Fire up the Manager-Go-Round!
The Manager-Go-Round is in full swing. I know that is a mixed metaphor. The Angels, for example, have granted official permission for the White Sox to interview Tony La Russa. The White Sox want to do so. The way things are going, Mike Scioscia might even get a job. The Tigers interviewed Marcus Thames for their open managerial position. Ha ha ha ha! Here is a managerial candidate that could launch the White Sox straight up to top of the hatred charts.
Angels Related Links
Mike Trout is once again nominated for the Hank Aaron Award. Fan voting is open until Sunday. Meanwhile, Max Stassi underwent hip surgery yet again. Once again he might not be available at the start of next season. It’s déjà vu all over again. The probability of having to hire another catcher on top of shoring up the pitching situation makes it unlikely the Angels extend a qualifying offer to Andrelton Simmons. We already guessed that. Finally, here is an article entitled Dynasty Dynamics 2020: Los Angeles Angels. (A Baseball Prospectus subscription is required.)
Links From Around Baseball
Egad! The Dodgers set a record by scoring 11 runs in the first inning yesterday. The final score was Dodgers 15, Braves 3. The Astros won to force a game 5. Hyeon-Jong Yang, a left handed veteran pitcher from the KBO’s Kia Tigers will test the MLB market this off season. Beyond the Box Score finds it controversial that MLB should allow people to watch baseball in person. Meanwhile, apparently people behaved themselves at that drive-in viewing of the Dodgers game. Presumably no one drove in there sporting an Atlanta Braves banner. Jose Altuve committed his third throwing error in two games on Tuesday. Yip yip hooray! Do you remember that lawsuit about MLB selling tickets to games that became cancelled and not refunding the fans? A Los Angeles judge ruled that she sees no evidence of illegal behavior, effectively killing that lawsuit. Finally, This kid is crazy. I’d have probably broken my wrists.