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