Ranking the 3 biggest threats to the Angels in Blake Snell race after Yoshinobu Yamamoto decision

The Angels will face some stiff competition in the Blake Snell race after Yoshinobu Yamamoto signed with the Dodgers.
Aug 4, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) reacts
Aug 4, 2023; San Diego, California, USA; San Diego Padres starting pitcher Blake Snell (4) reacts / Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
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The Los Angeles Angels are one of many teams in desperate need of starting pitching help. The team had a subpar with Shohei Ohtani this past season and now has to figure out how to be competitive without the reigning AL MVP.

After Ohtani, the best pitcher available was Yoshinobu Yamamoto who just signed a monster deal to join Ohtani with the Dodgers. With other starters like Aaron Nola, Sonny Gray, and Eduardo Rodriguez off the board, it's slim pickings for Perry Minasian and the Angels if they want to find a frontline starter in free agency. All that's left is really Blake Snell and Jordan Montgomery.

Snell appears to be the Angels' top target, but with Yamamoto off the board, there's a good chance they won't be alone in that thinking. The Angels will face stiff competition when it comes to signing Blake Snell. There's a good chance these three teams will be very interested with Yamamoto off the board.