LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: WC

Good morning Angels fans, as the postseason starts for the other teams, have some links.

Angels News

It will be bare for a while as we wait for the offseason. So watch all of Ohtani’s home runs from 2021.

Actually, here, have some fun looking at Ohtani’s historic season.

Speaking of, Ohtani isn’t the first Ohtani to be in Baseball. Here is the story of the ‘other’ Ohtani.

Around Baseball

Rockies are busy. They extended Antonio Senzatela and CJ Cron.

St. Louis is also getting things done, getting Wrainright his money for 2022 right before St. Louis faces the Dodgers,

Cubs fire their hitting coach. Again. 9th time in 10 seasons.

How was each postseason team built? Not as you thought.

Giants big spenders huh?

MiLB players need to be paid more. The articles will keep coming until pay improves.

Hitting was down this year, but how bad was it? 18 players Mathis-ed. That is hitting like Jeff Mathis and getting 200 PA despite hitting like Jeff Mathis.

Who were the best and worst Umps this year? Of course the bad ones get to call playoff games. Seniority.

Unfortunately, one of the Yankees or Red Sox won last night. So the Rays increased ticket prices for the ALDS.

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2002heaven
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17 days ago

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6th rd 2016 MLB Draft
Tommy Edman…….damm a cardinal to a cardinal!!

Last edited 17 days ago by 2002heaven
2002heaven
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I’m gonna go see who Eppler took in the 6th rd in 2016.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

We went with pitching. You have a problem with that?

MikeSalmon
Trusted Member
17 days ago

Re: Best and Worst umps graph: We reached out to Ed Hickox for comment, but were unable to reach him. His spokesman said, and I quote, “Blow me.”

Back to you in the studio.

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Wow, I didn’t realize that Country Joe was WORSIER than Angel Hernandez!

Also, I couldn’t find Doug F***ING Eddings. Or did he retire?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

So…. if I want to root for a team that “builds it right”…. the Astros. Nice. Though really, I think there’s a big difference between the trades the Doyers/Skankees make and the trades the Rays make. Go Rays. Maybe if they win a WS they can pay someone more than $25 to poop out their logo/unis.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Twebur

Pina…. that’s a guy we may see in the pen as next year unfolds, and sending him to AFL makes me think that even more. I know they are developing him as a starter, but if his splitter is getting upper level hitters to make outs he could be useful soon. Pina, Yan, C Rod all seem like they could be involved in a “multi-inning” plan down the line. Marte and Peguero look like they could be shorter stint relievers soon too.

Which leads me to hope they develop guys like Bachman, Marceux, Bush and Albright into starters.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Super Member
17 days ago

Same thought regarding why they are there. Perry is getting an extended look at some pitching depth/bullpen pieces for the immediate future.

Twebur
Super Member
18 days ago

– MLB comparisons now updated to Angels Top 30 Prospect chart
https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1445366067316936708?s=20

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
18 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

The Plumber #25

2002heaven
Trusted Member
17 days ago

The plumber should start a plumbing business.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
18 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

not at all on the Packy train. If Bachman turns out to be a Graveman type that’d be ok.

DaveChalk
Member
17 days ago

It’s the hair, isn’t it?

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  DaveChalk

it’s the Salt Lake City stats. 4.76 ERA, 1.447 whip.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  Twebur

Do you like to complain about the Angel’s farm system? Well, if you want to be less of an ignorant poop in the Cheerios, actually read the scouting reports in this article. They’re really solid. But more importantly for us consumers, if we want to be able to kind of measure if the farm situation is improving, look at what this guy lists as developmental needs for these players. It will give us something to look at as next season progresses that will tell us if coaching is actually working in our system.

Also of note, The Plumber is Giovatella, not Ben Zobrist, though I still hope the Westmont Warrior gets a chance to prove better this March.

rosstrade
Member
17 days ago

Gitch…. You are so full of hot air and warped logic.

You are the biggest ignorant poop on this thread.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  rosstrade

No sir. I am full of warped poop. But hey…

If you do NOT read the scouting reports provided in this article you will be LESS ignorant of what our various prospects need to do to get better and will thus be MUCH MUCH BETTER at gauging whether or not out farm system is actually improving or not. And Stefanic was NOT compared to Johnny Giovatella in this report where it comps him to Johnny Giovatella and I actually hope he never plays again because he did NOT attend Westmont.

…. happy?

Oh yeah. Here. You seem like the “pictures and emojis” type.  💩  💪 

FungoAle
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Marsh = Blackmon. I bet it was the grizzly look before baseball attributes.

Bachman is born to be a RP. Needs a Kimbrel or a Rob Nenn comp. Gravemen would be a disappointment for a 10th pick.

Last edited 17 days ago by FungoAle
2002heaven
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

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So they did cave or capitulate for a reliever type draft.
Because they’re easier and have a faster track to the Big Show than a starter.
Always invest high at mission critical positions and don’t go cheap and cut corners.
 😫  😭  😠  💩 

Last edited 17 days ago by 2002heaven
Twebur
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Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

odd. But then he also said “The league has closed the gap on us. We’ve got to get better in every aspect.” and everyone said “what gap is he talking about?”

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
18 days ago

Got a real blood thirst to see a ton of people fired and turned over with the org.

FungoAle
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I like it. Like this big time.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I’m less excited about who gets fired than who gets hired, though I’m not holding my breath for either.

steelgolf
Super Member
18 days ago

As soon as The Yankees pulled Cole in the 3rd, I knew they were in an uphill battle they probably could not win.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
18 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Maybe we should be grateful that we didn’t sign him to that bloated lengthy contract. I’m starting to think the best contracts pay a higher yearly total for fewer years. So if it goes bad like the Trevor Bauer deal, you’re not so badly on the hook forever like we always seems to be.

2002heaven
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17 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

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Same here Rays 3B is Joey Wendle, not George Brett or Mike Schmidt.
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JackFrost
Super Member
18 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Honestly, when they fell behind 2-0 after 1 inning it already did not look good for them.

You don’t want to throw a change-up to a struggling hitter like Bogaerts. 86 mph in the middle of the plate was just what the doctor ordered for him.

And I really don’t blame Cole for the Schwarber HR. That was a 97 mph fastball. Sure, it was not great location, but that is still a hard pitch to hit out. You’d rather get beat with your best pitch any day of the week.

The Bogaerts HR was the big mistake that he could not recover from. In those kinds of games it only takes one key mistake to end your season. That was it.

Last edited 18 days ago by JackFrost
steelgolf
Super Member
18 days ago

That is a nice find on the “One way Ohtani”

BoyWithApple
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Trusted Member
18 days ago

The AL needs to change its DH rule from teams solely being able to replace their pitcher in the batting lineup to teams being able to replace their weakest hitter in the lineup. That way when Ohtani is pitching next year the Angels can still use a DH (to replace Rengifo’s bat with Stefanic’s, perhaps).

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
18 days ago

Today I’m an Honorary Fan of the St Louis Cardinals.
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steelgolf
Super Member
18 days ago

As we all should be.

red floyd
Super Member
18 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

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JackFrost
Super Member
18 days ago

Me too !!!!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
18 days ago

Me too. I would laugh so hard if the Cardinals beat the Dodgers. It would be a nice big FU to the Dodgers organization.

admkir
Trusted Member
18 days ago
Reply to  bradllee424

And Pujols too

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
18 days ago
Reply to  admkir

At this point, I think Pujols bothers me more than the Doyers. He certainly was much more cooperative accepting a diminished role there than with us.

admkir
Trusted Member
18 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yes and the joy of being beaten by his original team

Cowboy26
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Not sure if I care which one I hate more. Comparing Grandpa to the Doyers is like comparing a bout of shingles to a bout of Hemorrhoids

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You can take Preparation H for ‘roids.

MarineLayer
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Pujols hurt us directly so that’s the tiebreaker for me. Still take much joy in any Doyers failure.

bradllee424
Trusted Member
17 days ago
Reply to  admkir

I could just see Pujols face if the Cardinals win the game. I know what he would be thinking and that is, I picked the wrong team.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  bradllee424

I am going to a Dodgers bar to watch the game this evening where I will hope to softly enjoy the Cardinals’ victory over “Big Blue”.

Then I will try to gently escape from said bar without any violence happening (the last time I watched the Dodgers lose to the Red Sox in a Doyer bar it got pretty ugly. There weren’t any Sux fans there, but drunken Doyers fans just started shit with anyone not wearing Dodger gear…. one guy had a Giants hat, not smart)

I might ductape some phone books around my midsection and bring my sharpened toothbrush with me just to be safe. Maybe wear my Hartford Whalers hat just to confuse the shit out of them.

JackFrost
Super Member
17 days ago

Yeah, since the Whalers don’t exist anymore that should confuse them.

The Whalers green road jersey is probably the greatest jersey in the history of sports though.

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That is a pretty awesome jersey.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member
Reply to  red floyd

Yeah. It’s pretty cool. I love their logo.
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JackFrost
Super Member
17 days ago

It’s great how the H and W are built into eachother.

And the little whale on the shoulders — awesome.

JackFrost
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

But don’t show this one:
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You will be accused on not being woke!

bradllee424
Trusted Member
17 days ago

These bandwagon Dodger fans are idiots.

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  bradllee424

To misquote Mark Twain:

I could be a Doyers fan. I could be an idiot. But I repeat myself.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
17 days ago

Where are you gonna get phone books in 2021?
A old Hartford Whaler’s jersey might actually be easier to get than a phone book.

Last edited 17 days ago by 2002heaven
FungoAle
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  bradllee424

They will change the WC game into a series if a 100+ win team gets bounced in a one and done, winner take all. Dodgers suck.

Twebur
Super Member
18 days ago

Give me the Cards at +180…….Max has been off lately.

Win some cash while the Doyers season flames out…..good times.

FungoAle
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Cards are a live dog. Pulling for a Goldschmidt moonshot!

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
17 days ago

Dodgers here. sorry.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
17 days ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Every family has one

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

I was gonna root for the Cardinals. Then I saw that that Red Bird is throwing some serious side eye at me. F***in narcissist bird. Plus, the Cardinals had racist players back in the 1920s and 30s and also Tony La Russa. Why did it take me so long to realize that I need to hate the Cardinals? Plus, the Dodgers have lots of ads that are zazzy and try to relate to me. The Dodgers are just like all of us guys. Let’s root for the Dodgers cause that bird is obviously an asshole.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
17 days ago

Can you blame a Bird for giving you the Bird?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Sadly, no. Birds do not have folding fingers and can’t express ‘the bird”. It’s in the Bible. After a bird talked Steve into eating an apple the bird was cursed to lay eggs, poop uncontrollably, and be unable to flip the bird even though he came up with it.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

Yankees LOSE.

All is right with the world.

JackFrost
Super Member
18 days ago

It would have been much better had the Red Sox lost.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  JackFrost

Be patient, that’s up next.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Super Member

Yes. Goooooo Majestic Sea Flappy Flaps!

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago

Hopefully they’ll take care of business against the Chowds like they did when they cleaned up our mess in 2008.

red floyd
Super Member
17 days ago

Yankees lose! The YANKEES LOOOOOOOSSSSSE!!!!

[actually, since this involves the Chowds, I actually very slightly favored the MFY]

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