LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: The Never-ending Buttercup

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Angels News

The Angels lose again last night. Brutally buttercupped after a comeback rally is all for naught. Seriously though, not watching was the right move.

Speaking of moves, MLB Trade rumors has a list of moves the Angels may make at the deadline.

However, the real news is that Trout is hurt. Again. Back Spasms. Ow, back pain never goes away, just ask Kershaw.

Oh yeah and Jeff Fletcher’s Ohtani book is out July 19th. Which is why he isn’t even watching the team right now.

Perry still believes in building around Troutani. Somehow.

Around Baseball

The All Star Game is almost here, and trouble is brewing. Or, not brewing, as the concession workers at Dodger Stadium voted to strike The All Star Game due to low pay.

Speaking of, the home run derby participates are finally being announced. Pujols, Schwarber, Alonso, Soto, and Acuna jr. 3 more spots left, wonder who they will be.

There will be new faces on the All Star Team, however. Garrett Cooper, JD Martinez, and Carlos Rodon are injury replacements.

Baltimore is still on a roll, and are making history. Yeesh, seems like all teams are doing better than the Angels right now.

Hey, remember Jim Abbott? Seems like someone is determined to follow in his footsteps. A one armed home run.

Former Angel Packy Naughton has been a great relief pitcher for St. Louis. Curse you Perry the GM! You let him get away!

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m stoked to see Adell back up with us, and, while his play in the outfield would make a guy like Kiermaier hemorrhage from his eyes just watching it, we still need offense.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

Just coming from the team store… $499.99 for an all star jersey of Ohtani or Trout. The softball jerseys were more affordable last year. Hats are the usual price. I’m sure this could all be found out online.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

😳😳😳😳😳

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Probably like 400% profit on that item, lol.

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

Gotta love Facebook memories… on this day 10 years ago….

So I’m gonna do something a bit crazy for me now and just stop following the Angels for the next 54 days until I get home. No twitter, no FB, no ESPN/Fox Sports… nothing. Hopefully they turn this pretty much disappointment of a season around and win the division, but I doubt it.”

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

I know we’re not supposed to call “ballgame” even before play has started, but DAMN:
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DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

3 thru 9 looks like some scorched earth.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

They all laffed with Velazquez picked up a bat. They’re still laffing now.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Adell 5… I’ll be taking my bathroom break and leisurely stroll around the park from the top of the 2nd through the 4th.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

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fyasko51
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You know times are tough when Rengifo is batting 3rd. Also, Win Today’s Game!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

No plumber or Lil Thor?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Who do you thinks gonna get the PH grand slams?!?

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Michael Nelson Trout

jcstein
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’ve always wanted to know what the baseball equivalent of “throwing the white towel” looks like

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

Win today confirmed.

jcstein
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Nevin should be fired for not finding a way to get Stefanic and MacKinnon both in the lineup. I can’t imagine a single good argument against having those two in.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  jcstein

Nevin should be fired for agreeing to take this job

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Everyone should be fired for both agreeing and declining to take jobs in the organization.

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Nice

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago

Had a brainstorm earlier while replacing some light bulbs and daydreaming, so just hear me out, this is brilliant:

All this incessant losing will just make it all that much better when that day comes when we WIN THE WORLD SERIES!

Damn. Now that I’ve typed it out it looks not all that brilliant. Still…

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

You sound like Angel Fan circa 2001

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Well, hear me out. Tonight we have Shohei pitching and if he starts us a winning streak and then we sweep the doyers going into the all star break and then Trout comes back and also Fletcher and then we could be onto something.

I had to type this with my eyes closed so keep from laughing so sry for speeling.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Per Bollinger:
Mike Trout said his back had been bothering him for the last week or week and a half but it flared up worse last night. But he said he doesn’t think he’ll need an IL stint and thinks he’ll be OK for the All-Star Game. Said he hopes to pinch-hit tonight

DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Bollinger again:
Head trainer Mike Frostad said Trout underwent both an MRI exam and a CT scan on his back. No strain was revealed so they believe it’ll only be a couple days

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I mean it’s what I want to hear, PH tonight would be dope

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wouldn’t it be funny if we found out that our CT/MRI machines are not functioning properly, are considered outdated and need to be replaced…….Because. Cheap. Art.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’m envisioning the bird telephone and bird typewriter in the Flintstones. Thanks for that visual Twebur.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Etchasketch. Moreno Malvado strikes EVERYWHERE!

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Hmm. Wasn’t plugged in.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Angelspeak translation: he’s out til August

Brent
Super Member
Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Whoa that’s still going on

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Maybe they just don’t like Canada?

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

They got touques, mounties, back-bacon, Rush: unpossible.

DowningDude
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1 year ago

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DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Found while digging through some of my old hard copy photos. Back in the SLR days.

Last edited 1 year ago by DowningDude
Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Archive day, great idea. Makes me wonder what the oldest angels picture that I have on file 🤔

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Jo Adell called up

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

So he’s NOT going to be playing in the Futures Game Saturday??

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

He never was invited.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Pastures Game maybe

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Old timers game?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

All the above 🙌🏼

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago

Giants just claimed Rondon.

That make the decision clear that we must package Ohtani with Redone and send him to the Giants, so they can have Rondon, Rendon and Rodon.

Last edited 1 year ago by 2GA2Join
2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Now if they can convince Rodan to join the team, they’d really kick rear.

The Dodgers would get Godzilla though.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

But no rerun?

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admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Is it a good thing when the pitcher with the second most losses on the team is your closer?

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

Is Jeff Fletcher off the beat? His Twatter feed has turned into a marketing campaign for his new Ohtani book.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Can you get a link? It’s the only way I can see Twitter posts, when I go to the site it wants me to create an account/can’t look up stuff.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR

When it asks you for an account, click “LOG IN” and then the X in the top-left corner. I’ve never had a Twitter account and recently this log-in shit has been really irritating my viewing of Tweets. Someone on Twitter posted how to get past this and it works.

Again: click “LOG IN” and then the X in the top-left corner… (you don’t log in but instead just play “patty-cake” with their log-in prompt.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

🙏🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Harrison misplays that ball hit to center last night: DFA!

YES! I feel REVENGE to assuage my ANGER at how bad we SUCK!

j/k

(But we do suck. O! How we suck, blow, hurl. Lemme count the ways.)

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

You’re sounding a bit like the Gitcho man there.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

We sucked. Now that we sent Harrison down that should fix it.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I mean…first it was Wade: DFA’d his azz! YESH!

Now: Harrison!

3 weeks ago it was Lagares! (He’s now in Korea, with a team called the SSG Landers, not that literally anyone cares. GO! Fightin’ Lands!)

It just keeps gettin’ bettuh.

I hafta find something that sorta kinda feels like “winning,” fer crissakes.

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

David Vassegh w/ the dodgers is how a beat writer should do his job.

Jeff is a complete hack.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

You’d think he could take a little time out of his book tour and provide us with an update on MNT’s bulky back.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

this is exactly why i jaunted over to twitter and instead – I got a damn bookstore billboard in muh-face.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

As a writer today you got to have a podcast and a book out or you aint nothin

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Another Fletcher….This might be old news to everyone.

07/12/22 Los Angeles Angels sent SS David Fletcher on a rehab assignment to Salt Lake .

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

got 2 uneventful at bats at Vegas last night and some more on the way tonight

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

in that same LV-SLC game Tyler Wade was batting 1.000 for a few minutes.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  DowningDude

Yeahhhh…. I’m still waiting for the winning streak that was supposed to happen once we were shed of him to get rolling.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

We had some serious win-bumps when we shed:

  1. Soth
  2. Big Brain Brad
  3. Pujols
  4. Hamilton
  5. Maddon
  6. Upton

We’re really on a roll with this whole uddisshin by subtrakchin thing.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

Not baseball related (other than the Rams played at the Big A from 1980-1994) but the Rams training camp tickets have gone on ‘sale’ …. It’s free. Here’s the link they sent in an email:

https://www.therams.com/trainingcamp?utm_source=email&utm_medium=071322_TrainingCamp_Themes_Announced&utm_campaign=07_13_2022

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Which is where you can find more news relating to the Rams.

Thanks DD, tag team back again

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DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago

 😎  🙌  😎 

admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Perry says he can’t blame coaches for the players he put in place. Yeah I could agree when it comes to Wade and Squid but what happened to players like Marsh and Stassi who fell off a cliff when the crash occurred? The problems include the top of the line=up as well, so why not hold the coaches accountable. Same gfoes for the pitching, is it your star OF’ers job to tell your pitchers when they are tipping?

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

So, is there any reason he should stay and be replaced with Arturo’s next unqualified intern? The new GM and manager can bring in their own new set of coaches and scrub players.

Last edited 1 year ago by MarineLayer
admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I don’t believe the coaching staff was his, but my point is that there is a lot off blame here and it isn’t just Perry

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  admkir

The last few years have really dimmed my view of MLB players. Apparently 75% of them can’t figure out how to hit to the opposite field when all of the defensive players move over to their pull side, basically saying “come get it bitch”. Having actually pitched to a shift in the past, I understand that it’s not as simple as just slowing the head of the bat down. But these are “the best” and they’ve had what? 9 years to figure this out?

Now, if the Angelswebs are to be believed, MLB players have pretty much always been incapable of hitting above .200 without a coach there to hold their hand every at bat and walk them through video, etc. This desperate need for coach help is to the point that when 8 out of 10 MLB hitters can’t hit for shit it’s Jeremy Reed’s fault…. not the millionaire baseball player who can’t, you know, baseball.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago

That missing milk carton with reed on it is still probably one of the most like jpgs on here to date! Brilliant

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago

You gave me an idea though. Maybe if we just removed the coaches altogether?

Let’s just let the pitchers bro each other out with their pitch tactics and the hitters bro it out with each others batting stances.

I’m kinda sorta only half joking.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Smacks of socialism, even anarchy. I like you style!

Anaheim (AP): The Los Angeles Angels have announced they are going coach-less for the 2023 season, a team functionary told The Press today.

“We just ya know, think we can like, do all this without outside help,” a player who wished to remain nameless said.

The team seems desperate after losing every game of the 2022 season after their 5-2 win in Miami on July 6th, setting an all-time record for baseball, including the minor leagues, Negro Leagues, international play, college, high school, even Little League.

“When it got to be that we were a punchline for comedians worldwide we felt we had to put our cleats down somewhere,” said another player, who also wished to remain anonymous.

“Hey, the checks still go through,” said Anthony Rendon, to the laughter of his teammates.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

https://www.latimes.com/sports/angels/story/2022-07-13/mike-trout-angels-striking-out-highball

Why is Trout uniquely unqualified to hit high heat. Let Jeremy Reed explain why. If it’s so easy to get the GOAT out this way, why isn’t every other batter faced with a steady diet of this impossible to hit pitch.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Interesting read , defiantly must just be unique to him ha

Fumid346
Member
1 year ago

Just noticed at age 30 and 31, Willie Mays played in every single game, 154 and 162 with huge numbers. Sadly, Trout should have been hitting his prime at the same age range

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fumid346

Perhaps it’s his body type. He seems to be breaking down physically.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Sometimes I think working out insanely for 12 months a year to gain maximum strength is not always the best option. Being lean and flexible like Willie may be the better approach.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

It is a marvel to me that guys like Frank Robinson and George Brett basically had mechanic’s bodies, not a well defined muscle amongst them, and yet held up so much better.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Well it wasn’t due to their well defined sphincter muscles https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Qv25_DFR2k

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My gram and gramps always used to call him “hemorrhoid”
Brett really became the representative face of ass-rash.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

“I took a step and AAAAAAAHHHH right down my leg.”

😖😖😟😮

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

Body shaming is not allowed. Next thing you’ll be saying Stefanic has Plumbers butt.

DowningDude
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

he already CRACKED the lineup!!!!

Jim Atkins
Super Member
1 year ago

Blue Jays just fired Charlie Montoyo.

Fregosi66
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

WOW! 4 games over 500 and still in the mix for a wildcard, we could only be so lucky.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fregosi66

It helps to have a bunch of awesome players and a fanastic farm system. They have at least three catchers who are way better than anyone we have.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Angels Law says they will hire now Maddon and do well in the postseason with him.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

This is so true and would be yet another dagger to the heart for Angels fans.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jim Atkins

Hmmmm. That was the primary “Guy from the Rays who should be a manager”. I’m surprised they made this move, not just cause the Jays aren’t terrible, but how do you get a more “futureboy” manager than Montoyo?

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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I think I’ve solved his ultimate goals and motives!!!
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DowningDude
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You bought a Mercedes Benz and Season Tickets?????

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Should’ve sprung for the Lex, good parking bennys at the stadium

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Huh?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago

This is what he meanscomment image

nishiogawakun
Super Member
1 year ago

I wrote an “If I Were Perry” article yesterday that I think is aging like milk. Is there a certain individual on the site that reviews these?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Would definitely like to read that!!

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

It’s good you alerted us. There are so many pending articles things can get lost in the shuffle.
It’s here.

Last edited 1 year ago by Charles Sutton
nishiogawakun
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

No stress! I just wanted to make sure it wasn’t user error (me). #noob

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

I forgot tht Minasian surrendered a draft pick to sign Thor. You are so slick, Minasian. $21 million for a half season rental, if you’re lucky enough to pawn him off on somebody.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

So what’s the rule on that… was he a restricted free agent? If you spend over a certain amount does that trigger the compensatory pick? I generally done know the draft rule of baseball as well as some of the other sports. The international signing rules especially confuse me.

Last edited 1 year ago by Angels2020Champs
2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Probably.
Which means the Doyers will make off like Fat Rats for Tyler Anderson who’s 9-1 while we get screwed for a guy whose last good seasons were 2016 and 2018
and 4mph slower.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

It’s awarded if there’s a QO from the players team. The Mets gave Thor that offer so we surrendered our pick.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Really appreciate the explanation!

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

To be fair, if he’s a half season rental that means we’re probably not paying $21M and will get something in return to offset the value of the draft pick.

It will be a loss overall but they will be able to cut the losses to a level that still makes the move a smart one based on how things looked heading into 2022.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

It may turn out to be one of Minasian’s best moves, considering how terrible most of the other ones were.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Maybe we can trade him to a team that owns a compensatory pick and get it back. The Braves just did this. But just TRADE THOR. Earlier the better.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m up for that. The question arising is what happens to the Mini Me. Is he part of the package. No way we should break them up. They complete each other.

2002heaven
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Should get Dylan Bundy back from Minn and that will complete the Bros trio of lookalikes.