The LA Angels have done a lot of work this offseason to improve their team. However, they still have not improved their bullpen. With 2019 drawing near, there are a lot of options left, and these three could give the Angels biggest bang for their buck.
For the LA Angels, their bullpen lacks a true closer. This was true even before they released Blake Parker, and now the need is even more obvious. With Zach Britton, the Halos would receive the most experienced and arguably the best closer on the free agent market.
Britton had dominated, when healthy, over the past three seasons. Despite dealing with a variety of health issues, he has a 1.86 ERA since 2016. While his strikeout and walk numbers have not been as great as other elite closers, Britton’s resumé speaks for itself, and the Angels need to reach out to the two-time All Star.
With Britton, the Angels’ bullpen would become complete. They have solid long-relievers, setup guys, and guys who have experience stranding runners. What they do not have, however, is a bonafide closer (at least until Keynan Middleton returns from Tommy John surgery). Britton would be the final piece to the puzzle for the Halos, and could turn this average unit into a legitimate strength as the Angels hope to return to the postseason in 2019.