LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Hall of Fame

Today is the day we find out if anybody on the ballot was voted into the Hall of Fame.

Trey Hillman joined the Angels coaching staff. He is a very experienced coach and manager. Meanwhile, the Brewers hired Matt Klentak as a special assistant.

The Players Union and MLB actually appear to be talking this time. Let’s see if they get anywhere close to an agreement this week. At least they will talk two days in a row. Here is additional detail concerning the negotiations.

The Chinese Professional Baseball League is also taking away people from the player pool.

Happy birthday to Ugly Dickshot. This is a real baseball player name. I wouldn’t have dared make this up.

Sports Info Solutions is hiring interns again.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Oh no! the thing that the entire world knew would happen for the past 5 years happened! Flail your limbs with anger! Catch the wind in a cup! Throw boys into volcanos! Stop the tides with a hair brush! Complain about Big Poopy getting into the HOF! Snow is cold! August is hot! Hot girls get yelled at less! Oh the unbearable burden of breath!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

It occurred to me tonight that I’m more comfortable with Baines being in than Ortiz.

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago

that’s a problem, it’d be nice to rip the vote from the BBWWA writers and give it to the players only…. and then we get Baines

hmm – yes, i think he is better than Ortiz but still, players just choose their buddies too

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago

Trout picks one thing every spring to imrpove upon to be even greater.

If there is a lesson to be learned today, to achieve true greatness, only thing he needs to work on going forward is just his relationship with the BBWWA – that’s what matters.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I’d like to hope he improves his games played.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Should be well rested at least!

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

My vote for this upcoming season is for Trout to improve his post season batting average.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Or September stats.

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Has anyone here ever found Artificially Big Papi at all likeable? The only thing he ever did that I liked was bunting against the shift occasionally.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Last edited 2 years ago by Eric_in_Portland
Mia
Legend
Mia
2 years ago

It’s nice to know I no longer need to care about the HoF.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

You wanna put Papi there but not Bonds or Clemens?

Riiiight. Totally legit.

For the record I don’t think any of them should be there, but if you’re gonna let one in….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

I thought Shilling should be in. “He’s an asshole” hasn’t kept tons of players out.

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

feel the same its a clown show. let in Shoeless Joe, Rose, Black Sox…

Bernie Madoff too – it’s the HOF – House of Frauds

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

My response to people who say Rose should be in is: Let’s get Shoeless Joe in. Then and ONLY THEN can we talk about Rose.

To be honest, I think that Bonds and Clemens pre-PED body of work probably qualifies them, and I’m meh on whether they should be in — I don’t care one way or the other. And steroids were a gray area when they started.

I refuse to ever think that Rose deserves to be in, because that was the ONLY UNBREAKABLE RULE when he played — “Ye shall not bet upon baseball, lest ye be banished for all eternity.” It was figuratively carved in stone above every clubhouse door. Rose knew the rule. He chose to ignore it. He got caught. Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

It’s this kind of binary thinking that’s keeping the Hall of Fame from being the Hall for Everyone. I say let Rose in. Also let Pele in. F*** it, let me in.

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago

If you buy a ticket, you’re in right?

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Hope you guys are around and voice your displeasure when Puljos is elected.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I will literally not care.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Are you thinking we’ll argue Albert didn’t juice? I don’t think he did while he was with us but then he won’t be going in because of what he did here.

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago

Hall of Frauds.

Cooperstown wont be the same for me – what a joke

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

how can the writer of this (at CBS Sports) not dig into his own paragraph? I’ll highlight what he should have seen

“Ortiz, who also spent time with the Seattle Mariners and Minnesota Twins organization, didn’t ascend into his now recognizable “Big Papi” form until he joined the Red Sox in his late-20s. In parts of six seasons prior to landing in Boston, he’d hit .266/.348/.461 (108 OPS+) with 58 home runs. Ortiz’s late-career surge saw him launch 483 home runs after beginning his age-27 season. That’s the fifth-most all-time, according to Baseball Reference’s Stathead query system. The only players to homer more times afterward are Barry Bonds, Babe Ruth, Henry Aaron, and Rafael Palmeiro.”

FungoAle
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2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Folks are all amped up about Ortiz but Pusge and Bagwell got in. The HOF lost moral credibility years ago.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I don’t really care that Ortiz got in, I just think it’s a pretty shitty to let in one “rumored steroid user” and not the other ones.

Bonds and Clemens were always more adversarial with the media than I remember Ortiz being, maybe that played into it with voters. They *like* him.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

Exactly. If Papi is in then it’s time to just come up with a way to tell the story of the steroid era…. like the deadball era but scuzzier. Clemens and Bonds not being in but that fat twat making it is gross. Free Palmiero too. Man Ram should probably also make it. Just create a lump of players that are in, but make it clear that the era was a particular way. Everyone will understand the idea that most or all of these guys were either juiced or benefitted from teammates juicing to help them succeed.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
2 years ago

Here’s some positivity. Jered Weaver (pictured above) was a great pick that the Angels got on an over slot deal as I recall. Really miss that iconic red-ass stare and a desire to win that was apparent to anyone who watched. Hope this doesn’t stoke Eddie Bane for GM threads 🙂

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

It took a year but Cheapo Arturo & “Stand Pat Stoneman” got ‘er done.

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story?id=2072258&src=desktop

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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Because they were underdog outcasts and didn’t go to college .

  • John Turturo as Herb Stempel in the Quiz Show movie about a ordinary blue collar working class Jewish fare collector from Brooklyn who was way better than Charles Van Doren who was a privileged and wealthy history professor at Columbia University.
  • Will Hunting a young guy with a criminal background on work release working at MIT.

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red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

And this is relevant how?

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Why did you reply?
I don’t care about the HOF anymore. That’s why we have a owner who invests $30-40M on power hitters in their 30’s and 50c on SP’s. BTW if the season actually happens take this to the bank………Thor won’t be with us in 2023!
YES YOU READ WRIGHT, THOHR WOHNT BE WITHUS IN 2023 NO MATTER WHUT HAPPENS. Because if he sucks and is injured, then off he goes into the cornfield like the evil little boy says in the Twilight Zone. If on the other hand he actually has a Marcus Semien kind of resurgence, then do you think Arthur will actually give him a $28M a year deal for 3 or more yrs? WHY NO!!!!
Gotta go there’s no point in talking MLB until we have a settlement.
Is there a Pittsburgh Pirate we can hate on?

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

2002 is saying…
“Why do you reply”

Fuckin Gold!!!

Twebur
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Matt Damon is fat like Mike.

Personally, John Turturo as The Jesus was the best John Turturo……..
You’re out of your element 2002.

https://youtu.be/KdOjVsfuKPs

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Another older has been/never was who has issues with BB, where have I seen this before. Good gawd Miss Molly, why?

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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2nd rd 2016 MLB Draft Giants.
Also in the 2016 MLB Draft who we also had huge gigantic catastrophic incredible and ridiculous intelligence failures on………

  • 2021 NL Cy Young winner
  • 2020 AL Cy Young winner
  • Adley Rutschman was the top HS star and 2019 MLB overall top pick…….selected by the Mareener’s and that horrible guy who used to work for us.
  • Tommy Edman StL 2B and 6th rd pick Stanford…….(he must be smart then que no?)
  • Bo Bichette AS SS for Tor 2nd round.
  • Dustin May…….3rd rd that other team
  • Tony Gonsolin…….9th rd also by that other team.

What the hell were we thinking?!!! Good Gawd!! 😡  😠  😫  😰  👈 

cookmeister
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

you sound miserable man. All you do is complain on every person that’s decent that we didn’t sign or draft. Get a life

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  cookmeister

Will do……
But first, who did I criticize about who we already have?

Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

And nowhere did cookmeister bitch at you for that. Strawman argument for the win.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Also from that awful 2016 MLB draft
Bobby Dalbec 4th rd 1B/3B Red Sox
Kyle Funkhouser 4th rd RHSP Tigers. Even just 3 of those guys could’ve got us into the PO’s, especially the SP’s!!! NONE OF THESE GUYS WERE 1ST RD PICKS.
BP”S & FIELD MANAGERS DON’T MATTER…….
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Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Nice way of avoiding my comment by changing the subject.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

If CM can do it then, why not me? He didn’t answer my comment nor even rebut it. Bottomline is that Eppler’s first 2016 Draft was a disaster for us, except for Brandon Marsh who BTW was taken one pick after Bryan Reynolds (20 hrs, 90 rbi’s). A lot of praise going to Perry for his recent international signings, however he’s taking the same approach that he took in the 2021 MLB Draft (quantity over quality, but I understand the tactic because of the farm system being empty and bankrupt) and he’ll have to hope he finds many diamonds in the rough.
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Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Really? Whose giving out praise to PTP for his recent international signings?

Its way, way too early to crown winners. I would think this is definitely a wait and see development program.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

I think, if you’re like Tooty Two and have to vent your rage over being a total failure as a man at who ever is GM, saying things like “Cool, I’m glad we actually signed some Intl prospects. Oh look, some are pitchers…” is PRAISE. And that praise is dangerous and must be stopped because allowing that an Angels GM did anything other than shit the bed is on par with approving of what ever was done to Tooty Two in some other area of life.

Kind of like a guy who will get road rage on the 405 even if there is no traffic because to NOT scream at the 405 feels to said guy like he’s admitting it’s OK his wife was getting the shit f***ed out of her by half the guys in her office for years. Rage and humiliation will always find an outlet, even one that doesn’t make sense.

I think, if we want the rampant stupidity to go away, we need to root for ol’Tooty to have himself a few big wins in life, then he’ll simmer down.

cookmeister
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

i didn’t say anything about that? I don’t come here often, but it seems as though every article starts with a post from you regarding another player on another team that we didn’t draft or sign.

30 teams passed on Reynolds, including the Giants a couple of times.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  cookmeister

That excuse doesn’t fly with me.
Sometimes it’s about money or who the kid’s agent is (Scott Boras) it could also be maybe he’s on the fence about going to college.
We the Angels have a bad history of low balling like a insurance company.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

Why is Thom Yorke wearing a Pirates hat while you bitch about him being drafted by the Giants? Also, who fixed his eye?

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

😂😂😂😂

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

No wonder I never heard of him or Radiohead, other than Colin Cowherd said that they sucked (he’s right BTW, most 1990’s bands did!). R&R died in 2005, 4 yrs after Montgomery Ward went out of business……..Where’s my thumb? Come on SG and CB26! Don’t be haters!!
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Last edited 2 years ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Musical band critiques from Colin Cowherd? Now I definitely know you’re lost.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

Colin Cowherd was the best guitarist ever before he was drafted by the Giants two rounds after Felix Jose. And why not? After all, no one wears a pair of slacks like Scott Speedman can! Plus, gogurt!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

It appears that you always take the easy way out, as it is easier to criticize and find fault than to find solutions. It is easier to be negative than to be positive. I believe that all the issues that have held the team back are the fact that Arte does not fill the front office with experienced personnel that can get the complete job done. Maybe that will change under first time GM PTP. Until then try finding what has gone right for a change, after all are we not all Angel fans?

Fansince1971
Legend
2 years ago

Don’t you get it? He is a TROLL of the highest order. Trolls feast upon attention. They love your misery and frustration. So I beg and plead with all of you to just ignore this dude, or maybe it’s a female, but whatever – stop responding to him/her/it. With no food, maybe in time he/she/it will go away.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Fansince1971

too tee tooo…
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red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

Isn’t this Tootie?
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2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

We’re not allowed to draft and develop guys like the dude above in the masthead photo anymore.
Because Arthur says so.
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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Gooding morning, good weather for all today so enjoy.