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LA Angels: 3 mistakes we hope Astros make this offseason

Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Zack Greinke (21) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning in game three of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Zack Greinke (21) pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning in game three of the 2021 ALDS at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Marton-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) reacts to getting the last out against the Chicago White Sox during the game in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 8, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) reacts to getting the last out against the Chicago White Sox during the game in game two of the 2021 ALDS at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels have a huge offseason coming up.

The Angels have plenty of work to do on their own, but it would also be nice if the AL West division winners could help us out a bit.

We were picked by many to win the division this year, but had a slew of injuries absolutely smother us. The Astros came out on top. If we want to be the best, we’ve got to beat the best.

If we have a successful offseason, we’ll have a major chance to get it done. Those chances will go way up if we nail the offseason, and the Astros mess up in a critical winter for them too.

No. 3 mistake we hope the Astros make this offseason: Don’t re-sign Kendall Graveman

Kendall Graveman hasn’t been pitching as well for the Astros as he had been for the Seattle Mariners this season.

He’s still a very quality reliever, however. Even when he wasn’t at his best in Houston, he still posted a 3.13 ERA and a career-high 10.6 strikeouts per nine rate.

Maybe he’s not who he was for Seattle this year, but he’s still very good and won’t cost much.

He made $1.75 million this season, and is coming off of lesser baseball than what he was playing in the first half. That price is only going to go down.

Hopefully the Astros will see him as a declining player, and not prioritize him this offseason.

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