Will Harris and Joe Smith
This dynamic duo has been phenomenal out of the Astros bullpen so far this postseason. They have combined to pitch six innings of relief for the Astros this postseason. The Astros’ two best relievers have only allowed one run in those innings, when Joe Smith gave up a solo shot to Gleybar Torres in Game Three of the ALCS.
Both are set to be free agents this offseason, and despite being in the second half of their 30’s, both should receive solid compensation. While the Angels’ will be more focused on their rotation, the bullpen is a piece or two away from becoming a Yankees-esque weapon for the Halos.
The signing of Smith or Harris would give the Angels a truly elite trio with Hansel Robles, a hopeful Ty Buttrey bounce back season, and either Smith or Harris. Add a fully healthy Keynan Middleton into that mix and it could be one of the most dangerous bullpens in the entire MLB.
While the Angels might have a harder time than expected bringing in free agents due to the sticky situation they’ve found themselves in regarding Tyler Skaggs’ death, these four should be targets for the Angels, and are only making their price tag higher and higher.