As spring training nears its end, the Los Angeles Angels appear set on moving forward with what they have in place.
Throughout the offseason, the Angels were expected to make a move to improve their situation in either left field or at second base but mostly decided to avoid any splashy signings. Instead, Daniel Nava was brought in to play left and Johnny Giavotella was entrusted to hold down second.
With both players enjoying strong springs, that is likely to remain the case heading into the season, Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com opines:
The biggest concerns entering camp, in left field and at second base, have been bright spots so far. Daniel Nava, expected to get the most playing time in left field, has gone 16-for-32 with eight walks and two strikeouts. Johnny Giavotella, the starting second baseman, has looked good defensively.
Gonzalez also notes that the Angels' best area to trade from -- their starting pitching -- is now imperative to them after injuries to Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson in camp. As other teams make their decisions as to who to keep and who to cut, it appears the Angels will be content to once again pass on making any moves and go with what's worked for them this spring.