That, my friends, is the new Mike Trout inspired logo from Big Fly Gear and it is now available for the winner of our CtPG contest. All you have to do to enter is make an account and make a post on the Giveaway article.
Winner will be chosen at random on March 15th. If you haven’t officially joined the fray, do so soon.
If you are like me and lack patience/want a sure thing, go to bigflygear.com and pick one of those bad boys up today.
In Angels news:
Brian Goodwin won his arbitration hearing and will make $2.2 million to keep Jo Adell in Salt Lake for a few months then become a very nice fourth outfielder.
The OC Register caught up with Brian shortly after the decision was announced and he gives some cool insight to the process. He seems like yet another good guy in an Angels uniform.
Old friend JC Ramirez is back in the fold, signing a minor league deal. JC spent last year in the Mexican League and is trying to fight his way back to big league ball.
With the Angels front office still needing a front of the rotation arm, here’s a look at who might realistically be available as the season gets going. I have to say, I like the Boyd kid. He’s shown both durability and stuff. With a little more consistency, he could be a great pitcher.
Fangraphs does their usual work and finds another possible hidden gem: Joe Musgrove. He has club control remaining but the Pirates are clearly rebuilding. This got me thinking. Also, ZIPS projections for 2020 are live on Fangraphs. They can be a little addicting.
Elsewhere around baseball:
Casinos are now offering odds on Astros batters being hit by pitches. I have to get in on this action. Bregman is the odds on favorite everywhere you look, and there are a lot of places to look.
One casino prop bet of interest is an Over/Under of 83.5 Houston batters hit this year. That’s a tad over one every other game. It seems too high until I see Alex Bregman’s smug face.
2 prospects have been busted for PEDs this week. Martes from Houston was followed by Pablo Reyes. This makes 10 of the last 12 players to test positive hailing from the Dominican Republic. Add in larger stars like Manny, Papi, Cano, etc. and it is clear MLB has a problem at some level. I don’t know the fix.
Globe Life Field in Arlington is just about done and looks like a really nice ballpark. The latest big test was the plumbing. They invited 300 local students to join them in a massive flush party
The Angels pre season kicks off in just over 48 hours. This off season has gone by quickly. It has been a rocky one in both MLB and our little sphere of it and I’m ready to hear the crack of the bat again.