The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have lost some steam during the offseason, but they can still be a playoff contender.
They lost their closer and single-season saves king Francisco Rodriguez (K-Rod) to the NY Mets, their first baseman, Mark Teixeira, to the NY Yankees, and their left fielder, Garrett Anderson, to the Braves.
They were, however, able to sign Brian Fuentes to replace K-Rod.
Over the last three years, the Angels' win totals have increased. In 2006, they had 89 wins, in 2007, they had 94 wins, and in 2008, they had 100 wins.
However, no matter how many wins they get this season, they are certain to win the AL West division.
Here's the Spring '09 profile of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim:
Gary Matthews Jr.-LF
Projected Pitching Staff