I understand the very valid point that unless the Angels have someone who can outperform Albert, then Albert should just play.
I don’t think anybody disagrees with that.
But at some point if you want to win and the goal is to put the best team possible on the field, the you deliberately go get somebody that would outperform him rather than making the excuse that we have no knowledge that Thais or Ward would do any better.
If Pujols hits .179 and Ward/Thais hit .160, do you really just roll with Albert because you don’t have a better alternative in house or do you go get somebody?
I don’t hate Albert. Never did. I just want to win and I am not very interested in sitting through the fade.
What is funny is in years past it was “The offense isn’t good enough anyway. An upgrade from Albert doesn’t make the difference necessary, so what is the point?”
And now I suppose I am going to hear the offense is good enough with Rendon (and Adell on the way) to survive Albert. I think this is worse than the old excuse.
Just keeping an inning alive with a potent lineup rather than making an out (or two for that matter with a gidp) can get you another 3 or 4 runs.
Anyway, I accept the reality of playing the best player you have but I reject that you can just stay with that if the best you have is hurting you.
Go make a deal and address it. It’s time to win.