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3 things LA Angels need to do to get to the World Series next season

Oct 14, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) reacts after defeating the San Francisco Giants in game five of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 14, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) reacts after defeating the San Francisco Giants in game five of the 2021 NLDS at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Neville E. Guard-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) enters the dugout before their game against the Atlanta Braves in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) enters the dugout before their game against the Atlanta Braves in game two of the 2021 NLCS at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 thing the LA Angels need to do to get to World Series next season: Max Scherzer

This is how important it is for the LA Angels to sign Max Scherzer.

If they want to win a pennant, they need to show up to Scherzer’s home with a blank check.

Scherzer is easily the best starter on the market. While he is older, pitchers of this caliber don’t come around often and need to be signed when they are available.

Besides, it’s not like he’s slowing down. He just played the best baseball of his life since he was traded to the Dodgers this season.

If the Angels’ rotation looks like this, they have a championship-caliber rotation:

  1. Max Scherzer
  2. Shohei Ohtani
  3. (Insert tier two free agent starter the Angels go with)
  4. Alex Cobb
  5. Patrick Sandoval
  6. Jose Suarez

Of course, this also requires re-signing Cobb and signing that second tier free agent starter. However, it all starts with signing the number one priority that is Scherzer.

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