Three reasons the Los Angeles Angels will contend in 2017
The Angels added some good batters
When the news broke that the Angels signed Espinosa, most of the fans were somewhat excited. I instantly took to Twitter to comment on what was a huge offseason move. I finally believed that GM Billy Eppler had done something of value to this club.
Espinosa brings his 24 homers, 72 RBI’s, and .209 average with him to Anaheim. Something the Angels haven’t had aside from guys like Trout and Pujols. Strengthening the batters at the plate was clearly a move Eppler wanted to make.
Following the Espinosa move, the Angels also acquired Revere who also has a decent bat. The Kentucky native drove in 24 RBI’s last season. C.J. Cron will also look to extend his decent hitting from last season as well. Cron finished 2016 with a .278 average, including 16 homers and 69 RBI’s.