Hey folks, sorry about the late links. I spent yesterday afternoon wrapping up my real estate license renewal and completely spaced on links. My apologies.
Not much is going on outside of the playoffs. Thanks to a rain out we get three games today.
Keep enjoying the game with our CtPG crew. I’ll get a game thread scheduled.
How great was Wednesday’s Dodgers vs. Padres game? I loved it, especially the end result. The Padres believe they can compete with the Dodgers and that belief became reality on Wednesday.
Seattle is wishing the Dodgers held on to Yordan Alvarez. He’s killing the ball and Seattle’s post season dreams simultaneously.
Early on, Alvarez’s reign of terror is the biggest story of the playoffs.
Aside from October baseball, news is pretty quiet and that’s by design. MLB wants the post season to shine.
To nobody’s surprise Carlos Correa is signaling he’ll opt out and become a free agent.
He’ll join these 15 guys in the free agent pool. A couple of Angels are on that list.
The Angels need depth on the infield, outfield, and bench. Perhaps a lot of that could be solved by signing one guy. Take a look at how Ian Happ transformed himself this season.
The only real Angels news was Eric Kay being sentenced to 22 years for selling Tyler Skaggs the pill that killed him. Well, he got 20 years for selling the pill and 2 years for being an absolute dick.
Stick around and enjoy some October baseball. Links will get better when there’s actual news to link.
Who TF is Brian Moran? All I know is that 54.00 ERA will surely get him the big bucks…
Game changer. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2022/10/angels-re-sign-three-to-minor-league-deals.html
Ian Happs great and all. I’m more impressed with Taylor Ward’s more rapid transformation.
So sell high buy low????
Was starting to get some serious CtPG withdrawals…needed my 4am fix man!!!
Sorry about that. I woke up, was about to check links, and remembered I was supposed to write them.
I had to do 45 hours online to renew my license because the jackwads at the bureau of real estate still haven’t cleared the application for my brokers license I sent in June.
I swear the goal of every government employee is to find a reason your need is not their job and send you to the back of another line.
Life is in session!!
YOLO. Work hard play hard. You’re a hero. Thoughts and prayers. Mama lion. Live your best life. Ping pong table in the break room. Namaste.
Locked on Angels says Victor Rojas wants to come home
He could run the team from the booth
Well he’s now reminiscing about his PXP days: https://twitter.com/VictorRojas/status/1580406472118505472
The guys they have seem like nice guys but I’d welcome his on honest assessments from the booth as there was way too much fluff for me last season. I don’t want to repeatedly hear how great one play is when everything else is crap and the team is down 8-1 again.
All I read was “I need a talking head to say what I’m thinking and amplify my feedback loop.”
I would also enjoy having Vic back cause he’s familiar and good at his job. Not that it’s even remotely just a “you” thing. I just don’t really go in on the gaging for him cause he’ll “speak truth to powerrrrh” thing. As with everything else, if we want to change something, contact that something and tell it, then stop giving that something your money. Having someone to seal clap for cause he gives my feels a voice usually just encourages me to do nothing but complain uselessly some more.
I still think, until NewOwnerz actually do something good, we should all avoid going to games, watch less on TV, and buy nothing Angels. If/when they do well, go wild and let em know we love what they’re doing.
It would be awesome to have him in a front office position under new ownership, like maybe the mystical and magical POBO position.
im assuming sarcasm.
Sure. He’s totally qualified. Analytics background? Totes bro. Strong understanding of contract law? Totes again Bro Tito! Makes me feel like I have an ally who understands me and will let me be the little spoon? Hells yes Les! Can produce C average Baseball Bahamas shirts? He got you.
What could go wrong? Remember when the Astros had a broadcaster as their GM. So dope. How could NewOwnerz possibly pass on this?
salty nuts guy can be head of baseball ops.
and the fat 30 year old ballboy can be our scouting director.
Didn’t the Angels have a hitting coach who was an broadcaster (Ron Fairly), I seem to remember that, but I can be confused at my age it happens sometimes.
You are correct sir. I thought he sucked equally at both
Yea, I seem to remember every time an Angel would pop-up he would say, “he just missed that one” and at the time he was the hitting coach no-one could hit.
Pat Riley went from Chick Hearn’s caddie to Paul Westhead’s caddy to having a pretty decent career as a head coach for the Lakers and then GM of Miami.
I suspect that anyone with a reasonable modicum of basketball knowledge could have won a ring with the ’82 Lakers.
Just like coaching the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers? gotcha.
That was just a contrived narrative. I had attended many public events back in the 70’s where Riley was the key note speaker. Even in the waning days of his playing career he was already an engaging motivational speaker tabbed for greater things including NBA coaching. The Chick Hearn sidekick job was more about exposure than anything else.
Pat Riley was a top college basketball player, a first round NBA draft pick who knew early on he had to reinvent himself when his basketball playing abilities limited him as a bench role player.
HBO’s Adrien Brody representation was just another manufactured Hollywood caricature
Love the Frisch Bros, great listen daily
Certainly not back to broadcasting. Just started his gig as Team President/GM and the Roughriders did well. Now, I’d be onboard if he replaced Minasian.
Minor League GMs do not have anything to do with Major League GMs. They have no say in roster construction or player personnel. Instead they do a lot more with local government and community, getting big sponsors, kissing babies/ shaking hands type stuff.
Victor. We like. One year of experience getting uniforms, talking to what ever press cares and stocking the team store for a AA team in Texas = Totally qualified maverick.
PTP. No Likey. Helped build the Blue Jays and Braves. Analytics and scouting background. Years of experience working for successful FOs on the MLB level. = Totally out of his depth and basically just a sock puppet for Arte and his marketing team of evil and not caring.
CtPG = mostly dumbfks.
Ersty for manager. Percival for cut man. Eckstein for grit training. Balmer for noises and money. Smeared minds. Clogged hearts. Can’t lose.
Bruce Sutter passes away
Shocked is was only 69, 2 years older than me, makes one appreciate the time one has on this earth.
no kidding. That’s young these days
I think a lot of his life force went into his sweet white guy afro and beard combo…. he was a burly Rob Ross.