The Angels tried. They knew the bullpen would be a bottleneck. Here we are, seventy games into the season, and it has been.
Cody Allen, the piece Billy Eppler thought would help, has not been a success. To say he has disappointed would be a massive understatement. And now he’s gone.
The #Angels have DFA’d Cody Allen and recalled Taylor Cole.— Jeff Fletcher (@JeffFletcherOCR) June 15, 2019
Although Allen is making $8.5 million this year, he allowed a 6.26 ERA and a 1.91 WHIP in just 23 innings pitched.
Friday night, he took a bit of a fatalistic attitude towards this decision:
Cody Allen: "Either I'm going to get better, or they're going to find someone else who does. That's the reality of the game."— Fabian Ardaya (@FabianArdaya) June 15, 2019
And it seems like the Angels have moved on.