For the Los Angeles Angels and their somnambulist owner, Arte Moreno, that held true and led to perhaps the boldest move of a trading season that gets more intriguing by the maneuver: Zack Greinke, the most coveted pitcher to be had, is now an Angel, which the other teams in the American League wish was an REM cycle and not reality.
The only solace to be taken from the deal Friday that sent prospects Jean Segura, Johnny Hellweg and Ariel Pena to Milwaukee is the five-game cushion that separates the first-place Texas Rangers from the second-place Angels, and the half-game the surprising Oakland Athletics sit behind Los Angeles. However great these Angels look on paper " and it's as though a calligrapher is drawing the team that general manager Jerry Dipoto has assembled " what's in front of them is formidable, what's behind them is dangerous and the alternative to an American League West title is downright scary.
What a great move- we get Zack Greinke. We have to be one of favorites to win the World Series now, and we could conceivably catch the Rangers.