Another piece has fallen; the Baltimore Orioles have traded RHP Dylan Bundy to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The news was just broken within the hour by Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. Rosenthal also said that one of the pieces that the Orioles will be getting back will be RHP Isaac Mattson, who’s had a cup of coffee in the bigs.
The deal is expected to include more minor leaguers from Anaheim, so stay tuned. There had been rumors that the O’s would pull the trigger on trading Bundy, as he was going to be able to yield them a decent return based on the amount of years he’s under team control. However it still has to be tough to part with a top draft pick such as Bundy. But to Anaheim he goes.
While Bundy had a decent 2019, he also had been victim of the long ball over most of his time in Baltimore. Being more of a pitcher’s park, Anaheim might be a good place for him. However this move also brings another influx of young players into the organization. And while Mattson has primarily been a reliever to this point, it wouldn’t shock me to see them stretch him out and work him into a starter. More as we hear it.