The Angels and Rangers have legitimately joined the Yankees and Red Sox in terms of operating on an extremely high payroll level.
Did the Yankees buy a World Series celebration? Their money didn't hurt, but that $207 million payroll is the least of baseball's competitive-balance problems.
The ALCS continues, and so too will the examination of the jobs being done by managers Mike Scioscia and Joe Girardi.
The Angels' impact players aren't producing, and coupled with their physical and mental mistakes have made it likely they won't recover in the ALCS.
CC Sabathia knows all about success in the regular season. But after falling flat in the past two postseasons, he's focused on becoming a success in October.