In Mike Trout News, the Angels moved Mike Trout to the 60 day injured list retroactive to May 18 in order to make room for Scott Schebler. Mike Trout will be available to play on July 17. Kean Wong was optioned back down to Salt Lake City. It looks like the Angels will finally select Scott Schebler, who has joined the Angels in New York. Josέ Quijada was optioned down to the minors on Sunday and Dillon Peters was brought up in his place.
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Tommy La Stella suffered a small fracture of his throwing hand while he was beginning to rehab from his most recent injury.
Josh Naylor has a broken and dislocated ankle. They are still deciding when he will have surgery.
The trade talks between the Diamondbacks and White Sox are heating up, at least as concerns Eduardo Escobar.
Homer Bailey just signed a minor league deal with the Oakland Athletics. Let’s hope he lives up to his name, the next time the Angels play Oakland.
Josέ Abreu is day to day with a bruised knee after being hit by a JT Chargois pitch on Sunday.
Josh Rawitch is the new President for the Baseball Hall of Fame.
In his Major League debut, Pirates pitcher Max Kranick pitched a perfect game for 5 innings on Sunday and was promptly sent back to the minor leagues.
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So I Guess Hoyt’s recent Salt Lake 11.57 ERA and 1.217 OPS Against wasn’t that big of a deal of a deterrent to another MLB promotion ?
We need to act without delay!
I’ll alert the grounds crew……mound drainage increase needed, pronto. While you’re at it, please order vomit bags for Bundy’s next start.
Then who will clean up the mess for Bundy, Griff, sometimes Heaney and Cobb?
They better find a new busboy for those nights.
“Continue to talk?”
What the hell is there to talk about???
Just DO IT !!
This team is still #1-2 starters away from contending, but this does not include Bundy and Heaney. Bundy seems to have lost his magic. Heaney would be a good long reliever and whoever trades for him probably would give him that postseason role. But as an Angel he wouldn’t accept that. So trade them tomorrow for bullpen pieces.
Suarez, Sandoval, Canning, Rodriguez, Detmers, seem to be good for half the rotation come September. Ohtani our bonus + 1 pitcher.
One other question/discussion issue for the group. With the collective bargaining agreement set to expire at the end of this season and the number of difficult issues that exist – is it likely there will be a work stoppage in 2022? And if so, does that change Perry’s approach at the trade deadline?
Probably why PTP is not keen to make long term commitments, I think.
IMO the answer is yes there will be a stoppage by either side. None of the players or owners have been involved in a Lockout or Strike before. They think they know what they are doing but they really do not. The Owners are trying to Milk the game of every nickel they can get out of their investment and short changing the players is to them a good idea. The player see in 2019 10 Billon was made and they want more, a bigger share of the pie at around 5.5 billion. It will be 2 Bisons clashing their heads together and neither side will back down. Players want their pay checks and Owner want the income and in the end they will compromise and to get people to come back they will allow steroids or something simular, remember who the Commish is.
What does Buffalo’s AAA team have to do with the MLB strike?
he’s a guy on a Buffalo
Expanding a bit on last night’s post.
I think this team, when healthy, is close to elite from a position/offense standpoint. When Trout and Upton are back, this is a lineup that will strike fear in opposing pitchers. Additionally there is now some depth with Legares and Goose.
Raisel is a legit closer which was a big missing piece before.
In my opinion the team is two quality starters and two strong bullpen pieces from being really good. I like Suarez in the long relief role as opposed to a regular starter.
So where does Perry find arms? And does he do it this season – trading away pieces of the farm like Adell? Or does he trade a player like Raisel and look towards 2022? The next couple of weeks may determine the answer.
One of Adell, Marsh or Adams has to be our cost-effective RF of the future. Ideally, both corner OF. We can’t trade them for pitching until we know what we have. It is the only way to have the cap space to pay for premium pitching, imo.
But I agree, 2 starters and 2 good bullpen pieces, and we are looking v. good.
It seems like we need all 3 just to make up one healthy right fielder.
The equation presented here is hard to determine without Trouty and JUp. But the answers are really what value is received in return. It is a bit tough to decide right now as you pointed out. I think Arte will not allow wholesale changes so I do not expect much in return prior to deadline.
If Sandoval and Suarez/C-Rod could take two rotation spots going forward and we traded for and extended Scherzer or either of the Grays I would be so happy.
I like the Scherzer idea a lot -?would take a substantial trade package but he would be a difference maker
I wonder about that. If we ate all his remaining money for this year, plus an extension, plus some of his deferrals from the Nats, I think the prospect cost would be manageable. Who knows anymore though.
The Pirates obviously can’t keep Kranick on their roster. They might not get as good a draft slot.
Hmmm, I wonder if Tim Mead’s name will pop up in court when the whole Tyler Skaggs criminal trial happens. Will he be called as a witness?
I would think Mead would be the link to upper management necessary to potentially argue for a punitive damages award. I think he will almost certainly be called as a witness.
I think you’re thinking of the civil case, although if Mead gets called in the criminal case and takes the fifth that will be one heck of a can of worms right there!
Yes – I was thinking of the civil case. Agreed re taking the 5th in the criminal case for sure.
What is the difference in the two? Is one about compensation and one about legal and illegal? I am not sure that all of us understand.
However, I don’t see a difference between taking the Fifth in a criminal vs. civil trial here.
Prosecutors might make a deal involving immunity to get at other people. I never saw such a thing happen in a civil case.
Edit: In a civil case over what we call a “tort” a plaintiff is saying “you harmed me personally” and I want compensation. The standard of proof is usually preponderance of evidence, which means more likely than not. In a criminal case, the government is saying you harmed us all by doing what nobody is allowed to do. The goal is perhaps to take Defendant’s life or liberty away. The standard there is beyond a reasonable doubt.
I’m thinking Mead may know that he is very likely going to be brought up in the criminal case. I don’t think he would resign from the Hall of Fame for a civil case unless he was a centerpiece to the lawsuit.
I’m assuming he received the letter, that is why he resigned from the Hall.
Named in the civil case at the very least
A shock this is not.
Leading article on espn main page, not fun
Serena Williams v. Aliaksandra Sasnovich?
Well, I guess that’s a live broadcast, not an article, so:
England advances to quarterfinals with impressive win over Germany?
I replied to a thread discussing mead/Kay/Skaggs so I would think it’s obvious what I was referring to.
It was on my mobile app.
Apparently there’s an entire article on here that just posted I’m going to read too.
I’m honestly thinking there should be a suicide watch. Mead seems to be a guy that thinks he can do no wrong.
He was way over his head, and the bosses took advantage of that.
Love to see how José Suárez is developing. After his first two cups of coffee with LAA, I wasn’t too hopeful. But, I think he slots in for Bundy in the rotation right now
Kean Wong is awful and should be DFA’d. He’s not his brother and he can go
Granted Luis Rengifo isn’t great, but he at least could be developed. Hate to see Wong getting Rengifo’s ABs
Seriously? I hate to see Rengifo in a major League Lineup. With his all or nothing swing and hitting approach ( which I’ve witnessed for 3 years now) , Renny will never develop into a serviceable major leaguer.
Time to bring up Mikey Jr.
We have seen hundreds of Rengifo’s as Angels fans. Some have been a bit better and they still sucked. Right from the gate it was suspected that Renny would fail. One example, when teaching infielders in drills there was one constant that I used from day one and it was “down to up”. Over and over until they would wake up at night saying down to up. It should always be a basic for every coach. If you keep your glove low it is easier to bring it up while watching the ball. Simple stuff, but not for Renny. He tracks the ball then using his eyes drops his glove and those balls hit to his left and right he pushes off late and sometimes he will get to the ball and by then it’s to late to get the ball out of the glove. Watch how Fletcher fields and you will see the difference. Renny is not MLB material.
No, he’s not a great fielder. And he’s not an OF’er
Comparing any IF’er to Fletcher isn’t very fair. He’s outstanding. High bar there Gramps
He showed some good flashes in 2019, I don’t know. 2020-21 is a pretty small sample size, and he has been really bad
Trade Wong and his brother for David Wright. Then we prove that two Wongs make a Wright.
We called it a win 9 innings prior to start, boy were we lucky or knowing, but we called no matter how you slice it.
Fletch is doing Ok too. We knew that it was just a matter of time before he took off, and he did.
Go Halos as I pat myself on the back.
Good Morning everyone.
Grandpa – love the optimism but when you call every game a win, the bragging rights are not as impressive 🤣
They are all wins. Unfortunately the Angels haven’t got the memos yet.
Paper jam in Arte’s office as he won’t spend the $ to fix it..
Nothing to jam, Arte does not buy paper
No wonder why Dunder Mifflin doesn’t sponsor any Angel events.
Well true to some extent because I only call 98% a win prior to game time. For instance tonight I can’t feel the win. My thinking is 3 out of 4 against the MFY.. Truth be known it’s all tongue in cheek except when I call Fletch and Sandoval to have big years.
Plus it is a lot of fun that I achieve by doing this stuff, like guessing the outcomes even though I admit I usually say we will win. It is very difficult to say we will lose such as tonight.
Exactly. If he sometimes picked against the Angels it might mean something when he picked them and was correct…
Of course one would have to look at the W-L record over a large number of picks…