With free agency opening for the LA Angels and the rest of the MLB tomorrow, November 4th, Billy Eppler and Co are about to embark on a big time trip to the market.
So what should the LA Angels plan be as they head to their local Scott Boras’ supermarket? I break it down here.
Hey Honey, I Need You To Go to The Store and Buy: An Ace
There is no doubt in anyone’s mind what the Angels are going to the market for this offseason. With the names Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg finally set to make big time money on the open market, it’s time for Arte Moreno to pay up. The Angels have never given a pitcher a six-figure deal, and that needs to change this offseason (perhaps multiple times).
While there’s a world where the Angels could afford both Cole and Strasburg, that’s far from likely. However, landing one has to be the top priority and main focus for Angels’ brass. They have the money, they have the need, and they have the two aces available to sign.
Coming away without Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg would be as embarrassing as forgetting the turkey for a Thanksgiving dinner.