Huston Street came over the Angels last July in a trade with the Padres and now he wants to stay there for the long haul.
According to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times, Street said today that negotiations with the Angels regarding a contract extension have been “steady” for several weeks and he’s hopeful something will get done by the start of the season.
Street, who is serving as his own agent, is currently due to become a free agent after the 2015 season. He believes that something in the neighborhood of David Robertson’s contract with the White Sox (four years, $46 million) and Andrew Miller’s contract with the Yankees (four years, $36 million) is a fair comparison for what he’s worth.
“If you look at what Miller and Robertson got, I think something between them is justifiable,” Street said Thursday, the day pitchers and catchers reported for spring training. “It’s a principle thing for me. I have the best save percentage in baseball that last four or five years. What’s a guy like that worth?”
Street will be 32 in August and has an injury history, so you can understand if the Angels are reluctant to go four years on him, but there’s no questioning his performance. He owns a 1.97 ERA in 159 appearances dating back to the start of 2012.