Saves and Steals: Allen on the Outs?

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Saves and Steals: Allen on the Outs?
Saves and Steals: Allen on the Outs?

As was prophesied, trouble has found Angels closer Cody Allen. His last five appearances lasted just 3.1 innings with five runs, six hits, and six walks. He also allowed three home runs. Two issues plague Allen – a multi-season declining fastball velocity and an inability to throw his curve effectively for strikes. Allen has thrown more curves than fastballs this season in an effort to hide his horrific heater. Instead, it's led to walks. A reckoning is coming for Allen. When the dust clears, it's anyone's guess who will emerge with the closer role. This column has regularly recommended stashing Ty Buttrey. He is quite clearly the best reliever in this bullpen. He's also working in the fifth

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