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3 hitters LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix starting lineup

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Sep 27, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA;  
Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) singles against
Sep 27, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) singles against / Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
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Carlos Correa
Oct 31, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa (1) hits an RBI double / John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Angels starting lineup already looks pretty promising for next year, but there still is some room for improvement.

The team can absolutely go from having one of the best lineups in the American League to one of the best lineups in all of Major League Baseball if they could acquire another big bat--preferably in the middle infield.

Currently, the two starting middle infielders on the Angels look to be David Fletcher at second base and Tyler Wade at shortstop. There's not a ton of hitting prowess there (although there's quite a bit of speed there), so the Halos can really take a drastic step forward with the lineup if they can acquire one of these three hitters:

No. 3 hitter LA Angels can acquire after MLB lockout to help fix starting lineup: Carlos Correa

If the LA Angels want Carlos Correa, they are going to need to understand what that exactly means. It means that they will have to unload an insane amount of cash to bring him in, as Correa has already reportedly turned down a 10-year, $275 million contract offer from Detroit.

While some understandably accuse Correa of being overrated, due to him only having hit 25 or more home runs in a season once, only having driven in 90 or more RBIs twice, and only hitting .280 or higher once, he's still a clear upgrade over the likes of Tyler Wade and Andrew Velazquez.

Some Angel fans don't want Correa due to his involvement in the biggest cheating scandal in sports history, as well as his poor character he displayed in his lack of accountability for that. Some, however, are fine with it. Regardless of one's opinion on Correa as a person, he would provide a boost to Anaheim on paper if the Angels are cool with him joining the team.

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