Angels general manager Perry Minasian has been busy this offseason. A number of holes have been filled up with new additions, but it doesn’t appear the Halos are a serious World Series threat in 2021.
This piece is a sequel to our previous grade of Minasian’s offseason moves following the Kurt Suzuki signing.
OVERALL GRADE: C+
The Angels proceeded to address the one need that fans clearly knew, pitching. Minasian added starters that have some potential and provide depth to a struggling rotation. However, these starters aren’t any of the big-ticket starters that fans wanted to see.
The new additions, like the previous moves, are ‘average’ at best. They address the team’s needs but there was potential for more.
New Angels general manager Perry Minasian has been busy this offseason, but how much of an impact will these new additions have?
These moves reflect just how other teams might view the Halos farm system in terms of development and talent because there were plenty of starters available for trade, but the Angels didn’t pull the trigger.
Any one of these starters could have made the Halos rotation instantly better, which included Blake Snell, Yu Darvish, and Joe Musgrove, all of which went to the San Diego Padres. Instead, the Angels made trades and signings for starters that show that they wanted to play it safe this season and are banking on them to be low-risk, high-reward type of moves.
While these additions do slightly improve the team, they aren’t what fans in Anaheim were expecting, and we will have to wait and see if these moves pay off.