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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
That’s my starting pitcher!
$20M reasons to be angry
4th rd 2013 MLB draft
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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 !!
Los Angeles Angels signed free agent LHP Kodi Medeiros to a minor league contract.
WTF is a Kodi Medeiros?
A non $21m minor league contract.
Opening day on the road again.
Maybe they can hold out longer to have a Home Opening Day again.
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.
You’d think they could have starting doing this back in February, or even [gasp!] January?
Not to mention November or December.
there might not be any baseball but at least I’ve got sedecordle!
I turn 28 on the 15th of April.
Maybe I’ll get to see a real game. Not holding my breath anymore, though.
Our birthdays are not far apart, young’un. I shoulda known you were an Aries!
Tax day and Jackie Day baybee.
Why is everyone blaming Manfred? He’s just repping for owners who don’t care about the game like Moreno.
Kill the Messenger!
It seems like the Players need to stop dickin’ around now and close out this rodeo.
that seems optimal – they’re close enough on the big things now?
International draft can wait – let’s get 162 in
Not that we need any more reasons to hate the Astros, but here we are
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,
….Roberto Clemente, Pedro Martinez, Kenley Jansen, Mondesi, Nomo, Ryu, Park…..
i was just thinking that the other day.
can you imagine if the Dodgers didn’t trade Yordan Alvarez and Oneal Cruz for relievers?
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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The Angels probably won’t be getting any better at evaluating international talent if most of their scouts are still fired.
Yes, but at least with an international draft Arte wont be giving Roberto Baldoquin $8,000,000.
Yeah. They are talking hard cap on those slot bonuses.
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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WTF does Syndergaard have to do with an international draft? Only Tooty Two and the bird lady know. 🐳 ☂ 🍑 ⚡
It doesn’t look like the International Draft is achieving any traction with the MLBPA.
Had to rec you for obvious reasons!
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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.
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.
Thinner base means less grip area for the fingers as a player is sliding past the base.
With replay and the way the fielders keep the tag on nowadays this is a really good point.
Trifle swine are used to sniff out fungus….LOL!!!
Had to look that up! 😆 👍
Yes, the culinary world owes much to the pigs that root around the forest finding these…
That’s Some Pig!
I have to admit, I kinda thought I might get a different image when I searched trifling pig.
Maybe that pig is Radiant! Possibly even Terrific!
Humble even. That’s Some Pig!