The Qualifying Offer deadline has come and gone, and the Angels have extended one to relief ace Raisel Iglesias. As Jon Heyman points out, no reliever has ever made $18.4 million in a season, the total Iglesias would stand to make should he accept (and there be a season).
However, I would posit that Iglesias’s track record means he will likely decline the offer and try to garner a three-year deal similar to the $54 million total that Liam Hendriks got last offseason (incidentally, that did not prevent the Chicago White Sox from exercising Craig Kimbrel’s hefty $16 million option). We will see if Iglesias gets this deal from the Angels or from another team.
The Gold Gloves have been announced. Although neither Angels finalist won, it seems very hard to argue that either David Fletcher or Jared Walsh should have won over Marcus Semien and Yuli Gurriel.
With roster shuffling and clearing of 40-man rosters going around, the Angels added two players to their 40-man roster: Brendon Davis and Andrew Velazquez. Velazquez looks to compete with Jack Mayfield for the utility infield position in 2022.
We have plenty of offseason content coming your way over the next few weeks. With awards results coming soon, we at CtPG have voted on all the major awards, and we will be releasing those results over the last few weeks. Furthermore, before the huge offseason moves start coming in, we will be running our “If I Were Perry” series again, and we invite all of you guys to participate as well! Fingers crossed for no lockout!