Good Morning Angels fans, how are you today? Have some links why don’t you?
The Angels lose again, going back under .500. Life’s not fair.
As part of winning Player of the Week, Max Stassi got interviewed by MLB Network.
MLB finally has punishments in place for those that doctor the ball. 10 game suspension, but with pay? While it has been criticized for being way too lenient, it is something Manfred can do without the union and the players cannot appeal due to still getting paid.
In addition, the teams will be unable to replace the players on the active roster and the pay still in place makes it clear that this is focused at punishing teams over individual players.
Negro League stats are now MLB stats on Baseball Reference. This means some more .400 BA seasons and showing how damn dominant Josh Gibson truly was.
Speaking of Gibsons, Bob Gibson’s ERA record may be in danger as Jacob DeGrom has been unbelievable. Of course, there is more than half a season to go, so this can all be moot at season’s end.
Max Scherzer is now on the IL with a groin issue. Groin IL stints have been common this season.
Glasnow goes on IL with UCL injury. And pitchers continue to drop around MLB.
Cole Hamels is almost healthy and is looking for a team…
The Olympics is still going to happen and Tanaka will play for Japan in it. Still surprised no MLB team signed him.
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