Los Angeles Angels
Jun 17, 2015; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels outfielderMike Trout
(right) alongside first basemanAlbert Pujols
during the national anthem prior to the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks during an interleague game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
The Los Angels Angels’ window for victory is as open as it’ll ever be this season. Mike Trout, per the usual, is having an incredible season. Even Albert Pujols, after a few seasons of turmoil, is crushing the ball. And though those are really the only contributing superstars, the Angels continue to find ways to win.
As of right now the team is practically clicking on all cylinders. Their pitching staff has posted the seventh best ERA in the league this season, while the offense has the eleventh most runs scored in baseball. While those aren’t mind-blowing numbers, they scream consistency.
Cespedes is consistent in all aspects of the game and would fit nicely in the gaping warped area of space known as left field in Angel Stadium. “Matt Joyce (71 OPS+), Efren Navarro (80 OPS+) and Dan Robertson (62 OPS+) have all seen time there time in LF, Mike Axisa of CBS Sports points out, “and it has not been good.”
LA is currently in a heated battle for first place in the AL West and if they want an edge they need to tweak their lineup.