Los Angeles Angels
2016 Committed Salary: $129.3 million
The Angels declined an option on David Murphy. That means they will be in the market for an outfielder this winter. The Angels have several needs, but outfield is one of their more pressing issues. After parting ways with Josh Hamilton, the Angels rolled out an assortment of replacement-type players in left before trading for Murphy.
Murphy would have been a solid bench player for the Angels, but not with a $7 million price tag. Los Angeles needs more bats in the lineup to surround Mike Trout. Albert Pujols is in a steady decline, and Kole Calhoun is often a boom-or-bust proposition. Gordon would bring a consistent bat to the lineup, which would be hugely valuable in front of Trout.
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