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After Gio Gonzalez opted out of his deal with the New York Yankees on April 20, he's now on the MLB free agent market as an arm that could prove to be a critical add to any team looking to make some serious postseason noise this year.
With that in mind, let's take a look at three potential landing spots for Gio Gonzalez following this opt out of his deal with the Yankees.
3. Los Angeles Angels
The Los Angeles Angels have gotten off to a rough start to the 2019 season. They sit in last place of the AL West with an 8-12 record and pitching has been a major issue. Already without Shohei Ohtani going into the season, the Angels' pitching staff has delivered a 4.84 team ERA thus far, which ranks 21st in the MLB. Gonzalez could be a welcomed veteran presence to help sure up the back-end of the Angels' pitching rotation.
2. Boston Red Sox
The defending World Series champions have not exactly gotten off to the start they had envisioned for 2019. The Red Sox currently sit in last place of the AL East with a 7-13 record, and the pitching staff has been the main culprit behind their lack of success early on. The team's ace, Chris Sale, has gotten off to the worst start of his career with an 0-4 record and an 8.50 ERA. Overall, Boston has a 5.85 ERA as a team, which ranks 29th in the MLB, ahead of only the lowly Baltimore Orioles.
1. New York Mets
The New York Mets might have the best pitcher in baseball on their staff in Jacob deGrom, but that doesn't mean the back of their rotation couldn't use some help. The Mets currently have a 5.40 ERA as a team, which ranks 27th in the MLB. To add insult to injury, on Friday, the Mets announced deGrom would be heading back to New York for an MRI on his pitching elbow. Losing deGrom for any amount of time would only intensify their immediate need for a pitching addition like Gonzalez.
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