It's no secret that the Mets' bullpen has had its struggles this season, highlighted by Friday's pair of losses.
Between Edwin Diaz, Jeurys Familia, and others the Mets just haven't quite locked in on the best way to handle the late innings.
There's a new name on the market who could be an intriguing option for the back end of the Mets' pen.
Cody Allen, a 30-year-old right-hander, was designated for assignment by the Angels on Saturday morning. Signed to be the team's closer this offseason, Allen struggled with the Angels, posting a 6.26 ERA in 25 appearances while losing his closing role. His poor season came to a head on Friday, when he allowed four runs in two-thirds of an inning against the Rays.
Perhaps a change of scenery would be good for Allen, and his connection Mickey Callaway, along with the Mets' problems in the pen, would seem to make New York a good fit.
In seven seasons with the Indians, Allen saved 149 games while posting an ERA under 3.00 at 2.98. While Callaway was the Indians' pitching coach from 2013-17, Allen notched 122 of those saves with an ERA of 2.59.
With Allen being DFA'd on Friday, he can be claimed off waivers by another team within seven days or traded. If Allen clears waivers, it's likely that he would be released rather than heading to the minors.