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3 areas of strength LA Angels will have post-MLB lockout

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Aug 25, 2021; New York City, New York, USA;  New York Mets pitcher Aaron Loup (32) at Citi Field.
Aug 25, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Aaron Loup (32) at Citi Field. / Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 24, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno at a press conference to
Mar 24, 2019; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels owner Arte Moreno at a press conference to / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 area of strength LA Angels will have post-MLB lockout: Lots of projected payroll money

If the LA Angels want to drastically improve the starting rotation and bullpen after the lockout ends, they absolutely can. They've only spent just over $161 million this year. Arte Moreno is not only worth $3.6 billion, but he's also an owner of a team in the LA market, and a team that resides in a beautiful LA/OC area. He should feel obligated to spend, especially now that he has the best two players in baseball in their primes.

I'll also add that he's not even paying Shohei Ohtani much right now. He has been reluctant to spend towards the top of the league in payroll consistently in the past, and this is his golden opportunity.

Due to the fact that he hasn't gotten it done in the past, it's admittedly hard to trust him. That being said, the truth is that the Halos have a strength in that they haven't spent a ton so far this offseason, and have the chance to finally go crazy once this lockout ends.

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All the makings are in place for the Angels to have a great offseason. It's just going to be a matter of how serious Moreno is about this.

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