Welcome to the sixth installment of the If I were Perry Minasian series, where CtPG writers detail the transactions they would make for their desired Angels offseason.
Let’s make this simple. I would bring back Victor Rojas and Alex Curry.
Oh… ON the field, okay, got it… We got $45 Million to spend…
•Dump Gosselin, dump Junior Guerra, that is a no-brainer, but it will be more controversial when I suggest we also dump Mike Meyer and Max Stassi, they have both peaked – save about $12 million.
So we got $57 Million to spend, let’s do it…
•Raisel Iglesias – 3 years, $42 million ($14 Million in 2022)
•Marcus Stroman – 5 years, $120 million ($24 Million in 2022)
•Carlos Rodon – 5 years, $90 Million ($18 million in 2022)
•Jeff Mathis – 1 year, $1 Million (said in a Dr. Evil laugh).
Luis Rengifo is at Shortstop, some scrub and a half is catching behind pitcher-handling, no-bat Mathis. The bullpen is all spring training invites that nobody even knows is pitching at this time of the year. The rotation is Ohtani, Stroman, Rodon, Sandoval, Suarez and the Salt Lake Express to make it a six-man rotation. Justin Upton gets a shit-ton of ABs as a pinch hitter for Mathis in the sixth inning or later when needed.
Oh and hire Mike Napoli in a coaching role ASAP so we reunited Mathis and Napster without Mike Scioscia getting in the middle of the ultimate Halo bromance for once.