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3 budget free agents the LA Angels should definitely pursue

Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Tepera (51) reacts after
Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Tepera (51) reacts after / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Tepera (51) pitches
Oct 10, 2021; Chicago, Illinois, USA; Chicago White Sox relief pitcher Ryan Tepera (51) pitches / Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports


No. 2 budget free agent that the LA Angels should definitely pursue: Ryan Tepera

Ryan Tepera is another guy who the LA Angels can maybe snag for cheap. He made even less than Graveman did last season, even though his contract had incentives he hit as well. And the most he's ever made in this league is $1.525 million in the 2019 season.

He shouldn't have a huge price tag, and the Halos need bullpen help badly. Why not get it from Tepera?

In the last two years, he's recorded a 3.07 ERA, a 2.88 FIP, and a 1.012 WHIP. He's pitching some of the better baseball he ever has, and that's saying quite a bit. He's only had one bad year in his career.

He's had just one season where he had an ERA over 3.92. In his career he carries a 3.48 ERA to go along with 9.3 K/9 and a solid 1.117 WHIP. I'm taking these numbers if I'm the Angels.

He's pitched almost entirely in the AL throughout his career, and has been spectacular in the last three postseasons he's pitched in.

The Angels are throwing multiple starters next year that have had serious injuries lately. The Halos need to bolster the bullpen in case it needs to be relied on.

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