As bad as the season has been so far when it comes to the win column, it doesn't look to get any better now that the Los Angeles Angels have unexpectedly jettisoned the Travelers' best player, Coby Smith, to Salt Lake, where they are in such desperate need of more talent to help them salvage the season.
Smith only led the team in batting average (.304), hits (31), walks (16), stolen bases (6), on-base percentage (.419), OPS (.821), and was second in runs (18). He was most of the show on offense for the Travs, and I'm really curious to see how the team will generate anything without him. More aggressive base running, I guess.
Just as I was starting to cut the Angels some slack for the lack of talent they have been supplying the Travs, they go and do this -- only one month into the season. Seriously, what is up with this? Do the Angels feel pressure to keep Salt Lake stocked because of the start the Bees are off to but don't have the same standard for the Travs?
Taking Smith's place on the roster is Drew Toussaint, who I'm sure is a fine player but leads Rancho Cucamonga in no categories. Should be a fun rest of the year.