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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Angels sign Trevor Cahill to one-year deal

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The Los Angeles Angels entered the offseason desperate for starting pitching help, and fans probably are not going to be pleased with the way they are addressing the need thus far.

Just a day after they signed Matt Harvey to a one-year, $11 million contract, the Angels have reportedly landed right-hander Trevor Cahill for one year at $9 million.

Like Harvey, Cahill’s contract has incentives that will allow him to earn more money. The 30-year-old posted a 7-4 record and 3.76 ERA in a solid year with the Oakland A’s last year, but it’s fair to wonder why the Angels chose to commit $20 million to Cahill and Harvey rather than make a bigger splash.

Former Houston Astros pitcher Charlie Morton signed a two-year deal worth $15 million a year with the Tampa Bay Rays earlier this offseason. The Angels were said to be in on Nathan Eovaldi and J.A. Happ, but they missed out on both. They also have opted not to sign Dallas Keuchel, who remains a free agent. For just north of $23 million per year, the Angels could have had Patrick Corbin back.

We already shared our thoughts on the Angels taking a chance on Harvey, and Cahill will likely be viewed as a nice addition who isn’t going to move the needle much in LA. This isn’t the type of splash fans were hoping for.

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