If a salary floor is implemented in Major League Baseball, it would force the LA Angels to spend more money.
Many would question that, due to the Angels already being at over $161 million in 2022 payroll. The reason it would affect the team, however, is because many other teams who didn't intend to spend a lot would be forced to go ahead and spend more money than originally planned.
Most teams would then end up spending more as a result. If in the new CBA process, a salary floor is implemented, I know exactly how the Angels should react.
No. 3 player LA Angels should sign if there is a salary floor: Blake Parker
Blake Parker would be a nice staple to add to the LA Angels bullpen if it turned out that they had to spend more. In all honesty, he'd improve the Halos' bullpen no matter the situation. He's a really good pitcher.
In the past two seasons, he's put up a 3.02 ERA and 148 ERA+. Sure, it was in limited action (14 appearances in 2020 and 47 in 2021), but a lot of that was beyond his control with the pandemic-shortened season of course. Posting a 5-1 record in this span, he's reliable.
He's also pitched very well for the Angels in the past of course. Recording a 2.90 ERA with a 146 ERA+, 1.032 WHIP, and 4.46 SO/BB ratio, he certainly is comfortable pitching in Anaheim. No matter the situation, he should be in Arte Moreno's radar.