This article is about whether injuries to Mike Trout and the COVID shortened season last year have cost him the crown of greatest of all time. It is kind of silly in a sense. This is why rate stats are so important and why counting stats are a flawed method of evaluating greatness. How is COVID-19 Mike Trout’s fault? There might be a work stoppage next season. Will that be used against him? I don’t think he’s the Shop Steward for the Angels so he just has his one vote when they vote. The Shop Steward used to be Andrew Heaney. Besides, Mike Trout is bound to be an inner circle Hall of Famer. That’s good enough for me. It was probably just a slow day over at Bleacher Report.
Speaking of Shohei, Joe Maddon says Shohei Ohtani was not talking about leaving. He was talking about winning.
Yet another article comes to the stunning conclusion that the Angels need to do something about their starting rotation.
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Speaking of “kind of silly,” this tweet is about Devin Williams, of the Brewers, punching a wall and fracturing his pitching hand so badly he will need surgery.
Noah Syndergaard thinks he’s likely to end up back on the Mets next year. His fastball averaged 96 miles per hour in his recent one inning of work. Is one inning enough to take a flyer on that guy?
Zack Grienke might pitch in relief in the post season. This article discusses his recent injury history and how he hasn’t been anything special this year.
Marcell Ozuna’s administrative leave has been extended through the end of the post season. The felony charges against him have been dropped but he still faces a couple of misdemeanor charges after choking his wife right in front of the police, striking her with his cast, and throwing her up against the wall. He is currently in a diversion program that might get him out of facing the misdemeanor charges.
Hey everybody! Matt Joyce is once again available.
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