LA Angels Monday News Crash:

The Angels designated Jonathan Villar for assignment and selected the contract of Magneuris Sierra who played some center field yesterday. Phil Nevin got himself ejected for the third time this season on Saturday after directing a great deal of profanity toward the umpires concerning a checked swing call to the benefit of Austin Riley. On Sunday, Reid Detmers finally got back into the win column. The Angels signed all their picks through the eleventh round so far. Sam Bachman pitched three strong innings for the Trash Pandas on Saturday.

Congratulations to Minnie Minoso. Congratulations also go out to Tony Oliva, Jim Kaat, and Gil Hodges. Bud Fowler and Buck O’Neil also made it in via the Early Baseball Committee.

It grieves me to report that David Ortiz was inducted into the Hall Of Fame over the weekend. On a more positive note, the Blue Jays brutalized the Boston Red Sox over the weekend. The Nationals want 4 or 5 top young players for Juan Soto. I guess that prices the Angels out of the market.

Injuries and Related Moves

Evan Longoria went right back on the injured list with a right hamstring strain this time. Meanwhile Tyler Mahle was reinstated from the 15 day IL. Michael Pineda went on the 15 day IL with tricep tightness. The Braves placed Adam Duvall on the injured list with a sprained left wrist.

Designees For Assignment

The Yankees designated Shane Greene for assignment. He’s fallen pretty far since he was the closer for the Tigers.

Restricted List

The Cardinals placed Paul Goldschmidt, Austin Romine and Nolan Arenado on the restricted list. They are not vaccinated and therefore cannot cross the Canadian border.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

This is why putting projects into tiers is alot of bullshit. And is also another reason why trading all star pros for prospects is a very risky business.

https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1551680058942562305

Last edited 1 year ago by Cowboy26
FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That is a great aurguement why teams should not become attached to their prospects and why they should trade for all stars. Angels should be on the phone.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Or great argument why we should just take our chances with our Comp pick and move on.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

“We all intend to sign with the Yankees or the Dodgers as soon as possible and an int draft would ruin our plan to get as many players as possible overpaid at once. We are labor… fight the power!”

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Some interesting things happening on the farm. Bleacher Report put the Angels 30. However that’s more on past results a long standing reputation.

Tri City seems like the place baseball goes to die because our guys are doing better at Rocket City. Jordyn Adams is showing a nicer swing, K’ing less at AA even though he kinda sucked at Tri City. I’d love to see if Kyren Paris get moved out of there.

Also, Salt Lake Bee’s are under .500 but their run differential shows otherwise. Given that AAA has been lousy for awhile, this is an interesting development. This is most thanks to some Better pitching in hitter friendly PCL.

66ers were about .500 first half, but are 14-10 now. There are some interesting cast of characters there. Adrian Plasencia is a nice player.

It’s going to take a few years plus some of these guys to manifest in the bigs in order to change rankings, but there are some things changing.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DMAGZ13

Yerr but hurd derverlopmert is us and I hate us so no gird sad sack hang low.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

So…. trade Trout, Ohtani, Thor, Sandoval, Stassi, Iglesias, Loup, Tepera, Rendon, Walsh and Ward today? Let’s get to it. Let the burn down begin! I want to see us all root for Rengifo, Detmers and a pile of call ups next year.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago

I’m thinking the Angels might be able to trade Iglesias if they will eat some money. I’d be looking to do that. Loup and Tepera will be hard.

Jayman28
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I like where you are going with this

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago

Yes! Arte should go full Rachel Phelps!!! Look what happened to the Tribe when she did that!!!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  red floyd

Siiiggghhh…. we’ve been over this Red. Even if the Angels go full tank they WILL NOT be able to find a sexy underwear shot of Arte to make a stand up of and take scraps of clothing off it. Your dream will NEVER HAPPEN.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago

2023 MLB Mock Draft:
Angels: Hurston Waldrep, RHP, Southern Miss
Waldrep made a very strong transition to the Southern Miss rotation in 2022, striking out 14 batters per nine innings while walking 3.3. He’s bringing his mid-90s fastball (up to 98), a hard slider up to 90 mph, an occasional slower curve and a mid-80s changeup. He misses a ton of bats with all of his secondary stuff.

LOL, never to early to start planning. #AngelsCellerDwellers

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
1 year ago

You only get to lose your dignity once. And the HOF did just that yesterday.

A new low was established and it won’t be reversed.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I think they’re opening the door, other lowlife will now come flooding in.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Every team for 15 years had one user on their roster every year, and the players that did not use are guilty of conspiracy too, by not saying anything. Tha Angels had Troy Glaus and Mo Vaughn as users.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
1 year ago

but we don’t ignore it, we don’t deny it.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Oh, what a sweet summer child you are, those were surely the only two, and none of the players on the ’02 Angels were on steroids. 😉

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Benjamin Molina was a hard core Prednisone user. It’s why he was puffy and round. Brad Fullmer was nothing but good clean living, lifting low weight-high reps, boneless skinless chicken breasts. Not so sure about Ben Weber.

Last edited 1 year ago by Twebur
JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Curious as to how you know this about Fullmer ?

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Sarcasm and assumption

Last edited 1 year ago by Twebur
Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Fullmer clean? 😂😂😂😂

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I really look forward to and enjoy the HOF ceremonies. I thought Jim Kaat gave a great speech and nice to hear him reflect on the names he crossed paths wtih. Played early on in the minors in 1958 with/under Jack McKeon (27-year old) player-manager in Mizzoula, Montana. Trader Jack. Watched all the other speeches until Big Popi came on, immediately switched over to Formula 1.

Last edited 1 year ago by FungoAle
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Cannot agree with you more. First time in years I did not watch. Ortiz, Piazza, Ivan Rodrigez, and next will be Albert. There are a couple that played in Seattle that I question, and sooner or later will be Clemens and Bonds. There will be support coming for Sheffield and some Old Timers group will allow Delgado. To many writers and fans alike there was no cheating with Steroids. Nothing was done except for some time outs to those that used PEDS. The Commissioner allowed it because it brought money, and lots of it into the game. No one needed the money more than Bud and daughter Wendy Selig. The Players Union did not want Players being disciplined at all. Writers looked the other way at awards time and election to the HoF, even now. Did you notice how quickly Selig was put in the HoF? Lickity split quick. If ARod is put in that will just be the last straw.

Years ago, Hank Aaron offered a compromise, add a wing for the PED users to be put in and allow the public to decide if they want to see that wing or not. I am anti PED users all the way. I believe that even Griffey Jr. was guilty of using and his body broke down quickly because of using. Others such as ARod and Bonds flourished because their bodies were strong to begin with. Howard Johnson and Brady Anderson, both marginal talents had some success with PED’s.

PED’s gave players over the those that did not use and that created big pay days and that is what drove it’s use fore players. McGwire and Sosa had 3 HR races that packed the stadiums and parks and made money for the owners and the press was wrapped up in printing stories that must read. No one cared if 50 plus players were hitting 50 plus HRs a year. It hurt the game big time imho. Sad but true.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago

I thought Howard Johnson’s success was due to eating a lot of fried clams…

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

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grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Here’s the box score for the DSL all-star game yesterday. Thinking Rada and DeJesus will both be Top 10 organizational prospects by season’s end… Rada particularly impressive with a .430 OBP at age 16. https://www.milb.com/gameday/dsl-al-all-stars-vs-dsl-nl-all-stars/2022/07/24/711177#game_state=final,lock_state=final,game_tab=box,game=711177

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

We’re gonna be so stacked in 2026. #sostackedin26

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

They will cheered on by Trout and Rendon from the long term care facility.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

Unpossible. We have no prozbecs.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

I don’t mind Nevin showing a bit of fire. I don’t like that he doesn’t seem to be a very good manager. On the other hand, who could effectively manage the injured and lousy players Minasian and Arturo gifted to this alleged major league team.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

Thus far Nevin seems ineffective. Which means he’ll be MOTY once he leaves.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Cy Nevin, since I can’t think of the GOAT manager at this time.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Tommy “Fat Boy” Lasorda, or Joe “Works For Bottomless Pockets” Torre?

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Do you really want me to name Lasorda on an Angels fan page!

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Why do you think I called him “Fat Boy”? And I was also thinking of how the Four-Letter-Network views it.

Last edited 1 year ago by red floyd
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

Remember when we hired Nevin as a coach and guys were like “He yelled at Josh Donaldson! He has grit! He has the fire we need! He should be manager! With Ersty… I wonder if Ersty is the big spoon or the little spoon…”

Grit… it’s worked wonders.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago

Telling Scott Servais to fuck off for throwing a fastball at the GOATs head is something the last geezer would not do. If I am going to go down, go down fighting. Protect the team. I don’t really care how that translates to wins and losses.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Well lets get him an award then. We can present it to him at the Altoona Curve’s home opener when he lands there as their manager next season.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He’s terrible as a manager, he wont get another gig.

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Him getting tossed after a home run by his own team is…cool.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Jeez, that photo, Minasian, are you binge eating? Mix in a salad.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Totally inappropriate to fat shame…….you my friend are here by /XXXX/ BANNED /XXXX/

The human brain is nearly 60 percent fat I’ll have you know.

Last edited 1 year ago by Twebur
MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Then he must be a super brainy guy!

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Is his brain fatter than BBB?

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

That means fatheads are geniuses!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

He works for Arte – it’s likely all stress related.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

I love that PTP is a physical specimen of nonconformity.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I honestly thought he’s looking a little more studly in this picture.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  El_Duderino

Who says he can’t put a hand in his pocket while making a phone call to his dad, looking for advice.

Twebur
Legend
1 year ago
55yearsangelsfan
Trusted Member
1 year ago

The Angels have signed several more draft picks. Only numbers 14,15 and 17 are unsigned.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Here’s the best source of signing dollars: https://www.spotrac.com/mlb/draft/los-angeles-angels/ This seems to be up to date. the Angels picked up $150,000 with the latest round 19 & 20 signings. I think Bryce Osmond ( Donny’s grandson?) will be hardest to sign even though he’s 21. I’m not sure if the extra 150K will get it done. The 19 year old JUCO catcher might be difficult to sign for the 125K slot but we’ll see.

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

So we are over by a few hundred k’s. So how exactly does going over the pool work again? I seem to remember that the penalty doesn’t kick in after some threshold. Also, do we realistically have wherewithal (given the budget, players’ other options, etc) to sign the rest?

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  h27kim

You can go 5% above your total allotment before penalties kick in. So, really, every team goes right to that threshold. They should just increase each pot by 5% and call it a real limit.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  h27kim

Here’s the actual penalties: Teams that exceed their bonus pool face a penalty. Clubs that outspend their allotment by 0-5 percent pay a 75 percent tax on the overage. At higher thresholds, clubs lose future picks: a first-rounder and a 75 percent tax for surpassing their pool by more than 5 and up to 10 percent; a first- and a second-rounder and a 100 percent tax for more than 10 and up to 15 percent; and two first-rounders and a 100 percent tax for more than 15 percent.

So Arte will pay about 250K penalty for going 5% over the allotment . But anything over 5% is bad. Very bad. Like lose a first round pick bad, so no one will be doing that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cheap. Evil.

h27kim
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Aha! Thanks! Those are the details I was looking for!

SScott
Super Member
1 year ago

I like a manager that has a bit of fire and will occasionally take one for the team, but Nevin seems to be too much of a hot head and I doubt he has what it takes to be a good MLB manager.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  SScott

I like a manager with several hot daughters.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

Big Flappy Ortiz in the Hall of Fame is a travesty.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Cheating is OK if you play for the media’s preferred markets.

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Is LA not a preferred media market?

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

Only in Chavez Latrine.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Brent

Sure. Anaheim, not so much.

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

And are friendly with them

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

If so, then how is Clemens still on the outside. Not enough years in Boston?

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Clemens, like Bonds, was often a jerk to the media.

Big Papi was always nice to them.

The media does the voting.

red floyd
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

That’s ARTIFICIALLY Big Papi.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

What children the media are, not realizing they were being handled by Ortiz.

benjiface
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Viewed as an outcast because he left after 1996 in a volatile manner for Toronto

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

PED cheater. I just shake my head.