The Angels weren't expecting to hear boos at their home opener. (So much for that mellow SoCal stereotype.) But little has gone according to plan for a team that entered the season with a high payroll and high expectations. Josh Hamilton, signed for $125 million as a free agent, is batting .138 entering Wednesday's games. And the team's best starting pitcher, Jared Weaver, is out for a month with an elbow injury.

Is it too early to panic in Anaheim? Or are echoes of last season -- in which the Angels went 8-15 in April and missed the playoffs by four games -- a reminder of what can happen when a team stumbles out of the gate?


You're hot and you're cold...

Josh Hamilton has struggled at the plate. But he's shown over his career that he can break out of slumps and catch fire. Which player will Angels fans see more of in 2013?

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Josh Hamilton has a .302 career batting average. How will his 2013 batting average compare?

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    11%
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    47%
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    42%

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Enough pitching?

The loss of Jared Weaver has already forced the Angels to scramble for starting pitchers. How much will his absence hurt?

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How worried should Angels fans be about Jered Weaver's likely four-week absence?

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    34%
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    55%
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    11%

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