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4 incredibly high-profile free agents that the LA Angels just don’t need

Oct 1, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Starling Marte (2) celebrates first baseman Matt Olson (28) (not pictured) hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 1, 2021; Houston, Texas, USA; Oakland Athletics center fielder Starling Marte (2) celebrates first baseman Matt Olson (28) (not pictured) hitting a two run home run against the Houston Astros in the sixth inning at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) stretches to get the out against Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (not pictured) during the fourth inning of game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman (5) stretches to get the out against Houston Astros catcher Martin Maldonado (not pictured) during the fourth inning of game five of the 2021 World Series at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 incredibly high-profile free agent that the LA Angels just don’t need: Freddie Freeman

Freddie Freeman is of course a better ballplayer than Walsh, but the LA Angels need to focus their money at positions where they have more of a need.

Freeman is great in the field and as good as it gets offensively, but signing him would leave us with no room to really go out and bolster the rotation and bullpen. Also, it would force us to move Walsh to the outfield.

Walsh is very good in the outfield, but we want to use our opportunity here to play and develop Marsh and Adell. We’re also already paying Upton a lot of money, and we don’t need anybody else in the outfield.

We have a good thing going with Walsh, and we don’t need to spend money at first when we now have the opportunity to employ an All-Star there for cheap.

Next. Angels might be interested in these 2 free agents

The Angels do have the money to go out and splurge, but smart franchises are selective over where they elect to spend their money.

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