For the most part, the Angels pitchers pitched well against the Mariners on Sunday. The Angels won the game. Is there a connection here? I think there is. The Angels lost to the Brewers yesterday 10-9 behind some relatively atrocious pitching. Anthony Rendon seems to be feeling fine. So does Justin Upton. The Angels outrighted Gerardo Reyes, who has a UCL sprain in his pitching elbow. He’s not feeling fine. The Angels are using a 20 page book by Sam Suplizio entitled “Defensive Outfield Play” to help their outfielders perfect the fundamentals. Joe Maddon found his copy and photocopied it for everybody.
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Get ready for some additional drama as we approach the height of the CBA negotiations. The 2021 revenue sharing plan has a component where the league will advance or loan money to the small market teams on behalf of the big market teams. Representatives of big market teams say this is optics and the money will never be paid back. MLB, for its part, says the money will absolutely be paid back. Long time MLB pitcher Rheal Cormier died of cancer at the age of 53.
Interesting slide. I think this guy is out, not only on the tag but I am also not sure his hand really touched the plate.
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