No. 2 early extension the LA Angels should pursue: Alex Cobb
Alex Cobb has hinted that he’s interested in staying with the LA Angels, and I’d love to see it.
Cobb’s on the IL right now, but the last time we saw him, he looked great.
In his last four starts, Cobb gave up just three earned runs in 24.2 IP. That’s a 1.09 ERA. It’s put him on his way to a 3.82 ERA on the season.
He’s looked much better in Anaheim than he did the last few years. He clearly needed a change of scenery, and he’s pitched really well in his opportunity for that change.
Cobb made $15 million this year, and he’s likely to cost a bit more per year if the Halos do indeed want to go ahead and give him an extension.
Cobb deserves it though, as starting pitching is hard to come by in this league. This team was absolutely snake-bitten by underperforming starters this year (Jose Quintana, Griffin Canning, Dylan Bundy, etc) and needs to lock up who they know is solid.
We didn’t trade him at the deadline and get compensation for him. So let’s go all out and keep him for the long haul.