We have looked at all the LA Angels positions of need for 2019, except for third base. The Angels could be just fine there as they signed Zack Cozart to a 3-year deal last Winter, but Cozart was ineffective & injured
The question for the LA Angels becomes do they wait and hope that Cozart comes back strong from his torn labrum and also produces much better than 2018. Or do they look for another option. These are the kind of questions Angels general manager Billy Eppler gets paid the big bucks for to make.
So let’s look at the options that Mr. Eppler has to choose from in filling the void that was third base in 2018. As usual there are in-house options, but Eppler could also turn to free agency or possibly make a trade to patch the hole. Third base like second base has been an ongoing hole since Chone Figgins left after the 2009 season.
The Angels have had a few short-term solutions during that time such as Albert Callaspo, David Freese, and Yunel Escobar all of whom had-year stints where they were pretty effective, but they have not had a player play the position for more than two full seasons since Figgins left to the Seattle Mariners.