The reigning MVP and best player in baseball finally has some support behind him and the Los Angeles Angels are raring for a big 2020 season.
The Los Angeles Angels are one of the more intriguing teams in baseball as we head into 2020. A lot has gone on for this team in the offseason.
For one thing, they have a new manager in Joe Maddon. So, in terms of this franchise finally turning things around, they’re off to a great start with one of the best managers in all of MLB falling into their laps. They also brought in a World Series champion (and possible NL MVP snub) in Anthony Rendon to lock down the third base position.
What’s a major question this team will have to face? Starting pitching.
Year-in and year-out one thing that always seems to plague the Angels is injuries to the starting pitching. For years they dealt with the Garrett Richards and Matt Shoemaker’s of the world (among others) constantly in limbo with their health and it doesn’t seem to be slowing down to this day.
Griffin Canning, one of the Angels’ better-pitching prospects, is probably going to be out for quite a while unless something miraculous happens, and he may even require Tommy John surgery with his current elbow issue. Canning put up some solid rookie numbers in 2019, so his loss would force the Halos to turn elsewhere for back-end help in their rotation.
What they did a good job within the offseason was bringing on veteran arms that are typically healthy.