Since the LA Angels have struck out thus far in getting a #1-#2 starter and they still don’t have a strong every day catcher, many Angel fans are understandably very pessimistic about the 2020 season.
Many people, including those in the LA Angels front office thought the team could land an ace-type starter this off-season through free agency. While the Angels have improved their pitching staff by acquiring Dylan Bundy in a trade with Baltimore and they also signed Julio Teheran to a one-year deal which definitely bolsters their pitching staff. They still could use a true ace pitcher who you can count n taking the mound for you every 5th day and you know that he will have a decent chance of winning the game for you. Neither Bundy or Teheran have shown that capability since they arrived in the big leagues.
However, the Angels did add a key piece to the team in free-agent Anthony Rendon, who the Angels signed to fill a void at third base. The question is can they compete with the beasts in the AL and make the playoffs for the first time since 2014.
Here are five keys to making this hope a reality in 2020 if the team made no more moves this off-season.