Angels: 4 players predicted to sign with LA this offseason
By Daniel Preciado
Trevor Rosenthal was once one of the most feared ninth inning presences in the game. As the former closer for the St. Louis Cardinals, he has now moved on to the San Diego Padres who have seemed to revitalize his career a bit. Rosenthal posted a 1.90 ERA this season for the Friars, striking out 38 batters in 23 2/3 innings and showcasing his signature triple digit heat.
Rosenthal is not quite the safest bet to be a contributor considering his up and down career to this point, but it seems the Padres have him back to his old self at the age of 30. He still has a lot left in the tank and pairing him with Hansel Robles in the back end of the bullpen could help extract that.
The right hander has thrown 364 innings in his big league career and has actually fared well on the whole, posting a 2.75 FIP in that span. Even if he is not who he was in 2020, Rosenthal could be a very key piece to the bullpen puzzle for the Halos and according to MLBTR, he should not cost much. The current projection for his contract is two years, $14 million. That’s very doable considering the Angels figure to have other needs they want to address this winter.