Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Featured autograph - Jason Vargas

I got new Angel acquisition Jason Vargas to sign two or three cards at the end of the 2012 season when the Seattle Mariners were in Anaheim - while I would have liked to see what Kendrys Morales might have done in his second full season after coming back from his horrific injury in 2010, I guess there was some flexibility to make a move for a No. 4 or No. 5 starter like Vargas.

Vargas isn't great, doesn't throw particularly hard, but hopefully he can throw around 200 innings and in the process - nail down enough quality starts for the Angels without getting banged around [served up 35 home runs this past year] too much.

For the Angels, Mark Trumbo probably starts the 2013 season as primary designated hitter - with Albert Pujols, Josh Hamilton and maybe Vernon Wells on the short list of Angels players who can also DH if needed.


Anthony Hughes said...

I'm not happy with the trade at all... Nothing against Vargas really, I just didn't want to trade Morales. Well, I hope he does well in Seattle and I'll quietly root for him in any non-Angel situations, sort of like I do for Napoli.

The Angels In Order said...

I have a lot of catching up to do on autographs with all new Angels this year.