What are the 5 biggest priorities for the LA Angels in the off-season.
Take care of the right field situation.
The Angels can go a lot of directions to solve this issue. The simplest one is to do the status quo approach and bring back Kole Calhoun. Calhoun is an elite defender in right field and he also has pretty good power (33 homers) while driving in 74 runs. His .232 batting average was a lot less than desired, but an improvement on a .208 average in 2018. The biggest negative was Calhoun’s 162 strikeouts which was two short of a career-high in 2015.
Door #2 is to bring back Brian Goodwin and let Calhoun walk-away. Goodwin had a solid year filling in for all three outfield spots with a .261 batting average 17 homers and 47 RBIs with seven stolen bases. He is a much cheaper option than Calhoun ( 3 to 4 million compared to 14 million dollars). This may be only a stop-gap until top-prospect Jo Adell is ready to come up and contribute.
The final option is to just roll with Adell for better or for worse. This is very risky, but could yield a high-reward. It would probably be better for Adell to prove himself in Triple-A first before bringing him up to the majors, probably half a season.
If the Angels can take care of all these issues in a satisfactory way, you could see the Angels celebrating on the field in October.