Perry Minasian is in the middle of his second year as LA Angels GM, and this is not the greatest offseason for any General Manager.
The MLB lockout has thrown off everybody's rhythm, and a lot of teams who were expected to spend big this winter haven't even had much of a chance to get going yet.
The Angels were in a position to where they needed to spend big money.
They're in the LA market, and this market demands stars and aggression from front offices. We're in a beautiful part of the country where tons of free agents would love to live. We NEED to go for it if we want to cash in on having the two best players in baseball in their primes.
If I'm Perry Minasian, I know exactly what I'm doing as soon as this lockout ends.
No. 3 move I'm making for the LA Angels if I'm Perry Minasian: Signing Carlos Rodon
The LA Angels are reportedly in on Carlos Rodon this offseason, and Perry Minasian needs to finish the job--no excuses.
Once we lost Alex Cobb to the San Francisco Giants, it was clear that we need more this offseason than just Noah Syndergaard and Michael Lorenzen.
Rodon is arguably the best starter left on the free agent market, and while he had some injury concerns last year, he is healthy now. He returned to the mound at the end of the regular season and pitched in the postseason. The Halos need to be aggressive here.
If they go with a free agent over a trade target, they don't have to risk having to trade Jo Adell or Brandon Marsh. They need to go this route so they can keep those two future cornerstones.