A Look At the LA Angels Bullpen & What To Expect Going Forward
The LA Angels made some big changes to their roster this past off-season. The biggest change for their pitching took place in the bullpen. With the new season underway, let’s take a look to see how well the bullpen has performed so far.
The bullpen for the LA Angels last year wasn’t necessarily their strong suit. In a season where the starting pitching was wildly inconsistent, the bullpen saw a good chunk of time on the mound. This past off-season the Angels gave their bullpen a much needed face lift. They added Bud Norris, Blake Parker, and Yusmeiro Petit. Also, Cam Bedrosian, Deolis Guerra, J.C. Ramirez, and Andrew Bailey all had decent years in 2016 and were returning for 2017.
So, the Angels bullpen seems like it should be pretty solid this year, and for the most part it has been. The starting rotation is once again being wildly inconsistent. J.C. Ramirez had to start a game while Garrett Richards nurses his bicep. The bullpen has already had a lot of stress put on them in the first two weeks of the season. And, up to this point they have been doing a decent job at holding their own. First, let’s go through the good.