Purgatory Online

Friday, February 13, 2004

The L.A. Times story on Eckstein's arbitration hearing notes that the Angels' payroll for 2004 is $108 million. Meanwhile, Jim Callis at Baseball America ranks the Angels' farm system fifth in the majors.

What an amazing turnaround. To be honest, I don't even know how to begin to deal with the fact that the Angels are starting to look like one of the best organizations in baseball, both in terms of ability to attract free agents and ability to find and develop younger players. I guess I've got a couple of weeks or so to get used to the idea, before Vlad Guerrero and Dallas McPherson have an on-field collision...