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LA Angels need to lock in Alex Cobb for 2022 season

Jul 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Alex Cobb (38) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 9, 2021; Seattle, Washington, USA; Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher Alex Cobb (38) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the fifth inning at T-Mobile Park. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
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LA Angels starting pitcher Alex Cobb has contributed well enough to deserve to return.

Cobb is a rare known commodity for the club.

The Angels need to have as many live arms like Cobb as they can get.

The LA Angels need to sign Alex Cobb for whatever it takes.

Cobb is 33 years old, but that’s not bad for a sinker ball pitcher. His 54.7% ground ball rate is respectable.

Cobb is a regular gopher killer.

His strikeout rate of 25.8% is a career best, albeit only over 82.2 innings. He has had to overcome wrist inflammation and blister problems but doesn’t seem to have any structural issues.

Cobb has been consistent over his ten-year career, hurling as many as 130 innings in five of them. His career ERA of 3.85 also shows consistency that many LA Angels pitchers can’t brag about.

He’s a solid number three starter and would be at least one less worry for manager Joe Maddon and pitching coach Matt Wise.

Signing Alex Cobb for a couple of years would keep much needed veteran depth.

A problem the Angels will have is that Cobb was born in Boston and grew up a Red Sox fan.

Hopefully, his wife likes the weather in Anaheim.

Hey, that’s one reason the Angels kept Mike Trout. The weather is one of the best selling points the Angels have. It’s too bad that’s what we have to depend on, but we’ll take whatever advantage we can get.

The LA Angels need a lot of help, to say the least. They have young arms coming up, but that’s always a crapshoot.

You know LA Angels owner Arte Moreno is going to throw a Brinks truck at All-Star future Hall of Famer Max Scherzer, but my money is going to be on Mad Max returning to his present team, the Los Angeles Dodgers.

Justin Verlander is a typical free agent that Moreno would pursue. Hopefully, someone in the Angels front office will talk him out of overbidding himself, but that hasn’t happened in all the years Moreno has owned the squad.

If they can’t lure a starter via free agency, they may have to give Dylan Bundy another chance. Ugh.

It’s always a question of pitching for the Angels.

They’ll again have to resort to a bunch of spring training invitees and reclamation projects.

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