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3 moves I’m making for the LA Angels if I’m Perry Minasian

Aug 7, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brad Hand (52) delivers a pitch
Aug 7, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brad Hand (52) delivers a pitch / Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports
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Aug 6, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brad Hand (52) delivers a pitch
Aug 6, 2021; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher Brad Hand (52) delivers a pitch / Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 move I'm making for the LA Angels if I'm Perry Minasian: Signing Brad Hand

The LA Angels don't need Brad Hand to close, but having a reliever of his caliber is valuable for any staff. Hand has done more than just be a closer in this league, and has experience in other roles. Just because we have Raisel Iglesias doesn't mean we couldn't also use Hand.

The Angels bullpen was atrocious last year. It had the second-worst bullpen ERA in the AL last year (4.59), the third-most walks per nine innings (4.04), the third-worst WHIP (1.40), and the third-highest BAA (.245).

Acquiring Hand, who went to three straight All-Star Games from 2017 to 2019 would be amazing. He's posted a 2.90 ERA since that 2017 season, to go along with a 148 ERA+ and 11.7 strikeouts per nine innings. I don't care if he's not closing; I want that level of production on my team.

Besides, many teams in the past have exceled in the pen with multiple back-end guys on the roster. The New York Yankees come to mind, and the Halos learned just how valuable the pen is in their struggles last season.

Besides, Hand's never made more than $7 million or more in a season, even when he pitched better than he did this year. He can't be too expensive.

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