03/22/2021 Angels vs. Cubs Spring Training Gamethread

This could conceivably be a lineup Joe Maddon fills out on the days Ohtani rests. I don’t very much like Trout at 3, but I’ll live.

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Turk's Teeth
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1 year ago

Assuming Peña and Slegers open the season on the IL, and Barria still has an option, I’d probably go into April with this pen:

Iglesias
Mayers
Rodriguez
Sandoval
Buttrey
Claudio
Guerra
Faria

I still want to see Rodriguez and Sandoval given a chance to start eventually, but they could be solid weapons out of the bullpen until other arms mend, or the rotation suffers its inevitable injuries.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I’ll co-sign on this bullpen. Still hoping for an upgrade

FungoAle
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1 year ago

Echo what you said here Champs. I’ll co-sign off as well Turks but praying like a MF for an upgrade.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

And if Barria doesn’t have an option is Faria the odd man out? Even though he’s had a good spring, his BB/9 for this spring as well as over his entire career have been pretty poor.

Turk's Teeth
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I would suspect so, unless they choose to send Sandoval/Rodriguez to the minors to stretch out and start.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Wow so under your scenario if a starter goes down our only depth would be Barria, Detmers or maybe Naughton now that he’s throwing again? We could be screwed.

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Suarez.

But, yes. Pretty much.

Thing is do we put Rodriguez in the bullpen to be good now or keep him in AAA hoping to be good later? Tough call.

Turk's Teeth
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think they’d send him to AA if he were to be stretched out. He’s never pitched above high A, and the PCL would be a cold bath for a young rehabbing arm, I think.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
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Since there will be no AA or AAA to at least May and that teams will be utilizing the alternate sites I don’t think it matters much where CRod will start. Maybe this is another reason that they will carry him in the pen for the big club instead io having him languish at the alternate site like last year.

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I would keep Rodriguez on a path to be a starter. No question in my mind. Greater value longe range.

Turk's Teeth
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Minasian really didn’t invest in much AAA depth. Barria, Suarez and Detmers seem to be the reserves. With conversions from Peña, Sandoval and Peters if it gets that far.

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

I like it. Plenty of multiple inning guys.

We’re really going to need both bulk inning and Mayers to be the lock down bridge to Iglesias this year.

Turk's Teeth
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1 year ago

Sandoval’s stuff really plays in relief. Potentially bigger addition than Claudio as a lefty out of the pen.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Ok these HBP are becoming more and more annoying with each one

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Lucky number 13 Rendon

red floyd
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1 year ago

Damn… Looking at Lameday, that was one hell of a second inning (Yay Halo Blitz!) that I missed.

Brent Maguire
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1 year ago

Dexter Fowler might be an issue in right field (and at the plate). The skills just look like they’re gone.

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

Have you guys seen all of the rules for attending an Angels game this season?
Women (or men) can’t even bring a purse into the stadium.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Not even a clear one (purse)? Are concessions going to be open? Bringing my kids to a game I’m going to need a diaper bag and some snacks… that not going to be allowed?

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

Diaper bags are allowed. Bagged food. Water/liquid in clear bottles/containers. Purses that are no bigger than 4.5 x 6.5 inches.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

So my mini-murse saddlebag will work? Whew.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Thanks for that info.

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Thanks. I’ll have to reread those. Going to a game the first week.

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

I took a pic of the rules but I don’t know how to post it. I clicked on that thing on the right and photo library comes up but when I pick a picture, nothing happens. 🤷🏼‍♀️

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Yeah I’ve noticed that too Lana. I’ve tried to screenshot stuff like that cactus yesterday but it won’t attach and load

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Ugh RF

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Whoever is in charge of today’s postgame write up is going to have fun

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago

So the only out in the inning was the sacrifice bunt.

The lesson here?

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Most productive outs of an inning I’ve seen in awhile

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

would love to see Fletch go all Patek here

admkir
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1 year ago

Waiting on white flag

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

Batting practice!

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Most everything going our way today!!! I’ll take it!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Slumpbuster!

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

comment image

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

It’s a Blitz!

And Reed in the back
Said, “Everyone attack!”
And it turned into a Halo Blitz!
And Maddon in the corner
Said, “Boys I gotta warn ya,
It’ll turn into a Halo Blitz!”
Halo Blitz…. Halo Blitz…
Halo Blitz…. Halo Blitz…
It’s, it’s a Halo Blitz!
IT’S A HALO BLITZ!!!!

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

yay!

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

HALOOOO BLITZ (in a deep voice). Love it Lana!!

LanaBanana
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1 year ago

Red Floyd is usually in charge of this but I’m his proxy when he’s not here.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Keep it up! Best game all spring so far

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Hoping this ST Upton we are seeing carries over to the regular season. Good to see Fowler have a good at bat today too.

Angels2020Champs
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1 year ago

Love seeing this offense today… scoring with runners in scoring position, taking advantage of mistakes, small ball with the sac bunt, lots of hits so far 🙂

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

The Guy sitting behind the LH Batters looks like Dave Roberts. He must have the day off. I did not know he was closet Angel fan.

LanaBanana
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It could be….they are playing tonight.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago

tired of lobsters, want runz

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

I like that better! yay Trout!