Recall our previous GM, Tony Reagins, and his inability to land any player worthwhile. Like last year we missed out on OF Crawford and 3B Adrian Beltre. He also traded away Napoli; knowing full well the Rangers would end up trading for Nap!
Here comes new GM DiPoto. We needed to upgrade our 'on base percentage' (OBP) and bullpen help (lefties a plus). So he starts off by trading for a better offensive catcher (Iannetta) for top pitching prospect. Then gets rid of offensive, inept C Mathis for LHP Mills. There was another bullpen signing for pennies, LaTroy Hawkins.
Just when you think the Angels are just filling in small pieces... then BOOM! They land top 2 talents in Pujols AND LHP Wilson!!!! OMFG! We got an all-star for a decade and a southpaw Ace for five years! And get this, Wilson signed for only $75 mil (as opposed to the proposed $100 mil rumors).
Talk about a starting rotation of Weaver, Haren, Wilson, and Santana. I don't think anyone really cares who the fifth starter is! Also, the hitting problem was also addressed with Pujols and Iannetta. That only leaves getting a competent closer.
*** I still think the Angels need another big bat at 3B. Either convert Trumbo at 3B, or trade Trumbo or Morales or both for a 3B. Better yet, trade away Abreu and Have Trumbo DH, then also trade Wells and put Morales/Trumbo in LF. Oh my what a wonderful problem to have! ***