While the LA Angels are more than likely done for the offseason, there are still plenty of names left on the free agent market, including a handful of big time names. So how could each of these players fit into the Halos’ squad as they make a run at the playoffs in 2019?
Disclaimer, the LA Angels are all but done in free agency this season. Striking a deal with closer Cody Allen last month required general manager Billy Eppler to ask owner Arte Moreno to stretch the team’s budget for this year, so any further signings (outside of minor league deals) would require the same blessing from ownership.
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However, maybe Moreno, who is worth $3 billion, wants to put together a contender right now. A new stadium deal is on the horizon, so any extra assets the Angels have to boost their value would be welcomed. Now, we’ll highlight how each of the top five remaining players could help the Halos, and why Moreno should sign them.
And hey, the Angels have made surprise signings before, right
*this article was written and published prior to Moustakas resigning with the Milwaukee Brewers*
This one actually has a bit of reality to it, as reports surfaced earlier this week that there is mutual interest between the Angels and Moustakas. With the Angels so tightly pressed against the limit of Moreno, any signing will be tough, but Moustakas might be one worth making.
His left-handed bat has proven to be very reliable over the past few seasons, and would create plenty of platoon opportunities across the infield. After seeing several contending teams take a platoon approach in years past, the Angels could sign Moustakas and allow analytics to do the rest. For more on Moustakas and his potential role in Anaheim, click here.