The Angels focused on defense this offseason
The Angels added Andrelton Simmons and Yunel Escobar after the 2015 season. They added Espinosa, Maybin, Revere, and catcher Martin Maldonado following the 2016 season. By beefing up position players with some defensive standouts, you help minimize the mistakes made by the pitching staff.
The pitching staff appears to be the only question mark for the Angels. While on paper, there are inconsistencies within the starting rotation. For example, Chavez has only pitched as a starter for two of his 11 seasons as a major league pitcher. While not a dealbreaker, it’s still somewhat questionable. However, he may turn out to be a hidden gem for the Angels.
Still, the Angels will look to get back to winning ways come April. The Angels Spring Training schedule gets underway February 25th. The Angels will take on Milwaukee from Tempe Arizona.