LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Deal Delay

Good morning Angels fans! No deal… yet. Unless there is. Depends on when you read this. Deadline moved to this afternoon, so… cross your fingers! Have some links in the meantime.

News

CBA negotiations

As of midnight best coast time, there was still no deal done between the owners and players. It seems to be close, however.

What was the latest proposal anyway? In summary, 12 team playoffs, new rule changes with banned shifts, pitch clock, and larger safer bases, CBT threshold will increase, new CBT threshold tax, and an international draft.

It is that last addition that is causing strife now. This has been an issue since it was first suggested back in 2002.

Why owners are pushing for an international draft

People do seem optimistic that there will be a deal done, and the players and owners were still meeting as I wrote this. Please be the last no baseball update…

Other stuff

Unlike in times previous, the fans blame the owners for the lockout. Smarter fans or dumber Manfred?

Apple TV+ gets MLB games. Which shows how incompetent Manfred is at crafting his narrative as this deal was announced by Apple themselves during negotiations. But hey, more games on Peacock?

Meanwhile, Trevor Bauer, who missed most of last season due to sexual assault allegations, has returned to social media to hate on all media. Yeah, go away.

The Mike Trout drawings by DidItForTheStory is being covered by the media again. Well, Jomboy Media. That’s a media, right?

Pitch clock seems to be coming. Here is how it will speed up baseball.

MLB the Show will hold people over for now. And hey, new commentators!

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I am so sick of this. I am incapable of any ironic humor regarding the situation. I have real, palpable grief over the lack of daily noon baseball in March. It is affecting my life seriously. Please just stop this all, ow****ners and play****ers, and get back to the warp and woof of life. You BASTARDS.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
FungoAle
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

$20M reasons to be angry

2002heaven
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2 years ago

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4th rd 2013 MLB draft
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You do know that Bellinger was horrible for almost all of last season, right? In fact, he finished the season with a .165 BA and a SLG percentage of .302 !!

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago

Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LHP Kodi Medeiros to a minor league contract.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

WTF is a Kodi Medeiros?

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

A non $21m minor league contract.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
2 years ago

Opening day on the road again.
Maybe they can hold out longer to have a Home Opening Day again.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Pssst. MLBPA. We can all see the only bargaining leverage you have is “Doz udder guys have even more money dan us. It’s nah fare. You shouldz hate em!”. You aren’t going to suddenly gain a position that allows you to demand a 270M CBT with no international draft, no penalties, etc. The owners have your balls because they gave them to you in the first place. I know it must seem like we should all be up in arms because an international draft will mean that owners only waste 5M on international prospects that will likely flame out instead of 10M but we just don’t care. Cut the deal guys. I wanted a high salary floor and all revenue sharing money going to players. You want to make sure old farts can be overpaid to suck while also making sure young players get paid a lot more. It’s not gonna happen, you got some more money out of the owners, let’s get on with it now.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Not to mention November or December.

Eric_in_Portland
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2 years ago

there might not be any baseball but at least I’ve got sedecordle!

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago

I turn 28 on the 15th of April.

Maybe I’ll get to see a real game. Not holding my breath anymore, though.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/03/mlb-announces-postponement-of-games-through-april-14.html

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Our birthdays are not far apart, young’un. I shoulda known you were an Aries!

Last edited 2 years ago by rspencer
Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Tax day and Jackie Day baybee.

Christianhanson
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Why is everyone blaming Manfred? He’s just repping for owners who don’t care about the game like Moreno.

WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago

Kill the Messenger!

Cowboy26
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2 years ago

It seems like the Players need to stop dickin’ around now and close out this rodeo.

https://twitter.com/JesseRogersESPN/status/1501662677613125640

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

that seems optimal – they’re close enough on the big things now?

International draft can wait – let’s get 162 in

Designerguy
Super Member
2 years ago

Not that we need any more reasons to hate the Astros, but here we are

https://www.yahoo.com/news/looking-place-blame-mlb-lockout-110000067.html

Jeff Joiner
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2 years ago

The Dodgers basically bought all the Cuban talent to really enhance their rebuild. Most of the players didn’t work out well but many were traded.

They’ve also nailed a few international signings: Fernando, Beltre, Puig,

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

….Roberto Clemente, Pedro Martinez, Kenley Jansen, Mondesi, Nomo, Ryu, Park…..

cookmeister
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

i was just thinking that the other day.

can you imagine if the Dodgers didn’t trade Yordan Alvarez and Oneal Cruz for relievers?

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  cookmeister

How about if we had signed Jose Urquidy, Framber Valdez, and Luis Garcia for (all 3) just under $500K!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
plus Ohtani and Reid Detmers……..Good Gawd!!!!
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Charles Sutton
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Super Member
2 years ago

The Angels probably won’t be getting any better at evaluating international talent if most of their scouts are still fired.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Yes, but at least with an international draft Arte wont be giving Roberto Baldoquin $8,000,000.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah. They are talking hard cap on those slot bonuses.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Keep in mind he gave $21M to a guy who never won more than 14 games ( Noah Syndergaard knows who I’m talking about!). Good Gawd the silliness goes unhindered.
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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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WTF does Syndergaard have to do with an international draft? Only Tooty Two and the bird lady know. 🐳  🍑 

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Charles Sutton
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2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

It doesn’t look like the International Draft is achieving any traction with the MLBPA.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Had to rec you for obvious reasons!
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GrandpaBaseball
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2 years ago

Prior to morning coffee; WTF is going on all over the Greed Meter in MLB?

After starting A.M. morning coffee; I get most of this shit except for larger bases.

Adding a Sugar Donut; Big mistake as I know Manfraud is in a lot of changing the game, but still can’t figure how we are better off with Apple Streaming on Friday Nights.

I have a feeling that the fans are going to get screwed in the final adjustments of today.

Hey Good morning everybody, it’s going to be a great day and everything is OK.

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I believe that along with larger, the bases would be thinner–lower to the ground, which is where the safeness is supposed to kick in.

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Thinner base means less grip area for the fingers as a player is sliding past the base.

Cowboy26
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2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

With replay and the way the fielders keep the tag on nowadays this is a really good point.

rspencer
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Okay.

2002heaven
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2 years ago
Reply to  rspencer

Trifle swine are used to sniff out fungus….LOL!!!
Had to look that up! 😆  👍 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Yes, the culinary world owes much to the pigs that root around the forest finding these…

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Fansince1971
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2 years ago

That’s Some Pig!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I have to admit, I kinda thought I might get a different image when I searched trifling pig.

Fansince1971
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2 years ago

Ha!

red floyd
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2 years ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Maybe that pig is Radiant! Possibly even Terrific!

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WallyChuckChili
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2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Humble even. That’s Some Pig!