The LA Angels were the biggest winners in the MLB this off-season with the signing of Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, but the team still has a hole to fill in their bullpen as a set-up man or closer is needed for this team to become a true contender for a World Series title.
Youngster Jordan Walden took over the closer duties last season and pitched well for the team, but five losses and ten blown saves cost the team a shot at the division, and at 24 years of age, he could use more experience in late inning duties and eventually takeover as the main man in the bullpen.
The latest rumors have the team interested in the services of Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol, who is 29 and has 95 career saves. The Cubs are looking to clean house and begin the rebuilding process under new GM Theo Epstein, and the Angels could take advantage by offering a young outfielder in a deal this off-season.
The team has other options with a couple of good free agents still available, but in either case, the club needs some help in the bullpen, or the 2012 MLB season could become another disappointing year for the club.