Angels executives are exploring every avenue this offseason to make their team better. These plans currently depend on Mark Teixeira and Francisco Rodriguez, but the Angels will be make moves this season. According to the Chicago Tribune, the Angels may turn to White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko in hopes of pulling off a deal involving Chone Figgins. Figgins is younger and has more to offer a team than Konerko, so there would probably have to be prospects involved, but it isn't out of the realm of possibility. The Angels will also inquire about starting pitcher CC Sabathia, who would put the Angels over the top. The Angels have a lot of money to spend this offseason, but will hesitate taking on big contracts or dumping young players like Figgins.
One thing to worry about is disrupting player chemistry. Pushing veteran Garrett Anderson out in the last year of his contract was hard to see, and bringing in two or three free agents may disrupt the peace in the clubhouse. GM Tony Reagins is very smart and will likely make some small additions to help the farm system or bench, while possibly putting some money out on the market to either bring back a couple players, or go out and find new ones. They should be very busy.
This story was approved by MLB Rumors.