No. 4 biggest question of the offseason for the LA Angels: Will the Halos re-sign Alex Cobb?
Alex Cobb was very productive for the LA Angels this year. He was 8-3 with a 3.72 ERA for us, and we really saw how much we needed him when he went down.
This team really struggled without Cobb down the stretch. He was easily the second-best starter in this rotation, and would be 100% guaranteed a spot on it next year if he’s back.
That’s the issue, however. Are we sure we can bring him back? Cobb made $15 million this year.
Should we prioritize re-signing him for what would likely cost over $15 million over signing one of the top starting arms available in free agency?
The likes of Zack Greinke, Justin Verlander, and Max Scherzer are on the market, along with many other Aces. of course, these are going to be very expensive, but Cobb unfortunately won’t be cheap himself.
He likely won’t cost as much as these names, but we may decide to pursue an Ace first. We absolutely can pay for both a top of the line free agent Ace and Cobb, but other teams could swoop in on Cobb if we don’t get it done early.