The Angels are considered one of the ten teams that could shake up the off season. What causes anyone to believe Arte Moreno will seriously open up his pocket book? In other news, Keynan Middleton may have been non-tendered but the Angels twitter feed and the official Angels site made no announcement as of press time for these links.
Meanwhile, below are links to the Crashing The Pearly Gates series on what we would do if we were Perry Minasian. Pick up a pen because everybody can play. The estimated financial budget within which we are working appears in the first text block of each of these articles. If you wrote a Fan Post, be patient. We are having an early glut of staff writers submitting articles but we hope to give everybody their chance.
If I was Perry, Part I: Brent Maguire.
If I was Perry, Part II: Jeff Joiner.
Links From Around Baseball
Terry Collins says he is retired. Here is a listing of likely destinations for Josh Hader. Unfortunately, the Angels did not make the short list on the grounds that they have more pressing needs. On a related note, this is a ranking of five second tier starting pitchers as seen from a Mets perspective and this is the tier we will probably be shopping in. Will that shake up the off season? The Brewers have promoted Matt Arnold to Senior Vice President and General Manager. Therefore, now Perry Minasian has someone different to deal with. Trevor Bauer tweeted an anti-steroids stance, or what appears to be an anti-steroids stance, although I’d hardly expect him publicly to tweet a pro-steroids stance. The Dodgers laid off an unknown number of employees. Lindy McDaniel, an all star reliever with 21 MLB seasons under his belt died at the age of 84.
Round and round Trevor Bauer goes. Where he stops, nobody knows! (Trigger warning if you are epileptic! Don’t look at the hat logos.) Aroldis Chapman’s suspension is now only two games. Why couldn’t Joe Kelly get this deal? He’s not a Yankee?