Angels have plenty of admirers

Pujols could put them over the top in 2012, but don't count out the Rangers yet

Updated: April 5, 2012, 8:26 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM -- When ESPN convened its baseball experts for their 2012 predictions, nearly 40 percent of them -- 18 of 49 -- picked the Los Angeles Angels to win the World Series. Apparently, spending $320 million buys you a little faith these days.

And it's just great until you realize that 73 percent of the same experts picked the Boston Red Sox to win it all a year ago. Winning the winter-splash derby is an entirely different proposition than accepting a trophy with all those little flags ...

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