LA Angels Monday News Crash- Goodbye Jonathan Strangio

The Angels Assistant General Manager Jonathan Strangio is gone effective October 31, 2020.  The Angels continue to interview all kinds of people for the vacant General Manager position.  Not only did the Mets claim Jacob Barnes off waivers, but they claimed Nick Tropeano.  Tim Dierkes of MLB Trade Rumors thinks we will get Marcus Stroman, Marcus Semien, Trevor Rosenthal, and Mike Minor.  He thinks Andrelton Simmons is going to the Yankees and Tommy La Stella back to the Athletics.  Marcus Stroman was extended a qualifying offer.  It looks like they are having a lot of game cancellations in the Instructional League because of COVID-19. 

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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It’s everyone’s favorite day! The day all the MiLB Free Agents get listed! THE DUMPSTER IS OPEN!

Though I know most of you hate it, the dumpster is where a lot of the teams we wish we were pick up their extra little pieces of flare that make the outfit pop. Here’s hoping the new brain trust is better at this. THIS is where scouting would really help us, knowing a fair amount about a whole bunch of these guys would be a real edge.

Hell, even with my limited knowledge there are guys on this list I’d at least want to get a look at this spring…. Pedro Strop (RHRP), Travis Radke (LHRP), Drew Ferguson (OF), Bo Takahashi (RHSP), Jaycob Brugman (OF), Mike Foltynewikz (RHSP), Jonathan Cheshire (RHRP) Sam Long (LHSP), Dilmer Mejia (LHSP), Aaron Northcraft (RHRP), Tim Adelman (RHSP), Rene Pinto (C) Scott Schebler (OF), Chih-Wei Hu (RHSP), Eugenio Palma (LHRP), Kade Scivicque (C), Edubray Ramos (RHRP), Mitch Horacek (LHRP), Hansel Rodriguez (RHRP), Mike Franco (RHRP)

And those are all just guys I am vaguely aware of from systems I know are better than ours. These guys won’t make our team great, but we could add bullpen, catcher and OF depth pretty painlessly with some of these guys, and a couple of these starting pitchers may at least be better than Jaime Barria.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago

Thats a Strangio development.

So – who is contacting players and their agents?

Guest
3 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Larry H Parker.

Fansince1971
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3 years ago
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He will FIGHT for you!!

DMAGZ13
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3 years ago

That’s not a bad salary figure for Stroman as long as he’s healthy .I don’t see him as an ace but he can be a #2 and for his age and that length that’s a good deal.

They need more than one reliever though. They need 4-5 and hope 2-3 stick in addition to who we have.

admkir
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3 years ago

I could get behind Stroman and Rosenthal, but would prefer Simba to Semien on 1 year deals, also feel their are better options out there than Minor

2002heaven
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3 years ago
Reply to  admkir

Rosenthal was available for nuthin 10 months ago.

admkir
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3 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

What a difference a day makes

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  admkir

If Minor were the second starter we pick up for less than 10M I’d be fine with him along with a few others.