Yasmani Grandal –
As much as Grandal looked terrible in the playoffs, especially the World Series both at the plate and defensively he is not nearly as bad as he looked in October. Grandal still a quality catcher and much better than anyone the Angels have had in a while.
J4klg Ken. EGrandal is a switch-hitter with good power as he has averaged 22 homers over the past four seasons and 61 RBIs as well. What is even more intriguing is that Grandal has a .341 OBP despite having a career batting average of .240. He would fit nicely in the line-up with Trout, Upton, Ohtani, Pujols, and Simmons and provide some left-handed power as well.
Now many Angel fans would say no way that the Angels should get Grandal since he is an ex-Dodger. The fact of the matter is Grandal would be a major upgrade at catcher for a team that struggled to find offense last season. The Angels have been linked to him for awhile now and if they could get him for between 13 and 15 million dollars a season it would be a great upgrade for a team whose starting catcher at the moment is either Jose Briceno or Kevan Smith both of whom have not been an every day catcher in the majors in their career.
It looks like a match made in … well, wait for it…. heaven. Sorry for the bad pun, but its late on Christmas Eve and Santa Claus is coming soon. The Angels will undoubtedly sign or trade for a catcher, it might as well be one of the best available as Grandal is and he is only 29 years old and just about to hit his prime.