While several trades were consummated and rumors continued to swirl on Wednesday, it was relatively quiet in the
General Manager Jerry Dipoto did his heavy lifting in late June and mid-July, shoring up a sagging bullpen by acquiring closer
"Our biggest needs were in the bullpen, and I feel like we've addressed a lot of them," Dipoto said. "Right now, there's a pretty good flow to this team. It works together. We're not looking to do anything that would change the roster in a dramatic way."
A rotation that is led by
The bullpen has gone from one of baseball's worst to one of its best, combining for a 2.40 ERA and a .204 average against and converting 13 of 16 save opportunities in the last 36 games.
And an offense led by
The Angels (63-42) have the second-best record in baseball. Would they benefit from adding a front-line starter? Of course.
But they don’t have the high-end prospects to acquire pitchers such as Boston’s
“There’s a long way to go, but we certainly feel we have as good a chance as anyone else to compete,” Dipoto said, when asked if the Angels have the personnel it takes to win the