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2012 Angels Starting Lineup and Rotation with Albert Pujols and the New Guys
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With Albert Pujols, C.J. Wilson and Chris Iannetta now onboard, manager Mike Scioscia has a lot of work to do

Earlier this month, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim pulled off the most improbable of accomplishments in signing All-Stars Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson on the same day of MLB's winter meetings.

For the Angels, it has been a fairly busy offseason.

On Oct. 30—over a month before the big duo's arrival—the Halos lost third baseman Russell Branyan and pitchers Fernando Rodney, Joel Pineiro and Horacio Ramirez to free agency.

On Nov. 30, GM Jerry Dipoto dealt pitching prospect Tyler Chatwood to the Colorado Rockies for catcher Chris Iannetta, followed by the exchange of catcher Jeff Mathis for pitcher Brad Mills on Dec. 3 in a trade with the Toronto Blue Jays.

On Dec. 7, the Angels reached an agreement with relief pitcher LaTroy Hawkins for a one-year deal and on Dec. 10 announced the signing of Albert Pujols followed almost immediately by the signing of C.J. Wilson.

Finally, on Dec. 12, the Angels tendered contracts to infielders Kendrys Morales, Howie Kendrick, Erick Aybar and Alberto Callaspo while signing pitcher Jerome Williams to a one-year deal.

With all of these transactions and roster moves, Dipoto and owner Arte Moreno have placed the Angels in a position to contend for baseball's crown in 2012.

Each and every move the club has made in the past few months, however, has had a ripple effect on the projected 2012 lineup and starting rotation.

Read on to see exactly how far that effect will span and how the Angels' 2012 lineup will look in the face of these significant personnel moves—as long as everyone stays healthy.

First up is the batting order, followed by the starting rotation.

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