LA Angels: 3 problem areas LAA desperately needs to fix this offseason

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LA Angels, Jack Mayfield
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The LA Angels have problems right now.

That’s something we all can agree on. I know you guys are frustrated, and I am too.

All of the areas we struggle at are fixable, though. If Arte Moreno is down to spend, he can spend quite a bit. The man’s worth $3.6 billion, and if he goes all out (like he can), we’ll be right in the thick of contention next year.

No. 3 problem area the LA Angels desperately need to fix this offseason: The shortstop position

The LA Angels really struggled at shortstop this year. We started the season going with Jose Iglesias who ended up being a major disappointment. He hit .259/.295/.375 with just eight home runs, 41 RBI, and 57 runs in 114 games.

He was a liability offensively, but he was good defensively, right?

Wrong. He had plenty of highlight reel plays at short, but had a terrible .958 fielding percentage and led the team with 16 errors. Keep in mind that this was 6 errors more than the next player, and also keep in mind that he didn’t even play with us the whole year.

After that, we had to audition young guys like Jack Mayfield and Luis Rengifo. I don’t particularly dislike those players, as they were thrown into situations they shouldn’t have had to be in. That being said, nobody actually thought they could be long-term answers for us.

The Halos need help at shortstop, and with names like Marcus Semien, Trevor Story, and Javier Baez available, we need to make something happen.