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CODY ALLEN RUMORS & GOSSIP

Tribe bullpen toughs out nail-biter

When the bullpen phone rang on Wednesday night, Indians closer Cody Allen was ready. It did not matter that the ninth inning had not arrived. As Cleveland showed the world in October, its relievers are not only overpowering, but also adaptable.
Via Indians.com
2 days ago

Terry Francona keeping Cody Allen as Cleveland closer, Andrew Miller in setup role

Andrew Miller may be the Cleveland Indians’ best reliever, but he won’t be closing games for them to start 2017.Manager Terry Francona said Saturday that Cody Allen remains the team’s closer, with Miller and Bryan Shaw serving as the bridge to get leads to the 9th inning. At first glance, this looks odd, but the Indians have great bullpen depth and are taking full advantage...
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Toronto streaker gets decked, represents Blue Jays' ALCS performance

Playoff pressure can get to the fans, too. With the Blue Jays needing three runs in the bottom of the ninth Wednesday to keep their dream of a first World Series berth since 1993 alive, a fan bolted onto the field from the right field stands, stripped off his shirt and survived for about 10 seconds on the field before several security knocked him to the ground behind second base...
Via The Comeback
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Cody Allen: A Cleveland Closer’s Weird Year

Cody Allen has had, in his own words, “kind of a weird year.” The Cleveland Indians closer has 30 saves and has given up just a pair of home runs in 59 innings. Meanwhile, his ERA (3.51) is nearly a run and a half higher than it was a year ago (2.07) while his FIP (1.96) is more than a full run lower (2.99). His .366 BABIP is exactly .100 points higher than it was in 2014. Allen...
Via Fangraphs
September 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland Indians: Don’t worry about Cody Allen

For the Cleveland Indians, Monday night’s loss to the Chicago White Sox was one of the ugliest in recent memory. The Tribe carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth, and closer Cody Allen came on to try and shut the door. Cody Allen Unfortunately, Allen couldn’t get the job done. After striking out the first batter he faced, Allen allowed the next seven consecutive White...
Via isportsweb.com
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Allen Leads Bullpen Looking for Postseason Birth

Each year since his arrival, Cody Allen has assumed a larger role for the Cleveland Indians. While the role may not have much more room to grow, the level of importance could. Now Cleveland’s closer, Allen will be expected to close down games for the Tribe with hopes of progressing to the Indians’ first division crown since 2007. Allen was selected by the Indians in the 23rd...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Indians Extend Cody Allen?

To begin, reliever extensions almost never work out and closers even less often, but Winter is coming and rumors are abound. The general reasoning behind not keeping relievers around for a long time is that they benefit greatly from the unknown. There are so many minor league relievers that teams cannot focus scouts on each one and often, when they do make it to the Majors, as Kyle...
Via Burning River Baseball
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Indians' Allen bounces back after tough outings

CLEVELAND -- After struggling in his last two outings, Cody Allen bounced back with a scoreless ninth inning in Tuesday's 6-2 win over Detroit. Allen had allowed four earned runs in his previous two appearances. He gave up three runs against Oakland last Sunday and then allowed a game-tying home run to pinch-hitter J.D. Martinez in the ninth inning on Monday against Detroit. On Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Allen Succeeds in Any Role He’s Given

The Cleveland Indians open the 2014 season with new expectations despite many questions. The Indians’ 25-man roster will look different than the group that won 92 games and lost the American League Wild Card game to the Tampa Bay Rays. While the roster may change and the expectations grow, Cleveland will need answer many questions this spring before opening the season in Oakland...
Via Did The Tribe Win Last Night?
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Crockett could see Cody Allen-like rise to Cleveland in 2014

Right-hander Cody Allen was drafted in 2011, travelled through four different minor league stops in that same year, and half way through the 2012 season he was called up to the big leagues. He hasn't looked back since and has become one of the Indians primary weapons out of the bullpen. Left-hander Kyle Crockett could very well be on the same path. Crockett, 22, was selected in the...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
January 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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