The Los Angeles Angels made some big moves this offseason to strengthen their ballclub for 2023.
After an 89-loss season, the team signed free agents Brandon Drury, Tyler Anderson, and Matt Moore.
They also traded for infielder Gio Urshela and outfielder Hunter Renfroe.
Needless to say, the Angels have a better supporting cast around Mike Trout and Shohei Ohtani entering the 2023 season.
Ohtani was asked today if he felt that the Angels were as committed to winning as he is and as they seem to be.
The two-way superstar replied by saying that he believes they are on the same page and that he’d like to believe that the Halos want to win.
Shohei Ohtani says he wants to believe the #Angels are as committed to winning as he is.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) February 16, 2023
Judging by their offseason activity, it would appear as if the Angels do indeed intend to win in 2023.
They had high expectations for 2022 after signing Aaron Loup, Ryan Tepera, and Noah Syndergaard.
The Halos were off to a hot start before a 14-game losing skid derailed them and caused them to collapse.
This year, they appear to have a better supporting cast around Ohtani and Trout.
Drury, Urshela, and Renfroe all provide some extra power and a little protection for the two sluggers.
Anderson gives them a top-of-the-rotation starter to go next to Ohtani, while Moore gives them a solid bullpen arm.
So, if preseason predictions were made, perhaps the Angels would be strongly considered for a potential Wild Card berth.
They will have to deal with the Houston Astros, Seattle Mariners, and the new-look Texas Rangers in a stacked division.NEXT: 2 Reasons Shohei Ohtani Should Stay With The Angels