Angels 05/06/2021 Albert Pujols Press Conference Thread

Our glorious GM will be addressing the media over the sudden DFA of Albert Pujols. Expect no real answers, especially as none of us at CtPG are there to ask. AM 830. Discuss here.

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2002heaven
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4 months ago

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I may be gone, but my impact will definitely be LONG TERM!! 😫  😥 

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

Hahahhaha. … Rays suck. Finally a break

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

Fletcher – prior to 2021 … Hardest man to strikeout in baseball

Fletcher 2021 – easiest guy to strikeout in baseball

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

thread fails. i’m getting old dammit. these were supposed to be in the gamthread.

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago

Tonight’s game is only 40 mins away and still no lineup posted for the Angels.

Weird.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Up now. Fletch, Ohtani, Trout, Walsh, Iglesias, Ward (RF), Suzuki, Lagares (LF), Gosselin (3b)

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago

Bottom third of order is pretty weak. Nobody over .217.

Also, Iglesias batting 5th does not inspire confidence…

I’d put the over/under for Angels runs at 2 and a half.

For those who don’t know that is pretty low☹️.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Detroit is the lowest in the majors at 2.97 per game. Angels are now 14th at 4.55.

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago

Yes, but that 4.55 was established mostly with both Rendon and Upton in the lineup and no Gosselin or Lagares, lol.

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

also “6:38” so 6:42 or so

MH252525
Trusted Member
4 months ago

I’m so glad he was DFA’d and not traded like Vernon Wells to the Yankees or Hamilton back to the Rangers. He’s going to have to realize your skills at baseball are so bad now Albert that NO ONE WANTS YOU FOR THE LEAGUE MINIMUM.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

So C-Rod is back on the IR?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago

I haven’t seen it yet, officially. Also don’t know who replaces Albert.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
4 months ago

Jon Jay

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
4 months ago

And Pujols DFA. So we have two roster moves before lineup is release tonight?

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago

Three. Stassi is also on concussion list

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Oh wow. We’re going deep to the well now

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

NOT VERNON WELLS

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

the start of the minor league season complicates things. Is there still a taxi squad?

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago

That’s a good question actually. Will see if I can flag down one of the beat writers.

Also, SLC is so decimated (by the big league club) that for their OPENING DAY, they don’t have enough players to have a DH, and Barría is hitting for himself.

Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

The SLC roster claims they are only carrying 3 outfielders

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I have no idea what’s going on down there! Francisco Arcia is playing 1B!

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

are the beat writers taxi drivers? You’re gonna flag them down? 😀

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago

Yes, it seems the taxi squad still exists. AAA capacity is theoretically expanded to 28 to account for these players when the Angels are on the road. As the Angels are not on the road until Monday, I don’t think the org has filled out the AAA roster yet.

Edit: 28 active, 33 at all times

Last edited 4 months ago by H.T. Ennis
Cowboy26
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TheOrangeCurtain
Trusted Member
4 months ago

Don’t forget this slight at Angels fans:
https://www.ksdk.com/article/sports/trouts-st-louis-debut-treat-for-pujols-fans/63-df03406a-88fa-4660-9f6a-404d80a1a160

I’ll be the first to admit as a whole, Angels fans are not the best. But it was a tacky look and by saying it publicly, not a good look.

So good riddance, Albert. Hope those “great fans” want you back in St. Louis so you can ground into more double plays.

Brent
Trusted Member
4 months ago

Yeah… that was bad.

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
4 months ago

Summary: Guy who got a quarter billion dollars felt like the organization hadn’t done enough for him personally in his pursuit of more counting stats.

bradllee424
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4 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Some of these players today I just don’t have any respect for. They make way too much money and their mouths never shut up.

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

Ohtani batting tonight

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago

A guess we have to wait for the pregame ti see anything

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago

CRod to the IL

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

Stassi to concussion IL

FungoAle
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Stassi might have gotten in the way of Puljos right cross when being told by Joe he is not in the starting line-up.

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Stassi’s head met the same fate as Jerry’s iPads.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

great, just great

FungoAle
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

These young hard throwers, the arm injuries are so prevalent. We’ll miss CRod big time.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago

dang, finally hit the stream and heard “well there you have it” as the thing ended.

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

AHHHHHHHHHH Lodge in my cochlea.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Honk Honk!

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
4 months ago

Pujols is a big enough name to be on TV

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago

what station is this on?

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

AM 830. I provided link below

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

oh, that’s what that is! Thanks. Thanks also JHW

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

“it’s about the organization moving forward”

AMEN!

Last edited 4 months ago by DowningDude
DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago

“No fight in Pujols.” LOL … I know … taken out of context, but funny by itself.

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago

Rosenthal lmfaooooo “did he fight you”

DowningDude
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  H.T. Ennis

ah, that’s “bowtie?” 😀

H.T. Ennis
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

yessir! =)