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3 players LA Angels should sign if luxury tax threshold is increased

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Sep 23, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) is a free agent target of the LA Angels.
Sep 23, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) is a free agent target of the LA Angels. / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Trevor Story, LA Angels
Sep 21, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (27) is a shortstop the LA Angels should sign. / Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

No. 2 player LA Angels should sign if luxury tax threshold is increased: Trevor Story

Trevor Story would actually be the better option for the LA Angels. He'd be cheaper, as Correa has already reportedly turned down a 10-year/$275 million from Detroit. He's also the better offensive player.

Don't believe me? Let's compare career numbers. On the left and bolded is Story's numbers, and on the right is Correa's:

.272 AVG----------.277 AVG

.340 OBP----------.356 OBP

.523 SLG----------.481 SLG

.863 OPS----------.837 OPS

34 HR per 162 Games----------28 HR per 162 Games

98 RBIs per 162 Games----------105 RBIs per 162 Games

101 Runs per 162 Games----------94 Runs per 162 Games

39 Doubles per 162 Games----------35 Doubles per 162 Games

6 Triples per 162 Games----------2 Triples per 162 Games

22 Stolen Bases per 162 Games----------7 Stolen Bases per 162 Games

125 wRC+----------134 wRC+

Story gets the nod. And even if you disagree that he's not as good of a hitter, you have to admit he's the better overall offensive player when factoring in who he is as a base stealer. This is the same player who led the National League in steals in 2020.

He had 15 steals in the 60 game season. That's more than Correa's ever had in any season.

But I know, "Story plays in Coors Field!'...I also know that I'd like to see how good Story would be able to be if he knew what pitches were coming for three years in his prime.

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