Angels haven't really improved

A splashy signing obscures all that went right in 2012

Updated: January 5, 2013, 5:02 PM ET
By Dave Cameron | FanGraphs

When the Los Angeles Angels became The Mystery Team and signed Josh Hamilton last month, the idea of their new batting order became the thing of legend. Hamilton could slide in behind Albert Pujols, who was already hitting behind Mike Trout, and even guys such as Mark Trumbo, Howie Kendrick and Erick Aybar, are better-than-average hitters for their positions.