Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2005 Record: .586 (95-67), AL West Division Champs
2004 Record: .568 (92-70), AL West Division Champs
Who’s Out: Bengie Molina (C), Steve Finley (OF), Jeff DaVanon (OF), Josh Paul (C), Jason Christiansen (P), Paul Byrd (P), Jarrod Washburn (P), Alexi Casilla (2B)
Who’s In: Jeff Weaver (P), Hector Carrasco (P), J.C. Romero (P), Edgardo Alfonzo (INF), Jake Woods (P)
Notes: The Angels did little in the way of offensive alterations this year, but they did make some moves to improve their pitching. By adding Hector Carrasco and J.C. Romero they effectively bolstered an already strong bullpen (anchored, of course, by K-Rod). The team is essentially they same as it was at the start of the 2005 season, meaning that they will likely take the AL West again. If they are able to add a strong, consistent starting pitcher their chances would improve even more, but it doesn’t appear that the conservative Angels will be making and flashy moves during the season.
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