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LA Angels: 3 players to fill a need in starting pitching

There'll be no standing ovation for Justin Verlander (35) at Comerica Park in 2021. But in 2022?
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There'll be no standing ovation for Justin Verlander (35) at Comerica Park in 2021. But in 2022? Tigers 091018 14 Mw
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Jul 24, 2020; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Justin Verlander (35) delivers a pitch during the third inning against the Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 player to fill a need in starting pitching for the LA Angels: Justin Verlander

Justin Verlander has only pitched one start in the last two years due to injury, but he’s still a very intriguing option for the LA Angels next year.

Verlander will be back next year, and is too good of a pitcher to pass up on if the Angels have the money.

They certainly do have the money, and need to make it three AL MVPs on one team if they can.

Verlander is 38, but Max Scherzer is in his late-30s too, and nobody would question his fit with this team. Verlander pitched at the level of Scherzer too.

In the 2019 season, Verlander won 21 games in 34 starts. He posted a 2.58 ERA along with an AL-best 0.803 WHIP.

He struck out over 12 batters per nine innings, and gave up just 5.5 hits per nine (which was also the best in the Majors). The guy is simply untouchable, and has multiple Cy Youngs to prove it. Bring him in if possible.

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