June 22, 2021

Angels off Season – If I were Billy Eppler…, Part 1 (Halos Heaven)


Welcome to the seventh installment of the If I were Billy Eppler series, where HH writers explicate the transactions for their desired Angels offseason.

Part 1: Jessica DeLine

Part 2: H.T. Ennis

Part 3: Noy Telinu

Part 4: Jeff Joiner

Part 5: Chase Kimura

Part 6: Turks Teeth

In order to rosterbate responsibly, guidelines for the series are as follows. For the luxury tax payroll, $157.4 million is the amount of estimated present obligations for the 2020 season, when contracts, arbitration-eligible players, 40-man salaries, and player benefits are accounted for.

All in all, 25-man player salaries will be estimated at $175 million for the upcoming season, which is achieved by adding 10% to the prior year’s 25-man player payroll. See this payroll post for more information. Assuming no additional arbitration-eligible players are non-tendered, this gives the GM $34.3 million to spend during the offseason (Justin Bour, Luis Garcia, and Nick Tropeano have already been non-tendered, and this is reflected in these numbers).

As for proposed offseason moves, MLB Trade Rumors’ free-agent predictions and FanGraphs’ crowdsourced contract estimates are to be used as baselines…

Read “Angels off Season – If I were Billy Eppler…, Part 1” at Halos Heaven