Jhoulys Chacin

Angels could quietly be building a playoff contender

Angels could quietly be building a playoff contender

The anticipation is so great among Dodgers fans that nearly 30,000 fans showed up at Dodger Stadium on a Saturday in January. Not for a game. For a party — for balloons, music, autographs and interviews.

The Dodgers have won the National League West four years running. They still have Clayton Kershaw, and committed $192 million to retain Rich Hill, Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner.

The Dodgers just might have a playoff team this year.

The Angels had no fan festival, no splashy signings and no widespread anticipation for anything beyond Mike Trout. They spent $26 million this winter, most of it on a career .232 hitter. They lost 88 games last year, their worst...

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