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LA Angels: 4 giant whiffs from Arte Moreno before MLB lockout

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Sep 20, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA;  Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38)
Sep 20, 2021; St. Petersburg, Florida, USA; Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Robbie Ray (38) / Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
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Oct 9, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) walks
Oct 9, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; San Francisco Giants pitcher Kevin Gausman (34) walks / D. Ross Cameron-USA TODAY Sports

No. 3 giant whiff from Arte Moreno before MLB lockout: Kevin Gausman

Kevin Gausman is a starting arm that the LA Angels were rumored to be going after, and Arte Moreno missed.

Gausman ended up going to the Blue Jays, after he had a tremendous season this year for the San Francisco Giants. It was the first All-Star season of his career, and his first season posting a sub-3.00 ERA (2.81).

Gausman was lights out, going 14-6 and posting a 145 ERA+ on the year. After losing himself in 2019, Gausman has been building so much momentum for what should be a strong 2022 during these last two seasons. In these last two years he's struck out 10.9 batters per nine frames and posted a 1.057 WHIP.

The Angels could have really used him. Instead, he'll be pitching in our league on a different team. This team has made just one big move for a starting pitcher, and only has three others (Shohei Ohtani, Patrick Sandoval, and Jose Suarez) who have proven to be capable of pitching in a strong rotation.

Gausman would have been in one of the top three rotation slots, and was one of the safest starting pitching options in free agency.

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