Ben and Sam discuss the early movement on the free agent market, then break down the Jose Molina, Brian McCann, and Joe Smith signings.
The Angels GM doesn’t like to give relievers multi-year contracts. Why did he make an exception for Smith?
Are the Angels a bad bet to bounce back next season?
Why it’s hard for us to decide whether managers or GMs deserve to be fired.
Ben and Sam are joined by Ian Miller and Riley Breckenridge, the heroes behind Productive Outs, to talk about the Angels, Josh Hamilton, and whether fans should worry about bad contracts anymore.
The bigger the split between big-market and small-market budgets, the harder it is to evaluate a seeming overpay on the free agent market.
The Rays demolished the Angels in a four-game weekend sweep, which gives Ben and Sam the idea to discuss the two teams’ divergent directions since the deadline and reevaluate Anaheim’s offseason approach.