No. 1 upcoming free agent in World Series that the LA Angels need to sign: Justin Verlander
Justin Verlander is hurt right now, but he’ll likely be healthy next year, and that’s what matters for the LA Angels.
When a pitcher as good as Verlander is on the market, teams who need a top arm need to go out and spend the money.
Verlander’s a former MVP, and he’s a two-time Cy Young award winner. In 2019, the last time he was healthy (only started one game in 2020), he won the Cy Young while posting a 2.58 ERA and league-best 0.803 WHIP.
He struck out over 12 batters per nine innings and walked just 1.7 batters per nine innings.
He clearly has plenty left in him. He obviously also has experience pitching against teams in this division, and that would be valuable too. He too can be a mentor to our young guys who have recently moved up the Minor League ranks and onto our Big League squad.
The Halos have a lot of great options in free agency, but a few of the very best options are still heading to the ballpark right now.