LA Angels trade rumors: 3 pitchers who have more value than you think
By Evan Desai
No. 2 LA Angels pitcher who has more trade value than you think: Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb has been more than serviceable for the LA Angels this year, and other teams have clearly taken notice.
Murray also reported that major league sources say that he too is “drawing ‘strong’ interest” from other teams.
The facts of the matter are that Cobb quietly had somewhat of a bounce-back campaign in 2020, and has since improved this year as well.
He’s a guy who had several good years in Tampa Bay, and seems to be pitching at that level again.
Again, with few good starting pitchers on the trade block these days, Cobb is absolutely a valuable trade chip.
With Patrick Sandoval realistically surpassing Cobb as the second-best starter right now, the Halos may be a little bit more willing to trade Cobb.
He’s been good for us, and it wouldn’t be fun to see him go. That being said, there are scenarios where we could receive a lot in return from him. If we get a good offer, we may need to pull the trigger.
We can’t rebuild, but we can retool with younger prospects or up-and-coming Major Leaguers if we trade Cobb.