The offseason will by no means be over when the lockout is done, and the Halos actually aren't in the worst spot when it comes to how they can finish this winter out.
The Angels have admittedly not had the offseason they should have had so far, but they have quite the opportunity to make up for it once this mess is finally over.
No. 3 area of strength LA Angels will have post-MLB lockout: Middle infield depth
Middle infield prowess is not a strength for the LA Angels, but their DEPTH in the middle infield absolutely is. After acquiring Tyler Wade and Andrew Velazquez, they now have several bodies that can man the two positions.
If Velazquez or Wade was brought in to start at short, then they at least provide good defense and Wade provides elite speed. They could also start them at second and have David Fletcher go over to shortstop, where he's also good at.
They already had some other depth pieces there such as Luis Rengifo and Jack Mayfield who they seem to like. Therefore, while other teams NEED to swing big on Trevor Story and Carlos Correa, the Halos already have a backup plan in case they can't sign either. If they can't pay for Story or Correa, then they'll simply spend on pitching, which would also have a huge benefit for the team.
The Halos already have a good enough lineup to the point where they don't need an elite shortstop.