LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Ohtani in Japan

Good morning Angels fans, how are you doing? Have some links.

Angels News

The only big Angels news has been the rumor mill about Ohtani’s future and the sale of the team, which may be interlinked. Jeff suggests as much.

Shohei did talk to the Japanese media, but it was mostly a nothing burger about how he hates losing and how he was disappointed how 2022 went. Cue the trade rumors and massive speculation.

As for the sale of the team? Well, still no major news, just Arte Moreno suing the city for that fire station thing, and backing out of a deal to buy a 34 million dollar building.

Around Baseball

The MFY won and will face the Astros in the ALCS. A lose-lose proposition for us for sure. This is Cleveland’s 8th straight loss in winner take all postseason games. I am rooting for the NL team, whoever that will be.

Speaking of, the NLCS has started, Phillies won game 1. Harper is happy about that.

Schwarber’s home run in game 1 was the furthest in Petco Park history (Statcast confirmed at least)

With the MFY vs the Trashos, the ALCS will be, for the 6th straight year, Houston vs the AL East. I am not having a good time.

Final 4 time, so, who are you rooting for? I am guessing Padres for most here, but hey Phillies have Marsh so…

Final 4

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes.

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2002heaven
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1 year ago

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admkir
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Reed is gone

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

Time for another change to the Halo Blitz lyrics.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  admkir

What? Why?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago

I guess the hitterers were not doing enough hittering.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  admkir

It’s because of this headshot:

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That is due cause in a right to work state.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  PedroCerrano

I can’t believe this guy couldn’t scare more of the morons on our team into just taking the first pitch.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 year ago

I thought Marsh came to the bigs with a pretty solid set of hit tools. Pitch recognition, discipline and ball to bat all looked good. Somehow he seemed to regress and snowball but now seems to have improved in Philly. Time will tell I guess and coaches only get so much credit or blame for results. Hopefully they improve.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago

Yankees.

Living out of state means MLBTV for Angels and those games start at 7ish mostly.

So year after year 4 pm rolls around and which early game do you choose to watch? sure some matchups are kind of no-brainer and an obvious choice that day but week after week whatcha watching?

The Yanks are decent early team follow I’ve found because they’ve got good announcers and generally better players than any other rando team and it’s AL too. It’s better than KC lol.

I’ll also say the MFY haven’t been a roadblock for us in the playoffs as much. I think we won 2 of 3 series with them and during the great Torre years, the Angels more than handled them and had winning records in their glory years.

So Cal boys Judge/Stanton > trashy trashtro cheater pukes 🤮 🗑

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  RexFregosi

Two words.

Yankee fans.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago

Instead of “Negan”, I am “Padres”….

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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makes 19.75M a yr, meanwhile Noah Syndergaard who’s now his teammate made $21M for the Arizona Mor*no Angels of Mutt Lynch’s………Nice work POBO Art*ro!!
Are you shooting for 100 yrs of consecutive losing seasons too?
😆 😆 😆 😆

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cookmeister
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

take your meds

SC_Halo
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

BAN!!!!

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

Why?
I get to wear the Black Hat here. As long as I’m not a Community Guidelines violator! I get to be the Joker for Gritchy and Boi while they defend this inept owner and front office. You just aren’t as creative as I am and that’s the real reason you want a boring conform or else environment.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Jesus this is a sad f***ing comment. I mean, I knew this is how you see yourself, I just didn’t know you were special enough to actually type out all those words without some part of your brain saying “wait…. does this make me look like a schmuk?”.

Any Batman movie with you as the Joker would just be seven minutes of watching a guy in a purple suit in front of a pisser with his pants on backwards and no shoe laces trying to figure out how to get his fly open cause he really needs to pee. Then he pisses himself. Roll credits.

You’re the “Bless His Heart” version of the Joker. The one they give a rubber gun to and let play in a fenced in and secure area.

Emojis. Bye.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago

Did I use emoji’s or say bye?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

You just forgot this one time.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Actually, you ARE a Community Guidelines violator. From the guidelines:

PESSIMISTIC? Bitch once, then offer a solution. Don’t bitch twice, it’s alright.

Halos_in_DE
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

haha I was just in a draft writing the same thing.

SC_Halo
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

posting headshots and emojis passes for creative now? who knew? but congrats for being “creative.” honestly, your posts offer nothing but living in hindsight and provide nothing of substance to fix this franchise. If you just admitted you’re not an angels fan and a hater troll looking to stir things up, i think everyone could accept that. Everyone agree the franchise is in hell right now and your “creative” ways of picking at that wound is annoying.

You definitely have the right to be here and I(and all of CtPG fam) definitely have the right to respond. So continue with your schtick. I just find it ironic that it’s your post that sounds like “conform or else.” Troll on

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  SC_Halo

No. Not Troll. The Joker.

He’s declared himself the Joker…. cause that’s how that kind of thing works.

max
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max
1 year ago

He’s a smoker

Dogface1956
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1 year ago
Reply to  max

a midnight toker

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

I thought he was Maurice?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

I’m feeling pretty confident that, at some point, someone kicked the shit out of you and made you feel like an insignificant weakling with a small and struggling brain at Mutt Lynch’s. It really stuck with you didn’t it? It must feel like just about everyone who goes to Mutt Lynch’s regularly is somehow better than you. Do you feel… less than?

I’m not sure what triggered your recent swerve into blue collar crusader mode. You realize being stupid and being blue collar aren’t the same thing right?

Halos_in_DE
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Lets look at the Phillies again, maybe the Angels should have signed Castellanos for $20 million/yr for 2022 through 2026? (he has under zero WAR)

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Go Padres, Phillies or Astros if necessary.

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
1 year ago

In the fire station link, that section about “the city would be in default on their lease.” raises the potential specter (spectre?) that Arte might be angling to get back out of the lease. Why do I care? No lease might mean a group like that Justin Timberlake group might be able to take the team out of town, like to Nashville.

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Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Wait so Arte is really part of Spectre? That would explain so much.

Charles Sutton
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Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He’s never in the same photograph with Dr. Evil. Coincidence? I think not.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I thought he was with SMERSH

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Uh OH! This just in from MSM NOW! Dodgers POBO Andrew Freidman and unPOBO WhoDaFuq Gomes are angry about Dodgers constant post season impotence. Will not commit to Bellinger or Kershaw among other players on roster stating that the losing is the players fault and not Dave Roberts.

I bet, deep down, that I am 72% certain that Freidman is 100% certain that he might want to leave the Dodgers under especially bad circumstances someday in the future. F***ing OppenBallCorp LLC TM Inc.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Friedman with all of his greatness has only one tainted World Series Ring while his teams have made the playoffs 12 times in 17 years of GM/POBOing.

He’s had payrolls amounting from everything from K Mart specials to Pentagon budgets.

Would this be considered a success in the baseball world?

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yes, in CTPG 80%er world it would.
Definitely not in Yankee world though. See if we were doing the same as the Doyers then everybody would be hating on us……..WOULDN’T THEY? BUT ALAS, WE AIN’T LIKE ALABAMA FB SO THERE……..

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Sorry Toots but no one here cares about your opinion.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

 😢  😢 …… 😆  😆 
So your stupid comment is always searching for a sour note of a more successful guy or team (more money, the pandemic, the 1981 strike, Andrew Friedman is a Satanic puppy eater….). 80%er troll nation?

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

He’s just asking; Andrew Freidman. Successful?

You could even answer Yes/No if that’s all you can pull off.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago

Yes he is unless you’re Jack Frost who hates Billy Beane
BTW I’ve seen this blog castigate (Theo Epstein, Brian Sabean because he ran out of early 2010’s magic, Billy Beane, Jeff Luhnow, Jerry Dipoto, Dave Dombrowski, last year it was AJ Preller but now he gets a pass because he beat the Dodgers this time. How about we praise Michael Chernoff in Cleveland and Mike Elias in Baltimore (OMG we can’t because he came from The Satanic Baby Canine Eaters!!!!) instead.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

It’s going to be OK. It is true, Beane and Freidman have both hardly touched the mountain top, only the mountain. Some guys think that’s not success. You’re gonna be OK.

Jer Jer’s a total twat though. He’s a sickness you need deliverance from.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

So your answer is Yes? So you would be happy being the 1990’s Atlanta Braves? Of course that assumes that 2020 was a legitimate World Championship. Without that, Friedman’s record would be an par with the 1990’s Buffalo Bills. Would you be happy with similar results as the 1990’s Buffalo Bills Toots?

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m down to be the 1990s Braves. I’d have a hell of a good time if we had a shot at winning a WS for like 12 years…. it’s not like those teams were destined not to win, it’s just how their luck broke.

Oh yeah…. I forgot. We’re the type of idiots that think “you plan for luck” and other lame ass poster wisdom is an actual thing.

So Mr Championshit would be miserable, but he’s miserable 90% of the time no matter what. So yeah, let’s be the Braves.

Let’s also have their 1975 uniforms… those were dope cake.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Show us on the doll where Arte touched you.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  red floyd

The evil. Shohei’s mom knows. Only she can save Tootie when Andrartee has the cash to pay the troll and get into that boys soul.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

show us where GPD, and Albert touched you.
At least both are no longer in this organization as opposed to Arthur and Perry. BTW as you well know going back to HH , I was harsh on Eppler but stopped after about the time the Mets hired him. At what point do CTPG 80%ers let go of the Astros, Albert, Dipoto, (I think you sordid souls would actually love to see these guys die). This just MLB not Russia vs Ukraine. HYPOCRITES!!!! I HATE THIS GUY, THIS TEAM, THE SKIPPER, THE PLAY BY PLAY he pulled the starter too soon/he left him too long…….how about a cure for cancer?

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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I’m almost 40 and I left one hanging over the plate to Brandon Marsh…….My stuff ain’t very good anymore and yes I’m as just old as Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Zack Greinke but I ain’t them and never was them! I mean come on when Brandon Marsh hits one off you how good are you?
However I still played in the post season which means I’m still hated by some Anjel fans for that, while they were eliminated back on July 1st and I never signed with them because my significant other didnt like Newport Beach (GOOD GAWD!! what a dump)…..

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

You just can’t help your jackass self and continue to be the most negative person on this site.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Founding father of modern Italy. Hero of the Two Worlds. Perhaps the most underrated modern general. But he never conquered Russia or Australia AND he is as just old as almost Abraham Lincoln but he is not Abraham Lincoln. However he was also not as well drafted by the Angels and has not played in the post season and ultra plus also didn’t want to live in Newport Beach what a dump good dawd.

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cookmeister
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

take your meds

it has been known multiple times that Morton wanted to play on the East coast

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  cookmeister

Charlie Morton was a #4 starter on the Braves not quite Max Fried, Kyle Wright, or Spencer Strider. Probably also wanted to play for a winner not the Newport Beach Tough Guys of Anaheim.

Halos_in_DE
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Morton specifically wanted to play in the South

Halos_in_DE
Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I think Urias of the Dodgers is pretty good and Marsh hit a HR off him on 7/16

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

The Doyers choke presents all kinds of problems for them with no obvious solutions. Friedman’s interview was very evasive, and reminds me of the one a paid intern who works for the Angels recently gave.

Regarding the AL finalists, it’s not entirely lose/lose as only one of these two dreadful options can advance. That’s today’s lemonade comment from me.

i interpret Ohtani’s comment as an Easter egg to our incompetent management, which is get something in exchange for me before I leave. He would have said that unless he meant it. I think he’s an awesome guy and I wish him luck on his next team, as I do for Marsh, etc.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Wait…. what? Another teams GM (ohwait, POBO, sorry) wasn’t completely transparent with us the way most GMs totally are? The scandal!

Mad props for not somehow linking Ohtani’s obviously white hot desire to leave the Angels to Anthony Rendon somehow.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I interpret Ohtani’s comment that he had a negative experience last season.I would be more concerned If he had said that he had a positive experience this last year.

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This. But it’s not really fun until writers and fans speculate and handwring x1000, isn’t it?! I mean, who HAS a positive experience of the season anyway?! What difference is it from what Trout said that he’s sort of tired answering the same questions at the end of the season? Except of course that he’s stuck here Shohei is just telling the truth.

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

News is a little slow right now and writers gotta write. So they make up stuff.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Segue here, but Trout shouldn’t be so eager to leave the Angels if he values his production on the field – the Home vs. Road split this past season was very Colorado Rockies esque.

Brent
Super Member
1 year ago

Rooting hard for the Padres. Would be so great seeing them win a real WS and not a Mickey Mouse one like the Dodgers got in Texas.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Brent

I take great pleasure is saying to Blue fans, “If you combine the fake championships from 2020 and 1981 the maybe you have a real championship.” Most have no intellegent response because they don’t even know that the team with the best 1981 National League overall record did not make the playoffs due to lame ass strike rules…Cincinnati Reds

red floyd
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1 year ago

Didn’t the Cards have an insane record as well, but miss out for the same reason?

Last edited 1 year ago by red floyd
halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

Yes, the Orioles, Rangers, White Sox too.