The World Series is upon us, which means in four to seven games the MLB off season will officially begin.
The Angels face a very uncertain off season with the team for sale, a mega star on the last year of his deal, and several roster holes to fill.
Take a look at MLBTR’s off season outlook piece and an accompanying Angels chat.
It is never too early to look at possible trade chips from around the league. Ours is obvious but a few on there intrigue me.
Per tradition, the staff here will start our “If I were Perry…” pieces pretty soon. We’d also love for some more pieces from you folks so get your creative juices flowing.
One great tool to look at the Angels financial picture is Spotrac.com. They also kick out decent content like this look at the financial picture of all the AL West.
Before we can get to the off season, we get to the World Series. Which is turning into an annual “who do I hope beats the Astros” kind of thing.
Fangraphs makes some really specific predictions.
For those of you who might like to add a little fun to the Series, take a look at the odds and all the interesting prop bets. The bets on MVP ae fun. So often it is a player who comes out of nowhere. So far, Yordan Alvarez is the betting favorite but Bryce Harper is the most popular bet.
If you have a problem gambling, call 1-800-PETE-ROSE.
While I’m definitely not looking forward to months without baseball, I am definitely looking forward to the World Baseball Classic. Check out the ridiculous Team USA roster.
Really hoping the uniforms aren’t made by Nike so I can buy one.
Always getting overlooked is the Arizona Fall League. In addition to showcasing the best young talent the minor leagues has to offer, the AFL has showcased a automated ball/strike challenge system and it is a hit.
My one gripe is only three challenges. Angel Hernandez or CB Bucknor miss about three calls per inning.
We’re getting old. This was 20 years ago yesterday. Still a great highlight.
Have a great weekend, all.
Screw the Astros.
FOUL…straighten it out Kyle!
It just got interesting, 5-3
No? Game day said HR now says out. That’s quite different
I had more fun last night
“Brooks was here” …. catching Shawshank for the 90000th time. Much more fun
Wheeler threw fewer pitches than Valdez in that inning.
Is there going to be a gamethread for game 2?
this must be it
It’s bad luck to ask for a gamethread 🤣
We are 1-0 so far. 🥳
[Checks score]. FML.
Phillies have a Marsh to rock it. Go Phillies! So glad that the Asstros went down with their best pitcher lit up. While it was only one game it is just such a sweet victory to start out 1-0 and, on the road, no less.
Especially after Houston was leading 5-0
things looked good for Houston until Dusty gave the game ball to Verlander
Just stopping in before I crash to say f*ck Justin Verlander, and f*ck the Astros!
Go Phillies! Great game!
So much for undefeated in the postseason
Great game. Man, Robertson is terrible but got the win.
Hah. That was fun.
Sleep tight, Houston, you losers.
Is Baker’s kid crying again?
It’s vindictive, but I hope Baker loses again. He can get that series winning ball back from Russ Ortiz to stick in his trophy case.
He totally leaned
One more! Let it be that turd Gurriel!
Let’s go Phillies!! 2 more outs!
need like 5 runs here, Phils
I think you meant 6
Cheatstros lose Game 1.
we shud get that castellanos guy
emoji’s and stuff
Schwarbs with the Free Taco!
(Insert tacobell runs memes here)