All, a great reference, Baseball Prospectus, which is a paid site, has now freed its whole post-1996 archives older than one year. This is a pretty amazing document dump of original/received stathead wisdom from the Internet 1.0 and 2.0 days. It's also a tasty opportunity to double-check what a lot of us felt at the time was a pro-Beane, anti-Angels slant.
the Angels have the most overrated leftfielder in baseball in Garret Anderson, and Darin Erstad's speed and defense are completely wasted at first base. If the Angels ship Anderson's butt to any team dumb enough to take him (Danger, Herk Robinson, danger!), they can move Erstad to left field, Hollins to first base, and bring up Troy Glaus, improving their defense at 2 positions and getting a huge lift to their offense at the same time.