If Tanaka goes to a Los Angeles team, it would look like the Dodgers are the only suitors on that side of town.
Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com, reports that the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim didn’t really put forth an effort to land the right-hander from Japan.
Given what's been out there (didn't meet w/ him, no reported offer), #Angels getting Tanaka would be almost as shocking as Pujols/Hamilton.
— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) January 21, 2014
Currently, the Angels have a rotation featuring Jered Weaver, C.J. Wilson, Garrett Richards, and recently acquired Hector Santiago and Tyler Skaggs with Joe Blanton also a possibility. The Angels pitching staff as a whole had a 4th-worst-in-the-league 4.22 ERA. Their lack of pursuit of Tanaka indicates they are ready to stand firm with the rotation candidates they have now going into the season.
Tanaka’s current front-runners for his services are the Chicago Cubs and the New York Yankees.