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Beefing up Angels

July 26, 2008

So in his infinite and original wisdom, T.J. Simers surmises the Angels need more offense and proposes an Ervin Santana and Casey Kotchman trade for either the overrated and over-priced Mark Teixeira or the Coors Field-friendly Matt Holliday.

The Angels have already made a trade that has already given them more offense and most likely will continue to do so for some time. The Gary Matthews Jr. "trade" for Juan Rivera was brilliant.

Ron Reeve

Glendora

The weekend sweeping of the Red Sox was a fool's gold for some Angels fans and the team's top brass. They are going to be lulled into a false sense of superiority. The Angels will cruise into the postseason without the addition of a big bat and it will be just another "Groundhog Day" -- great regular season and a disappointing postseason.

Willis Barton

Los Angeles

Arte Moreno says the Angels will not trade top prospects for a bat that could help the team get out of the first round of the playoffs and maybe to the World Series. My question is, where are all these top prospects? The only one who seems to be the real deal is Howie Kendrick.

Dallas McPherson, Brandon Wood, Casey Kotchman, Jeff Mathis . . . all former top prospects. Who knows what kind of team the Angels could have had if Bill Stoneman and now Tony Reagins would remember the old saying: You don't get something for nothing.

Brian Cooper

Burbank

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