Off we go on a road trip to Houston. I guess we better hope Drew Butera can keep up with all the sign changing. The Angels took two out of three against the Dodgers. We are on a roll.
Fangraphs Jay Jaffe writes that the Angels pitching is not actually all that bad and the defense is dragging it down. Says Jaffe, “Upton has become incomprehensibly bad.”
Albert Pujols Related Links
A report came out Sunday that Albert Pujols was confrontational and yelling at Joe Maddon about his managerial skills. Joe Maddon disputes that was what happened.
Jack Kruger Related Links
The Angels traded cash considerations to the Rangers for Drew Butera on Friday. They designated Jack Kruger for assignment. His cup of coffee barely lasted a day. The Rangers then turned around and claimed Jack Kruger off waivers. Here is a little more detail about the transaction plus some news about Kohei Arihara to the IL.
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Jacob deGrom’s back tightness isn’t going away. It moves around, but it’s still his back.
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