We’ve always enjoyed this anecdote about Mark Teixeira. He seems like a good enough guy. Well now he’s an Angel of Los Angeles (awkward).
Here’s the blurb:
The Los Angeles Times reported on its website today that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have acquired the slugging first baseman from the Atlanta Braves for first baseman Casey Kotchman and minor league pitcher Stephen Marek. The Angels pulled Kotchman off the field at Fenway Park this afternoon to inform him of the trade.
And with that we might have a new frontrunner in the American League. Props to the Angels for seeing that they might just have a team good enough to get back to the World Series. I knew the Angels were going to be a suitor for someone big. They landed themselves a premiere hitter, and teams like the Dbacks lost out.