Alex Cobb
SP FA
3 days ago

Cobb did not accept Tampa Bay's qualifying offer, and will officially hit the free-agent market, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb will look for a multi-year deal in the open market this winter after declining the $17.4 million offer, which comes on the heels of earning just $12.2 million combined during the last three years with the Rays. The 30-year-old started 29 games this past season, and recorded a 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP, with a 128:44 K:BB over the course of 179.1 innings. Wherever he winds up, Cobb will be a key cog in that organization's rotation.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 weeks ago

Cobb will receive a qualifying offer from the Rays, Jon Heyman of FanRagSports.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb finished the year with a 3.66 ERA over 179.1 innings pitched, seemingly deserving of the $17.4M offer. The Rays will expect the 30-year-old to be a key contributor in their starting rotation if he chooses to accept the offer.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb will have his final start of the season skipped, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was scheduled to take on the Yankees on Thursday, but manager Kevin Cash has decided to shut down the 29-year-old during the final week of the season to ensure that he closes out the year with a clean bill of health. In his first full season back following Tommy John surgery, Cobb posted a solid 3.66 ERA (4.15 FIP) over 179.1 innings, which was the highest workload of his career. Jacob Faria will now start Thursday's game in his place.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb is likely to skip his last scheduled start of the season this coming Thursday, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb has fired a career-high 179.1 innings this season in what is his first full campaign since Tommy John surgery. The 29-year-old right hander has provided mostly encouraging results, posting a 12-10 record, 3.66 ERA and 1.22 WHIP. Cobb played the 2017 campaign on a one-year, $4.2 million contract, so it remains to be seen if he's tossed his last game in a Rays uniform.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb (12-10) allowed three runs on nine hits and one walk while striking out four across six innings to earn the victory Friday against the Orioles.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb was staked to an early 6-2 lead, and he fired a quality start, leading to his 12th victory of the campaign. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in any of his last seven starts, and he's been a solid fantasy option down the stretch. He'll make his next start Thursday against the Yankees.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb (11-10) earned the loss after allowing three runs on six hits while striking out five batters in 5.1 innings Saturday against the Red Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb couldn't beat the Red Sox for a second consecutive outing, marking his first loss in three September starts, a stretch over which he owns a 2.81 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 17:5 K:BB in 16 innings. The 29-year-old, who is set to become a free agent in the offseason, has enjoyed a nice bounce back campaign after registering just 22 innings over the past two seasons following Tommy John surgery. He owns a solid 3.63 ERA and 1.21 WHIP in 173.1 innings this season, with a 3.41 ERA and 1.13 WHIP in 10 starts (58 innings) since the All-Star break. Cobb projects to make his next start against the Orioles on Friday.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb (11-9) delivered five one-run innings while earning a win Sunday against the Red Sox, allowing four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb labored in the second inning when he gave up the opening run, but he was able to escape the jam before finishing with three scoreless frames. He came back out for the sixth but was removed after allowing the first two men to reach. Nevertheless, the bullpen closed out Cobb's second win in as many starts, giving him 11 for the season to level him with his career high. He has allowed one run or fewer in four of his last five starts and will take a sharp 3.59 ERA into Saturday's start against the Red Sox.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
2 months ago

Cobb (10-9) held the Twins to one run on three hits and two walks while striking out seven over 5.2 innings to earn the win Monday night.

EDGE Analysis

Cobb has held opponents to one run or fewer in five of his past eight starts, all since the All-Star break, but unfortunately he is just 3-3 in that stretch. His control has been his best asset of late, as Cobb has walked just 10 batters in those starts against 38 strikeouts over 47.2 innings. Monday's effort brought his ERA down to 3.64.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
3 months ago

Cobb (9-9) was saddled with the loss Tuesday against the Royals, allowing three runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out six.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander threw 63 of 85 pitches for strikes, but living in the zone ended up costing him as both Whit Merrifield and Jorge Bonifacio took him deep. Cobb's now deliver five quality starts in seven second-half outings heading into Monday's home matchup against the Twins.

Alex Cobb
SP FA
3 months ago

Cobb (toe) allowed four hits and one walk over 4.1 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Thursday. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Making his return following a two-and-a-half-week stint on the DL, Cobb was able to keep the Blue Jays off the board, but he wasn't especially efficient with his 94 pitches (53 strikes). He induced just six swinging strikes and his swinging-strike rate for the season remains a career low, but Cobb has been great in terms of run prevention at home. Unfortunately, his next start comes on the road (4.94 road ERA) in Kansas City.