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The LA Angels have made a plethora of moves to fill holes, is there one more big one left?

By David Rice
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: Kelvin Herrera #40 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Spencer Kieboom #64 after a 6-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds during game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on August 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - AUGUST 04: Kelvin Herrera #40 of the Washington Nationals celebrates with Spencer Kieboom #64 after a 6-2 victory against the Cincinnati Reds during game two of a doubleheader at Nationals Park on August 4, 2018 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images) /
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MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 05: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single during the third inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on October 5, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images.
MILWAUKEE, WI – OCTOBER 05: DJ LeMahieu #9 of the Colorado Rockies hits a single during the third inning of Game Two of the National League Division Series against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park on October 5, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Dylan Buell/Getty Images. /

Big Free Agent Targets; Hitters

If the Angels decide to look for one more bat at one of their weaker positions second or third base then Mike Moustakas or D.J. LeMahieu are their guys.  Both Moustakas and LeMahieu would be major upgrades at their respective positions.

Moustakas gives you a strong glove and a power bat that can hit in the neighborhood of 30 homers and drive in 100 runs and he wouldn’t totally break the bank either as he could be had for under 15 million dollars. LeMahieu is not so much on power, but is career .298 hitter who also has a strong OBP and be your lead-off hitter setting the table for Trout, Upton, Pujols and Ohtani very nicely.  Defensively he is also way above average and should be able to be reeled in for less than 15 million dollars per season.

Now many people think that the Angels should stand pat at second and third base and rely on a combination of Taylor Ward, Zack Cozart, David Fletcher, and Tommy La Stella to fill those two spots, which could work out fine too.

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