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Why Angels didn't sign Chapman

 

 

The Angels had a chance to sign free agent pitcher Aroldis Chapman; However, at the end of the day they lost out on a potentially great starting pitcher. The Reds signed Chapman for a little over $30 million, which is more than the Angels are willing to spend on a starting pitcher who probably won't be big league ready for another year or two. The Angels will most likely go out and sign a veteran pitcher for one year until prized prospect Trevor Reckling is ready.

Trevor Reckling is a young lefty pitcher who pitched in AA last year and had a quality year.  He didn't have a losing record and kept his ERA under three. Reckling shows a fastball that can reach 95 mph at times and has a solid slider and a change that can be developed over the next year. 

So, you might ask yourself "why didn't the Angels sign Chapman?" Well, it's because they have a prospect who has just as much potential as Chapman. Not signing Chapman was a good decision for the Angels because they save money and Reckling will be MUCH less expensive than Chapman. Keep an eye on Reckling because in two years he will probably be the staff ace of the Angels.

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