LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Offer to Eppler

The Mets have made an offer to Billy Eppler of their General Manager position. It is an interesting development for “the Angels of the East Coast.”

Feel free to play along in the “If I Were Perry Minasian” series. Your suggested budget is here. Be patient as we schedule in all the Fanposts. This will be a hectic week. The qualifying offer acceptance deadline is fast approaching and there might be a rush of signings before the deadline for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Shohei Ohtani and Raisel Iglesias are up for the All-MLB Team.  Voting ends November 19, 2021.  Shohei Ohtani won a Silver Slugger.  I’m not sure if we linked this before. 

Yes, José Soriano is back.  No, he’s not going to move the needle in 2022. 

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Eduardo Rodriguez is now off the board, signed by the Tigers

Randy Arazorena and Jonathan India did, in fact, win their respective Rookie of the Year Awards.

Carlos Correa declined his qualifying offer.  So will Chris Taylor.

The Giants gave Gabe Kapler an extension through 2024.  I’m not surprised. He did a great job.

Former Major League infielder Julio Lugo passed away at the age of 45 of an apparent heart attack.  This is the second 45 year old in the last week or so. I’m feeling old.

The Marlins acquired right handed bullpen pitcher Louis Head from the Rays for a player to be named later or cash. 

At the AZL Fall Stars game the Giants #6 prospect Hunter Bishop crushed a homer off the Dodgers #8 prospect Logan Knack.  Angels un-ranked prospect Coleman Crow struck out Hunter Bishop earlier in the game, though he did give up four unearned runs, a walk, and a homer in his one inning of work.  Oh well! Better luck next time, Coleman!

The Yankees made it official and hired Luis Rojas as their third base coach.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Nick_LA96
Member
10 days ago

I have finally come back here after a long while! Unrelated to everything from today, which is a mixed bag of excitement and uncertainty, I would like to see some opinions here, who would anyone be okay signing for relief? I’m not focusing on the best of the best, as we all want that. But the next tier or even lower.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
10 days ago

yikes! Ohtani…

“Fangraphs estimated his 2021 performance was worth $41 million and he’s worth even more than that due to his world-wide, mega-star status. ”

That arb deal is going to be ridiculous.

Also, Berrios with a career 108 ERA+ and 4.04 ERA signed a 7 yr deal with Toronto for $19mil per season.

cookmeister
Member
10 days ago

eh, The Ohtani arb won’t be bad. He’s up for 5.5 this year, I think inking that deal hurt him a little as far as arb goes. He will def get a bump but it won’t be crazy.

BoyWithApple
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Trusted Member
11 days ago

The Syndergaard signing will be worth it if that convinces Stroman to sign with the Angels too.

steelgolf
Super Member
11 days ago

https://www.yahoo.com/sports/indians-settle-lawsuit-guardians-roller-133447033.html
Well, looks like The Indians have settled their lawsuit and can now become The Guardians. (I still think that is a dumb choice for a baseball team name. Git off mah lawn)

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

It is really dumb but I’m surprised how fast I got used to it.

Other recent re-brands I couldn’t believe were chosen but then got used to before I knew it:

Thunder
Pelicans
Kraken

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

How are the Kraken a rebrand? They’re a new franchise!

Cowboy26
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

They got rebranded from Calamari

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I believe they started out as Squids

Pineapple12
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

WE ONLY TALK ABOUT THOR THIS MORNING

(Guardians is pretty wack lol. Ill grab a beer and pull up a lawn chair)

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

THOR!

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red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago

I believe this GIF needs replay when we sign Stroman, along with the “We worked together” portion.

Pineapple12
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11 days ago
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Last edited 11 days ago by Pineapple12
steelgolf
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I wonder why it is only a 1 year deal for over the QO, rather than a 3 or 4 yr deal at a lower AAV? Maybe work on an extension, if he shows he can still pitch, during the 2022 season?

Pineapple12
Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

From Thor’s perspective, if he can come back this year healthy and pitch anywhere close to his pre TJ form he will get 4-6 years – $100-150+++ next FA period.

He just turned 29 in August.

From the Angels perspective, we desperately need a healthy ace-like Thor. Desperately

High risk/higher reward. Lets ride

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

He wants to have a big year and get paaaaid

red floyd
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

He’s recovering from TJS. It’s a “show me” contract.

AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

That gave me a thought. It would be interesting if instead of a set QO price, it was a minimum price. Teams could offer 1-year contract of any amount equal to or greater than the QO, but would only receive compensation if the player ultimately signed for a lower AAV.

Jim Atkins
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Just reported on MLBTR- possible deal with Noah Syndergaard.
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/11/angels-rumors-sign-noah-syndergaard.html

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