The LA Angels haven't spent a ton of money yet this offseason.
Perhaps that's because they're looking hard for the very best deals they can find. It makes sense, and it especially does because there are productive guys out there that the Halos can sign for cheap.
While many are understandably suggesting that the Angels go after the Max Scherzer's, or the Marcus Stroman's of the world, it's also worth taking a peak at some of the bargain bin guys that could still be productive for this team.
No. 3 budget free agent that the LA Angels should definitely pursue: Kendall Graveman
There's a chance that the LA Angels could get a pretty cheap deal off for Kendall Graveman this offseason. The market's never been big for him. The most he ever made in a season was $2.36 million.
The market for him last season was even lesser than that, as he signed a $1.25 million deal. Incentives were involved, but that's still cheap. He still ended up making under $2 million.
The Angels need to take advantage. Make sure he doesn't end up signing with a division rival again. He's a good pitcher who's coming off of the best year of his career.
Posting a 5-1 record with a 1.77 ERA in 2021, the Angels need to get on it, and his market may be even lower than expected due to his 'regression' with the Astros after he was traded.
However, that 'regression' still yielded a solid 3.13 ERA and 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings. Let's let other teams be scared away from a really good relief pitcher, and not make that stupid decision ourselves.