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3 treats the front office could give LA Angels fans this offseason

Sep 28, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of game one of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of game one of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
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Sep 28, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of game one of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 28, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Marcus Stroman (0) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning of game one of a doubleheader at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 treat the front office could give LA Angels fans this offseason: Marcus Stroman

Marcus Stroman seems to fit well in New York, but the LA Angels still need to make a play for the big-time free agent arm.

They have the money, so why not kick the tires?

Stroman’s been pitching very well these last couple years (meaning 2021 and 2019 as he opted out of 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic). He’s posted a 3.12 ERA in that time, to go along with a solid 1.228 WHIP.

He’s walked just 2.5 batters per nine innings, and was an All-Star in the 2019 season.

Like Gausman, he pitched particularly well this year, posting a 3.02 ERA and a 1.145 WHIP. He’s given up just 0.9 HR/9 innings, and 2.2 BB/9 innings.

He’s going to have a high price tag, but not on the level of Max Scherzer or Justin Verlander. The Angels have the resources to get this done and have some money left over to sign Gausman or somebody similar.

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