LA Angels Thursday News Crash: Reliever of the Month

Jared Walsh and Mike Mayers won American League Rookie of the Month and American League Reliever of the Month respectively. Congratulations!  The Angels intend to take their sweet time about replacing Billy Eppler.  Meanwhile, Victor Rojas remains hiding in plain sight.

Non-Angels Baseball News

Approximately 11,500 tickets will be available per game of the NLCS and the World Series at Globe Life Field.  Presumably they will be expensive.  Trevor Bauer just can’t help trolling people.  He was the first pitcher in postseason history to go 7.2 innings with zero walks and 12 strikeouts.  The game yesterday between the Reds and the Braves was, in fact, the first game in postseason history to enter inning number 12 with no score.  Then the Reds proceeded to lose the game in the thirteenth inning.  Between the two teams there were a total of 37 strikeouts, another historical record. 

The Minnesota Twins were swept by the Houston Astros.  We’ll have to wait for another series to see the Trashtros get their comeuppance.  Tampa Bay also swept the Blue Jays.  Mike Clevinger had a cortisone shot on Friday but the Padres still had to leave him off their 28 man roster for the wild card round. Billy Beane is serious about re-signing Tommy LaStella.  Matt Klentak is still waiting to find out if he will be fired. 

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Carp & Arte hire a cut out as the new GM
A hologram?

admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

So here’s the deal folks, Arte and Carp are in no hurry saying that Thanksgiving will be about right. So be prepared as our new FO comes to you courtesy of Amazons Black Friday Sale as that is about what they are looking for

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

Could be true…

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

the key Carpino quote: “He said the Angels payroll has been over $170 million for four or five years, and with that type of investment any owner should have some influence over how the money is spent.”

No.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

I will not spend another dime on this team if they can’t prove they are capable of running it as a professional baseball team.

Arte will never earn my respect back, ever.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Earn it “back.” ????

He never earned it with me to begin with. I never bought the Arte is great lower beer prices propaganda that his media consultants helped him construct.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

They are trying to convince Carlton to return, and are taking all of the GM responsibilities away to make the job easier this time, since it is paying less this time.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

I’m not sure I even understand what that means. Can you elaborate?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

Tony “Carlton” Reagins is still in the system, and is getting promoted slowly up the ladder again.

Carpino and Moreno want to try and build a winning team, since it is Arte’s moola. Tony must be cheap. Tony has no skills as a GM. Arte will do the work for Tony, thus, necessitating the need to pay him.

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Gotcha. I didn’t know that.

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

hmmm…Reagins works for MLB now, so…trolling?

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  max

Didn’t he get a job as something in the teams player development? Oh it for all of baseball. Thought he came back to Anaheim.

Ha ha, trolling, I was playing the long con this whole time.

Last edited 1 year ago by eyespy
PedroCerrano
Member
1 year ago

I might be reaching but reading between the lines on Carpino’s acknowledgment that there are serious organizational issues in the front office. That just might be a precursor to a major house cleaning. Not sure if he includes himself as part of that disfunction 🤔

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

I’ve found that very few people consider themselves part of the dysfunction.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  PatrickNaN

Correct. Arte and Carpino are making the hire. That should scare the hell out of anyone who cares about this team. If I’m Trout, I’m looking for the offramp from this circus.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

Me and the son were having a discussion about this. Mike should sit for a season, and demand to be traded if the ownership refuses to act like a baseball team and not a corporation.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

No idea what you are talking about

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

Gawd, Arte’s in charge! Well let’s hope someone new arrives very soon to drive the bus as GM it would seem is important maybe to get things done right and the WS will be here and gone soon and deals will start falling together. New Guy coming on board should have a week or to to bring in new people while evaluating what he’s got to work with. Let get this straight, Eppler was not resigned but nobody was being brought in because that was overlooked part of things or we are looking at someone who works for a playoff team maybe, someone on either TB or LAD? Sweet.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

So we think we suck hey? Well at least we do not need to go through what the Twinkies are experiencing, 18 Postseason losses in a row. They put together wonderful teams that win and make the playoffs and put the fans into high gear only to crash and burn, now that’s brutal. Does not matter who the manager is the outcome is just the same. I rather just not make the Playoffs and go through that heart break because been there and done that and it hurts more than just flat out not showing up.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago

I wish we had eighteen chances to win the World Series.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

Disagree. I would not want to lose the series year after year. Too humiliating.

It is less traumatic not to get there. Maybe losing in the ALCS would be okay though.

I would at least want to win a damn single game. That has to be a very sore point for Twins fans. I kind of agree with Grandpa on that.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago

What a day in MLB history yesterday. No one day ever had more Playoff baseball in one single day ever, with a lot of the games very competitive. Braves/Reds was just crazy fun but frustrating. My hopes for the Indians to take out the Yankees were dashed in a very close game with lots of scoring. Marlins took on the Cubs and won! Cardinals faced the high powered Padres and came out on top in a not so close game. Channel surfing between all games was a project wholeheartedly taken on and was fun actually. Taken off some more time today from my commitment to home school and check progress at church but this is Baseball and well Baseball is my life. (funny stuff but accurate,) So 9am we start another day of games with starting off the slate with the Braves/Reds. Reds screwed up so many times yesterday and with their best pitcher too. The Braves fans will be singing “Bring it on home” today. Dodgers/Braves 7 game Championship Series still in the works. Next up for the Yankees next week is Tampa Bay and that should halt their progress and season. Have fun again today my friends and I hope you all win today

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Pretty much sums up my view!

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago

I wonder if the Angels have discovered a long term bullpen piece in Mayers. He added a new pitch this year and it was nasty. We’ll know next year after the league has video on him and a chance to react. It would be nice, though, if he’s the next Robles (prior to this year).

La Stella is in a pretty crowded 2nd base market. Might be best to sign an extension rather than face the possibility of losing the game of musical chairs.

PedroCerrano
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I might be projecting but I’m still not sure that Maddon is a La Stella fan. This was the second parting of ways for them and Joe wasn’t the guy that gave him the opportunity to be a full time starter. It might have just been my read but La Stella’s frequent boots on mostly routine plays seemed to irk Maddon. I do love him in the batters box though.

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

That is why his name is Soggy Joe

Gorbachav5
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

He also could be the next Robles (this year). But I really hope that’s not the case.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Gorbachav5

I would not give up on Robles.

His stuff is still good and as we all know “closer” is a very volatile position/role and we see guys be great one year and bad the next.

With that in mind I would not be surprised if we see a return of “good” Robles next year.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Robles first came up with the Mets in 2009…….nope he’s done.
Next stop for him……..Japan.

Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago

No mention of the sneaky midnight stadium news from yesterday?

Brent
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

News came out the midnight two nights ago , not last night.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Wow. I’d missed that. Then again I’m so busy I miss a lot of things right now.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/09/30/after-hours-of-debate-anaheim-council-approves-details-of-angel-stadium-sale/

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Nice find in the OCR, but the two renderings do not line up as part of the same project. I hope that Noodles (LaStella) ends up somewhere like say Anaheim. He had more walks than K’s this season. Kind of missed him.

Guest
1 year ago

Similar to how Arte and (pick a GM) don’t line up as part of the same project.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

interesting illustration. Where’s the parking?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

The parking structures will be one of the lower buildings close to the stadium, and I think one towards the corner of Orangewood and State College, at least that is one rendering I saw circulate. none of these renderings are set in stone at this time.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

That’s right, they’re printed and mounted on panels!

Guest
1 year ago

There is no parking. You cannot attend unless you arrive on train, bicycle or foot. Maybe skateboard.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
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Gavin Newsom and Associates Architects ?

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

and Econometrics

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to 

😂

eyespy
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

No parks, no affordable housing, and Arte pays the difference in installments stating in ten years, on the 2018 land under values

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  eyespy

You forgot the hobos.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

As does the Angels bullpen.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

In Anaheim we call it the “Midnight Special”.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
1 year ago

Trevor Bauer wants to pitch on short rest over an entire season. Joe Maddon was once the most out-of-the-box thinker in the game. Can he do it once more, so we can sign Bauer?

PedroCerrano
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

That guy is a little kooky…might be fun to watch

PatrickNaN
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

If we could get Bauer, I’d be thrilled. I’m not even a little bit optimistic, though.

Guest
1 year ago
Reply to  PatrickNaN

He can pitch every other day for us, we’re not very deep.

Last edited 1 year ago by pseudagm