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.