Angels: 4 players predicted to sign with LA this offseason

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This should be a very busy offseason for the Angels as they have a lot of work to do in terms of a roster makeover. They can use help in the bullpen, at shortstop, and most importantly with their starting rotation. While the starting pitching market might not be the most headline grabbing of those in recent years, the bullpen market is shaping up to be an electric one. This bodes well for the Halos going forward if Arte Moreno and his new GM find common ground to help build this team back into a contender.

In a recent column by MLB Trade Rumors, four free agents have been predicted to be heading to the Halos in 2021. While these are just predictions at the end of the day, all four players pitted to head to Anaheim by the site all make sense. They are all worth talking about for various reasons.

The Angels are currently projected to have about $34 million under the luxury tax threshold, giving them ample flexibility to upgrade the roster without concern. Also, given that Albert Pujols and his $30 million per year contract comes to an end in 2021, the Angels have the room to be able to pursue the big fish.

According to MLB Trade Rumors, the Angels will look to add two starting pitchers, a shortstop replacement for Andrelton Simmons, and a back-end bullpen arm. MLB Trade Rumors has historically had an excellent feel for the trade market and their predictions on contract values and landing spots has been very accurate in past seasons. While Trevor Bauer isn’t being predicted to be heading to the Angels, some excellent pieces are. Let’s talk about them.