LA Angels Weekend News Crash: Post Season

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.

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red floyd
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1 year ago

Who TF is Brian Moran? All I know is that 54.00 ERA will surely get him the big bucks…

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Ian Happs great and all. I’m more impressed with Taylor Ward’s more rapid transformation.

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
1 year ago

So sell high buy low????

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Was starting to get some serious CtPG withdrawals…needed my 4am fix man!!!

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Life is in session!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

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.

admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Locked on Angels says Victor Rojas wants to come home

matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

As GM?

admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Maybe both
He could run the team from the booth

Last edited 1 year ago by admkir
Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

Well he’s now reminiscing about his PXP days: https://twitter.com/VictorRojas/status/1580406472118505472

PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

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.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  PedroCerrano

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.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

It would be awesome to have him in a front office position under new ownership, like maybe the mystical and magical POBO position.

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

im assuming sarcasm.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  steelgolf

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?

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago

salty nuts guy can be head of baseball ops.

and the fat 30 year old ballboy can be our scouting director.

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
1 year ago

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.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

You are correct sir. I thought he sucked equally at both

Dogface1956
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I suspect that anyone with a reasonable modicum of basketball knowledge could have won a ring with the ’82 Lakers.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Just like coaching the 2017, 2018, 2019 & 2021 Los Angeles Dodgers? gotcha.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

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

SC_Halo
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

Love the Frisch Bros, great listen daily

FungoAle
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

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.

Halos_in_DE
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  FungoAle

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.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Halos_in_DE

NO!

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.

admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Bruce Sutter passes away

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

Shocked is was only 69, 2 years older than me, makes one appreciate the time one has on this earth.

Eric_in_Portland
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1 year ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

no kidding. That’s young these days

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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I think a lot of his life force went into his sweet white guy afro and beard combo…. he was a burly Rob Ross.