The Los Angeles Angels Offseason Round Table Questions

Oct 13, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (8) hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning during game five of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball game at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 13, 2016; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa (8) hits an RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the second inning during game five of the 2016 NLDS playoff baseball game at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports /
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5. How will the Angels finish in the AL West?

Lea: While I don’t expect them to win the division, I do expect them to challenge. I can honestly see them putting together a string of wins early in the season. Their rank will depend entirely on their health, however, the Angels have a real chance to make some noise. This is due to the moves made during the offseason.

Rice: I am an eternal optimist and believe that the Angels could win the division. It will not be easy, but it is very feasible if the Angels can avoid major injuries to key players that totally derailed their playoff hopes in 2016.

Page: I see a third place finish for the Angels. The Rangers are a great ball club, the Astros had an off year last season but are most likely going to rebound. The Mariners and A’s are both underwhelming teams. If everything goes right, third place should be a lock.

Barney: They have the team and the opportunity to win the division. In the very least I see them finishing second and having a run at a wildcard spot.

Nelson: It all comes back to the starting rotation. If they remain healthy compared to last year, the Angels have the lineup to at least make a wild card appearance.

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