LA Angels News Crash: Winsday by error

Links for the middle of the week!

Angels won on Tuesday 11-7. Which is how most games would be won this season for the Halos. Michael Hermosillo hit a home run and stole a base. The win was secured by 5 errors by Cleveland.

Angels News

In case you missed it, the Skaggs case is in full swing in Texas. Rev wrote about what that entails. Opioid addiction is a serious matter, please contact a professional for help.

In lighter news, prospect Chris Rodriguez completed his rehab! Things are looking up! A healthy pitcher is well needed.

Heaney gave up the first earned runs by a SP for the Angels in spring but he could still be the opening day starter. He said he would like to, but doesn’t care as much as being in the rotation to begin with.

New Angels pitching coach Mickey Callaway believes in the pitching staff. At least in the new video released by the team. I wish I had his optimism.

Baseball News

Christian Yelich is locked up with the Brewers. 9/215M with a 10th year option. He is 28 this year. Despite it being a ton of money, it is still nowhere near what Trout got, and it could be seen as a good deal for the Brewers assuming he doesn’t pull a Pujols.

Bruce Bochy is disappointed in the Astros. He says as he flexes his 3 clean rings. The former SF manager actually played for the Astros in 1978.

Even A-Roid is disapproving of how the Astros have handled their cheating. Says that they deserve to be ridiculed after showing no remorse. Alex Rodriguez is more likable than the Astros. What a world.

MLB is continuing to not understand how to get the youth viewership. The blackout policies have shut out growth to the casual fan. With the YouTube TV rights issue with Sinclair narrowly avoided, it is time for change to this system. At least, according to Yahoo.

Scott Miller of Bleacher Report reached out to pitchers who got hammered by the Astros. This is also a look into the fringe relievers who get shuffled from AAA to the MLB and what they go through. It is rough.

Rays minors player Garrett Whitley has facial fractures after getting hit with a foul ball in the dugout. Apparently you do not bleed much when your face breaks on the inside. Without an MLB salary, this is rough for his future.

Yu Darvish is credited in an Academic Paper in Japan for donating a GPU. This happened after a follower asked for one instead of a glove from him back in October. Needless to say, an RTX 2080 Ti is worth 1,200 US dollars. You can’t play catch with it but safe to say it was a good gift.

MLB will not postpone games over a certain virus. They are either that confident or that arrogant about it seeing that it has already caused issues in Asian baseball. The heat should make the viral spread slow down at least,

The Pirates, though, are more cautious than MLB as they brought in a sanitation team to their facility due to an outbreak nearby. At least they spent money on something.

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OMAHALOFAN
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1 year ago
2pints
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1 year ago

Todays links at HH have a link to an article on this site, which I found a bit weird.

OMAHALOFAN
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1 year ago
Reply to  2pints

Ha! HH = Forbes

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  2pints

I’ve seen a total of one real comment by “one of us”. There’ve been a lot of “good luck, Dodger fan” comments, which don’t really count. Outside of 2002’s comment it looks like it’s all people who’ve just signed up. It can’t be fun for those Dodger fans to do that much work just for, essentially, no response.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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That site went ghost town way faster than I thought it would. I figured there would be at least a solid few set in their ways types that kept going there, but nope, it reminds me of a night I spent in sleeping in my car in Harwood, TX. The most exciting thing that place had to offer was waking up with a cow looking at me through my window.

To that town’s credit, it was a nice cow, very lustrous fur and a pleasant moooo.

2002heaven
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1 year ago

I had to correct one reply who said the Angel’s made a mistake by trading Nolan Ryan…..LOL!!!

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago
Reply to  2pints

Weird, but it was probably a good idea. The new manager is extending an olive branch hoping people will continue to visit both sites.

I don’t think it will work, but it’s a nice gesture.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

It’s like visiting a dive bar with only one other customer at 10 AM.

Charles Sutton
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1 year ago

It sounds like Heaney will consider it a win if he can get through spring training physically unscathed.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

at this point the rotation is Heaney, Bundy, Teheran. That seems a little short to me.

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago

That’s 6’2″, 6’1″, and 6’2″. They might not be giants, but I wouldn’t call them short.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

I would say “a little thin” but then there’d be suggestions that Trout pitch

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I think that the FO’s wait and see attitude towards getting more pitching is fine for now. The current group of coaches and pitchers have a lot to focus on for the time being. Let Callaway try to get Heaney, Teheran, Bundy, Andriese and future CYA winner Dillion Peters sorted. Let all the pitchers all over the MLB sort out their health issues and camp injuries. When camps start to shift at the end of the season we can see who is healthy and can be traded for, we can also see if there are any cast off arms we want to pick up.

Why do all that now, unless someone really wants to trade someone really good to us THIS WEEK? That’s a different situation, but now that camp is in full swing I understand letting the situation shake out league wide and then making some moves for depth arms.

An example is a guy like Chris Archer. Would you rather blow prospects on him now or after he gets through ST?

BallsAndStrikes
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1 year ago

Im excited to see what calloway can do with guys like Barria, Sandoval and Suarez. If each one of those guys can maximize their potential we might not need much outside help.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Yup and me too…

Rahul Setty
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1 year ago

Awesome for Yelich, but I don’t think it’s a coup for Milwaukee, necessarily. Yelich will be 30 when this extension starts, and between 30-36 he’ll make $29mm/year. And while players can defy traditional aging curves, he’s at or close to his peak right now. It’s still a team friendly deal for sure (and great for baseball), but not outrightly cheap, per se.

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

I’m not happy about it. Yelich understands why Trout would want to stay in Newport, and I noticed Yelich was due to be a free agent the same year as Upton. There goes that idea.

Mountainman76
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1 year ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Hopefully JA and Marsh work out and there wont be a need to spend 200M+ on a 30yo outfielder

Rahul Setty
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1 year ago

Ha! I guess the Pirates can pay for coronavirus prevention, but not their own players.

Jim Atkins
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1 year ago

This has nothing to do with baseball, but I thought everybody should know that a candidate named Vermin Supreme is tied for third in the Libertarian Party Presidential primary in California. I’m assuming Vermin doesn’t have a job where a name tag or embroidered employee shirt is required.

Back to baseball, yeah, we kind of need to trade for a pitcher, don’t you think? I like Marsh, but this team has desperate needs NOW.

Charles Sutton
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Yeah. Brace yourself. I think today is “further test” day for Canning.

ryanfea
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

He’s been running for President for many years. He is something else… https://youtu.be/X_nEwAyoNgk

Blackgoat
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Vermin wields a mighty toothbrush. An American hero. Please google him if you have never heard of him.

ihearhowie3.0
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1 year ago

Kiley McDaniel at ESPN has his Top 100 Prospects.

Adell at 10
Marsh at 27
Jordyn Adams at 76

Fun thought exercise would be looking at San Diego’s depth of pitching prospects and our depth of OF prospects. Would either team do an Adell for Gore (#8) or Patino (#11) swap?

Sinatrasratpack
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1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I spoke to a scout friend of mine who works for a team within our division.
he says on some teams boards, they rank Marsh ahead of Adell.

I would do a Marsh for Gore + another (A-AA) Arm

ihearhowie3.0
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1 year ago

Well ya but SD wouldn’t. That’d be the best pitching prospect in baseball + more for our 2nd best OF prospect (according to these lists). Their fans would riot.

What your friend said has been out there a little more lately, I think because Marsh is maybe viewed as safer but with a lower ceiling than Jo. If the Angels privately felt the same way, this is the type of deal they should explore to balance out the system a bit.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

You can see here, early in ST, why Adell is going to start in AAA this year and why everyone who was talking about him needing to start the season in RF and not have his service time manipulated is a doof. Adell’s an awesome prospect, but rusty fringe MLB arms are handling his free swinging ways pretty easily. He needs to marinate a little more in AAA and tone those swings down a little before he has to face MLB pitching all the time.

I think it has been smart of the Angels to have him and Marsh up in the big camp so many years ahead of their ETA. They get to see what awaits them without any real “do it now or you’re a bust” pressure so they have a realistic and experienced level of skill to strive for while in the minors.