No. 1 LA Angel who survived the trade deadline but won’t be on 2022 roster: Dylan Bundy
Dylan Bundy has significantly regressed since last season for the LA Angels.
In fact, he’s regressed so much to the point where nobody wanted to trade for him, despite this year’s trade market being very thin when it came to starting pitchers.
He’s 2-8 on the year with a 6.14 ERA this season, compared to his 6-3 2020 where he posted a 3.29 ERA.
To put it in perspective, Andrew Heaney has also performed poorly this year and regressed. Even he was able to get decent value in return for a trade with the Yankees. The Angels couldn’t even get any deal done for Bundy at all.
Bundy will get picked up in free agency when the time comes, but the Angels won’t be re-signing him. It appears that he needs a change of scenery, and it seems like it would be best for both sides for the two of them to move on.
I like what the Halos did at the deadline. They sold a little bit, as they should have, but kept enough of their roster so that they could compete when Trout gets back.