Sunday, April 25, 2004
The Best Team In The AL
"This team, if you ask me, is the best team in the American League," he said.That's great of him to say -- and very flattering to hear as a fan -- but September is a long ways away.
Considering what the Angels did to the A's over the weekend, Chavez may be on to something.
Anaheim defeated the A's 4-3 on Sunday in front of 33,567 at Network Associates Coliseum to complete a three-game sweep. It marked the first time the A's have been swept at home since the Boston Red Sox took three in May 2002.
Not only did the Angels sweep the series, they did so without arguably their best player, Garret Anderson (back stiffness). They also won Sunday without Vladimir Guerrero (knee tendinitis) and Friday minus Tim Salmon (sore knee).