As the 2010 season starts the home stretch (and as the second trade deadline passes), there is no doubt that Tony Reagins is hard at work. He is likely going over the list of 2011 free agents, formulating a list of targets and a plan of attack to revamp the Angels.
Having just perused the 2011 free agent list myself, let me do my part as an Angels fan by suggesting this list of 8 names the Angels should be looking into.
Some disclaimers before this list gets up and running, however. First, no current Angels were considered when putting together the list. In other words, Hideki Matsui was not left off because I do not feel he is worth returning; he was left off because this list looks specifically at non-Angel targets.
Second disclaimer: Carl Crawford is not on this list. That is simply because he has been mentioned so much (by myself as well) that there is no need to suggest him as a possibility. Let me be clear, however-- the Angels should sign Carl Crawford, and all the stops should be pulled out to make that happen.
So here we go: the names the Angels should look at this winter (in alphabetical order):
Ryan VanderYacht is a feature columnist for LA Angels Insider.com.