Good morning Angels fans! The offseason is here! Have some links!
Anthony Rendon looks to be ready for Spring Training. I mean he better.
Trevor Plouffe is an oracle, one who wants you to donate to the Skaggs foundation.
Considering that Perry was the assistant GM for the Braves before coming here, there may be some hope he knows what he is doing. Now if only Arte will let him.
The Braves shut out the Astros 7-0 in Game 6 to clinch the World Series! It is the first shutout clinching game in the World Series since 2005, when the White Sox shut out the Astros 1-0. Braves in 6, someone called it.
What was the highlight of the game was Soler hitting it out of the park. He won the WS MVP.
The 2014 Tigers Rotation now all has a ring. Wow, with that good of a rotation, surely the Tigers did well with them!
Seems like teams do not like clinching at home. This is the 8th straight time the home team did not win. (if you count 2020)
Well, the offseason has begun, and now the panic of the CBA can truly begin.
Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!
Bauer, you magnificent son of a bitch! You opted in putting, $32M on the Dodgers books next year. Nice!
P.s. you’re still a douche.
wait until he’s exonerated form any criminal charges and the victim drops all of her charges. then the real fun will begin with the league and the MLBPA
A douche who helped us and any opponent of the Doyers in 2022.
Diamondbacks declined their $9MM option on Kole Calhoun today. Only appeared in 51 games last season.
Cue 2002’s picture of Kole and how he should replace the “sunk cost” of Jo Adell……
In 2002, we clinched at home, which was awesome, because I happened to be there.
Shocked that Buster Posey is retiring after the season he and the Giants just had. He had almost a .900 OPS and is only 34 years old. He’s a no doubt a hall of famer, and I’d be surprised if he doesn’t’ make it on his first ballot.
Incredible career. Arguably the greatest of any active player.
He took last year off to raise the twins he and his wife adopted. Seems like a very family first guy. I think that is where his heart is.
I’m still surprised a bit that he is done.
Walking away on top vs. Albert crawling to the finish line.
So you’re saying we shouldn’t expect Buster to show up in the Dominican league next week? haha
That’s fair enough.
I hadn’t thought about that, but class versus classless.
I wasn’t aware of his family situation or that he took last year off. Good on him though for quitting before he couldn’t play anymore. Went out on his terms, not some GM’s.
According to Albert , The GMs don’t have a say as to when it will be the end of his career. Since, only Albert can dictate to the league when his career is going to be over.
Sure, but if nobody signs him they DO have control.
I think Cowboy was being sarcastic and realizes that it would take a GM to sign Albert for him to continue playing in the MLB.
Shocked, sad to me. Respect his game immensely. Agree, easy HOFer.
there have been endless delays in this trial. I have no idea why or whom it could possibly benefit.
It benefits Kay. I don’t have PACER access (Charles does), but I’d bet that the motion for a continuance came from Kay’s lawyers.
I have PACeR login. I get BK paperwork from it.
The delay did come from Kay’s lawyers. Apparently the feds added a charge of illegally selling oxycodone and the defense says they need to revamp their entire defense now.
That’s from Google not PACer.
So much for Jerry’s Prudence.
It benefits the defendant, because justice delayed is justice denied. Witnesses forget, people stop caring, the prosecutors want to clear the dockets. It’s a defense strategy as old as time. I say this as a reformed lawyer.
Got an over under on how many extra base hits these four produce next year…a boatload.
Mike Trout: 12 Doubles …. I got the under.
If he is healthy he most assuredly will have OVER 12 doubles.
OF COURSE. But ……..
When has he EVER stayed healthy though?
Well, how about the first 9 years of his career.
Or 8 years. Whatever it was leading up to that hand/thumb injury which was the first occasion that he missed significant time.
You are a bit generous with the 9 me thinks.
That hand injury was what, 2017? So, I guess it was 7 years.
I was semi-hyperbolic because of the PTSD the Angels have caused in me over the past few years.
From 2013-2016 he averaged 158 games/yr: I give him Iron Man status there. But after that:
2017: 114 games
2018: 140 games (not bad, but not Iron Man, and we really needed him)
2019: 134 games
2020: ASTERISK YEAR
2021: 36 games
Throw out 2020 and he’s averaged 104 games for us those last 4 non-COVID years.
And yes, I’ve read the classic How To Lie With Statistics, and I’m using this past sad, maddening, no-good year to bolster my claims. All I really want from him is another 150+ game season in 2022. The rest will take care of itself.
Now: the pitching…
Agree that health is or should be our number one priority (to the extent that an organization can control or impact that; interestingly, I read that Perry is looking into making changes to our training staff/regimens) for 2022.
And I also agree that pitching is next on the list (first SP and then bullpen).
Bummer. I posted a webadd for a picture of Walsh as well but it failed.
Emojis’ please when you post player pictures……needs some flare.
Hey, I know those guys!
Two of them were MIA, Mia.
Yeah, but the WANTED posters are everywhere.
I need arm flex emojis attached with these photos.
Dumb Perry missed out on drafting all these Guys!
Finally I can recognize the faces posted
Two of ’em having growing beard issues, lots of laughs to the Kid(s).
I recognize, Trout, Ohtani, and Fletcher. I have no idea who the other guy is.
Trout, Ohtani, and Fletcher. I don’t recognize the other guy.
Right after he kept the guy from stealing First Base.
Do you get a ring for 3 games played (3 starts) batting 0 for 9 0BB 5K with a -100 OPS+? Team was 1-2 in your 3 games and your CERA was 4.33?
You do when your team wins the World freakin Series. Hell, I heard even the rally Skanks, Baseball Annies and Slumpbusters all get rings.
Angela got a ring?
She also got the clap.
Clap, Clap, Clap your Hands!
Pablo Sandoval gets one for being with The braves for just over 60 games this season.
And then was used as trade bait to acquire Eddie Rosario ( and cash) from the Indians. Sounds like Cleveland’s GM deserves a ring too.
Obvious QO offers: Correa, Seager, Ray, Semien, Kershaw, Freeman, Rodon, Story. I also think Verlander gets one.
The interesting calls could affect the Angels: Matz, Eduardo Rodriguez, DeSclafani, Jon Gray. Morton likely gets one but he’s not coming to the West Coast.
And, of course, there’s the Angels own call with D Cell.
My interest in Matz is minimal but the more pitching in the free market but better for us.
morton already resigned anyway daddy 🙂
I didn’t see that.
Gray will get one.
I think so, too.
Kind of hoping the Angels are involved with him 4-yrs/$60M.
I wouldn’t mind him at all. Seems like a solid 150 innings per year guy. Splits home and road aren’t that extreme as far as opponents average, obp, slg.
My big fish is Stroman but Gray isn’t too far behind.
Unlabelled picture, or it doesn’t count.
D Cell is a no brainer.
If Arte can’t afford a QO for that then that’s proof he’s going all Oakland on us.
And the Hot Stove is Burning!
Brewers sign former Angel, Trevor Gott.
Only 107 days till pitchers and catchers report.
Less than the 126 days the Braves spent without a winning record
Revision- 170 days
Congrats to Atlanta…the right team won.
More so since they knocked Blue out of it.
Hammerin’ Hank is smiling down upon us.
Solar’s blast was a dagger in the heart to *!
Super cool Freeman got the last put out ball.
We should get him. We still need another big power bat in the lineup since Trout and RenDONE are over 30 yrs and making a lot of money 😡 😠 😭 💩
Somebody here will shoot it down however, because we have JO ADELL!!!!!
8 year career that produced 3.5 WAR. RAA of minus 51. WAA of minus 5. Not good on defense (dWAR of minus 8).
Chasing him because he was hot in playoffs is just stupid.
What was Jo Adell’s WAR?
Besides his GS vs Detroit ( a team with a losing record, of course ). Players who play both good defense and hit are called waaiit!! waiiit!! All Stars. Never said he was Ronald Acuna. Lets see here Nick Castellanos, Yordan Alvarez neither guy is a GG fielder, Manny Ramirez, Frank Thomas damm sure would suck to have had those guys too…….
Vernon Wells was an All-Star and a Gold Glove recipient….
Clearly too blessed to be stressed in this pic.
Jo Adell is 22 years old. Soler is 29 years old and has played in the majors for 8 years. Who is most likely to improve at this stage of their career?
Really? Come On……
Yah know it’s not prudent to try and go against me like CB 26 did ( Marcus Semiem ) and many of you did 2 years ago at HH ( Nick Castellanos ). LOL!!
Joe Adell’s hitting mechanics are a disaster and I don’t see the potential that you or my fave Angel’s GM Eppler saw in him…. Nice tools and athletic ability doesn’t help you hit. ( see Michael Jordan ). I’m not in favor of hoping that our two sunk cost $70M investment 30 yr olds stay healthy for the whole year and then sob over if only they had stayed healthy then we could’ve won 90 games like the Mariners and Blue Jays. We have to proceed on as if they’re not going to be there…….
Not prudent? Ha! I’ll be your Huckleberry
Where are those Dylan Bundy and Jose Iglesias mugshots? Come on now, you guys off their bandwagon already, I want plenty of bicep emoji’s too…. Go back into the archives and retrieve those comments of praise for these guys.
I think Alex Cobb will be next years disaster if we resign him. Those former Orioles are always good for it.
Gotta go to the bathroom, sorry..
I love that you’re throwing down your “I have a history of being right all the time gauntlet” for…. Jorge Soler… who is “under 30” by 100 days and that’s apparently why we should sign him.
I mean, did you even look at his B-Ref? And if you did, you don’t see the joke in pushing Soler (a one time top 5 MLB prospect who has produced those career numbers) as “the answer” because Adell is a bust?
I feel pretty prudent in saying you are a silly man and a couple guys who were only a positional fit for us in HINDSIGHT doing well doesn’t really change that.
Dude why are you always running off to the can? what do you have a chronic case of the IBS from the Cheese Shits like our bullpen?
Its his “me time”
Frank Thomas was a 1B/DH
Jorge Soler still found playing time in the NL no less.
Point is you’re talking about replacing Jo Adell with a 1B
Jo Adell is a CTPG sunk cost casualty……OMG!!!
From our team’s worst ever GM no less!!
I think Jerry Springer’s on right now……good gawd…..
I believe Jerry Springer knows the difference between 1B and a RFer
Didn’t we do that actually?
Astros had Guriel at 3B too, As long we’re not doing that for 100 games then that’s OK.. Chris Taylor is up for FA ( I remember saying we should get him at HH ). But when you do dumb payroll moves like we did then we’re screwed and can’t get him.
I don’t know if you’ve ever seem Frank Thomas. He could run through the RF wall easier than playing RF
Chasing him because he was hot in playoffs is just stupid.
That’s literally all this organization does.
Didn’t we do that already with David Freese?
Came here for this comment. Was not disappointed. 10/10 would comment again.
David Freese was on the last playoff team in 2014 LOL!!
Did we hand him a Anthony Rendon big long term deal? he played just two yrs for us at a cost of $5M a yr. We weren’t expecting a MVP yr out of him like we did for Tony. Where’s my rec PLZ? BTW I deserve 6 of them!
Tony was the team MVP last year
David Freese made less than Matt Harvey did…..
the 2019 Nats?
you begging for rec’s is probably the saddest thing I’ll experience today. congrats.
what’s really sad is he hasn’t figured out yet that he can log out and then rec his own post as a guest; this is clear from the goose egg next to all comments.
Uh oh. Now that I know this my comments are gonna have like 60 Recs…. 59 Guests.
Sorry dude I but, already knew…….
Just being tongue in cheek.
This must be like Sears and Radio Shack these days, with less a $1.00 stock.. Eight cents a share for Sears and fourteen cents for RS……..
seemed more like you were being shit for brains. nothing new
Freese gave the Angels far more value than Soler would. Dude was league average at a position the Angels had nobody.
I never said we shouldve got Steve Pierce after the 2018 WS…….
I came here to see which headshot would be posted. Thanks. I can go about my day now.
😂 maybe if you “Act Now”, there will be BONUS headshots !!!!!!
I already did ( Jorge Soler ).
I came here to see which headshot would be posted. Thanks. I can go about my day now.
In an age-to-age comparison, Soler is basically a bad Justin Upton. Signing him coming off a hot postseason as he heads into his age 30 season would be like begging to handicap the team for another <contract length> years.
Justin Upton’s done
Next stop will be Japan. Jo Adell won’t be a AS sorry CTPG. The young guy is also not a good fielder either even though he’s a great athlete. he’s Brandon Wood 15 yrs later unfortunately……… This was Eppler’s disaster legacy as our GM gambling on tools and he drove us over a cliff.
You are the voice of reason 2002!!
How about a 1 yr deal? I never said to give him a Mike Trout deal…..
This how the smart small market teams do it ( TB, Milw, Oak ).. Dumb bigger market teams ( Mets, Angels ball & chain themselves to 30 yr old power hitters for 7 yrs )
Over the course of an entire season, Soler is a marginal improvement over Upton. His defense is so bad in left that you don’t want him out there, his bat is far below Ohtani’s so you don’t want to DH him.
Adell is far from a stud but overall in 2021 Soler put up negative 0.4 WAR and Adell put up positive 0.3. Given the age and likely career curve it is a sold bet Adell will be more valuable than Soler, who would be redundant on this roster.
I notice no Joc Peterson pic.
That .067 BA in the WS isn’t hindsight sexy.
Oh come on the majority of you at CTPG thought Dylan Bundy was a stud…….LMFAO!!!!
That wasn’t so funny though by June………
Come on where’s his headshots and flex bicep emojis……… 😆 😆
Oh almost forgot about Jose Iglesias too with Quirky Joe going off on him at a May post game presser. Yes many of you thought he was a deity on the infield until Labor Day weekend happened. 😆 😆
With what Jose Iglesias did in Boston for a short period, I thought you’d be posting his headshot
The guy sucked badly for us.
I just choose not be a sunk cost moron.
I don’t think you have achieved that
I would love to see you hunt down the comments that people made where someone said Bundy will be a stud and Iglesias will be a deity at SS. I want to see many many links that show this majority opinion you speak of.
I think it would be cool if you never post a comment again until you first supply us a comment with ten links each (that’s 20 total) to comments extolling the greatness of Bundy and Iglesias as stud and deity. Not just “eh, they might be average to OK” but STUD and DIETY.
I also think it would probably make your point totally muscular if you did not eat or drink anything until you find us these comments. 🛎 🔚
I don’t like his new bleach blond doo..
Mike Trout vs 2014 KC Royals
1 HR, 12ab’s 1 hit, 083 BA……..Damm he sucks!!!
So a lot of star players have a bad series ( Trevor Story, Clayton Kershaw, )
Not going to waste my time by posting Trouts 2014 season numbers vs Peterson’s 2021 season numbers.
I saw this person on TV last night. They have also briefly been good at their job. We should sign them. Jo Adell will obviously no ever be gerd. Rec beg! 💪 🍆
…………if one were interested in, say scouting the OnlyFans page of this young pitching prospect (I assume), watch a little game film of her…..where would that be? I think it’s necessary before we sign her.
She can pitch, right?
Pretty sure she can throw over 100 mph, out perform Shohei as a 2-way player, and can make Altuve admit whether he was using a buzzer to cheat in 2019.
The Angels don’t have a shot though. She lives in Paris and would want an East Coast team to keep the flight home shorter.
I think that is “Wonder Woman,” and if I am right, yes, she can pitch !
Carly Rae Jepson had the #1 song in 2012..
Mark Appel was the #1 overall pick in the MLB Draft that year too..
give me a bicep emoji dammit!!!! YAAAAARRRRR!!!!!
Congratulations to the Braves. The demolition of the Astros was enjoyable!
Tis a truly blissful morning, basking in the warmth of the Trashtros getting shut out to lose the World Series. Later I may meander over to look at the new river of tears from their fans.
I still wouldn’t mind if we hired Jeff Luhnow though..
I don’t mind if we wear the Black Hat every now and then.
I looked earlier. While there are some tears , surprisingly alot of the folks at “Crawfish Boxes” are suggesting that they are just happy they made it that far and they never expected it.
Not sure I believe them.
Been too busy and have not been able to peruse the sites.