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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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Oct 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) walks
Oct 16, 2021; Cumberland, Georgia, USA; Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) walks / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

No. 1 move I'm making for the LA Angels if I'm Perry Minasian: Signing Kenley Jansen

Kenley Jansen is in the same boat as Hand when it comes to the LA Angels signing him. I simply don't care that he's been a closer for many years. He's also been elite in other roles, and would bring value to this team even with us already having our franchise closer.

Jansen started his career as not much of a closer at all anyway, and he was just as good in a different role. He posted a 2.85 ERA to go along with a 1.74 FIP and a career-high 16.1 strikeouts per nine innings in his rookie year. Jansen is the type of pitcher we want on our team because he's one of the best in the game, and he's already proven he can do just as well without closing.

The pen is just as important as the starting rotation this offseason, and arguably even more important. It'll be easier to fix, as the market for relievers isn't as demanding financially as the market for starters is.

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If the Angels can make these moves, they're in the mix as a team who can compete for the pennant. We would likely finally see Shohei Ohtani in the playoffs.

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