LA Angels Weekend News Crash: New Faces in New Places

Trying to keep up with the pace of trades today is tough. Having this article be even remotely close to up to date by the time it publishes is impossible.

As of now it is radio silence regarding the Angels. No buying, no selling, just sitting in mediocrity looking like they will stay there.

The one tidbit of Angels news was Boras mouthpiece Heyman saying the Angels were in on Max Scherzer. More on that later.

One story that will keep going is the aftermath of the death of Tyler Skaggs. The trial for Eric Kay, accused of giving Skaggs the fatal drugs, has again been postponed.

In more positive news, Peter Gammons laid some serious love on David Fletcher in The Athletic.

So let’s see where we are…

The day started off with plenty of rumors that Scherzer was headed to San Diego. Then, suddenly, the Dodgers swooped in with two marquee prospects and a couple of decent ones to land both Mad Max and Trea Turner.

And neither the Dodgers or Nationals were done.

The Dodgers traded for Danny Duffy fair to round out their rotation. He doesn’t even change color schemes.

While Duffy gets to keep his familiar white with blue trim, Ryan Tepera has it even better. He gets traded from the Cubs to the White Sox and doesn’t even have to move. Although I wouldn’t recommend hanging out across the street from his new ballpark. Wrigleyville it ain’t.

The Nationals had a fire sale. Daniel Hudson went to San Diego, Kyle Schwarber to the roid sux. That was on the heels of Brad Hand already being shipped to Toronto. Usually this much change in DC happens after an election.

All your lefty power bats belong to the Yanks. First they snagged Joey Gallo. then they snagged Anthony Rizzo.

Perhaps what they really needed was Spider Tack. Aroldis Chapman’s ERA has ballooned from 0.39 to 4.11 since the crack down. I’m sure that’s just a coincidence, though.

Seattle and Tampa Bay had to do a deal together just because.

Baseball is back at the Olympics and Team USA is being skippered by former Angels skipper Mike Scioscia. Here’s a breakdown on how the tournament works.

Can you name the players on Team USA? Don’t feel alone. But check out the roster and betting odds to win the gold.

It was a rough day for former halo Hector Santiago. First he got caught with the sticky icky, now he’s suspended for PEDs.

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tanana40
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BushLeague
Member
2 years ago

Alright I want to see Adell, Detmers, and C-Rod come up at this point. It makes the most sense to let some of these guys get their feet wet and contribute since we didn’t add anyone. Especially Adell since we’re basically running out a AAA squad on the offensive side of things right now.

BushLeague
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2 years ago
Reply to  BushLeague

Hey we did do something! Yay!

2pints
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2 years ago
Reply to  BushLeague

Adell was so awful last season after being called up, I’d be fine letting him get more seasoning in the minors where there’s less pressure and less talent.

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

100% agree, it was rough to watch and his demeanor too

tanana40
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Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

I think it’s this guy, a shortstop. it’s one of them!

https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=peguer001lio

Twebur
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2 years ago

Who is the better prospect? We know we got the other guy.
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Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

ah, thanks. That must be what Jeff Fletcher meant when he said “spoke too soon”. His tweet had the other Peguero.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

and this guy looks decent, too.

Twebur
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2 years ago

Do the Yanks have 3 “Peguero’s”? Must be like Smith in the US.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

I think we’re paying Heaney’s salary, too. Heaney “and cash”.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

well there’s the deadline. There might have been trades sent in before 1 pm that are waiting for approval.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

It was reported the Angels made Raisel available so you never know.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

Janson Junk this year in AA, 4-1, 1.78, 0.96 whip

tanana40
Super Member
2 years ago

ah, he is a junk-baller.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

Ordered my new Jersey……

JUNK
00

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Junk 69, 80 work as well

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  tanana40

I guess so!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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He’s the Yankees #27 ranked prospect. The other guy in unranked.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

I’ve already said I’m sorry to see Heaney go but I’m not displeased to get a guy with those stats. He’s 25, though, which might be old for AA.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago

That’s just his actually age. Pujols was 21 in high school

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Classic. From MLBTRADRUMORS comments:

“Gallo, Rizzo and now Heaney. The folks in the bleachers are going to be getting a TON of baseball souvenirs to go home with”

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

we’re literally getting Junk for Heaney

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Source? Who is coming from the MFY?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Beautiful.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Hahabha

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

pending the details, I’m sorry to see Heaney go.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Wait – everyone has been crying for a sale and now ‘sorry to see him go’?

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Jack frost hasn’t been crying for a sale.

JackFrost
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Ironically, Heaney is one guy I am happy we dealt away.

I don’t believe in making trades just to do one or a few, but to cut out the deadwood and improve the team, yeah, I am all for it …..

Last edited 2 years ago by JackFrost
DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

💪😎

eyespy
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2 years ago

I was afraid that we would extend a QO to him.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

Jeff Fletcher reports Detmers scratched from his start today and adds “hmmm”. I think, I hope it means he’s coming up.

FungoAle
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2 years ago

Bring Pena and Davis Daniels. Trade Bundy and Cobb now!

steelgolf
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2 years ago

May as well bring him up for a taste of MLB.

2pints
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2 years ago

Should be interesting to see what they got for a SP with a 5.3 ERA and 2 months on his contract. I’m guessing it won’t be much.

Christianhanson
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2 years ago

Good riddance Andrew, funniest part is he gets bombed in the Bronx.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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The guy will be Cy Young once he dons the pinstripes. It’s inevitable.

DowningDude
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2 years ago

More like Sigh Done

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

They will use him out of the pen.

halosfans4life
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2 years ago

Heaney traded to Yankees

JakeTaylor
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2 years ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

Good!

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Hopefully a better haul than Exicardo Cayones and Kramer Sneed! 😫

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

YES! FLEECED ‘EM.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’m sure he’ll thrive in that environment!

DowningDude
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yes. Like a bloody hand in a tank of piranhas

eyespy
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2 years ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Why on earth would we want to fleece a network?

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

for?

DowningDude
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2 years ago

“Great trade …. who’d we get?”

Twebur
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2 years ago

Probably not much…..we can view it as Icy Hot for Detmers

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Probably PTBNL

tanana40
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2 years ago
Reply to  halosfans4life

Remember we got Patrick Sandoval for Machete. We also got Stassi for about nothing. Sometimes these trades work out.

Last edited 2 years ago by tanana40
VictoriousVIC
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2 years ago

So Perry is not going to trade Raisel when teams are giving out top prospects like if it’s candy on Halloween? Awesome.

VictoriousVIC
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2 years ago
Reply to  VictoriousVIC

I guess Perry heard me. Now trade Raisel and Cobb!

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

I’m shocked that J.A. Happ brought back useable parts.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

and why is St. Louis trading for him? They have no shot and he does nothing for them.

eyespy
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2 years ago

Usable parts

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Phillies get Kyle Gibson and Ian Kennedy from the Rangers

2pints
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2 years ago

Rangers get Spencer Howard in return, who’s a top pitching prospect. That could suck for us over the next several years.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

the (fantasy?) upside of doing nothing: we get to keep players who are better than what we’ve got in AAA. We win a few more games. Heaney really does turn it around and become a good f—— player. He and Raisel re-sign with us. Cobb, too. With no Pujols money on the books we spend on a top pitcher. (ha! as if we would!) 2022 here we come!

JakeTaylor
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2 years ago

2022 is a wash if you hope that shit happens. How many years now have we been waiting for Heaney to turn things around and become a good pitcher? It ain’t happening. He has his moments but the guy is terribly inconsistent. I really could care less if he’s back next season and same goes for Cobb.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

thus the fantasy angle.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago

He’s gone to the Yankees anyways. Finally some good news!

toad2065
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2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

You are a wise man JakeTaylor! So tired of holding onto pitchers with “great stuff” who don’t know how to win baseball games. Heaney never amounted to a hill of beans. Second coming of Garrett Richards, who some of you were sure was going to turn into Cy Young also. He certainly didn’t do so in San Diego or Boston. At least we got some lottery tickets for Heaney. Bundy, Heaney and Richards have convinced me to stay far away from pitchers from Oklahoma!

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Optimism is nice. But we have beeen saying basically some version of this for years.

eyespy
Super Member
2 years ago

2023

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  eyespy

when Trump returns!

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago

Guess no one is buying what we are selling and we certainly aren’t buying.

Another lame duck season. Oh well, I’ll still go to games and spend my money so Arte can ru(i)n everything from how the parking lines are painted to what players we don’t or do get.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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I would like to see Perry make moves to strengthen the future, however it’s also important to understand that sometimes the best trades are the ones not made.

I like the 2021 draft, we’ll just have to wait and see how things evolve over the next several months.

Angels2020Champs
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2 years ago

We haven’t finished .500 in 5 years. It’s all just getting old. Showing up for 5-6 at bats. We haven’t had pitching in forever.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

That’s the spirit! 🤣

Guest
2 years ago

The Rangers are stocking up for the future while we buttercup the deadline.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
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they did make a trade, Gallo for prospects. We’ve got a half hour left…tick tick tick

2002heaven
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2 years ago

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I bet Berrios and Castillo were both fungible trade targets for us
nice going Perry M…….we better hope our MLB Draft was a success. 😫  💩 
1/2 hr to go as of now till trading deadline time.

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
JakeTaylor
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Perry needs to go before he botches 2022 for us.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

……he just got here.

JakeTaylor
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2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

and??? I’ve seen enough of his “work” to know I’m not a fan. Cishek, Quintana, Claudio and Sleggers…all garbage and largely to blame for this season failures.

Twebur
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2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Did well with the Iglesias twins, filled a need. Obviously failed with the other four pitchers. Goose and Gold Glove were nice pickups. So far the his 1st draft is potentially very strong. Not ready to dump him after 6 months. He has a huge task in fixing the pitching staff, won’t happen in one season.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

?????? Perry hit a game winning triple in the draft. He…… actually…… addressed ……. The……. Needs…,. Of….,, the…….. Team.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Lol I’m sure he did. We’ll see how the pitching pans out in the next 3-5 years. He did wonders for our bullpen this season too!

eyespy
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Not enough rivets Tetsujin28