Alex Cobb (Starting Pitcher): Staying in Anaheim
Alex Cobb wants to stay with the Angels, and they should want to keep him as well.
Cobb was far and away the second-best starter on the Angels this year, and we definitely felt his presence when he was injured at the times he was this season.
Posting a 3.76 ERA and a 1.264 WHIP, Cobb was solid this season and has improved in each of his last two years in this league. If the Angels don’t have to overpay for him they should absolutely keep him around.
Raisel Iglesias (Relief Pitcher/Closer): Staying in Anaheim
The LA Angels can offer an $18.4 million Qualifying Offer to Raisel Iglesias, and they will. Even if Iglesias turns that down, they’ll still likely only need to pay him around there in average annual value. Besides, he’s worth a long-term deal.
He’s one of the best closers in baseball, and recorded 34 saves this year. Posting a 7-5 record with a 2.57 ERA, he posted an 0.929 WHIP in his first year with the Angels this season.
The Angels are going to be a good team next year if they have a fine offseason. Part of that is going to be keeping the important players with this team already.