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

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Max Scherzer
Sep 29, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws a pitch in the second inning against the San Diego Padres at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 player to fill a need in starting pitching for the LA Angels: Max Scherzer

Max Scherzer is the best option there is in free agency of any position for the LA Angels.

We have the money to throw at him, and if he’s willing to leave the Dodgers, he could come on over if we do indeed offer the most money.

It’s a no-brainer. He’s playing the best baseball of his career right now, having posted a 1.98 ERA after the trade to the Dodgers.

He was 7-0, and posted an 0.820 WHIP. It’s not often that there is a free agent class of starting pitchers so great, and the Angels not only have the money to spend on one, but the money to spend on the very best one.

The Halos’ starting rotation posted a 4.78 ERA this past season, which was the ninth-worst in baseball. They were tied for the sixth-worst WHIP at 1.37, and need more depth.

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They can’t just recycle prospects next year again. We need to be in the postseason.

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