Should the Angels Sign C.J. Cron Long-Term?

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Updated: March 14, 2017

The Angels could have a potential superstar first baseman on their hands with 27-year-old C.J. Cron. He’s coming off another solid campaign in 2016, and has to put together a fantastic performance in Spring Training.

This spring Cron is hitting .457 with three home runs and five RBI with 16 hits in 35 at-bats. He’s one of the hottest hitters in all on the Major Leagues right now. The Angels hope Cron can carry this great stretch of play into the regular season.

Last season Cron hit .278 with 16 home runs and 69 RBI in 116 games. Cron has increasingly improved throughout each of his first three Major League seasons. His batting average, RBI total, and hits have increased each of the last three seasons.

Each season Cron improves and this could be a great sign for the future of the Angels. He’s off the a red-hot start this spring, but is it time to sign him to a long-term extension?

Cron is arbitration eligible after the 2017 season, and it would be smart for the Angels to lock up Cron through those years, especially if his statistics are getting better each season.

A long-term contract could potentially lock up Cron through not just his arbitration years, but also some of his free agent years as well. It’s a risky move for the Angels, but it could save the team some money if the long run, especially if Cron develops into a big time power hitting superstar.

Signing a long-term team friendly deal could be smart for the Angels. It could save the team some money, and would keep the Cron under contract, so even if he puts up superstar numbers the team could keep him for a cheaper price.

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