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Los Angeles Angels: Pass or pursue on 5 marquee free agents

CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game one of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 14: Trevor Bauer #27 of the Cincinnati Reds pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during game one of a doubleheader at Great American Ball Park on September 14, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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The Angels have some big decisions to make on free agents.

The free agent market of the 2020-2021 winter is not one that is necessarily going to draw the headlines like Bryce Harper and Manny Machado recently did, but there are still many marquee free agents to go around. The Angels figure to be in the thick of the market as they try to bolster a starting pitching staff that is begging for an overhaul. While the Halos might not need any offensive weaponry, you can never have too much firepower, right?

In this article, we are going to play a classic game of ‘pass or pursue’ for 10 of the hottest free agents on the market in regards to the Angels needs.

Of course, we will discuss Trevor Bauer. We might even discuss a few other smaller names, too. This free agent class might not be as top heavy as ones in past years, but it sure is deep. Even though the Angels backed up the Brink’s truck for Anthony Rendon last season, they still have some money to play around with. If Arte Moreno gives the new Angels’ GM the green light to go hog wild, the Angels could do damage in a class like this.

The Angels can still look towards the trade market with Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor available, but the free agent market might be their best bet. Trading away prospects is not the best idea at the moment as the Angels try to pull the simultaneous rebuild and contend plan.

Well, let’s get started!

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