No news is good news. Unfortunately there’s news. We don’t have Anthony Rendon to kick around anymore, at least not for this year. There are still plenty of other guys to complain about, though.
Mike Trout now has ten years of service time. That already makes him one of the few. He is likely to go farther than that, no matter how frustrating this season may be.
Unfortunately there’s news.
Both Gerrit Cole and Jordan Montgomery tested positive for COVID-19. It looks like Andrew Heaney will get plenty more chances to start ball games for the Yankees.
Red Sox closer Matt Barnes just went on the COVID IL as well. He didn’t test positive. He’s just sick.
The Brewers have three guys on the COVID IL right now. It really seems to be going around.
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Ha ha! Cleveland stole their new team name from a roller derby team. They are even from Cleveland. I’d buy some of their merchandise to troll Cleveland, but it doesn’t come in red and I don’t think your run of the mill Angels fan would get the joke.
The Dodgers signed Cole Hamels. The Angels attended his showcase but they obviously decided to go a different way.
Khris Davis is back with the Athletics, who have a minor league deal with him.
Yuli Gurriel was scratched from Tuesday night’s game with neck stiffness. Maybe he just didn’t want people throwing stuff at him.
Brusdar Graterol is back up with the Dodgers big league team.
Something you don’t see every day is a “catcher’s balk.” I saw one happen in a Dodgers game back when Lasorda was still managing. I guess Casali didn’t get the memo about catching the ball in your mask.
Instead of death threats, Jay Jackson just gets a bunch of racism and abuse. Before we jump to make negative comments about a player’s mental attitude we should always take a moment to think about what these guys are going through at the hands of all the internet tough guys out there.
The Rangers placed David Dahl on unconditional release waivers. I seriously doubt the Angels will claim him now that Marsh and Adell are both up to the big league team.
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