Patrick Corbin, LHP
This is the biggest name on the list. In fact, it is really the only big name we will discuss in terms of former Angels, as most of these players have drifted into the twilight of their careers. However, Corbin is in the midst of his prime.
Coming off a career best season in which he owned a 3.15 ERA and an 11.1 K/9 rate, the two-time All Star is hitting the open market.
But wait, Patrick Corbin never played for the Angels? Correct, wise reader. However, the Angels made Corbin a second round pick in 2009. The Angels traded him as the main piece in a package for Dan Haren, who ended up spending 2 1/2 years with the Angels.
So now, the Angels have a chance to add a true ace to their rotation. Corbin won’t be cheap, as the Angels would be bidding against big spenders like the Yankees for Corbin’s service. However, he might just be worth the money for Billy Eppler and the Halos.
The odds of us ending up with a big-name starting pitcher are slim. However, with around $25 million to spend this offseason, it is not impossible for the Angels to make a splash signing.