The Angels are interested in Robbie Ray but he is now signed with the Mariners for five years and $115 Million. He can opt out after the third year. Michael Lorenzen is getting $7 Million for playing for the Angels next year.
It looks like Max Scherzer is going to the Mets for a few years.
Kevin Gausman is going to the Toronto Blue Jays for five years.
Jon Gray is going to the Rangers for four years.
Corey Seager signed with the Rangers for ten years at $325 Million.
Matthew Boyd is set to become a free agent today.
Brooks Raley will sign with the Rays. The free agent left hander gets two years with an option.
Alex Cobb is finalizing a deal with the San Francisco Giants.
The Marlins extended Sandy Alcantara. The deal is five years for $56 Million.
Darren O’Day has a minor league deal with the Atlanta Braves. Kirby Yates has a back loaded two year deal with those same Braves.
Marcell Ozuna received a 20 day domestic violence suspension which the league made retroactive.
Here is a glimpse of the expanded playoffs format that is under discussion in the CBA negotiations.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Since Minasian whiffed on getting one of top starters, maybe he can call San Francisco and ask them who was on their bargain basement list after Cobb.
The Angels Pitcher NO ONE Is Talking About – YouTube
Watching that video I only had a couple take aways. One, “The Irish Panda” is a dope nickname. Two, the Angels 80s uniforms are way cooler than the ones we have now. We should bring back the dark blue and usher in a new era of uni-luck. And that’s it. All that stuff about him being good can’t be true because he came through our system and developed the ability to seem good under our current umbrella of evil.
I have the feeling the looming CBA squabble isn’t preventing FOs from signing FAs.
So Thor, Loup, Lorenzen and Iglesias so far….. I bet they were haggling with Raisel this whole time. He didn’t seem to milk the market much.
OK, screw Stroman. Go sign me Kwang-Hyun Kim, Tyler Anderson, Jonathan Villar and some pile of Nick Wittgren, Chasen Shreve, Blake Parker, Colin McHugh, Jimmy Nelson, Mark Melancon, Archie Bradley, Corey Knebel types and let’s just roll with Thaiss as a back up catcher.
That’s a solid plan. When the options at SPs are limited, build the pen and sign the Andersons and Kim type who can pitch effective starter innings.
Also Correa or Story… just kidding.
Sure you are
Honestly, if you have to choose one or the other, I’d prefer padding the pen with solid experienced arms over Stroman.
It’s still just a 25 man roster. If the strategy is to sign more one-inning relief pitchers than guys who can pitch four or five innings effectively, you better hope the guys you sign still have minor league options.
Nice plan but most of those relievers are now gone
I’m feeling better about the season tonight. One more, Perry. One more.
Angels and Iglesias agree to 4 year $58 million deal. Budget is n/a.
So, where are we budget wise now? I figure that we are near if not past the iiwpm limits?
I read that this put us up to $185m. I don’t think this included arb raises
4/58? I guess we’re out on Wilson.
We had to do this and I’m glad we did.
We need to find out how Arte hid all the evil nefarious evilness from Raisel so he could trick him into staying so we can do the same to Shohei…
The Duo of Loup and Iglesias should be a solid pitch to any starting pitcher meeting going forward.
Those plus Lorenzen out of the pen makes me feel a lot better. I was not thrilled with the idea of Warren being thrust into an 8th inning (or high leverage role), even if I think he is good. Also gives time to see if our 20+ pitcher haul has some arms that can help in 2022 – without needing them to.
Dude, they didn’t even mince words on it. Lorenzen has said for years he wants to start. The Angels said they’d start him. Lorenzen said he signed here because we’ll start him. He’s not going to the pen any time soon no matter how many comments we type out saying that he is or should.
I also don’t think it’s a coincidence that we signed him after hiring that Axelrod guy off the Reds/Driveline. There was probably some sort of excitement brewing while watching video of the guy.
I’m sure the video excitement mirrors the orgasmic delight displayed by the FO when Ward was available for Ric Wilson to draft…. 😆
Ahhhh, the gif that keeps on giffing.
Just don’t stop building the bullpen. We need better bridge guys to the 9th. We don’t want to be stuck with Joe being Cishek back.
Maybe Arte can convince Stroman to sign a month-to-month deal, and then Barria can slide to the bullpen as the bridge to Raisel
Atminimum, a good RH setup guy (maybe a converted starter? Lorenzen was pretty good as a reliever earlier in his career, even if not quite conventional, if I remember right ..but I guess he has been tentatively slated for the rotation in principle.).
Yeah, another accomplished RH to pound the zone, with an out pitch would be nice. I’d take a flyer on a couple more guys still out there. Maybe those guys non-tendered today.
So we’re stuck with a bunch of pitchers who just have stuff instead of grit and championship talent. Way to go CheapnEvil. I bet Syndergaard has stuff too. 2022 is going to be worse than 2021. I’m sad and mad because mad makes sad.
Cheer up, pal. It’s gonna be ok.
You’re just saying that. But there is never going to be a solid follow up to Game of Thrones, Chuck Taylors will never be comfortable again and the Angels will never do anything good. Now my mascara is running all over my SemiSonic t-shirt!
Ask your doctor today if Prozac is right for you.
I’m a Lexapro man myself. I prefer the totally unfeeling robot rout myself.
Same. But i’ve been re-watching The Sopranos so Prozac is on the mind.
Try feeding some ducks.
Jordan sezs ‘ludes are best….
Where’s “the Lemon ?”
Bourbon is more effective and does not mess up the chi.
The hangover is an absolute bitch tho
Glad to see this happen. Now just get a real #2 SP so that Raisel can pitch in high leverage situations.
Free-agent reliever Raisel Iglesias closing in on four-year contract with Angels, sources tell @TheAthletic
I dig it!! I like the four years at a less AAV hopefully
Jeff won’t like this lol
I love this!
Whoa, 4-yrs?! Risky. Well, go get 2 more bullpen arms leading up to the 9th.
That’s future Perry’s problem
You mean the replacement of the replacement for Perry
Thank God, I needed something to prove Arte wasn’t straight up laughing in our faces.
Do you really think there was another bidder? Especially at 4 years?
Year four might have been what got it done
I have no doubt there were at last a couple other teams willing to give him 3 years. I’m happy we went to 4 if thats what it took to keep him. He’s been legit his entire career.
Unlikely. I’m glad it happened, but if the deal is more than 4/60, we’re not getting Stroman.
At this point I don’t know. Arte’s obviously expanded the payroll, so who knows how much he’s willing to spend? Probably not 230M or something, but it’ll be more than 180M by a fair stretch.
With Raisel’s deal, we’ve got to be above $180M including arb projections
I think we’re actually still just shy of it 21+7+7+15 = 50… nope, we’re just over that 45-47M. But we are most likely not done spending, at least on some sort of arms and a SS.
Well, I don’t know. Were any other teams looking for a closer? The only people who thought their team was getting this guy for “two years…. maybe three…” were commenting on this website.
Look, it was about time we gave a worthy pitcher a multi-year deal.
Quality is worth the multi-year deals. You just don’t want to give those deals to the Dark Knights and Dylan Bundy’s of the world.
So let’s say they do get Correa. Then you need to throw the chips in and trade some prospects for Castillo. I’d roll with those two pieces and what we have – and some smaller moves. If we are in contention, stock up some more at the deadline.
Surprising no tender for Richard Rodriguez from the Braves. Seems like a no brainer the Angels should jump on that.
I’d also jump on Velasquez from the Dodgers
Oh yeah. The other ex-Pirate they released, Edgar Santana. I’d hop on Rodriguez, Velasquez and Santana now for pen depth. Add them to Warren, Mayer, Loup, a closer like Melancon, etc etc…. not big names, but I think we could do a lot worse.
Rich Rod’s K/9 went in the toilet the minute he reached Atlanta. (7.7 K/9 vs 3.1 K/9) But still, from the trade deadline to September 5 his numbers were still stellar 17 games, 1 HR 1.08 ERA and a .84 WHIP. .472 OPS against
Unfortunately after September 5th he was awful. Like worse than cheese shit quality awful: 10 games 5 HR’s 6.75 ERA 1.50 WHIP 1.163 OPS against.
I have no velocity data for this period but I suspect it wasn’t very good.
We need to increase the number of our Rodriguii.
I Think I would totally take this guy over Sam Selman:
Ok, no huge impact. Goose was a little stiff in the field.
The Goose has been loosed
Just not realistic to have 3 35 mil a year players. Correa being a cheater won’t be coming here.
So how about having 4 $35 Mil/year players? Cuz Next Year Arte’s going to have to “Shohei Da Money”
The Braves just dumped Richard Rodriguez. Unless he’s hurt I’d totally sign him and his dipping peripherals as a pen arm.
I’d sign him tonight
Heck yeah! What is not to like about a minuscule WHIP. I did not follow him too close last year but stats seemed to dip with the Braves a bit. Maybe they did not use him right.
Ex-Pirate, so I sorta know him. He’s good, but I am a little scared because Atlanta just traded for him, then let him go, and they aren’t stupid. But for 2-4M? I’d roll the dice.
Actually, I forget who, but the Braves let another fairly good pen arm walk a few weeks ago too…
Yeah, your right, what do the Braves know.
10 years ago today we got rid of recent WS champ Jeff Mathis.
And nothing has gone right since.
Now that is some premium insight.
That’s why they pay me the big bucks.
For amusement I looked at the 2002 roster, looking for who left and who arrived, to see if I could find a “curse”. In the course of this I noted that Brad Fullmer was gone by 2004 and then quickly out of baseball. But what shocked me is that Fullmer is barely older than Albert.
Or maybe even younger, haha. Seriously, Fullmer is 46.
Fullmer left it all on the Angel Stadium infield. I love the guy.
Lebron is quite the touchy subject, I guess!
Sorry. I tried to explain your point and created a tangent.
It was a really good comparison I thought.
It’s all good. 😊
Wow am I dreaming or did I somehow stumble onto Laker nation?
You just don’t tell people anything you dislike about their Lord and Savior LeBraun OR their personal spirit animal, the Purple Tony Robins himself, martyred saint of all those who like to describe their own hustle to people, Kobe.
It’s better to just say you don’t follow the NBA if you don’t like the Lakers in SoCal, even if LeBraun is the Jeter of travel ball.