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3 too-early 2022 LA Angels roster predictions

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Aug 16, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) rounds the
Aug 16, 2021; Bronx, New York, USA; Los Angeles Angels left fielder Justin Upton (10) rounds the / Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Jul 26, 2021; Anaheim, California, USA; Los Angeles Angels relief pitcher Steve Cishek (40) throws / Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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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.

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