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Angels notes: Assessing a lost season, playoff bubble in Anaheim, Luis Rengifo

The Angels are a little past the halfway point of their season, but after a few days off caused by Hurricane Laura rampaging through Houston and beyond, it’s time to take a breather, and take stock of a season gone horribly wrong.

To that end, Jeff Fletcher at the Orange County Register assessed how the 10-22, worst-in-AL Angels, are staring down a fifth straight losing season and sixth straight without a playoff berth despite having the best player in baseball.

Among the relevant passages from Fletcher:

So the Angels were unwilling to trade established major leaguers for premium prospects, and unwilling to trade premium prospects for established major leaguers.