Angels Writers ZOOM Roundtable: August 3, 2020

Angels writers from the CRASHING THE PEARLY GATES blog discuss Angels baseball. Recorded on an Angels off day – Monday night, August 3, 2020 – Rev Halofan moderates a panel of Angels writers: Brent Maguire, Rahul Setty and Jeffrey Tan as we discuss the Angels after ten games of this crazy 2020 season:

•Shohei Ohtani injured – is this it? Should he just DH from here on out or do the Angels double down on this 21st century version of Babe Ruth?!?!?

•Jo Adell – recorded on the cusp of his major league debut we take a closer look at this rookie, how the organization will use him and what player in baseball he most resembles.

•Angels bullpen – Was it five blown saves in the first ten games or six, or twenty? Let’s find out what needs to be done with the Angels relievers.

Go easy on us, this was a first time trial…

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steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

I hope you make this a weekly thing with Sanity Clause as the moderator.

Warfarin
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Nice! I’m stoked to hear that Goodwin and Upton will platoon. Goodwin’s been solid and Upton has, well, not been. Really glad to see management actually go with the superior players vs the bigger contracts.

Mia
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Mia
1 year ago

Jo Adell will be the everyday right fielder and Goody will platoon with Upton in left.

Trout is back, and Ohtani won’t pitch again this season.

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  Mia

I don’t think Upton will be out of the batting order, whether he be the Dh or Lf, much. I think Adell picks off a start in lf an rf once a week and gets 90% of the Thaiss and Ward OF time, to start.

Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago

Very cool that Rev is sharing his Ol’ Timey Prospector cosplay with CTPG.

Designerguy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Rev Halofan

Thank you, Gabby Halofan.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  Designerguy

Rip van Rev

AnAngelsFan
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1 year ago

Upton’s OPS is lower than Rendon’s OBP?!?!

Factcheck: Yep, that’s true.

ScoopleDoople
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1 year ago

Great roundtable – thank you!

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

Rahul, what are those trophies for?

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago

Participation

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

ha!

Rahul Setty
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1 year ago

She ain’t wrong! Most of them are YMCA basketball participation trophies, lol. The year I was in NJB we placed 3rd in our league and each took home a much-bigger trophy, which is sitting on our linen closet (not pictured) outside our room.

Last edited 1 year ago by Rahul Setty
DowningDude
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

@JessicaDeLine Hey o! I bit my tongue… Didn’t want to be cancelled for making a “generationalist” comment … 😂

DowningDude
Super Member
1 year ago

Can’t wait to watch. Thanks for putting it together.

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago

This was great you guys. Nice work!

eastbayhalo
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Really loved the staff round table with Rev as mod. Hope we get to see more!

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago

Pretty cool that we got Santa Claus on this!!

Rahul Setty
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Santa was a good moderator, for sure!

John Henry Weitzel
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Rahul Setty

Guess we found out what he does in August

DowningDude
Super Member
1 year ago

Bashes Mariners trolls and Josh Hamilton? 😍

eastbayhalo
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Missed seeing that 32 tattoo above the heart.