Good morning Angels fans. Not much good news lately. Have some links!
The Angels did not enjoy May. They went 13-15, which doesn’t sound so bad until you realize how many losses were in the last 2 weeks. Now with their 6th straight loss, things are looking bleak.
Jose Rojas has cleared waivers, so he gets to stay in the system. The Anaheim native didn’t do much in his brief stint with the team this season, but will be back again some day.
Andrew Velazquez AKA Squid, gets to visit the Yankees as a starter, hoping to show that they made a mistake letting him go. Indeed he is a clubhouse favorite already and, he has already produced more WAR this year than he had in any other season in his career. Sure, it is mostly defense, but hey, a defensive first SS works when it is Gold Glove worthy defense.
Fangraphs has their new power ranking. Angels are down, but are unlucky?
Hey remember Mickey Callaway? How’s the old, disgraced, former Angels pitching coach been doing? Oh, fired by Mexican team. Checks out.
Umpires have fragile egos no matter the level, as this video shows.
KBO commissioner looks to cooperate more with the US and MLB. Now there is a man who loves his sport.
Phillies are old and historically bad. How bad? They are the first team to allow 100,000 runs as a franchise.
J.A Happ is retiring. 15 seasons, good career.
So far into the season, Mike Trout is in the top 5 for FWAR and BWAR. Nature is healing…
Jeff Passan is cursing teams. He called the Mariners the best in the AL West, and then the Mariners sucked hard. Now, he wrote about the Angels and Wander Franco and the Angels lost 6 straight and Wander is now injured.
Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!
We just might not lose today,.
Win or lose, we look real good today
Oak trying to close out the trashstros.
And dayum … Miami with a demolishing of the Rockies
Shit – trashstros have bases loaded and nobody oot
A’s melted down.
Apparently, Trout was commisioner of that fantasy football league where the Tommy Pham and Joc Pederson feud started.
Did you watch the presser?
Rain out would be nice for a game, or 2……plus everyone gets an off day!
I need some “FAN” load management
A few years back our team was doing great, and then there was a rainout, and after that we tanked. Maybe we can do the reverse!
Yes I think that was Spring Training 2017
more Lagares, less Marsh today. boo!
don’t know what this means…..following this team bothers me.
Duffy and Rengifo as the #4 and #5. I’ll take the high road.
that’s not how you drew it up before the season?
Cool to see with the KBO. The passion for baseball in Korea is overlooked but substantial.
We have a good friend from Korea and she loves going to games with us. Last summer her mom was out here for a few months and went to games with us. She lit up like a kid at Christmas seeing Ohtani live.
And they know the game. The strategy, the shifts, when to hit behind the runner, etc.
Odds on Rosenberg being optioned today
Doubt Detmers will make it out of the 3rd or 4th….if we know that, so do they. Rosenburg will be replaced with whoever.
We can’t bring back Barraclough or Junk without an injury . What other long reliever is on the 40 man? Although if Baria is ready to go maybe we’ll see the return of Elvis?
Warmest body temperature wins….Wantz, Suarez, Mayfield? Doesn’t matter.
They’ll do what they do, shuffle shit around the margins and disregard the major needs (recently) for a 3rd MLB outfielder for 10 days.
Flyball pitcher in bandbox
For those complaining about Rendon and his contract .. well his absence is being felt big time….
Nope. His hitting and fielding contributions were minimal when he went on the DL.
The $37 million would’ve been better spent on someone like Trevor Story or Carlos Rodon, and split among a few other players.
Yes, the money probably could have been better spent, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that Rendon’s absence is being felt.
If by minimal, you mean “higher than every non-pitcher except Trout and Ward,” then yes.
I think Rendon does add depth to the lineup and adds protection for whomever bars ahead of him.
That said, this losing streak has been the result of bad pitching- particularly the bullpen falling apart. It has had very little to do with Rendon.
Yeah, but if you’re Marine Layer and a bird shits on your car… Rendon!
Agree. Don’t care what his current production has been to date as Anthony presents a much better offensive option than Duffy or Wade.
Wondering how you analytically figure the W-L record of the Angels being so dismal when Renny starts? Unlucky I guess 😂
Oh, you mean Rengifo. I thought you met Rendon at first and was confused, because the Angel’s are 2-9 when Rendon doesn’t start and 25-15 when he does.
Yes, I suppose the Angels’ dismal record with Rengifo starting (6-11) is pretty bad luck. Fletcher was awful at the plate this year and Rengifo has been hitting consistently well, so one would expect the Angels to win more games with Rengifo than they have.
Kinda feel like you are on the Titanic of baseball teams and the deck chairs are starting to slide and the band is striking up “Build me a buttercup”? Well they have not yet said women and children first, so there is that. 🛳
Captain Joe in the clubhouse
Pham drug Trout into the FF feud. Nice, Mike is giving a press conference today to discuss it – good times
Pham has issues
Good morning! Was last night real? *checks boxscore* Ah crap…
Like a real nightmare
I got off work late at 8PM (fun 14 hr work day), went to go get dinner and AFN was replaying the game (5-0 at the time). I was like… I do not want to be watching this right now.
“Luck” is now a part of analytics. Jeez, only -2 for Joe, smh. Trout is still in the talkings about WAR,
‘WAR-What is it good for”…Absolutely nothing,” just my opinion.
Callaway is now unemployable.
Trout at 30 years old is only good for station to station, except when he isn’t.
Intentional or not, you are gone, baby, gone. Throwing anything at a Blue is just not smart, kind of like kicking dirt on an Umpire’s shoe, like a Billy Martin thing.
Good morning, I went to have dinner last night in mid game, we turned on America’s got talent later in the evening and it put me to sleep, and I thought Baseball, Angels Baseball was boring.
I feel sorry a little bit for PTP, he really did an outstanding job assembling this team, crossed his fingers that there would be no injuries and being an Angels team, well of course there are injuries, as everyone knows it’s trAditiOn. You and I may disagree on some of the additions, but he stayed with in his budget.
I have seen very good teams just fall apart before as we all have. Two come to mind though, ’64 Phillies (Gene Mauch) and ’69 Cubs (Leo the Lip) with Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Billy Williams and Fergie Jenkins. But both of those teams collapsed the last month, so we got ours over with early. Shop early, shop often. Where in the world is Capt. Jack, lol.
It’s not really luck. It’s “unexpected outcomes” or “unexplained outcomes.” Specifically, the Angels luck -2 indicates that based on their performance, the Angels should have won 2 more games than they actually have.
Note, while it is an unexplained outcome, it isn’t necessarily inexplicable. For example, let’s say the Angels lose a 3-1 game where the Angels get 9-hits and only give up 4. That doesn’t make sense if you just look at the hits and the score, because 9 hits typically results in more than 1 run. When you look deeper you see the Angels got exactly 1 hit every inning and only scored because one of them was a home run.
That’s still an odd and “unlucky” outcome, but it isn’t necessarily luck. Maybe the opposing pitchers were better in the stretch or there were timely relief appearances or the Angels were constantly swinging for the fences and never trying to advance the runner, etc…
I appreciate your explanation, but I read it twice and both times came away with the same thing, the unexplained is called “luck” or “bad luck”. So therefore some “Luck” must be involved even if we don’t believe in “Luck” or “Lucky” or even “Bad Luck”, there is the hard to figure out comes. The analytical minded people who believe that math will explain everything and therefore realize that there just are times the unexplainable happens to the Angels believe in “Bad Luck” so, for the other team such as the Blue Jays it must be “Luck”, but “luck” is a non-entity so it must be labeled as unexplainable. But GPB knows “Luck” and “Unlucky” when he sees it, that’s why they now label it in column referred to as “Luck”.
Oh, I do believe that when a team faces multiple injuries every season to multiple starters every year, well that’s just unlucky….. 😎
You left out the ‘95 Angels.