have a third baseman, but I do like Hunter, and I'm pretty sure we'll contend for the next couple years even with the nightmare of organizational logjams we have.