3 too-early 2022 LA Angels roster predictions
By Evan Desai
No. 1 too-early Angels roster prediction: Steve Cishek will still be here
Steve Cishek is the best free agent reliever from the LA Angels now that Raisel Iglesias has been re-signed. He was one of the only relievers from last year who did his job. Cishek recorded a 3.42 ERA and a 131 ERA+.
He will be retained by the Halos. He won't cost much at all. Cishek made just $1 million last year.
While he earned a bigger paycheck this year, it won't cost too much. The most he's ever made was $7.5 million in a season, and both he and the Angels know he isn't worth that now.
He's still worth being back, however. Having a unique delivery, Cishek's hard to square up. He allowed just 0.3 home runs per nine innings this past season.
The Angels have made a clear effort to spend on the bullpen this offseason and if the Halos bring back Cishek, they're bringing back somebody who is not only a quality guy, but someone who they don't have to break the bank for at all.
The Halos' roster as it is, is by no means a finished product, but they absolutely have a foundation to build into a really competitive team post-lockout.