LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Locked up Perry

Good Morning Angels fans. How are you dealing with the lockout? That bad huh? Have some links?

News?

Yeah there isn’t much going on with the whole lockout. Well, Dusty Baker won an award.

Have some Mike Trout stat porn. Seriously, he is still the best. Also have some drawings.

Hopefully this doesn’t delay Spring Training

Rays negotiating with Tampa Bay for a ballpark. Well, that is going better than Oakland right now, as the A’s still eye Las Vegas. But not all hope is lost? Also they are still looking for a manager.

Ohtani’s old team signed an MLB pitcher. Perry could have nabbed him, but, alas…

Mets Still looking for a new manager. Some options have come up, and Max wants Buck.

As the MLB HOF voting trickles in, the BBWAA gives Tim Kurkjian an award!

Vlad Jr wins a Canadian award. I am still bitter.

As no player can sign, the rumors about the remaining free agents is all we get. Like how Carlos Correa may have back issues? Will Trevor Story actually go back to Colorado?

We can at least watch Baseball movies. And Documentaries. Or both. (Even though it is fake).

The MiLB rule 5 draft is today. Hopefully Perry can nab some pitchers.

Anything I missed? Please, put it in the comments for upvotes.

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Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

I don’t know…this worries me

https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/endeavor-group-agrees-to-buy-nine-minor-league-baseball-teams/

Holding companies are usually a bad thing for businesses. They run them into the ground, then pass them on to some sucker.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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This is all that matters!!! 💪  💪  😆 
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Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Looks like we didn’t lose Aquino, Pina, Knowles or Soto… which were the only guys I thought might go.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

I guess nobody wants our shit.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

Exactly.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

But we protected our Junk!

TheOrangeCurtain
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Ty Buttrey… I guess the team still hasn’t cut bait with him yet? Hoping maybe some time off gave him a chance to re-think his career priorities and give baseball another shot?

jco
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jco
2 years ago

Fangraphs had a nice piece on the power potential of Angels Prospect Jeremiah Jackson: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/angels-prospect-jeremiah-jackson-can-juice-a-baseball/.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think any time you can grab a AA arm from Tampa you do it.

Cal State Fullerton kid. They’ll probably give him some run as a starter but those numbers look like solid bullpen depth.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Can he hit HR’s or just serve them up?

Last edited 2 years ago by Cowboy26
WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Last year Perry took 3 and only one this year. I guess we don’t need minor league depth.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Damm neither has Noah Syndergard!
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steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

I like the Photoshop animation of Arte eating a Lunchable while PTP is shackled.

MarineLayer
Super Member
2 years ago

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/top-41-prospects-los-angeles-angels/

Heres a very bleak view of our farm system, including an implied criticism of Minisian’s draft.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I’m not sure it’s an implied criticism of Minasian. It seemed to me more of a wait-and-see. The author also admits that Fangraphs was wrong on Walsh and Sandoval.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

We didn’t draft Patrick Sandoval
Houston did.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Irrelevant. Read the article

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Did
We still don’t draft or develop very well. So we can’t take credit for Sandoval’s development. Reid Detmers is being compared to Scott Kasmir……..ugh!!! Hope that doesn’t turn out true.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

We can’t take credit for Sandoval’s development? Because we didn’t draft him? What is the logic there?

Sure, Houston gets credit for the draft – then traded him to us where he developed. So, develop points to the Angels – right?

Or is just no points to the Angels ever?

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

I’m as guilty as you are, but Please Do Not Feed The Troll.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

But he looks so Hungry…

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

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Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

If 2002 posts and nobody responds, does it exist?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  MarineLayer

There’s 30 teams and our farm system has consistently been rated in the upper 20’s for years. We ugly.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

This stuff always reminds me, I wish I could find some list of systems ranked by the amount of MLB WAR they have produced over the last 5 years… or the number of players… or number of “good” MLB innings….

I want a good farm so we have trade chips and maybe get a few good players (pitchers) out of it but I am getting pretty convinced that the panting need to have a top 10 farm system is the over bought EV stock of baseball. I bet the top team is still someone like Tampa Bay, but I would like some way to see who is putting out more Shane Beibers as apposed to MacKinzie Gores and Forest Whitleys.

Now that I’m a little older I have just seen so many TOP TOP BESTEST SYSTEMS EVAH (Like Seattle, three times now) produce a big pile of meh it makes me wonder. Maybe some team, maybe even our team, should start focusing on drafting/signing/trading for specific players and developing them like they are Robocop. Specifically have two really good starter prospects, one good infielder and one good catcher you are heavily invested in developing over 2 to 3 year cycles?

Like have specific development guys. Two guys who develop catchers who scout, acquire and then develop specific catchers within the system, four starter coaches that do the same ,etc etc. You don’t have to ignore all the other players, late bloomers, etc but you have a dedicated “skunk works” of guys who run parallel to the rest of the system. Rather than trying to have 8 top 100 prospects you always have 3 and they are at positions the team will need in the near future and these prospects are groomed from the get go to quickly learn what the special development guys are good at teaching, which is tailored specifically to what the MLB team does.

Like the old Kansas City Royals Academy and the 80s St Louis Cardinals astroturf teams did but even more focused from when a kids 18 to when he’s an MLB player.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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He already said that about LAD and TB……..just not us.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Cheer Up Marine Layer. I firmly believe The Angels farm system is less gloomy than in recent years past.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Deal will still happen, it will just be delayed by all this with all the renovations moving back a couple years. Arte probably ends up chipping in some part of the fine.

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

So, new stadium in 2045, not 2043…..we’ll never have nice things.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

So if the Angels giveaway tickets in the upper right field view level for the entire season that wouldn’t count against their affordable housing requirements?

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nope, does not count.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

What this situation needs is a little JUSTICE!

https://youtu.be/GiDsLRQg_g4

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Arte sure gets a lot of “sternly worded” letters from all sorts of people and organizations.

We’ll see what is in the latest one and the options they state presents to Anaheim Arte.

Arte should have written some ‘sternly word’ letters himself, to Albert Pujols and about twenty $10M pitchers for not living up to thier contracts

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Things I love about this whole topic….

1) PLEASE baby Jesus let this land deal somehow get scoopered by a guy who proposes building a big pile of low income housing on that particular site. I can’t wait to watch various warriors for the oppressed from Anaheim politicians to CtPG guy enjoy getting “what they want” from this situation. The Nashville Angels and a big stack of low income rabbit warrens in the semi-Golden Triangle…. this is the guy who thinks California is running great these days.

2) Guy who is shocked that a major professional sports owner is trying to make more money…. this is likely the same guy who is always shocked and a little scared when he sees a raccoon eating his cat’s food.

3) Guy that is appalled that all of this can be fixed by paying more money to the bureaucracy, who will then surely efficiently use every dollar of the extra money to help house people who can’t afford homes in Anaheim… this is the guy who probably voted for things like High Speed Rail and should probably never look too closely at that project without locking up his kitchen knives first.

If we want a stadium anywhere in California it’s gonna be a dark and gross affair. But of course this time it will be far darker and grosser because Arte’s doing it directly from his throne made of puppy bones. I for one don’t want a govt building the stadium, but I do want Arte getting a sweat heart deal because I want a rich AF owner. But all in all I don’t live anywhere close to Anaheim, so let the clown show begin, I hope I enjoy it, and if the team moves it’s all on a TV screen to me 99.9% of the time anyway.

Look at it this way, if the team moves half of us will finally have a hot wet excuse for just becoming Dodger fans and finally having owners who are magical and all in and shit like that.

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

First – you are right about categories of reactions by the masses. Most people just react emotionally to everything.- which leads to then being appalled and shocked and posting their opinions on social media boards where they get hearts and likes if they express anger strongly enough. Or they get an angry response coming from folks holding contrary opinions leading to annoying mini-threads with both sides adamantly espousing their opinions usually with poor spelling and punctuation. . It’s just too predictable.

The reality of dealings with the State is that they come in swinging and then go out fairly quietly. Once the lawyers are fully entrenched, they will come up with a settlement that gives Arte and the City most of what they want while the State will get enough to hold a press conference and declare some sort of victory.

Happens over and over and over.

Last edited 2 years ago by Fansince1971
Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

So Arte moves the team out of the state, who gets the last laugh then?

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago

He’d sell before he did that. The franchise value is not higher elsewhere

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

I would.
That way I could say ITYS (Gitch, Cowboy, CardboardGolf, would all have to admit I was right.).. Keep on signing those injured SP’s to one year deals Arte!
Bye!!!

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

blowit.wav – Johnny Grant (Honorary Hollywood Mayor. : “Ahhhhh! Blow it out!” 

Last edited 2 years ago by Twebur
Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

damn hippies.

Fumid346
Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

I always enjoyed this Healy bit with Stu Nahan and Ken Minyard about the Assholes
 astros.wav

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Not sure your opinion really matters because it sounds like you do a lot of stupid things. By the way how’s that IIWP coming?

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

The only benefit of the Halos moving to another city is I would no longer root for them or come to this blog so would never have to read a single troll post by you again.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Don’t worry either another team will move here or we’ll get a new expansion team. This 75 yr old guy is a terrible GM.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

Eh? What are you right about if the team moves out of state? Actually, other than your Captain Hindsight thing, and maybe the idea of looking at Paul DeJung, what are you right about at all? And where are you going?

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Twebur

Ridiculous, I cannot believe I am still in this state.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yet Sofi Stadium still got built and before that Staples Center.
Nothing was more difficult then trying to get a new or renovated stadium with the 1990’s LA County Board of Supervisors with Antonio Villaraigosa.
If he doesn’t like it here in CA then he should just sell the team and get out.

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

If Arte can’t reach agreement in the business friendly environment that is California, I dare him to move to the highly bureaucratic states of Texas or Florida. No “real” business would ever leave California.

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago

Waco Angels or the Kissimmee Angels?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

Austin Angels

FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago

Isn’t this just all because the deal side-step a process review to ensure low-income housing was considered? Artes plan would bring in jobs, entertainment, businesses, drink holes for me, OC chicks…

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  FungoAle

I think it’s more than a review, the city needs to re-open the bidding process to include builders that will create low income housing options. The other alternative is for “someone” to pay a $96M fine to make it all go away.

Last edited 2 years ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago

Give us money and your problem goes away.

Gotta love the government.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Sounds more underworld to me.
”Nice stadium you have there. Shame if somethun’ happened to it.”

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

I don’t think there’s much of a difference nowadays.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

Florida sports team suck.
Other than the Miami Heat with LeBron they all have crap attendance and no following. Total Band Wagon sports region. Everybody except the Heat has been rumored to be leaving the state at one time or another.
Las Vegas, Austin, Charlotte Angels.

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Then you might as well get a jump on it, 2002, and move out of town now to avoid the rush. But Don’t worry we’ll be right behind you.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Staples ( Now Crypto.com Area) was built 22 years ago. Good luck getting that built in LA now.

SOFI was built in Inglewood at the bargain basement cost of $5 Billion.

Inglewood has been very receptive to new development but I’m not sure I would want to visit the Angels play at that location.

Tony Villar was never a BoS for L.A. County he was the Mayer oof Los Angeles but consistent with past experiences I doubt you really care how ridiculous this most recent comment is.