The LA Angels have one of the most important offseasons in recent memory to nail this year.
The Albert Pujols contract is finally off the books, and they have the money to go ahead and fill the needs that they have on their roster.
Halloween’s coming around, and with haunted house season in full effect, nothing could be scarier than the possibility of the Angels failing this offseason. This offseason is essentially a haunted house in itself, and there are a few pathways in particular that Perry Minasian better be too scared to go down:
No. 3 player Perry Minasian should absolutely be afraid to acquire for the LA Angels: Johnny Cueto
Perry Minasian should not entertain the idea of bringing Johnny Cueto to the LA Angels.
His deal with the Giants has a club option for them to pick up this offseason, and they may not want to pick it up. If they don’t have him back next year, the Angels shouldn’t pick him up.
He’s going to be 36 by the time next season starts. With the amount of money the Angels have, they shouldn’t be going for 36 year olds who have posted a 4.59 ERA in the last three seasons. There are much cheaper options who are better at this point in their careers.