Baseball is Back!

Oh glorious day. The MLB owners and the MLB Players Association have reached an agreement on a new Collective Bargaining Agreement. Details of the various proposals have been leaking out over time and the staff here a CtPG will unveil all the details as they become available.

For now, let there be rejoicing in the land. Our beloved Halos will return soon.

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SScott
Super Member
2 years ago

Finally something positive. I’m so ready for baseball season!

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

So is Tony Clark bad at math or just bad at history?

https://twitter.com/BNightengale/status/1502082216427343874

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

Wow, a labor union organizer who’s not good at, you know…. stuff.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Well. Now we have to wait 24 to 48 hours before all these players’ agents can suddenly “find” a bunch of contracts that “really came together fast after the lock out ended” in their brief cases and hand them to the players to sign.

Cuase no one set shit up two hours before the lock out, and ABSOLUTELY no one from any organization talked to anyone from any agent’s office or any players while the lockout happened. No way Jose. That DID NOT happen.

There’s just going to be a super human amount of highly detailed legal paperwork generated, reviewed, submitted, reviewed, agreed to and signed in the next few day.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

5 year deal, so they can’t get locked out until then, as the Players did well to compromise, after all they are only multi millionaires.

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Hoping we get 1 or 2 more SP’s before the season starts but I have a feeling its not going to happen.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

I feel that we will. I had no expectation that Perry was done when the lockout hit.

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

Season starts April 7. Looks like we lost about a weeks worth of games.

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-mlbpa-agree-to-cba

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kinda bummed they moved it back to April 7th. I wanted to start at Texas instead of home vs Houston.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

But in 2002 we started the season at home

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This is not the 2002 team.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yes but the halo fan preseason sentiment seems about the same.

Just wait until we get off to that 6-14 start.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Key bet is over/under on time before Thor arm injury is announced : I have it set at 60 days.

Needless to say I am taking the under!

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Right, we didn’t have Ohtani and Trout in 2002

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Looks like the QO has gone the way of the dodo.

Also, “Clubs promoting top prospects to Opening Day rosters will be eligible to receive Draft picks if the player finishes in the Top 3 in the Rookie of the Year voting or Top 5 in MVP/Cy Young voting.” I’m guessing this is aimed at service time manipulation, but it will be interesting to see the definition of “top prospects”.

Players may only be optioned five times per season. Again, I’m guessing service time manipulation.

Still no salary floor, so Nutting gets to keep pocketing the competitive balance money.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

Unfortunately the QO doesn’t go away until 2023 ( assuming the union and the teams can agree on a international draft) As a result the Angels will probably have the distinction of being one of the last teams to lose their second round draft for signing Thor

Last edited 2 years ago by Cowboy26
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  red floyd

I’m a little bummed they have NO SALARY FLOOR. I just don’t get it. There have to be a fair number of higher paying owners that are sick of the A’s and Pirates bullshit. It didn’t need to be a high salary floor, hell even make it 25% higher than the revenue sharing money a team gets, but make it something.

Mia
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Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

The season will be delayed about a week, but we didn’t lose any games. Still gonna play 162

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

They’re still gonna play 162.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

I didn’t even notice that the NBA had advertising on the uniforms. I don’t think this will be a problem for me when the Angels add In ‘n Out to their jerseys

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Or Jersey Mike’s.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Pechanga

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

or My Pillow

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

help! I’ve been triggered!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

The time has come to sign Tyler Anderson and Colin McHugh. Let the tears of envy and unmoved needles fall!!!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago

Warms my heart that MLB will return, life is good for 4 more years……..ONLY IF WE GET THE PITCHING! 4 more years without making the World Series does not work.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

Only 4 more years? Why not 5?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

How long is the contract?

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago

2022 thru 2026

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

I just want a playoff game win. Baby steps.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

We have wasted to much in time for only one win, we need to win post season series. With trading for a couple more inning eaters we just might prevail.

Halo71
Trusted Member
2 years ago

We’d better make the playoffs!

JakeTaylor
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Halo71

Even if they had gone to 14 team playoffs, we still wouldn’t have made it.

Brent
Super Member
2 years ago

WWWWWWG (but I wouldn’t mind adding Rodon, Correa, etc)!

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Brent

No Correa !!!

Brent
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Better to have him hurt other teams than him hurt your team.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Correa = subtraction by addition. Angels have good chemistry and I don’t want to F with that.

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  JackFrost

North & South?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Brent

Can Correa pitch?

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 years ago

Yes!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago

did mlb.com break?

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago

Looks like it.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

it’s back now. Still no signings!

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago

This just in Mike Trout has struck a deal with Pro Bass Shops for their advertising privileges.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

My fav toy store.

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago

Big Splash tonight = ?

Kris Bryant

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Can he pitch?

Marcotor
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Maybe. Rizzo can – Anthony Rizzo STRIKES OUT Freman

tommyshalo
Trusted Member
2 years ago

I’m ready for a shufflebot but this girl will do!
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2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

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I guess will find out if drafting 200 relief pitchers is really gonna work out in our favor.

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

Those eyebrows say yes.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

Can we play all our games against the AZ D-Baks?
that way we finish 3 games over .500.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

F***n MLBTR…. Strikes OVER! YANKEES INTERESTED IN CONFORTO!

RexFregosi
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

id rather see more NL West opponents than the other two, but i’m all for fairness

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Fair.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

Wow! So that would mean many fewer games against the teams in our division.

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 years ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I’m all for it.

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

It will be interesting. If you are in first place, it might make it harder for teams behind you to catch you. And vice versa.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  LanaBanana

Fewer Yankees Sawx games…. how will we survive?

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 years ago

ESPN about to really forget baseball exists

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

[voice type=”ESPN-executive”]
But… but… but… those are the ONLY games America cares about!!! Why do you hate America?
[/voice]

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

That’s great for the integrity of the playoffs. Nobody can claim they got screwed by a deep division or another team skated on their weak division.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Yeah. At first I was meh on it, but I bet I will like it in the end. Given how many times we have seen teams like the Braves, Nationals and Rays take it to more expensive teams who just beat the snot out of the Rockies or O’s or some other bottom feeder all year it will be good to see tough teams from tough divisions like the NL Central have a shot. It will also not hurt to have more teams “in it” longer, though Yankees/Dodgers fans will be sad that the Indians won’t just trade Beiber when they are at .510 in July. Actually, that’s another plus.

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago

Can we trade away Justin Bieber?

matthiasstephan
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  red floyd

But then we would be out on Selena Gomez

steelgolf
Super Member
2 years ago

We could still pick up a Jonas brother! Or….. what are those Hanson dudes doing? Are they in the “best shape of their life and ready for the season “!

red floyd
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Mmm-bop!

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

I love this for two reasons: I often get tired of seeing the same division foes, and it gives so many more opportunities to go watch the Halos in stadiums I want to visit.

FungoAle
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Fan of the division rival, bad blood feuds. When men were men.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m not saying to only face each other 6 times a season. But they could def trim it down a few games against each team while still keeping the division rivalries intact. I see no harm in this change.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2pints

Honestly, I’d rather see the Reds and Pirates than what seemed like game 100 against the M’s or Rangers.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago

Pirates have a good farm system as I discovered about 3 weeks ago.
 😠  💪  💪  👈 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

Yep. They do. They’ve had really bad luck with top prospects in the past but hopefully Cherington’s got that a little more locked down. Life in baseballs a lot better when the Privates don’t stink.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

I think we should play the D Bax and UCLA, USC, and Cal St Fullerton 20 times and not the Astros, Dodgers, RS, TB at all.

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I think you need to ask yourself if what you’ve posted in this thread as “jokes” are in any way funny.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Did I say I was joking?

2pints
Trusted Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2002heaven

No need, your desperate attempts to crack wise are obvi

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

let’s just play against the AL. Best overall record goes to the World Series. 15 teams could be a problem. Add two!

Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  FungoAle

And sheep were nervous.

2002heaven
Super Member
2 years ago
Reply to  2pints

Especially if they’re better than us!
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Cowboy26
Legend
2 years ago
Reply to  Mia

29 opponents over 162 games equals 5.58 games per opponent. This means we can’t have more than 18 total loses to the Asses, Trashtros & Rays per season.

Hallelujah!