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LA Angels: 3 free agents LAA can steal from rivals this offseason

Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) throws against the Milwaukee Brewers during the ninth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
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Zack Greinke
Sep 28, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Zack Greinke walks on the field before a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels have a lot going for them in what could be a huge offseason.

Many fans are disappointed and don’t realize that, but it’s true. The Halos have an owner worth $3.6 billion, and he’s going to have a major opportunity to spend money that we do have.

We also have Mike Trout recruiting, and having the two best players on the planet is a great selling point. Nobody in this league, including our arch rivals, have this going for them. We may not be as good as some of our rivals, but we can absolutely pry some free agents away from them.

No. 3 free agent the LA Angels can steal from a rival this offseason: Zack Greinke

Six-time All-Star Zack Greinke absolutely fits a need for the LA Angels in starting pitching.

We all know how bad the Angels need starters. Angels starters combined for the ninth-worst ERA in baseball this season (4.78), and were in the top three in most walks per nine innings (3.5).

Greinke had a much different season, however. The guy just throws strikes. He walked just 1.9 batters per nine innings, and hasn’t walked multiple since the 2017 season.

His 4.16 ERA wasn’t the best, but his career 3.41 ERA is impressive, and he’s obviously got a lot of experience pitching against this division.

Greinke wouldn’t be the Ace of this staff, but he’d surely be a good option to look at. Especially since the Astros would like him back.

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