Grading the LA Angels’ pre-MLB lockout signings
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Overall, where things stand right now, the Angels are already a better team than last year.
The Angels have made some good moves that have greatly bolstered the pitching staff and even gained some bench help.
While Syndergaard may be a risk, Lorenzen a questionable choice and Wade a below-average hitter, there's enough potential with each of them that this offseason is still an unmitigated success as of right now.
Sure, the competition has also made some flashy moves, but you can't deny that what the Angels have done so far is substantially more than the average team, or even any Angels team in recent memory.
Obviously landing another starting pitcher and a defensive shortstop are still a necessity, but for now this is about as good a start as anyone could have imagined.
Final Overall Grade: B+