Good Morning Angels fans, hope your 2021 is doing better than 2020, even though it is only day 6. Anyway have some links!
$Baseball America released their Angels Top Prospect list and Jo Adel is still at number 1. They use a different criteria for eligibility than MLB does, and Chris Rodriguez has jumped Detmers to be the top Angels arm on the farm.
Jeff Fletcher has an idea to stop tanking, give the Angels an extra pick in the draft. Well, more like the top teams to not make the playoffs get an extra pick after round 1, which is the same thing to be honest.
It is Chuck Finley week here at Crashing the Pearly Gates. If you have a fan shot, write it and it may be on the site. After all, there isn’t much Angels news going on right now.
Speaking of that anti tank thing, the $Athletic has some ideas on how to stop it. Personally, it isn’t a big problem like with NBA and NFL.
In a more serious note, Sandra Scully, wife of Vin Scully, has passed away at the age of 76. She was battling ALS.
Tommy Lasorda was in the hospital and now he is out. The 93 year old is still kicking, even if he is taking a nap almost every time he is on tv.
Hank Aaron is one of the first in Georgia to take the vaccine for COVID-19. This should get others to take it too, although, those in Georgia have their eyes set elsewhere…
Ha-Seong Kim gave his introductory speech of joining the Padres. He managed to say some of it in English, and he chose San Diego because they are one of the best teams in MLB right now.
MiLB AA will not start on time. Those that aren’t MLB or AAA will not be allowed into Spring Training this year until after the MLB players leave. This makes sense, but it really hurts if it gets to 100 degrees by the time their spring training starts.
$Even Jeff Passan is mad about how slow this offseason is. Seriously there has been less money spent this offseason at this time than any other year in recent memory.
Oh and the NPB posting deadline is tomorrow at 2PM Pacific. And so far it doesn’t look like anything has happened yet. In fact, Sugano may stay in Japan the offers are so bad.
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