Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Tony Reagins, Fix This Offense
Rodriguez did say the Angels would be his first choice.Yeah, because where else can you make that much money while producing so very many explosions in the postseason?
Teixeira and Rodriguez could walk. The Angels could spend their money on CC Sabathia and use Kendry Morales at first and Jose Arredondo to close.
The Angels could move Figgins to left field, if they do not bring Anderson back. They have considered whether to compensate for the loss of Teixeira's big bat by installing Brandon Wood in the infield, trying to trade for infielder Dan Uggla of the Florida Marlins, or both.
They also are expected to discuss contract extensions with Vladimir Guerrero and Lackey.
After Lackey gave up two runs and lost Game 1, he pointed the finger at his offense. After he gave up two runs and got no decision in Game 4, he warned against that line of questioning.
"Don't stir the pot," he said.
Yet, when the questioning turned to whether he would wait to see what the Angels did with their offense this winter before considering an extension, Lackey answered with one word.
"Absolutely," he said.