LA Angels Thursday News Crash: Commissioner Trout

As many of you probably know, Mike Trout was arsed into being Commissioner of a fantasy football league for major league baseball players.  Tommy Pham is busy making Commissioner Trout even more miserable about it.  Kenny Rosenberg is back in a move calculated to provide some left handed long relief to the Angels bullpen. Sam Bachman is dealing with back spasms.  Perry Minasian does not believe in magic bullets.  It is all about the clubhouse chemistry.  Well, he acknowledges the value of analytics.  He just wants the right mix and fit

Former Angels

The Brewers selected former Angels farm hand Jason Alexander and gave him a start against the Cubs.  Jean Segura fractured his finger and will almost certainly end up on the injured list.  He is having surgery and will miss 10 to 12 weeks

Non-Angels

Left hander Dallas Keuchel cleared waivers and is now a free agent who could be signed for as little as the pro-rated league minimum.  Drew Smyly is on the 15 day IL due to an oblique strain.  The Nationals are not trading Juan Soto.  So says Nationals GM Mike Rizzo

Drunk Driver Of The Week

Don Mattingly’s son is the latest in our string of baseball related drunk driving arrests.  It looks like he was pretty hammered. 

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago

So let me get this straight. Tommy Pham, hit Joc Pederson, because of a “Fantasy” football league move that Joc did, online, in “Fantasy World”, and also blames Mike Trout for being a “bad commissioner” of said “Fantasy” football league. Yeeeeesh.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Charles Sutton

It’s about winning and losing, etc not the money. Some people just overreact in that area and can’t let go. Hell, just look at the neck vein guys around here who can’t let go of a game where the manager rested 3 good players…. and that doesn’t directly effect them at all, not even in a small way.

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
3 months ago

Mix & fit comments are good to hear, but I’m more interested in how the bullpen gets revitalized on the fly. Clock is ticking  😬 

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
3 months ago

Now that we snapped our 6-game losing streak last night, it’s time to continue the fun!

admkir
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Sorry but Kenny was here for a day to mop up after Thor and then took a red eye to Salt Lake

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  admkir

He wasn’t effective, but was it really a good idea to ‘burn’ that many innings from one of our few lefties.

Also, I missed Thor’s start – but it seems like he was settling down after the bad first. Does anyone have thoughts on him being pulled too early (even if the game was gone – saving the bullpen could have been useful, no? Like with Sandy a few starts ago where he could have gone a bit longer, imo).

Jessica DeLine
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Super Member
3 months ago

Someone got paid to write that Mattingly article?? “Officers responded after receiving five 911 calls from motorists who saw an SUV hit the media of a road, causing a tyre to come off and the vehicle to smoke.”

Jessica DeLine
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Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Okay fine, it was a UK article so I get tyre. But do they say “media of a road” there??

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

No, I don’t believe they do (no one copy-edits anymore 🙁 ).

steelgolf
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

That is how they refer to it in the UK, also Fiji.

Fansince1971
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3 months ago

Jason Alexander going to Milwaukee?

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red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I was going to go there, but you beat me to it.

Mia
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Mia
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Get him a cotton uniform. Breathes better.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I thought he worked in the Yankees front office?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

His friend Jerry was traded to the Pittsburgh.

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Mia
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Mia
3 months ago

Fuck it. We’re taking both games today.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Do we still have a chance for a rainout today? If not, whose the money on to rest today?

Brent
Trusted Member
3 months ago

Thunderstorms look to start at 2… which would be about the 3rd inning or so of the first game.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

If a GM of a major league team says you are not going to be traded, just ask for the plane ticket now. Adell and Rosenberg for Soto? Jerks that can play the outfield and hit like this kid can come play here, just not for what they think he’s worth.

Rahul Setty
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Trusted Member
3 months ago

I’m sorry but playing with flair doesn’t make Soto a jerk. I’ll bet you loved it when Weaver did it. So why can’t others?  🤔 

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Dallas Keuchel even a league min. is being over paid if signed.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago

It didn’t seem that long ago he was holding out thinking he was worth more money. He was so tough against us for a while – kind of sad to see him trail off so badly.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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It was even less long ago dudes on this site were laying the blame “failing” to sign him squarely at Arte’s feet.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Rosenberg sounds like a Lawyers name or a Supreme Court Justus’ name. Good career switch for him, because he is having problems in his chosen career. Clubhouse chemistry, what is this guy a comedian?

Fansince1971
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3 months ago

So, curious, Grandpa – why a lawyer or Supreme Court Justice? What is it in particular about that name that would make you think that way?

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red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Nah, because it’s “Kenny”, it sounds like a kid getting ready to become Bar Mitzvah.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
3 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Kenny is always a South Park reference to me.

Fansince1971
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3 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

So let me get this straight – the thought process is Jewish name = lawyer or judge. Boy I’m surprised “banker” wasn’t mentioned. 🙃

Eric_in_Portland
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

They don’t call him Grandpa for nothing

Fansince1971
Legend
3 months ago

No kidding. It’s a teachable moment though. He’s a good guy.

red floyd
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3 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Duh. Jewish = Baseball Player. See Hank Greenberg or Sandy Koufax.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

It’s like they never read the two page pamphlet on famous Jewish athletes.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
3 months ago

Mike was arsed? Sounds like a pain in the, well you know? 😀