Changing speeds

The Angels' powerful lineup lacks the team's traditional quickness

Updated: March 31, 2010, 5:12 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

For many years, the Los Angeles Angels have been a free-running anomaly in the American League.

They rarely neglected to traffic the basepaths aggressively. They encouraged their players to go from first to third on most singles. They would break for home even on balls hit to the left side, presuming there was at least one out.

Even when guys got thrown out, they usually entered the dugout to high-fives. If it was a mistake of aggressiveness, manager Mike Scioscia could usually ...

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