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3 upcoming free agents in World Series that the LA Angels need to sign

Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of game four of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 19, 2021; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Houston Astros starting pitcher Zack Greinke (21) pitches against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning of game four of the 2021 ALCS at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Paul Rutherford-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 27, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) celebrates with catcher Martin Maldonado (15) after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game two of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 27, 2021; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros relief pitcher Kendall Graveman (31) celebrates with catcher Martin Maldonado (15) after defeating the Atlanta Braves in game two of the 2021 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels are probably watching this World Series as closely as possible.

There are so many great players who will be available in free agency this offseason that are playing in the Series right now.

Three of them would fit the Angels perfectly, and need to be brought in this winter.

No. 3 upcoming free agent in World Series that the LA Angels need to sign: Kendall Graveman

The LA Angels need bullpen help badly, and Kendall Graveman is a cheap option who can play.

Graveman posted a 1.77 ERA this season between playing for both the Seattle Mariners and the Houston Astros. Sitting at an 0.982 WHIP, he struck out 10.6 batters per nine innings since heading to Houston.

There’s also so much to like about who Graveman’s been in the playoffs. He’s allowed just one run in eight innings pitched (seven appearances). He’s quietly one of the best relievers in baseball.

I don’t like the four walks he’s allowed in the playoffs, but he doesn’t let anyone score, which the Angels’ bullpen can’t relate to.

This is a guy who was on the trade block at the deadline this summer, and we didn’t come up with him. Now that he’s available for just money and no assets this winter, we need to get a deal done.

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