I keep hearing "you can kiss my season seats goodbye," ... "Arte is an idiot," ... "Reagins needs to be fired," or "we didn't get anything done this off-season."
It seems like we have all the bandwagon fans jumping ship - I say good riddance to you!
I can't say that I have been a fan since '75 (born in '84), or that I know every player that has come through the Angels system. I can say that I have followed the team everyday, from 1999 until today. From the OC Register's sports page while on my way to school, to getting a text message every time the game had a score while serving in the Marines, all the way up to today, reading about the team when they don't play to watching when they do.
What I can say is that I love this team, no matter what.
I don't have season seats, because I can't afford them. If I could I don't know if I would because 81 games is a lot to go to. I do live close so I don't have to pay to watch on TV, I know some of the fans here do.
Clearly the fans are that, "fanatics" and I love that about sports; however, if you don't have a solution then shut up. Anyone can say what the front office has done is wrong, but if you can't come up with a way to fix it then just quit.
I live baseball everyday and know that anything can happen. Who is to say that Carl Crawford and Adrian Beltre actually perform as well as in the past? I feel they will but what if they don't? It is too much of a risk.
I can't sit here and say I would have done differently. When you offer the same contract as another team to a player, Crawford, and the player chooses them, there is not much you can do about it.
I would like to see Mark Trumbo move to 3B, or trade him for one. Regardless of the rest of the off-season, I am excited to see our new Pen in action next year, and horrified to watch the Juan Rivera / Bobby Abreu teamwork in LF.