The 2013 season so far, has gone anything but “as planned” for the Los Angeles Angels. After another offseason where owner Arte Moreno spent another small (relatively speaking) fortune on the free agent market, the Angels were expected to not only contend, but leave the competition decimated in it’s wake.
Anything other than a World Series Championship come mid-November was to be considered a failure. A total and complete, failure.
Fast-forward to the All-Star break, and the Angels aren’t even above .500. They are much closer to it than they were throughout much of April, May and June, but that is a mere consolation prize when one considers the inconsistency that has plagued this team throughout the first half of the season. Not that there haven’t been good performances, or even a recent surge to suggest that the Angels very well could be finally turning it around, but “finally turning it around,” is a phrase that should not be associated with a club stacked with so much talent from top to bottom.
You can check out the complete review of the Angeles first half of the season over at HaloHangout.com.