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Best rotation options for LA Angels

By David Rice
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 11, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)
MINNEAPOLIS, MN - SEPTEMBER 11: Sonny Gray #55 of the New York Yankees delivers a pitch against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of the game on September 11, 2018 at Target Field in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 22: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on September 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, AZ – SEPTEMBER 22: Patrick Corbin #46 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of an MLB game at Chase Field on September 22, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Patrick Corbin – Corbin is a name that like J.A. Happ and Nathan Eovaldi that has been linked to the Angels.  Corbin is the Cadillac of free agent pitchers for the Angels but he may be pricing himself out of the Angels eagle if the projected salary figures of 25 million dollars per season price tag.

Corbin is also a lefty and has been coming into his own over the past couple of seasons in Arizona.  Corbin is 25-20 in the last two seasons with an ERA of 3.58.  In 2018 he went 11-7 with a 3.15 ERA and 1.050 WHIP and his 11.1 strikeouts per nine innings really made people take notice.

For what Corbin will probably command in salary it may not be worth the risk as he truly has only had one standout season and you are banking on history repeating itself. Which may not happen.  However, he is still only 29 and has a number of potential good years ahead of him which is what teams pursuing Corbin are hoping for.

One pitcher although he looks really good on paper that I don’t want the Angels to pursue is Nathan Eovaldi.  Eovaldi has amazing stuff with a 100+ mph fastball, but he has already had two Tommy John surgeries which raises a major red flag with me especially with the high price tag he comes with.

Patrick Corbin good look nice in an Angel uniform once again. Next

So if the Angels do decide to go after some pitching, hopefully they will pick the right ones.

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