MLB Free Agents: landing spots for the top three players

The Phillies may prefer signing Strasburg for a lower AAV. Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images.
The Phillies may prefer signing Strasburg for a lower AAV. Photo by Rob Tringali/MLB Photos via Getty Images. /
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Top 3 MLB Free Agents

Gerrit Cole – Los Angeles Angels

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The final name on this list of MLB Free Agents is likely the man to earn the highest paycheck of the three. His pure mechanics and utter dominance in 2019 and the postseason have seriously driven his pricetag to stunning highs.

He always had great movement and limitless potential, however, his time in Pittsburgh yielded little reward, as he often stumbled and found little consistency. His time in Houston, contrarily, has seen him flourish with his dart of a fastball and razor-sharp slider. His strikeout numbers are unparalleled and at the age of 29, he is ready to cash in.

The Angels have formed a rather attractive coaching staff with Joe Maddon at the helm and Mickey Callaway serving as pitching coach. Further, GM Billy Eppler is desperate to make a splash after renewing his contract with the club.

Mike Trout has been often held back by his team and Eppler has done little to avert such fears. Aside from Shohei Otani and Hansel Robles, nearly every move made by Eppler has been a blemish on his resume. Therefore, he will feel the need to go out of his way and compensate. Cole is the perfect way to do just that.

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The Angels are particularly bereft in the pitching department, thus Cole’s addition would go a lot further than spending on a number of middling starters.