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72-90, 4th in AL West

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

After trading Zack Cozart, the Angels project to be roughly — roughly! — $70M below the 2020 luxury-tax threshold, which is set at $208M. They won't reveal their operating budget, but Billy Eppler said they could "probably" afford multiple players who make $20-plus million, giving them options if they don't land Gerrit Cole.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler said he believes he has a fair amount of options to access a No. 1 or 2 starter on the trade market if they don't get Gerrit Cole. I asked if he could access it without giving up Jo Adell and he smiled. "Yes I feel confident in that."

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Angels trade INF Cozart to Giants in salary dump

In a move to trim payroll while pursuing star free agents, the Angels traded infielder Zack Cozart and touted prospect Will Wilson to the Giants for a player to be named of cash considerations. Cozart is due $12.67 million in 2020.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler recently said Zack Cozart is fully recovered from the litany of shoulder issues he has dealt with in recent years. But with Tommy La Stella, David Fletcher and Luis Rengifo for 3B and 2B, Cozart was expendable.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels have traded infielder Zack Cozart and minor league middle infielder Will Wilson to the Giants. The Giants, a source said, will pay Cozart his entire $12.67M salary for the 2020 season. Significant savings for the Angels at a crucial time.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

A pursuit of Anthony Rendon by the Angels, mentioned by Jon Heyman, could fall in line with what Billy Eppler recently alluded to about acquiring a position player that could then give them more flexibility on the trade front for a starting pitcher. One problem: Outside of trading Jo Adell (or Mike Trout, or Shohei Ohtani), I don't think the Angels have enough to access a frontline starter on the trade market.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Angels GM Billy Eppler said he has had active discussions for "6 or 7" catchers, both via trade and free agency. It's almost as big a priority as starting pitching at this point. Martin Maldonado and Willson Contreras seem to be a couple of guys who could make sense.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Arte Moreno recently spent $325 million to acquire Angel Stadium and 133 acres of surrounding land from the City of Anaheim. The pursuit of Gerrit Cole might now cost something close to that, given the monster deal Stephen Strasburg just got. The thought has been that Moreno will not be outbid this winter, but every man has his limits.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Some good news for the Angels: Zack Cozart, heading into the final season of a $38M deal and limited to 96 games the last two years, is on track to be without restrictions in spring training. The Angels hope to give him as many at-bats as possible to make up for lost time. If he's right, he can be a regular at third or second base, with David Fletcher, Tommy La Stella and Luis Rengifo also factoring in. Makes that group look a whole lot better.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

Dylan Bundy might not be anything special, but he has averaged 168 innings over the last three years and the Angels, who went into the offseason seeking at least two starters, needed someone they could count on to remain healthy. They have suffered too many injuries and don't have the depth to absorb them.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

I remember a time, in the winter of 2012, when Angels fans were clamoring for Zack Greinke and instead got Joe Blanton. Today, with Angels fans clamoring for Gerrit Cole, the team traded for Dylan Bundy, a similar innings eater. This time, however, it truly feels like merely a depth move. The Angels needed at least two starters and by all accounts will continue to aim high.

Jeff Passan ESPN 

Right-hander Dylan Bundy is headed to the Los Angeles Angels in exchange for RHP Isaac Mattson, RHP Zach Peek, RHP Kyle Bradish and RHP Kyle Brnovich, sources tell ESPN. @Ken_Rosenthal had Bundy going from Baltimore to Los Angeles.

Alden Gonzalez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Angels and the City of Anaheim have agreed to a new deal, as first reported by the OC Register. The city sells the stadium and the 153 acres of surrounding land to SRB Management, of which Angels owner Arte Moreno is a partner, for $325M.

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BBTN: Where Will The Top Free Agents Land?

With the MLB Hot Stove already cookin', Buster and Bob Nightengale discuss possible landing spots for the biggest names left in free agency. Plus, a special offseason "Hembo Knows" (22:13) and some Bleacher Tweets with a Texas twist (33:21).

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Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.1225th
Quality Starts2226th
WHIP1.3822nd
BAA.25418th
Runs769Tied-15th
Batting Average.24718th
On Base Percentage.32415th
Slugging Percentage.42220th