Angels sign Garrett Richards in $3.2 million deal

Garrett Richards is the latest player that join the LA Angels, something that is encouraging for the fans of this ambitious franchise. In 2014, they took major league baseball by surprise when they made the playoffs and they now try to build on that momentum and win the World Series. It won’t be easy even with a pair of this magnitude, but spending $3.2 million for this player is only the beginning of what promises to be an ambitious transfer campaign.angels

The Angels made it and avoided the arbitration case by signing him and they have good reasons to be satisfied with this decision as the starting pitcher won 13 decisions last season. He posted on a run average of 2.61, which is pretty impressive and explains why the offer was increased from $2.4 million to $3.8 million. He was one of the contenders for the AL Cy Young trophies, but unfortunately for him he suffered an injury that kept him away from the pitch.

As a result of mending his injuries since August 20, he didn’t get the chance to prove his worth but in 2015 he will have yet another opportunity. If the Los Angeles Angels can build on recent results, the starting pitcher should have no problem in winning more decisions. Scoring runs is not something that the Angels are worried about, because they have a couple of prominent sluggers in their formation and a few more are under way.

Those who are feeling that the Los Angeles Angels go to an arbitration hearing for the first time since 2011, were surely relieved to see that this was not the case in 2014. Matt Joyce is the only one that could for such an outcome, after he asked for $5.2 million and the Los Angeles Angels only offered $4.2 million.

 

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