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Top 5 moves LA Angels could make for now and the future before trade deadline

By David Rice
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FLORIDA - JULY 13: Noah Syndergaard #34 of the New York Mets delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park on July 13, 2019 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) /
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PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 20: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA – JULY 20: Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #21 of the Arizona Diamondbacks pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning of the MLB game at Chase Field on July 20, 2019 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images) /

Zack Greinke Is a name Angel fans should be familiar with after making a short stop in Anaheim in 2012.  Greinke was traded to the Angels from Milwaukee in hopes of pushing them over the top, but it didn’t work out that way.  Greinke has since gone on to pitch for the Dodgers and now the Arizona Diamondbacks and has continued to be an elite arm.

Greinke has a career record of 197-122 with a 3.36 ERA.  This season he is 10-4 with 2.87 ERA and a 0.943 WHIP.  He is 35-year old which is a little bit of a concern especially with two years left on his contract at 32 million dollars per season.  This will make it harder for the Diamondbacks to trade him which would be to the Angels benefit as they may not have to give up as much in the prospect department if they are willing to take on the entirety of his contract.

Greinke would fit in nicely into the Angels rotation and could be a good veteran presence for the younger pitchers.  The asking price would probably one higher level prospect such as Brandon Marsh or Jahmai Jones.  Then probably two lower level prospects maybe a Hector Yan or Cooper Criswell and possibly a Kevin Maitan.

Chances for the Angels to acquire Greinke – C+ .


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