Anaheim looking to reshape team
The Angels targeted starting pitching this offseason after a year in which their starters did little to impress.
The Angels targeted starting pitching this offseason after a year in which their starters did little to impress. In terms of ERA, they bested only bottom-feeders Detroit, Texas and Tampa Bay. By contrast, the Angels bullpen had the best ERA in the league. Kelvim Escobar was added earlier from Toronto while Jarrod Washburn is the main trade bait rumored to be exchanged for Nomar Garciaparra. Washburn would not mind staying and even volunteered to take a hometown discount in exchange for a long-term contract (expect a terse letter from the union, Jarrod). Covering his bets, though, he told Shaikin, "I think Boston would be a great place to play. I love Fenway."
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