The Angels maintain they are confident in their seven-strong starting-pitching depth. They also maintained they were confident in their starting-pitching depth the last two winters.
That depth did not prove sufficient. So it would make sense for the Angels to acquire help to supplement their stable.
One certainty is that the Angels are not the favorites for 23-year-old Shohei Ohtani, the impact Japanese pitcher and position player likely to arrive in Major League Baseball next season. Ohtani is commanding conversations at the annual general managers’ meetings, which conclude Wednesday at the Waldorf Astoria.
The Angels sent scouts to Japan to watch Ohtani play this...