No. 1 player who won’t be back with the LA Angels next season: Dylan Bundy
Dylan Bundy had such a strong 2020 for the LA Angels, and such a rough 2021.
In 2020, Bundy posted a 3.29 ERA to go along with a 6-3 record and a 1.036 WHIP. He walked just 2.3 batters per nine innings, and struck out 9.9. Boy, was 2021 a different story.
Bundy posted a 6.06 ERA this year in 23 games (19 starts) to go along with an abysmal 2-9 record and a 1.357 WHIP. He walked 3.4 batters per nine innings and struck out 8.3.
It was a deep regression for Bundy, and it had to be very frustrating for him due to the progress he had been making since he struggled a lot in 2018.
Bundy cost over $8 million this past year, and he’s really not worth much at all anymore. Even in a trade market this past year that wasn’t deep at all, the Angels still couldn’t even find a team to trade for Bundy.
He’s just not a good pitcher right now, and it’s best for both parties to go their separate ways. The Angels need to give themselves a new, fresh arm in his spot, and Bundy needs a change of scenery.
This Angels team has the chance to be special next year. Unfortunately, there won’t be room for everyone.