Los Angeles Angels: Three catching options to solidify the position

ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Jason Castro #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field on August 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
ARLINGTON, TEXAS - AUGUST 07: Jason Castro #16 of the Los Angeles Angels at Globe Life Field on August 07, 2020 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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The Los Angeles Angels are in the market for a catcher. These three free agents are realistic options to solidify the backstop position.

Are we seeing hints at a new Los Angeles Angels organization? After years of fans begging the club to surround mega-star Mike Trout with talent to make a World Series run, new general manager Perry Minasian just might be on his way to fulfilling that wish.

Despite ultimately signing with the New York Mets, the Los Angeles Angels were very close to signing catcher James McCann last week, reportedly not willing to add a fourth year to a deal, which the Mets did.

But the Angels haven’t been sitting idly by this offseason. They have cornered the market on players with the last name Iglesias, trading with the Baltimore Orioles for defensive-minded shortstop Jose Iglesias to replace Andrelton Simmons, and bringing in much-needed late-inning bullpen help by trading for former Cincinnati Reds closer Raisel Iglesias.

They also appear to be heavily in the mix for 2020 Cy Young winner Trevor Bauer, who would be a major boost to a starting rotation that’s needed an upgrade for many years.

With Max Stassi and Anthony Bemboom being the only backstops currently on the roster, the Los Angeles Angels are still on the hunt for a catcher after missing out on James McCann. While these options won’t provide the value that McCann would have, the Angels can still upgrade the position by taking a look at these three free agents.