The Angels got their 2011 season off on the right foot with a win on opening day, but it all went downhill in Kansas City after that. The Angels had a terrible weekend against the Royals, losing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in Kansas City's final at-bat. The frustration reached a boiling point Sunday, when the Angels got another bad start from Scott Kazmir (five runs in 1 2/3 innings) but somehow still built a lead.â†µ
Fernando Rodney, the embattled closer who blew seven saves last year (including four in the final month), coughed up the lead in the ninth inning yesterday, which led to Matt Treanor in the 13th inning hitting the second walk-off home run against the Angels in three days. Over at Halos Heaven, Rev Halofan has seen enough. He pointed out that the Angels have committed over $31 million to Kazmir, Rodney, and Gary Matthews, Jr. this season, and thinks it's time to get rid of Sunday's anti-heroes:â†µ
And so they need to cut their losses here. Because the money is sadly spent and these two are untradeable. But two human bodies of any size, shape, proportion and age will get the Angels closer to actually winning baseball games than Kazmir and Rodney. The sooner the better.â†µ
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