I know that is kind of a lame word, but it describes how I feel. This is an outstanding trade! I am so tired of all of these Angel fans who are content with winning a weak AL West, only to lose in the playoffs because we don't have the fire power to keep up with the Redsox. I mean my god, we just got a slick fielding first basemen who is capable of hitting 40+ HRs! I also like Kotch, but we just became the favorite to win the World Series! Our new lineup is going to be outstanding!
Here is what my lineup would be...
- Figgins - 3B
- Izturis - SS
- Vlad - RF
- Teixeira - 1B (I am so geeked about this)
- Hunter - CF
- Anderson - DH
- Kendrick - 2B
- Rivera - LF
- Mathis - C
Now that is scary good! We are finally positioning ourselves to make a run and we didn't have to give up any pitching other than a run of the mill reliever. Texeira is a major upgrade over Kotch.
I get it... people are afraid we will not be able to resign him. Let him get a taste of life in So Cal and wearing the Halo Red and he will be back! Trust me! If not, we will get two draft picks and will start to rebuild our overrated farm system.
I have not been this excited since we signed Vladimir Guerrero! We are set in the playoff rotation with Lackey leading the way. We are set in the bullpen with Arredondo to Shields to K-Rod. And now we can hit with the big boys!
I am truly in Halo Heaven! Yee-hah!