All’s Quiet On The Angels Front….For Now

By Jason Evans

Apparently, if you have a live arm and are pretty well known and you’re name isn’t Ryan Dempster, the Los Angeles Angels would like to talk to you about an opening in their starting rotation. The Angels are casting a wide net as to who they are going to go after.

September 5, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Oakland Athletics starting pitcher Brandon McCarthy (32) pitches the ball against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

We all know who the big fish in the market is and really no one else, except for Dan Haren, is going to sign until he signs. The Angels are in on everyone from Anibal Sanchez to Kyle Lohse to Edwin Jackson to now Brandon McCarthy.  Make no mistake, the Angels will get a free agent pitcher at some point in the not so distant future.McCarthy is the new name to watch for on this list. He may come cheaper than any of the other guys, though if the Angels sign him, they are probably going to have to go and get another arm as well. McCarthy is coming off of that scary head injury he suffered when Erick Aybar lined one off his head. He’s only thrown more than 120 innings once as a big leaguer in a season. He seems like a good guy and he’s a good follow on Twitter, but if the Angels go down that road, they are going to have to get more insurance for themselves.

All may seem quiet right now, but there is a storm coming. Once Greinke signs, expect the other starting pitchers to be scooped up quite quickly. The only question for the Angels is who will it be.