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Four Former LA Angels Pitchers To Sign this Winter

By Vincent Page
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 26: Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Butcher #23 after falling behind 3-0 in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 26, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 26: Starting pitcher Tyler Skaggs #45 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim gets a visit from pitching coach Mike Butcher #23 after falling behind 3-0 in the second inning against the Seattle Mariners at Safeco Field on May 26, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 21: Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 21: Starting pitcher Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on August 21, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

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.

Related Story. More on a Potential Corbin-Angels Reunion

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.

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