Francisco Lindor

Right now, Angels have four established starting pitchers

Right now, Angels have four established starting pitchers

Five months before opening day 2017, the Angels have four established starting pitchers and five lesser contenders for the fifth spot in their starting rotation. They must piece together 162 starts from that group and whomever else they can acquire before the season begins.

This winter’s free-agent market for starting pitching is historically weak, leading to astronomic projected prices for the better players available, the likes of Rich Hill and Ivan Nova. The Angels’ capacity to spend remains unclear.

Angels General Manager Billy Eppler said the four set starters are left-hander...

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