The new-look Los Angeles Angels are 70 days away from taking the field for Opening Day. There are some great matchups ahead for this Angels squad.
For the Los Angeles Angels, the Super Bowl not only marks the end of football, it marks the beginning of baseball. This season will be a make-or-break season for the Angels, anything less than a Wild Card spot will be considered a failure.
Still, the Angels have a strong chance to make the push needed to make a postseason appearance. Angels GM Billy Eppler is continuously adding new players to the roster in hopes of improving from the 74 wins the Angels had last season.
The overall challenge for the Angels will be health. While the Angels pitching staff is unquestionably younger this season, health is still of great concern. It will be interesting to see just how the Angels treat the starting rotation when the innings start to get long.
With the 2017 season rapidly approaching, the Angels have a moderately tough schedule right out of the gate. The Angels will start 2017 on the road in Oakland and they’ll also see Kansas City and Houston on the road during the month of April.
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The Angels will share home and road games throughout April, May, and June. July will favor more road games and August will favor more home games for the Angels. September will also be road-heavy as the Angels will play 16 games away from Anaheim.
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Still, within 162 games there’s some series that will be exciting more than others. Most of these will feature teams outside the AL West. Here are five series to watch as the Angels embark on their 2017 campaign.