No. 2 player the LA Angels could trade and still remain competitive: Tony Watson
Tony Watson has been inconsistent for the LA Angels this season.
He’s had plenty of moments where he’s looked great, but he’s also had some where he’s looked atrocious.
One that comes to mind was June 16th against the Oakland Athletics where he gave up six earned runs without recording a single out.
All in all this year, he’s pitched to a tune of a 4.60 ERA, and he’s only struck out 6.1 batters per nine innings as a reliever. He’s also walked too many guys per nine innings (3.7).
If the Angels tried to unload Watson, they could get a decent return due to the fact that Watson’s good days have outnumbered his bad ones.
They should look into it, because while his good days certainly have outnumbered his bad ones (especially as of late), he’s nowhere near their best reliever and has been a major contributor to some key close losses this year.
They can play well without Watson. He’s not a bad pitcher, and the numbers don’t really tell the full story. They can win without him, though, and should pull the trigger if they can get the right return.