Angels' outfield has the potential to be superior
If he duplicates his play from a season ago, Gary Matthews Jr. could help make the Angels' outfield the best in the business.
Are the luxury tax and increased revenue sharing spreading talent around? Or is this merely a down cycle for big league outfielders?
Either seems possible in assessing outfield collections entering 2007.
The days of the super outfields, when teams often used three big bats in the outfield to bludgeon the opposition, appear to have passed, or at least are taking a sabbatical. There are good outfields in the major leagues, ones with thunder and depth, no doubt, but by and large the teams ...
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Hot Stove Heaters
Leading up to when pitchers and catchers begin reporting to their respective camps, ESPN.com offers a Hot Stove Heaters series on the 25 hottest topics in baseball. Follow along as we get you ready for the start of spring training.
• Jan. 11: Ballpark
• Jan. 12: Future new city for an MLB team
• Jan. 15: Rookie likely to begin '07 in majors
• Jan. 16: Prospect likely to start '07 in minors
• Jan. 17: Offseason pitcher acquisition
• Jan. 18: Offseason position-player acquisition
• Jan. 19: Future new commissioner
• Jan. 22: General manager
• Jan. 23: Manager
• Jan. 24: Division
• Jan. 25: Team
• Jan. 26: Farm system
• Jan. 29: Debate
• Jan. 30: Innovation
• Jan. 31: Trend
• Feb. 1: Milestone
• Feb. 2: Statistic
• Feb. 5: Story
• Feb. 6: Rumor
• Feb. 7: Everyday lineup
• Feb. 8: Infield
• Feb. 9: Outfield
• Feb. 12: Rotation
• Feb. 13: Bullpen
• Feb. 14: Overall player