From Game 162 until the morning pitchers and catchers must report to Tempe Diablo Stadium for spring training in early February, the Angels’ off-season will span more than four months. Most of those days will be filled with inaction.
But the ethos of the annual winter meetings runs counter to that. The four days of forced interactions, holed up in a cavernous 2,000-room hotel and convention center, are supposed to induce action. And for a few teams this year, they did exactly that.
For the Angels, they did not, although General Manager Billy Eppler insisted that he was pleased with what he and his employees accomplished.