The Los Angeles Angels had a forgettable 2022 season.
After starting the season hot, they quickly collapsed and fell out of postseason contention.
That ultimately resulted in a 73-89 finish.
But it appears that Angels general manager Perry Minasian believes that the team could ultimately make a big splash this offseason and sign another star player or two.
When asked about this, Minasian said that there were “no mandates” and seemed to imply that he may be adding another star this offseason.
Another key comment from Perry Minasian.
I asked him, hypothetically, if he went to Arte Moreno to try and sign a major free agent for multiple years, would Moreno be open to it?
"Absolutely. … There's no 1-year, can only do 1-year (deal). There's no mandates."
— Sam Blum (@SamBlum3) November 8, 2022
Could The Angels Make A Splash?
The Angels certainly have the financial resources to pull something like this off.
The biggest need for the Halos is most likely a starting pitcher to go alongside Shohei Ohtani.
Ohtani is under contract for 2023, but will be a free agent at the end of the season, so this may be the last chance for the Angels to build a contending ballclub around him and Mike Trout.
Ohtani and Trout essentially carried the Angels in 2022.
Unfortunately, it wasn’t enough to save them from their fate.
But with a better supporting cast, the Angels could get back to where they were in 2014, when they won 98 games and had the best record in all of baseball.