LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Injured Mike Trout

The injured Mike Trout went on the ten day injured list with left rib inflammation. He will play in the World Baseball Classic next spring and will be the captain of Team USA. Monday brought the return of Phil Gosselin, who the Angels claimed off waivers. Arol Vera had a three hit night for the 66ers, including a homer and a triple. Zach Neto says he’s a “swaggy player.” The Angels drafted Ben Joyce of the 105.5 MPH fastball yesterday.

The Senate Judiciary Committee is officially investigating the MLB antitrust exemption.

The Rangers and Kumar Rocker agreed on an under slot bonus for $5.2 Million. The Orioles selected Jackson Holliday with the first pick overall.

Chris Sale was hit by a comebacker and suffered a broken left pinky finger.

Here is the American League All Star starting lineup. Here is the National League All Star starting lineup. If the All Star Game is tied after nine innings they will decide it with a home run derby.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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RexFregosi
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Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

Thanks!!

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  Jessica DeLine

You rock, Jessica

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

Happy birthday Rachel Robinson (100!) was cool. Good vibes here tonight

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago

F-35s and an F-16. Awesome.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

That was an awesome national anthem!

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

It’s gonna be fighter jets!!!

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago

Ohtani hit two out of Dodger stadium during BP. Judge had one. Impressive.

DowningDude
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2 months ago

Sounds like the flyover already happened then! Two Ohtani missles 😀

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Probably helps using baseball sized bouncy balls. Was something to witness though

Jim Atkins
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2 months ago

BTW the ASG flyover is at 5:00. Supposed to be a group of planes from the test wing at Edwards. I’ll watch that, and Shohei’s AB, then scope out a movie or something.

FungoAle
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Maybe B2 Bomber? Shock and Awe.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

My dad used to take us kids out to Plant 42 in Palmdale to watch the planes come in. The B-2 is silent until it’s right on top of you. Absolutely crazy.

DowningDude
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2 months ago
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My dad took me up there once – SR71 was flying around (back in the day) … he took some photos with his Kodak 110 film … a dude with a machine gun came out and took the camera. Weeks later the photos and camera arrived at our house … the images that they let us keep – the SR71 looked like a fruit fly on the 3×5 photographs.  😂 

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

That doesn’t surprise me at all. Lol.

Fun fact—the SR-71 was built with titanium imported from the USSR.

And then the plane was sent to spy on the USSR.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Is the B-2 the one that avoids enemy radar ? Or is that the “Stealth” Bomber ?

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

That’s the one. Designed to drop bombs on Moscow and make it home.

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JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Let’s hope that does not happen anytime soon. The reason is clear; that would mean the end of all of us.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The best weapons provide sufficient deterrent that they never need to be used.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I get it. But you said “designed to drop bombs on Moscow” to which I gave my response. I only said I hope it does not do that, for obvious reasons, namely MAD.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Oh I completely agree, Jack. Hopefully they are retired having never fulfilled the designed purpose, but it’s nice to know they’re there if shit ever hits the fan.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yeah, and they are beautiful to look at in the air. Almost a work of art…

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

As a lover of all things engineering, I agree they are absolutely works of art.

red floyd
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2 months ago
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B-2 *IS* the Stealth Bomber.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Until the B-21 comes along and puts it out to pasture.

And yet the B-52 will just keep on keeping on lol.

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FungoAle
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Cool! You are so right. I worked there and every time we delivered one of the bombers to the Air Force, we’d all get the message 0900 outside to convene as the pilots would do a fly over, tip of the wings and away out to Edwards or Whiteman AF Base. Now, the B1B’s would set off car alarms in the Plant 42 parking lot. Buzz our trailers too. Loud and proud. Fortunate to see some SR-71s come in and deploy the chutes.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Those sweep wings are sexy af.

Never seen an SR-71 except in a museum. Must have been a sight.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

For me it’s the B-1. Beautiful sight to see.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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All this talk of horrific war machines makes me feel triggered. Not because I went to war, but because a guy in an army surplus jacket made me feel less than one time.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago

Just gives me an engineering boner.

red floyd
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Yep, plus I did some ancillary work for the B-2 project. For obvious reasons, I can’t tell you what.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Don’t worry, i’m used to it thanks to certain family members. Uncle works for Lockheed and Aunt works for Raytheon. And dad was Navy for 20 years.

I bet you saw some cool shit, though.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago

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red floyd
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2 months ago

Saw one of those at the Van Nuys air show. Not a single straight line on that bird.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Hopefully it’s all fighters.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Jim Atkins

Shohei will probably get at least 2 AB’s. That is a good guess.

He is leading off for AL so there would be a good chance. But we will see…

WallyChuckChili
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2 months ago

Ray’s DFA’D Cooper Criswell

Twebur
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2 months ago

Lyman Bostock story by Tom Rinaldi looks fascinating….

I hear Arte is to blame for that too….

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Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Man we are snake bit. How did 2002 ever happen?

SC_Halo
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

i thought the wait between 1986-2002 was brutal but this is another level. probably all the memes

h27kim
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

They put pigs on a space rocket?

Omahalo22
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Arte wasn’t the owner. Plain and simple. Thank Goodness for Adam Kennedy and Scott Speizio. A couple of players playing out of their minds. Pitching ultimately won it. It was destiny. Can’t mess with that. I’ll be dead before they win another one of ever.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Omahalo22

But frankly (dont call me Shirley) , I cant criticize Arte as an owner from 2003 to 2009. I’d take that Owner any day of the week over now. New team Owner Arte spend equivalent to what Cohen did this year with the Mets and hit big on most of his signings.

Its only when they starting thinking they’re smarter than the their ops guys that that we start paying the price.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Omahalo22

Once Arte is gone anything is possible…

DowningDude
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2 months ago
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does that include sucking worse than we already do?

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I guess, but it also includes the opposite! And anything other than suck is not available with Arte as owner right now…

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red floyd
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2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Kind of hard to suck worse than we have over the past two months (13-38), but 0-51 is theoretically possible.

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Fansince1971
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

2002 happened because of great drafts and home grown players that were developed by the Organization. And then Lackey and KRod both happened to be ready on the farm to bolster the pitching staff. It was all great timing.

Compare that to the current farm and player development and there is no comparison.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

They played like a team not a group of individuals.

DowningDude
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I can answer how 2002 happened … (yes, I’m reddit user20483947349837493 over there – you all know me as the snark-master)….

Mommy 2002 and daddy 2002 got together and made baby 2002. He now posts on this website and not so secretly has a huge crush on Jerry DiPoto.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
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I heard Daddy 2002 was shooting blanks. Are you sure it wasn’t Postman 2002?

Come think about it, he could be related to Mooky Betts.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

The evil…. it’s always been there…. the movie The Omen is based on young Arte.

WallyChuckChili
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2 months ago

Thought is was, The Bad Seed.

JakeTaylor
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2 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Always admired this about Lyman….

The 1978 season started off poorly for Bostock; he batted .150 for the month of April. Bostock met with the team’s management and attempted to return his April salary, saying he had not earned it. The team refused, so Bostock announced he would donate his April salary to charity.
“He came into my office and told me he was reluctant to take his salary,” Angels’ general manager Buzzy Bavasi recalled. “He said, ‘I’m not doing my job.”

You won’t see any players doing that with the way baseball is now.

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

as bad as Angels baseball can get sometimes, i’m not sure there was a darker day for the franchise than when Bostock was shot. His swing was elite

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Not that this is a contest, but the days following Nick Adenhart’s and Tyler Skaggs’ deaths were pretty damn dark

red floyd
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Let’s not forget Donny Moore’s suicide, either.

max
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2 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

Was it Mike Miley that died in a car accident? During Spring Training in the early/mid ’70s? That’s the one that I first remember.

nishiogawakun
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2 months ago

To those that say, “Arte spends at least! If he goes, the replacement could be much worse!” I reply, it doesn’t matter what he spends at the end of the day. What’s the phrase? “Scoreboard”. That’s all the matters. Scoreboard.

I mean, I also believe sportsmanship matters to but, that doesn’t fit into my post. 🙂

MH252525
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2 months ago
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I liken it to a Sports Car. Arte has spent a ton of money on a luxury sports car. It looks amazing. Then he goes to arco and puts in 87 unleaded. Gas is what makes the car go and what Arte is putting into his sports car after buying it, isn’t going to make it run anywhere close to how it should. Yes Trout, Ohtani, Rendon signings look good, but when you are the first owner to fire your scouts, minor leaguers have to come and criticize your treatment of them relative to other owners, and the best baseball minds would never work for you because they know how you treat people, the team just isn’t going to go anywhere. I truly believe we will never know how good Perry is until he’s actually in a position to be surrounded by talent in the FO and have similarly talented scouts. Eppler and Jerry certainly appear to be doing better w/o Arte than with him. Arte is the problem for sure, and I for sure would take an owner that would spend less if it means Arte is out.

Fansince1971
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2 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

Eppler also doing well without Arte.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Eppler should the Mets have a 290 million dollar payroll ( second behind the Doyers) and he inherited a farm system that wasn’t completely barren.

h27kim
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Mets had one of worst farm systems in the majors in 2019-20, although they did begin trending up before Eppler got there.

I am curious if the Mets payroll should be considered more “efficient” than ours:. For example, Lindor, for his 30+ million, hasn’t necessarily been more productive than Rendon, for example. Good deal of money locked up in a handful of players, some of whom are badly underperforming, or, at least, not as available (YMMV as to who exactly are “wasted,” though.) By a similar token, one could say that Eppler had a large payroll here, too. The difference, I suppose, is that now he can add more to the payroll to get around some of the dead contracts, something that seems to have been a non-option here.

I’d hardly suggest that these make him a “good” GM, but they do suggest that he was not as bad here as we’d believed, that is all.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
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The Mets have a good deal of money locked up in more than just a handful of players. The Mets added 70 million in payroll in this year alone ( 80 million in CBT calcs ) that went to 8 new players. They have 15 players making over $7,000,000 dollars this year and of those 15 , 9 are getting salaries over $10,000,000 in 2022.

When did the Angels have a payroll even remotely like that here?

BruinsAngelsKings
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2 months ago
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Lets not forget…

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Cowboy26
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2 months ago

Hell thats sofa cushion money for Cohen.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I hope Shohei goes there. Much better landing spot than with the Doyers or Red Sox or Mariners.

DowningDude
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2 months ago
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I’m kinda hoping he stays in Anaheim.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I like dreams too. But eventually you do wake up from them…

Cowboy26
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2 months ago
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…To a nightmare known as Angels bAseball

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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What’s funny is the genius GM we all wish we had, Freidman, would also be largely boxed in by shitty contracts if he didn’t have nearly limitless funds.

And no, Epplers not as bad as we believed here because nothing is ever as bad as people here make it out to be.

Twebur
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2 months ago

because nothing is ever as bad as people here make it out to be.

I’d say it is worse than what we know. The secret Cabal lead by Arte never sleeps and is always evil……..Wait? Hear that? He just did something evil right now.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Shhhhh…. if you speak these things Andrew will come for you in the night…. and he has equipmonk.

FungoAle
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2 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I liked the Mets draft, time will tell. Billy Epps!

SC_Halo
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2 months ago
Reply to  MH252525

1000000% yes. MH252525, it took me a long time to fully grasp your takes as they were always brutally honest. Now that i’ve reached the precipice of my fandom, i’m seeing things way more clear. This is the perfect analogy and description of our current plight. More often than not, people leave here and get better. “fool me once…..”

DowningDude
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2 months ago
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THEY’RE PLAYING TOO DEEP! (my fave mh take!) hehehehe

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  nishiogawakun

Oh. Well then here you go….. answer is simple, promblemz solved for you.

nishiogawakun
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2 months ago

Bruh

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red floyd
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2 months ago

You’d think he’d swear in Japanese.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

I would still say “it could be worse”. Replacing Arte may not lead to more fun for us.
We could be .500 every year and also not have players like Trout to at least be exited about. Because our payroll is $90MM.

2GA2Join
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2 months ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

Fine. And I agree… scoreboard.
So there is a decent chance that with a new owner, “scoreboard” would be worse.

2pints
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2 months ago

WBC, you had my curiosity but now you have my attention.

Can’t wait for this to come back, and even more pumped with Trout playing for the US. The US vs DR game I went to at Petco during the last WBC was one of the best baseball experiences of my life.

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
Reply to  2pints

you will not find more talent on any other baseball field than what is on display at WBC.

nishiogawakun
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2 months ago
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One of the most exciting baseball games I’ve ever seen live was a WBC game.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
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Spring Training in Arizona just got a lot more interesting!!

GrandpaBaseball
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2 months ago

First and foremost is getting Trouty back to playing baseball. After that I declare myself in the camp of those who say he is injury prone, whether or not it is physical or mental.

Have you ever thought that Arte hired the wrong people to be GM? Well, I have. So let us just check it out. One was recently named President of a Baseball League of Amateurs; one has his team on a winning streak of eleven games is it; and another one has his team in first place. Damn we sure do hire dummies. I openly apologize to Jedi for being so wrong about him, Eppler I never said anything bad about, and I still do not care for Reagins but do wish him well at his new post.

It’s not like I have gone easy on Arte Moreno though because I still think he is involved to much in day-to-day things that are the people he hires jobs to do. Arte Moreno is the problem with the Angels. Not the GM’s, not the Manager’s, not the Player’s, not the Coaches either, just Arte Moreno. Everything starts and stops with him. No Scouting or Player Development? Arte Moreno. Issues of drugs in the Angels system, Arte Moreno. Minor Leaguers not eating proper or being able to afford housing or even getting paid, Arte Moreno. Collecting player’s as if they were Baseball Cards, Arte Moreno. I am not saying he is cheap; you decide for yourselves that question. Arte Moreno is the guy that does the hiring of people at positions that as a Blogger I think I can do better, but in Arte’s case I know most of you here couldn’t do any worse.

We can’t teach kids to play better if we don’t have the proper teachers, can’t draft better if you don’t have people who know how to evaluate platers, can’t win if you are the owner and do not have the best people in place to run an effective organization, and you flat out are stupid if you refuse to come out of the ether when it comes time to dismiss the idiots at the top because you believe they know what they are doing.

No more ranting today by me. Have a great day and enjoy the game tonight and Go American League! Wait I almost forgot, but really, a Homerun Derby rather than extras? One good thing about extra innings is you can get everyone in the game easier. Robert Manfred really believes he is on the cutting edge and really hates the game of Baseball and is really a fool. Enjoy.

RexFregosi
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2 months ago

Manfred shouldn’t be commissioner – he continues to make ridiculous decisions like this.

halofansince1978
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2 months ago

I’m no doctor but the ribs are not part of your back.

Seems I ask you all what? “No structural Damage”

Was code for the day after we got the MRI results?

Injury Prone label is becoming a reality for Trout!!

ihearhowie3.0
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2 months ago

I also am suspect on him actually being hurt. I think he just wanted/needed time off mentally.

JackFrost
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2 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I think this is a very real possibility.

Mike is not the kind of guy to openly complain about the team’s direction or how it is being run etc. But what he can do instead of voicing his frustration to the media is to take these stretches of time off…

I am pretty sure that Perry and Arte will get the message.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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So Mike Trout’s a passive aggressive pussy?

You know he has absolute job security right? And can pretty much walk up to Perry or Arte at will. Just cause he’s not bitching so you can hear it doesn’t mean he hasn’t told the FO he’s unhappy about the season. He probably complains up the chain instead of out to schmucks on the internet because he’s not lame.

halofansince1978
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2 months ago

Is a pronoun swap in the Fat Kid’s future?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Nope. Just a lot more time on the IL apparently, cause the gods hate this team.

Twebur
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2 months ago

You know the rib bone is connected to the back bone….and the back bone is connected to the Tommy John bone.

RexFregosi
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2 months ago
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So Trout will be having Tommy John surgery and be out a year.

why do i not find this fact in any way surprising?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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If your back is tight then the corresponding muscles on the front side of your body are under more strain… so it could be related. Or he just hates Moreno Malvado and his secret hush evils.

Cowboy26
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2 months ago

A home run derby to decide a deadlocked All Star game? That’s a lot of runners on second base .

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago
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Another stupid idea by the Man-Fred.

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Mia
2 months ago

https://twitter.com/dszymborski/status/1549105398925385728?s=21&t=J53E8Th7zXjxlDjKucpg3A

Front page of r/baseball this morning.

If you don’t laugh you’ll cry.

ihearhowie3.0
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2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

Lets be legends and do it.

Lineup of Ward, Soto, Trout, Ohtani, Rendon, Walsh, Stassi, Fletcher, Carlos Correa

Pitching staff puts up 28th best ERA in league

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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2 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

…and sets a MLB record for most strikeouts by a team

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Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

We do need someone to be besties with Trouty once Shohei leaves.

Unfortunately(fortunately?) we do not have the assets to pull that trade off.

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RexFregosi
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2 months ago
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the current plight of the Angels is certainly bringing out the mocking worthless assholes.
And fuck Dylan Hernandez/LAT Times article today too.

Truth hurts – i’m not laughing. A sad state of affairs when i’m more embarrassed by the Angels than I am by:

Arizona State football program today (scandal, everyone left, and an abandoned Pac10)
Lakers with all the Lebron/Westbrook and consistent Laker soap opera
Coyotes without a home, playing in a college arena for next few years

I don’t want to see Arte sell (it can always get worse) but he needs to think about leaving a legacy of winning instead of a legacy of hitting his budget target.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

This post should be pinned Rex. Anyone can go to Reddit/anglesbaseball or Twitter to see/read people that are good at snarkacasm comments. Coming here lately is just a regurgitated version of those.

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago

Maybe instead of complaining you should provide the content you want to see!

The mods are always happy to promote long form, in depth fan posts.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Trouble is, how many times can you write “It’s awesome that Arte will pay for talent. He really needs to invest in the farm and analytics though for it all to work.”

I mean, I personally am waiting to see what happens with Perry. I am like everyone else, I have no idea if he’s actually got more scouts than two years ago, etc. I’m also not gonna go with two year old 2020 Covid season info from a failed prospect as my baseline for what’s happening in the FO/System. I’ll just have to wait a couple years and see what develops…

But some folks just can’t do that. And whether they can or not, it doesn’t really give them anything to post about.

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Mia
2 months ago

Well damn, I guess all that’s left is to post news, jokes and memes and hope it gets better, eh?

Fancy that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Pretty much. Sometimes I wish I had a time machine. It would make all kinds of cool noises and have buttons that are all lit up and give off an ominous purple glow. I’d use it to fast forward past all the trial and error and training of players and stuff.

I’d also go back in time and find a way to force Arte to offer more and sign Patrick Corbin….

no, wait, Steven Strausburg….

no. wait, um, Dallas Keuchel…. HungJin Ryu? Shit.

Trevor Bauer…. crap….

I’d just make him do some something!

Mia
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Mia
2 months ago

I’ll call the BBC and see if I can get you an audition to be the next Doctor.

Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
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I just want to talk (make fun of players) baseball 🤷🏼‍♂️

Some people have a certain comment to like ratio they want to keep maybe. Like Rex said there are other places to go for that or maybe that’s what the 👍🏻 is for

Mfw I see the same ‘joke’ here that’s been on Twitter/Reddit lol

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2 months ago

Anyone who would care about that on a website with maybe 20 active users is pretty sad

But you do you, bud.

We can make jokes, but we can’t link to others jokes…in a links post. Got it.

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Angels2020Champs
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2 months ago
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Giving someone credit every once in awhile would be cool, but everyone is a comedian right. I’m doing me just fine, chief. I don’t have to delve in the 12 users here who do what I’ve found whatever. I’d rather have a devils advocate in my corner than a handful of people who act better than others… then just say they’re joking or using ‘sarcasm’. Like we all knew Trout was going from day to day to IL. Those ‘jokes’ however right are ____. Just like we need Pujols GIDP during the HRD joke once, not said 5 different times throughout the day. Please don’t let me stop you from giving the people what they want lol. I’ll sit here on pins and needles waiting for you to talk baseball aka passing along ‘jokes’.

DowningDude
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2 months ago

On the 5 different times people posting the same thing – the GDT structure here and the lack of a Z button (index to next newest comment) make it such that we cannot see if someone else has posted the same thing very easily. The threads get truncated with a “see more posts” link at the bottom, alleviating the ability to “CTRL-F” to see if someone else already had “my original thought.”

The intention is to have fun here and people jump in – don’t know what’s already been said and they post it. I even say the same dumb comments I post here out loud at the ballpark – occasionally people chuckle, some don’t.

My opinion – keep up the repetitive posts – we are all here to have fun – if someone wants to say something they think is funny and unique – let them.

If it’s supposed to be a site where we’re all serious and stuff – let me know. I’ll submit my resignation immediately since I’m not so serious about stuff much of the time especially as relates to my leisure activity – sports.

I hope you can get past this “bash-the-site and everyone on it” mentality. It’s a great place even with the jokesters and snark. Sandwiched in-between is some deep baseball discussion. Remember the outer coating around the snark and seriousness is a deep love for our team.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Well said comment DD. My multiple attempts at steering any thread from a this player sucks this much to something I find funny certainly has been a Herculean task. Lots of negative nancies and Debby downers

Anyway I’m going to enjoy the ASG.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

The group think of negativity as our team continues to implode, like I’ve said multiple times want to try something new?? I get I’ve gone against the grain.

red floyd
Legend
2 months ago

If we don’t laugh, we’ll cry. I’d prefer to joke.

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Idk man. I guess i’ve just reached complete apathy. It’s obviously not going to be fixed any time soon, barring a miracle.

It honestly is hilarious to me that we’ve fucked(July) it up for this long with the talent we’ve had at the top.

Maybe i’m just moving beyond rabid fandom. Idk.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

You actually linked today 🙌🏼👏🏼

red floyd
Legend
2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

I have also reached apathy. And I’ve been a fan for over 50 years, including the early ’70s and the ’90s.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  RexFregosi

Eh. Don’t take the flack to heart. It pretty much boils down to “why does that team that isn’t my favorite team to suck off have good things? I no likey.”

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 months ago

Imagine feeling bad for guys that signed contracts to make millions of their own free will.

Trout had his opportunity to leave, and Ohtani could have signed anywhere.

They’re just always mad they have to stay up to watch them play.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Mia

Sure, what the MSM does is basically wonder why the ugly girl has a car when the hot chick, who is always getting rides from guys anyway, could be given 3 cars.

But I think, rather than let this unite us in hatred for the MSM Baseball East gangbang we should probably be as negative as possible about every aspect of our team as often and as loudly as we can…. like piranhas working a wounded cow down to the bones. Because fan is short for fanatic and everybody knows every great success was built on constant, unrelenting, even semi-fictional negativity.

YES WE CAN’T!

SC_Halo
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I know the pain too well…Lakers/SC football/Halos baseball. rinse, repeat…ugh.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Mia

YES!

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 months ago

The memes would be truly epic

SC_Halo
Member
2 months ago
Reply to  Mia

F this dude….but he’s right.

Mia
Legend
Mia
2 months ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

Of course he is.

That’s why it’s funny.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
2 months ago

WTH is a “shaggy” player? Oh please Nero don’t be a douche….

You don’t throw 105MPH and not snap a muscle or ligament. Over/under on when Joyce will have TJS?

Trout’s ribs looked fine when he was making the rounds on the field before the HRD. He’s played in 79 of 92 games thus far – not too many more missed games before he gets to wear the “injury prone” tag

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 months ago

I thought I read that he has already had TJS…

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
2 months ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

Joyce that is

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
2 months ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

If he did get the elbow zipper already, genius move PTP

Cowboy26
Legend
2 months ago

He is a douche but he plays a mean fiddle.

BruinsAngelsKings
Trusted Member
2 months ago

Shaggy?

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DowningDude
Legend
2 months ago

Zoiks!!!!