LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Winter Solstice

Good morning Angels fans, how are you today? Frozen you say? Well, have some nice warm links on the Winter Solstice!

Angels News

It is officially winter, and the Angels did a thing again! Brandon Drury, who was on the Reds and Padres last year, signed with the Angels on a 2/17M deal! It is great depth at worst, and another solid player if he repeats his 2022 season.

With nothing else to report, you can watch the Marble elimination World Series on r/baseball at 3PM Pacific. The Angels face the Rockies in the finale of a long and epic people-are-waiting-for-spring extravaganza!

Around Baseball

Correa won’t have a press conference with the Giants yet due to medical concerns? The trash cans are not aligned it seems…

Oh wow they really weren’t aligned, Correa didn’t sign with the Giants after all and is now a Met for 12/315M. SF got screwed by Heyman AGAIN!

RP Adam Ottavino is going to the Mets on a 2/14.5M deal. Mets still spending like an addict.

Matt Carpenter refuses to retire, signs with Padres.The most famous carpenter really was religious so it makes sense.

Oh wait it is a one year deal with a club option. Kinda wish the Angels did that with Loup…

Mets do ship one of their players to Japan though to make room. That is a long flight.

Coming back from Asia is former Angel Drew Rucinski. He is an A’s player now, so a downgrade for sure.

Jordan Lyle will go to KC for 2/17M. It is Missouri, not Kansas. For now at least.

Sick of Reginal Sports Networks? Well they may finally die as the BIG 4 American sports won’t save them this time.

Fangraphs is so bored they asked the question we have been asking since the 50’s… is Charlie Brown the worst Baseball manager?

Anything I missed? Post below for upvotes!

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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So….

Tyler Anderson (SP)
Hunter Renfroe (OF)
Brandon Drury (UTL)
Gio Urshela (UTL)
Carlos Estevez (RP)
Jake Lamb (3B/1B/OF)

I have to say we picked up a whole lot more than I thought we would in a lame duck off season. I was expecting almost nothing.

I think my favorite part is where we didn’t give some guy like Cody Bellinger 15M or sign Chris Bassitt to an eight year deal.

Last edited 1 year ago by gitchogritchoffmypettis
2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago

Seeing that list spelled out like that, and remembering we went after Contreras (C), and Drury could be considered 2B……
makes me laugh about what I said yesterday: that covers every position except SS, our biggest need.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago

Is it just me or does the Correa deal wreak of tampering by the Mets? On Monday Cohen states in an interview he really like Correa but got involved too late to sway him to bring him to Queens and then magically late the next evening Correa switches to the Mets.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Now reading about what happened, it was all about the Giants getting cold feet. Boras knew that SF outbid the Mets so that’s where the team of Boras and Correa went always knowing that the Mets wanted to sign them up, so when cold feet showed up it was adios. New tampering here.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Love him or hate him, Boras took care of his client and had a fallback plan in place.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Boras got butt hurt because the Giants wanted to get a second opinion. He pressed them to “execute” or else. He basically forced this.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Dom Smith, if on the cheap??

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Yes, good idea.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

I got a fever and the only prescription is…another minors deal signing tomorrow…..

Lets go Perry!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Farrell’s floopy gut was priceless.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Don’t forget the gold-plated-diaper giveaway this season at the big A

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Yeah, lol. Looking for the pick up from the Independent League..

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Jake Lamb on minors deal.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Do you get the impression an announcement about Rendon not being ready for the start of the season is coming?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelstan

No, that announcement comes after the, “…I’m healthy now and ready for the season” announcement from Rendon.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Don’t forget “in the best shape of my life”

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Yes, and,”…ready to contribute”

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

There’s always the classic, “taking a precautionary off day” pronouncement by the team as well.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Angelz4ever

ANNNDDD Jhonny Diaz is in duh house!

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Lamb is classic waiver wire trash at this point. Guessing from his tight spending habits, Perry drinks beer out of plastic cups

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Cohen is probably just spending the PPP money he received.

Awungsauce
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Is he afraid that the Twitter police will try to cancel him if he doesn’t spend PPP on payroll? The feds don’t really care.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I am going to go way out on a limb here. I’m betting the first move from the new owner will NOT be to lower beer prices.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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They will do the exact opposite: beer prices will be RAISED.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Ha ha. Guess what? I will be happy to pay an extra $1.00 or $1.50 per beer when my ownership goes out each off-season and fills the teams’ holes with actual players through a willingness to pay for real talent.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

I think they’ll juke more towards a 20% ticket price increase.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Whatever. The point still stands. I would be willing to pay for quality. I think most fans are so disposed.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Until you sit through a 10-0 drubbing . then you’ll be questioning those $25.00 nachos and $65. 00 view level seats

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well, if you only go to one game all season despite the fact the team is a playoff team and you happened to choose the night they lose 10-0 that is on you. You chose badly.

Last edited 1 year ago by JackFrost
RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago

It’ll be signing Shohei for 12 yrs and a shiny new stadium proposal for Anaheim.
otherwise, not sure I’d drop several B.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago

Jake Lamb spring training invite. We are definitely preparing for Rendon to sneeze himself onto the IL

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Hah, Jake Lamb. Back when we didn’t have a 3B to complain about and instead complained about how daddy wouldn’t buy us a third baseman I kinda wanted to trade for Lamb after his first down year with the snakes. This shows how good I am at picking trade targets.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Huh. I would have thought the Lamb would have ended up on Broadway

GrandpaBaseball
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Or roasting in the oven 🐑 

max
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max
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

only if he lies down

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I found an interesting trade on the Trade Simulator:

Mets get Shoehei, Trout, Neto, & Moreno – Angels get Cohen.

Seems fair.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

By the way, I don’t know why I can’t attach an image to a post.

DowningDude
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1 year ago

Try imgur

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Never heard of it. Maybe Red Floyd knows what it is. Sounds like a crypto coin.

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  DowningDude

imgur?

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Ha!

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

But can he pitch?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Great. In the future, if I want to watch sports, I’ll have to let YourLifeOurLife.com slip it’s hand a little further up my thigh. Awesome.

For football? Probably. For baseball? I’m not so sure. MLB better address the fact that 90% of their games on any given day are boring as fck.

2pints
Trusted Member
1 year ago

MLB is adding a pitch clock and taking away the shift to promote more offense, so it seems like they’re at least trying to be less boring.

red floyd
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1 year ago

Not so sure about Charlie Brown. Wasn’t Joe Shlabotnik a manager for a few games?

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Nothing has really changed. The original owners were still gamblers, con-men and made a fortune exploiting their workers, exploiting the consumers that are forced to by their crap and most of all exploiting the people and resources around the world. It only makes people mad when it’s sports, but it’s off because strangely enough so many people romanticize having and equal -ish playing field in a game but not in life…

Steve Cohen probably belongs in prison for his crimes but whatever, instead he’s out here buying Carlos Correa. And Angels fans all hope another Uber rich guy buys our team to buy more players. It’s a cycle you can’t go back from. I mean the Suns are 4 billion?

Last edited 1 year ago by DMAGZ13
clover_black
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1 year ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

i know someone whos getting a che guevara shirt for christmas

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  clover_black

Let’s chill on this thread. I actually like both yours and 13’s post but this has a serious chance to go down a rabbit hole.

clover_black
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

lol no worries, you can nuke mine. honestly wasnt trying to be mean spirited.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

But I thought we decided yesterday we were pro-Castro?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  DMAGZ13

You bring up a point that’s been in my head. I L-O-V-E the fact that so many CtPG guyz are all fired up about exorcizing their daddy issues by “winning” and getting Arte out of there when any single human with the money to buy the team is so likely to basically be Arte x 10. That, or we get a partnership that will frustrate us with it’s “corporate bullshit” blah blah blah and we can all be super purist and punk rock about it. It’s not a sure thing, but it is likely that NewOwnerz the Unicorn will be an egomaniac who doesn’t listen to CtPG guyz wisdom even more so than Arte. The rectal rawness and flared nostrils could eventually get so out of control that we kill some poor player with our shit fanbase JuJu.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Great points. Can we hate them now, or is it proper etiquette to wait for the deal to close?

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Finally some ownership chatter. We need some gossip.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

Correa is a Met now? I guess you can’t tell the players without a score card!

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago

Suns sell for $4B (I know the headlines say Mercury too but get real lol)
it got done quick too. It was announced a month after Arte put up the for sale sign (Aug vs. Sept) and they were rumored to be worth $3B.

At this point, Arte has to be getting much more than $4B too.

A lot of chatter about Cohen an his net worth, but Balmer is 3x Cohen and would love to see a guy with $70B buy the team

2pints
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I don’t think the Halos sell for anywhere close to $4B. The NBA is a different animal than MLB.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2pints

Agreed but it will still set an MLB record

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  2pints

Suns last summer were worth $2.7B per Forbes.
Nothing in NBA changed – franchise inflation is real

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Including the Mercury probably hurt the purchase price, ha ha.

That said Ishbia is an absolute nut. He’s famous in the mortgage industry for dropping “if you work with Rocket you can’t work with us” during a video update one random Tuesday morning. Made us all choose who we wanted like kids in a divorce.

He says he didn’t lose business but we went with Rocket as did many others I know. And UWM’s stock price went from about $15 at the IPO to about $3 a share now. That message was dropped about six weeks after the IPO.

This led to one of my favorite corporate crackbacks when Rocket’s VP sent out a video saying “we love to compete and won’t tell you who you can and can’t do business with.”

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

But he’s a billionaire and I’m sure he doesn’t even know it if he just has a few hundred million dollars disappear…. and neither do his accountants.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

interesting tidbit Jeff.

while the WNBA franchise is lucky to be called an asset, it has BG under contract and coming back – that will see some tickets

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  RexFregosi

They can do give aways to bring out extra fans. Like Brit Griner souvenir AK47 round night and play games like “Match the severed limb to the African child soldier and win free WNBA tickets for life.”

They can also probably make a solid $200 a night extra off local dispensary adevrts.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  RexFregosi

“So, I’ll let you buy this totally restored HEMI Superbee…. but you also have to take this Yugo with a broken axel. Enjoy.”

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

https://theathletic.com/4023405/2022/12/21/brandon-drury-phil-nevin-angels-signing/?amp=1

I love that Drury grew up an Angels fan, wanted to play with us last year, and has close ties to Nevin. It’s pretty clear Walsh is going to have a platoon partner and that they want plenty of backup to cover 3B when Rendon hits the DL. He did hit .298 in Cincy and .240 everywhere else. I think he and Gio are too similar, and that we may have paid for Drury’s career year, but appreciate we are paying for a stronger roster. The biggest question left is how do we cover SS effectively?

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Nice article, but imagine if Nevin convinced him to sign here. he steps right in when Rendon goes down and we make the playoffs.

Yes, so we have much better MIFs and something legit at 1B to cover Walsh but still, no great SS plan yet. It is still a hole – i have to believe something gets done there before February.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Totally agree. I don’t see who is every day at that position.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
1 year ago

I cut cable12 years ago and do not miss commercials, or cable at all. I’ve found it more peaceful and liberating than anything except divorcing my cheating ex-wife. However, I’d pay $20 (maybe even $30, but I think a fair price would be $10, $15 without commercials) a month to be able to stream Angel games but as far as I can tell, my only step reading option is $85 a month for cable (ATT?). So, I pirate which is difficult and results in me not watching many games. I’m looking forward to the total collapse of the regional networks for this reason even though I did enjoy their content when I did have cable.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Get the MLB package. They often offer deals after the season starts.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Yeah, but… blackouts.
has their playoff coverage improved? I bought it one year and all I could do is pick one camera angle at a time. It was ridiculous.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Sigh. This works if you don’t live in Southern California.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

You can get a VPN that blocks your IP address and you’re good to go.

Simba
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

I have my cable internet with Spectrum from Charter. Was able to get a streaming package for $30 (Spectrum TV Choice) that included Fox, FS1. But they add those BS broadcast surcharges. Was $12.95 at start (so ~$43 in reality), but they gradually increased it to $21 (now $51). My bundle discounts expire this month, so I’ll be cancelling (or renegotiating a new package) soon.

Last edited 1 year ago by Simba
ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
1 year ago

Plan A would be keeping Ohtani but if we made him available in July and the Mets have some kind of pitching injury or Cohen wants to go for it….might be able to extract some good prospects after all if theres a bidding war with the Dodgers/Yankees etc.

Guy seems reckless enough to overpay at the deadline.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

And remember it was Eppler who convinced Ohtani to come to Anaheim.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

And also remember that pretty much every deadline deal for prospects ends in bitter disappointment for the selling team.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s true. But unless the new owner is willing to spend like a drunken sailor- the Angels will be out of the Ohtani sweepstakes. So better to get something than be left with a 2nd round draft pick when he leaves.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

And I am certain they will.

The “newer Owners for the Doyers (2012) Phillies (2015) Padres (2020) & Mets (2020) have been experiencing weekend benders for some time now.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I have not seen the Doyers do anything that looks like they are not planning on Ohtani 2024.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

“Planning” on him does not mean they are going to get him.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The Angels are not trading Ohtani. But Fan won’t get it through his thick skull.

2pints
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

If the halos have a losing record and a plethora of injuries to their best players (sans Ohtani) at the trade deadline, you don’t think they could trade him? You think Perry will risk that Ohtani would want to re-sign with a team that has done nothing but lose with him, when he could just go to a winner while still making an insane amount of money? What makes you believe this, and why are you for letting Ohtani walk without getting anything in return?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2pints

No. Here, obviously you and your overly common sense are the stupid one in this conversation. Let me help you….

  • First, put yourself in a position to lose Ohtani for nothing because his actual value is well below your bloated valuation of him.
  • Next. You can not allow Ohtani to sign anywhere else. How? You can not allow Ohtani to sign somewhere else. How? You can’t. Understand? Good.
  • After Ohtani signs with someone else, enjoy a 2nd round pick. But don’t forget to constantly declare that we can’t develop players.

See. Impeccable logic. You can’t possibly peck that shit.

  • Bonus. Complain constantly about the Angels signing good players to huge contracts that hamstring the team when said player goes south. But demand we sign a 29 year old pitching DH to a huge contract.

And…. congratulations, you too can be a twat.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Do Angel fans have thicker skulls than the normal human baseball fan?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

They may not trade Ohtani. They should trade Ohtani.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s true, but it is highly unlikely the Angels will outbid everybody for Ohtani, so comes down to, do we want something or nothing for Ohtani as he exits the building.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

You never give up, do you ?

Lol.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Ha! You sound like my wife!

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

While the Ohtani-Eppler connection is real, I don’t think Shohei would want to overshadow Senga. In my mind, the Senga signing took the Mets out of contention.

Last edited 1 year ago by FungoAle
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

I heard Ohtani hates the University of Florida…. Mets are same colors. Nuff said.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I think the Angels will be cursed for 80 years and WWIII may start but, unless they are contending, you have to do the Dodger/Piazza thing and trade him.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Cohen is worth 15x the average owner. He clearly sees these huge contracts from a different viewpoint than others. It’s mind altering.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Fansince1971

Yep. He’s worth roughly $10 billion. If his investments return 4% annually, that’s $400M

He can absolutely afford to lose $100M on the Mets and gleefully accept the tax benefits.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Actually…..from Forbes.

“As of April 8, 2022, Steve Cohen’s net worth is approximately $17.4 billion.“

So at 4% he’s making $680 million in interest. Except guys like that make much more on their money than 4%.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

And his Payroll after CBT assessments will be around $500 million.

Party on.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

So he could spend another $200m and still not touch principal!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Fansince1971

Thanks for confirming. I was being conservative with the data, but as you’ve illustrated the reality for him is even better. As Cowboy notes below – Cohen could get stupid and not impact his personal wealth.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Steve Ballmer is worth $70B. That’s the guy we need – super duper rich

Fansince1971
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1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Yes!

red floyd
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1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Then he can throw chairs, and jump around doing a monkey dance while shouting “Pitching pitching pitching pitching pitching!”

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago

I’m really having a difficult time finding out what happened in San Francisco. Correa did not pass a physical and before the phone dropped on the receiver, he was a Met. The Mets currently have 2 high priced SS’s. Did the Giants come out of the ether and find a loophole or are the Mets doctors Lenny and Squigy. This is so bazaar, don’t you think. Boy did the Giants dodge a bullet. A SS with a bad back for 13 years into his 40’s. Have the Mets gone over 400 million is payroll?

The only way to save the game from the owners is two pronged, have a commissioner from the business world who is not biased and a hard salary cap period. How are all these players going to be paid down the road. Is there going to be parity in the game and how long are fans going to put up with watching the game being destroyed?

Ped’s, saber-math, changing balls at different stadiums, the shift or not to shift, changing the bases, adding clocks, soaring prices for the fans to pay, crazy and stupid owners, GREED, and more GREED, lawsuits, drugs, cheating, lying, gambling, all that is just in football, wait until it comes to Baseball. 😵 

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

Well said Grandpa. The hard cap would make a big difference.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

It aint going to happen. They canceled a World Series over a hard cap almost 30 years ago. They would do it again in a heartbeat.

BTW it is plausible that Squiggy could have been involved in the Correa signing since he was also along time baseball scout (even worked for the Angels) but he’s passed away now so the Mets cant blame him.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

This is based solely on my own limited brains ability to see things but….

I think a guy like Cohen (and maybe two more like him) could actually cause a salary cap. There just aren’t 30+ humans out there with more than 15B dollars who want to piss away tons of money on a baseball team. Ownership groups? Even more cutthroat about the money.

But if say the Mets, Angels (Yay! Unicormz!) and Nats all get bought by insane owners who just give everyone 200+ Million contracts and these teams pretty much win all the time while no other owners come forth with the intention of paying 500M payrolls (and even if they do the Big 3 just jump to 700M) every year you get the MLBPA jammed up.

Sure, 24 players are getting IMMENSELY rich on these teams, but 3/4 of the players are stuck on teams that can’t compete… and those teams are now including the Cardinals, Phillies, Braves, Cubs etc…. not just the Rays types. Players have to either find a spot on the three huge spenders or be also rans. Teams like the Brewers aren’t even bothering to pay anybody anymore. Solidarity or not, I just don’t see that vast majority of players wanting the status quo at that point.

This could be how we finally get a salary cap…. and probably a salary floor too.

And it will take just long enough that only white people between the ages of 55 and DEATH still give two shits about baseball.

Fansince1971
Legend
1 year ago

I was thinking the exact same thing this morning re the cap being something the owners push for to save them from themselves.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

They have for years but to no avail. The union is way too powerful to let that happen.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Yah. The only way a cap happens is if the vast majority of players decide they need it. Right now they won’t because they can see that Bogarts getting 28 a year makes them at least worth 7.

But if they all get to be also rans, and 70% of them get to be also rans that still make 7M a year while “star” makes 52M on a different team…. and while most of them don’t even survive arbitration because all the franchises that have given up feel like it’s a better value to just give Joe Prospect a try….. that’s when real change happens, after things are truly fcked.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

The Giants are saying it was NOT a back issue with Correa. So you can cut that part out of your comment. He may have that history, but this is reportedly not the current issue.

smithy610
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

So doesn’t that make it even scarier? Player has a known history of injured backs, but something else came out on the injury report that made the Giants pause?

I read the Mets deal is still pending a physical to be final. I guess they will hand-waive and shrug off whatever it is that would come out on their own medical reports.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  smithy610

Kind of ironic that Mets pull out of the much less Kumar Rocker signing but then swoop in and sign Correa for 30+ times more.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  smithy610

They kind of have too because their idiot owner already opened his mouth publicly about the contract etc.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Why would the Giants lie, then are not afraid of a lawsuit, right.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Correa really doesn’t have a history of IR visits: he had back problems in 2019 and a finger injury last year. Whatever happened to make the Giants squeamish will come out into the public domain soon enough.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 year ago

Not IR visits but you can see he racked up ABs only on his pivotal contract years.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Susan Slusser is saying the Correa “injury” was pre-MLB and hadn’t recurred during his MLB career.

This is sounding more like Giants ownership got cold feet and created a reason to get out from under the contract.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

I wondered about this too. In that scenario the doctors were mum in order to back up their employers.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Doctors always have to be mum or they don’t get to be doctors anymore…. unless they move to Burkina Faso.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

Tell that to Dr. Fauci.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Don’t thou shall nope take his name in vein!

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
1 year ago

Hard cap will never happen with the Players Union, there is no reason for them to agree to it, most of the owners would love a hard cap.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Cold feet. Even though SF owner is wealthy, they pretend to be a small market team, and got used to winning with a junk roster. They were trying to appease an entitled fan base, but now have created enormous ill will. It’s kind of funny for someone like me who dislikes them.