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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 29, 2019; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander (35) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals in game six of the 2019 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Erik Williams-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Next. 3 things Angels need to do to get to World Series

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.

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