Holland, 32, is coming off an All-Star season in 2017 in Colorado in which he recorded 41 saves, which tied for the most in the National League with Dodgers Kenley Jansen. It was the first time Holland had been back on a big league mound since 2015, and he re-established himself as a premiere back-end of the bullpen type pitcher.
If the Angels were to acquire Holland, he would immediately plant himself as the front runner for the closer job. Currently, Blake Parker looks to inherit that job despite only recording 10 career saves. Holland would also join a Halo’s bullpen that includes Cam Bedrosian, Jim Johnson, and others.
The Angels made one of the top acquisitions this offseason signing Shohei Ohtani, and they will look to build off a 2017 that saw them finish with an 80-82 record. With the Astros looking to win the West again, the Angels could pose a threat, and if not, they would likely be in the American League Wild Card hunt this coming season. Adding Holland would bolster their bullpen and further improve the roster.