The LA Angels aren’t in the offseason just yet, but I know many fans are already preparing for it due to this season growing a bit disappointing.
I get it, as the Halos and their $3.6 billion owner are looking to have a big offseason this winter.
The Angels are going to be willing to spend money, and I hope they’ll be willing to use that money to re-sign some of the free agents that are currently on our roster.
No. 3 free agent that the LA Angels should keep: Steve Cishek
Steve Cishek has overall been pretty solid for the LA Angels.
He has the third-best ERA among relief pitchers on this team at 3.40. He’s done this for a total of $1 million this season.
He’s not going to cost a ton more than that this year, especially because we can point to his 1.491 WHIP as a sign that he’s not worth a huge payday. He is worth keeping around though, as he’s been one of the most consistent pieces on a bullpen that surely needs help.
He’s not a big strikeout pitcher, but I like having a unique delivery to come into the middle of the game and give the team a couple of innings.
On top of that, he’s been a very effective closer in his career before (73 saves from 2013 to 2014), and can come in late as well.
He’s had the busiest workload of any Angels reliever this season, and he’s handled it well. He needs to be back with the Angels next year.