Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, February 01, 2021

Halos in talks with O’s for RHP Cobb

The Angels are in talks to trade for veteran Orioles right-hander Alex Cobb, sources told on Monday, but there’s “a lot left that needs to happen” before a deal gets completed.

A report earlier Monday from MLB Network insider Ken Rosenthal and The Athletic’s Dan Connolly suggested the teams had a trade in place. The teams haven’t confirmed a deal.

Cobb would add more rotation depth for the Angels, who already have Dylan Bundy, Andrew Heaney, José Quintana, Griffin Canning, Jaime Barria and Shohei Ohtani as starting pitching options entering the 2021 season.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2021 at 11:34 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: alex cobb, angels, orioles

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. The Duke Posted: February 01, 2021 at 12:44 PM (#6003130)
That leaves Kris Davis as the only salary of note. I assume this means the Orioles win the race to the salary bottom
   2. JRVJ Posted: February 01, 2021 at 01:08 PM (#6003137)
It's remarkable how bad the Cobb contract has been for the Orioles.

They've gotten 1.8 BWar (*), and have paid $42MM for that privilege (+).

(*) With the proviso that he was decent in 2020, and that was a pandemic-shortened season.

(+) Similar proviso. The $42MM is according to BRef, but that was prorrated for 2020.
   3. RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: February 01, 2021 at 01:47 PM (#6003146)
Reports that the return is 2B Jahmai Jones.
   4. The Gary DiSarcina Fan Club (JAHV) Posted: February 01, 2021 at 01:59 PM (#6003148)
Why? WHY? Yes, Cobb adds rotation "depth." As in, he digs the hole that is the Angels' rotation even deeper. If the Angels are out on Bauer, fine, but there are other guys out there (notably James Paxton) who would cost a similar amount and have much better projections without giving up a prospect. Most of the shine is off of Jones, but there was no need to give up anyone for a pitcher of Cobb's caliber. The only thing I can think is that the Angels are under a really tight budget and the Orioles are kicking in some cash.
   5. The Yankee Clapper Posted: February 01, 2021 at 02:02 PM (#6003150)
Orioles eating half of Cobb’s $15M salary, too. If they thought Cobb had a chance of being good this season, they might get more trading him before the deadline, but they’d be taking a risk, and could pay more.
   6. JRVJ Posted: February 01, 2021 at 02:36 PM (#6003159)
4, a 1-year 7.5MM flyer on Cobb (if Yankee Clapper is correct) is a pretty low-stakes bet.

As above, Cobb has been pretty bad during this contract, but at $7.5MM for 2021, he really only needs to be a 1 WIN BRef pitcher and an option for the back of the Angels' rotation.
   7. Rally Posted: February 02, 2021 at 04:28 PM (#6003368)
I appreciate the effort to pair Mike Trout with an alltime great, but I suspect that being dead, Ty Cobb isn’t going to help the team any more than Pujols will.
   8. Der-K's emotional investment is way up Posted: February 02, 2021 at 04:30 PM (#6003370)
6 - Cobb also cost Jones, who still had decent value (even at diminished shine).
   9. Ron J Posted: February 02, 2021 at 05:45 PM (#6003386)
#7 Smaller strike zone. And Pujols doesn't have the bat control he did in his prime.

You're also assuming Cobb would let a small matter like death stand in his way. He's just waiting for a team to show him the proper respect.
   10. Rally Posted: February 02, 2021 at 07:13 PM (#6003403)
We had undead base runners last year, so I will complain no more about an undead outfielder.
   11. DFA Posted: February 03, 2021 at 12:08 AM (#6003460)
Mike Trout, following in Ted Williams footsteps with moves like these...
   12. Rally Posted: February 03, 2021 at 09:24 AM (#6003484)
According to MLBTR, Angels will pay 5 mil, Orioles 10.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.



<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF


Thanks to
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogLos Angeles Angels designate slugger Albert Pujols for assignment
(189 - 9:45am, May 17)
Last: Mefisto

NewsblogFree agent Albert Pujols, Los Angeles Dodgers agree to major-league contract
(9 - 9:44am, May 17)
Last: SoSH U at work

NewsblogJoe Girardi, Jean Segura have confrontation as Philadelphia Phillies lose to Toronto Blue Jays
(4 - 9:38am, May 17)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogNBA 2020 Season kick-off thread
(3219 - 9:05am, May 17)
Last: spivey 2

NewsblogReds fan helped Nick Castellanos troll Rob Manfred in TV interview
(1 - 9:02am, May 17)
Last: Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network)

NewsblogWeekend OMNICHATTER! for May 15-16, 2021
(54 - 6:04am, May 17)
Last: TomH

NewsblogNew York Yankees 3B coach Phil Nevin, 1B coach Reggie Willits positive for COVID-19
(39 - 11:56pm, May 16)
Last: Tom Nawrocki

NewsblogThe Detroit Tigers Should Be Better Than This By Now
(2 - 11:05pm, May 16)
Last: GregD

Sox TherapyTap the Brakes
(19 - 9:31pm, May 16)
Last: Jose Is An Absurd Balladeer

NewsblogOT - Soccer Thread - Spring is in the Air
(464 - 4:57pm, May 16)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogEmpty Stadium Sports Will Be Really Weird
(13077 - 2:52pm, May 16)
Last: Joyful Calculus Instructor

NewsblogThe Caray legacy revisited, 30 years later
(33 - 9:08am, May 16)
Last: ERROR---Jolly Old St. Nick

NewsblogESPN, MLB announce seven-year extension running through 2028
(3 - 12:45am, May 16)
Last: The Yankee Clapper

NewsblogPadres players Fernando Tatis Jr., Wil Myers test positive for COVID-19, at least 3 other players out for contact tracing
(46 - 11:53pm, May 15)
Last: Lowry Seasoning Salt

NewsblogMilwaukee Brewers ace Corbin Burnes sets record for strikeouts without a walk to start season
(10 - 10:01pm, May 15)
Last: Barry`s_Lazy_Boy

Page rendered in 0.2621 seconds
48 querie(s) executed