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Angels mailbag: What is happening with one week until the trade deadline?

Angels mailbag: What is happening with one week until the trade deadline?

What is up, Angels fans? What an interesting situation in which your favorite team has found itself. Through 100 games, the Angels are 49-51, on a 79-win pace for a full season.

Odds-making machines give them no more than a 10% chance of winning a wild-card bid to the 2017 MLB playoffs, but they are only 2 1/2 games out of a spot right now. It is difficult to justify selling when you’re one great weekend away from being in playoff position. It is also difficult to justify buying when boasting a bottom-tier farm system and an absolute lack of established, healthy starting pitchers. Inaction sounds pretty, pretty appealing right now.

The good news is the Angels do not have to...

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