Today the #Angels have agreed to terms with RHP Trevor Cahill on a one-year Major League contract… Halo roster now at 39.
— Angels PR (@LAAngelsPR) December 20, 2018
Per The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, this deal could see him earn up to $10.5 million. They gave Harvey $11 million with the chance to earn up to $14 million.
If you think it’s crazy that Cahill is only 30 years old, you might be onto something. After all, he’s been pitching in the majors since 2009. As for the pitcher the Angels are getting though, it depends on which version of Cahill shows up. The most recent versions of him have been that of a very solid starter. In 110 innings this past season with the Athletics, Cahill put up a 3.76 ERA, 3.57 FIP and 3.48 DRA. His walk rate decreased nearly three percent from 2017 to 2018 and he induced groundballs 54 percent of the time.
In the meantime, the Angels are looking to get back to the postseason for the first time since 2014. They’ve won just 80 games in each of their past two seasons. So how much do the additions of Harvey and Cahill move the needle? Only time will tell.
But on just one-year deals, at least there’s not too much risk here if things go south in a hurry.