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To say the Los Angels Angels of Anaheim made a splash this winter would be an understatement.
With new GM Jerry Dipoto in tow, the Angels came out swinging—bringing in the best hitter and pitcher on the free-agent market.
First, let's look at that rotation. It's hard to find one better in baseball. Where most stellar rotations have three front-line starters, LA has four.
Jered Weaver and Dan Haren make up the acely one-two combo. Behind them is free-agent signee C.J. Wilson. Wilson had stellar stats in Texas, and his home/road splits show amazing potential outside of a hitter's park. Rounding everything out is Ervin Santana, who can be deadly when on his game.
Each of these guys has the potential to dominate any hitter they come across.
At the plate, this team is just as scary. Mark Trumbo, Kendry Morales, Torrii Hunter and Vernon Wells bring the power; Eric Aybar and Peter Bourjous bring the speed. In the middle of it all is power/speed hybrid Howie Kendrick.
Oh, and there's that Albert Pujols guy. The best hitter of his era—on his way to best hitter in MLB history—Pujols ties this bunch of bats together.
Also worth mentioning is super prospect Mike Trout. The 5-tool stud has the chance to win a starting job out of spring, and he only makes this group better.
When looking at the paper, it's hard to find any team that looks better than the Angels. Their pitching is lights out, and their lineup dangerous one through nine.
The AL West is theirs to lose—though doing so would require a lot of effort.