I can't remember when we had so many blown saves as we have this year towards the end of August. If seems we are getting worst every year for the past 3 years. Remember the days when the Angels were leading after 7 innings they almost always won the game and had the best record of holding the lead after 7 innings. It's the bullpen we really need help on.
Yea, I want to see more runs and better hitting but so far we have 21 blown saves and if we cut that by a 3rd we would be leading the our division over Texas by 3+ games at this point. Or if we had 11 blown saves instead of 21 we'd be leading our division by 7+ games. Our hitting and run production sucks but our bullpen sucks even more. The FO has been screwing up this part of of team for years and now it's showing. We always seem to try and get old players who we pray will have a few more good years and it seems we always lose. Downs was a good pick up and Takahashi seems better than earlier in the season but overall we throw money at old everyday players and almost always get burned. We try and save a few million and end up losing tens of millions.
Get us a strong bullpen and I can live with our anemic hitting. Many teams have won the WS with awesome pitching and below average hitting, but it's hard to win with awesome hitting and below average pitching.