The Los Angeles Angels have a problem. Well actually they have more than one problem. They have holes they need to fill, like finding a left-handed bat and a left fielder, just to name two. Do they need the problem of trying to find a new third baseman? Not if they can avoid it and they can, even if they have to over pay just a little bit.
Current Angels’ third baseman David Freese, who was a World Series hero for the St. Louis Cardinals in 2011 and an All-Star in 2012 when he hit .293 with 20 home runs and 79 RBI, is going to be a free agent once the World Series is over.
While he hasn’t quite put up the same numbers that he did prior to being brought over from the Cardinals, he is by far the Angels best choice for third base in 2016.
Unfortunately for Los Angeles he is the top free agent on the market at his position which means he could be getting offers significantly higher than the $6.425 million he made in 2015. Regardless it is a signing that the Angels need to make.
To read the remainder of this column and understand more about why it is imperative for the Angels to re-sign Freese even if they have to pay him more than they did in 2015 you can read the full post on Today’s Knuckleball using the link below: