MLB lifted the lifetime ban on former Braves General Manager John Coppolella. Apparently, in his case, five years is long enough if he says he is sorry. Supposedly, Don Mattingly remains the bench coach for the Toronto Blue Jays while he acts as an advisor to the Nashville Stars ownership group.
The Angels announced the signing of outfielder Brett Phillips and designated Austin Warren for assignment in a corresponding move. I know we have been talking about Joe Lacob for about a week now, but here is an article about him that is not behind a paywall.
The Giants signed free agent right hander Luke Jackson to a two year deal. He missed 2022 due to Tommy John surgery. The Giants also made a trade, acquiring lefty Erik Miller in exchange for righty Yunior Marte. Right hander Brent Honeywell will sign with the San Diego Padres. It’s a major league deal, although it is kind of hybrid in nature.
The Brewers made their one year deal with Wade Miley official. Tim Locastro has a minor league deal with the Mets, who continue to express frustration with Carlos Correa. Correa and Bauer should get minor league deals with spring training invites, I figure. A lifetime ban is clearly not going to happen, unless it is a ban by disinterest on the part of the teams.
Catcher P.J. Higgins cleared outright waivers and elected free agency. Fernando Abad has a minor league deal with the Rockies.
Nate Colbert, all time home run leader for the San Diego Padres, died at the age of 76.
Photo credit: Rex Fregosi
Wonder if he can play RF or 3B, hey we crank out catchers who can’t catch, like USC cranks out QB’s that suck in the NFL…..LOL!!!!
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Will this all be in your IIWPM?
I love this bit from the sub-headline at mlb.com…
“Carlos Correa has a 6-year deal to remain with the Twins, pending a physical”
I put those last 3 words in italics since they’re the most hilarious.
I’m bummed that we might now be competing with the BoSox for a SS too…
You’ve officially begged for it one time too many. We aren’t getting a shortstop now, and if we do, he’ll get hurt.
Wait, I thought I had one more!
That’s not fair, you moved the goalposts.
The baseball gods have spoken. If you aren’t careful some poor MLB SS is gonna get attacked by a giant owl or something.
I still hold out (Vague) hope that we could trade for Tim Anderson, but I think the ChiSox are going to make a face value run at……….something this year. Anderson would probably cost us Rengifo/Fletcher and at least one ML starter (Sandoval?). Too bad a price dump trade seems to not be in the cards.
Just spit balling, of course while anti-social distancing.
Anderson could very well be in play at the trade deadline. By then we’d know how badly we actually need a SS.
To spite all the begging and bitching I don’t think there are any SS out there that are worth the juice right now…. and yes, I even mean Kim. But if we really need one as the season moves along we’ll be in position to trade for one.
Trevor Story to BoSox, “…hey btw, my shoulder needs surgery, I guess you need a SS…..”
Nice job, GPD for just $7M on a 1yr deal……meanwhile your former boss has one All Star OF and two iron gloves flanking both sides of him now that Marshy is in Philly. GOOD GAWD, what a f*cking trainwreck of elephant #2.. 😠 😡 😢
And will all of this be part of your IIWPM that we are all still waiting for? Do you need a link to the original post to make sure you’re following the same rules we all did? We can’t wait to see how your unique perspective, non-standard intelligence and extremely blessed heart solve all these issues you keep bringing up. I’m sure we will all see how stupid these people you have a problem with are once we see what a real manbrain can come up with. Please, we are so hungry for your plan. Please, let us know if there’s anything we can do to help you get this done so we can all see that you’re not all hat/no cowboy. There’s just no way you are just a bag of old piss. Post soon.
I propose a IIWTT series – might be more fun
An outfield full of DHs…. plus two Joc Pedersons… and six $4,000 pitchers. And a case of herpes from Jerry Dipoto.
I gave you aguestrec
Can I just post a random collection of headshot for my IIWTT?
(In his head)…His wannabe GM opinions have already been in a published peer-reviewed scientific sports journal. He doesn’t need to answer to us.
Come on Toots. Time for some Guest 👍 masturbation.
How could you last a whole hour without some delusional narcissistic Guest Recs?
All I know is we totally could’ve signed Trevor Story AND Trevor Bauer if Arte weren’t so cheap and evil.
Then we’d be the champihams of high risk Trevors.
More from athletes that have no clue when to STHU: “TCU’s Dee Winters says Georgia ‘didn’t do anything special’ in 65-7 National Championship romp.”
What would that say about TCU? What a dope.
Is the H for “heck”? I appreciate you keeping it PG.
No, H-E-double hockey sticks… 😵
Did TCU have Jo Adell and Matt Thaiss?
😆 😂 😆 😂 💪 💪 💪 ……dammit now I hate UGA!!!
Can not wait to see your IIWPM. All the problems…. solved by Tootie.
From what I’ve read, and keep in mind I get a lot of my news from financial sites/networks, the issue with Correa and the Giants came down to insurance. The Giants insurance company wouldn’t insure that contract.
The fact the Mets wanted a yearly physical also makes me think insurance was an issue there.
So either the Twins insurance company will or they think the risk is reasonable enough to take.
This is what my guess was for the hang up with these contracts. I was guessing that Cohen proposed Correa camp either drop the price to cover the extra premiums or kick in a percentage of his salary into a large policy making The Mets the beneficiary..
Insurance? I gotta cousin….
Now the Mets have the Correa money to include in an offer to Ohtani next winter….
Yeah like that was really going to hold Cohen back.
Weren’t the Marlins the ones who already had made their starters available? And now they signed Cueto on top of that?
I was really hoping we would sign him. Oh well.
I think they signed Cueto so they could make a trade.
It is a good plan for a team with payroll constraints.
I agree. They were already talking about trading, and now they sign another one.
I’m hoping that the reason Perry didn’t sign Cueto is because he is targeting a better move. Or a SS. I might be hoping a long time….
Earlier in the off season I posited that a great way for the Angels to get a SS would be to sign Taillon or somebody similar then deal Sandoval.
I got blasted pretty hard.
But overall, that would cost less than signing a SS.
For a few weeks, I’ve been half expecting that Perry would sign Cueto, and then turn around and package Suarez with a few other pieces for a SS.
Yep, until the oligark goes to the desert to count all his new found wealth. 😠 💩 😢
Still waiting for your IIWPM. Less talk…. more plan. Show us what’s up.
Good news for a few MLB teams. Correa will be available in a year or two via trade when the Twins, again, eventually go/stay belly up. This is what the Twinkies do folks. They tried to move Mauer for years after giving him a nice contract.
Correa back to the Twins on a 6-year $200M. I dont know too much about the leg but I would have been tempted to sign him on a shorter contract run.
You mean shorter than 6 years?
6-years puts him to age 34. Again, dont know much about the leg but 6-years for a player his caliber much more doable.
I think there is legitimate concern about an ankle issue with a shortstop. Particularly at $33 million per year. But I agree I like the Twins deal better than the initial Mets deal.
In a shocking development, fan likes the tail tucking desperate last resort deal that an All Star shortstop signed for 1/3 less length/value than he would have gotten otherwise over the much huger contracts that went poof from major market teams.
Starts to wonder why this can’t happen more often and why not have his team be the one to sign such players.
IMHO-It’s probably because the other monster contracts have nothing come up.
From $350M to $315M to $200M. It was almost getting into our “blue light special” price range….
2009 Angels HOF voting update
Napoli and Lackey still don’t have a single vote.
Abreu is at 20% and has enough so will appear on the ballot again.
Torii has 3 votes (2%) and Frankie has 14 votes (9.5%).
Looks like Frankie will make it to next year ballot and could see him eventually get in one day but Wagner will have to get in first. There’s a chance Torii rallies too.
Two others not 2009 – Street has 0 votes. And the former 1b coach who was a premium SS for many years from Venezuela has been cancelled and is down to 8%.
Yes, but how many votes did Napoli’s mom get?
I look askew at Napoli after that FA game he tried to play on the BoSox.
CtPG guy – “THAR IS NAH PLAYZ FOUR STEROID UZARZ UN HALLERFAME OR BASE BALL!”
But what about Naposmash? – “AUUURRR MAH GAHHH! SO MUCH BAD TRADE! YARRR WANA NAPOLI ALL THE DAYZ! AH LARV HEEM! SO FUNDERFULL! ARGHHH A HATE ARTAY! STOOPIDZ!”
I looked askew at him after it was announced he had a hip condition that only long term steroid users have.
Which meant he fit in perfectly in bahstun.
I meant he signed with Boston as a catcher, then once the ink was dry he announced to the team that his hips precluded him from catching, so they renegotiated for a DH size contract.
If Napoli used steroids, he coulda better spent his money in my opinion.
But he isn’t Jeff Mathis, and doesn’t like Scioscia, who doesn’t listen to me, but is loved by my dad, I mean Arte, who I hate….
Those were dark times. I’m sure glad we aren’t in that Mathis/Scioscia era anymore. Once we ditched that whole thing it solved all the problems. Just like how getting a new owner is gonna fix everything.
I’m surprised the Blue Jays/Rangers didn’t try to void the Vernon Wells trade after getting hoodwinked by Arte over Napoli’s degenerative Hip.
BTW: MLB.com says we will win the W/S in 2030…Trout’s last contract year.
Classic click bait. Like predicting the weather in 2030.
We’re all gonna drown before 2030…. I have that on good authority from several politicians who own very expensive property close to an ocean.
Wasn’t that 2012, I saw the movie pal, so you know it’s true.
Greta Thornburg was over at my house for New Years and I gotta tell you I wasn’t listening to her all that much.
10-12 inches over the next 30 years. Not enough to give me ocean front property in Pasadena.
Well lets hope the rising ocean levels don’t Torpedo our future Long Beach Waterfront stadium deal after the City of Anaheim finally shit the bed on the Big A
If the rising waters don’t kill us….The Coronal Mass Ejections will.
Coronal Mass Ejections should be a new expansion MLB team name.
Logo would be a giant Sun.
Damm, Mutt Lynch’s is right on the Newport Beach Boardwalk.
Where are all those tough guys gonna go now?
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All I know is we’re all gonna die unless you act now and vote for who I tell you to, let me pay who I want with your taxes, and then use the money I allow you to keep on products I tell you to buy.
Oh, and totally ignore how I live. I need the stuff I have that’s bad for the environment in order to help you save yourself from yourself.
Oh. And also don’t question me. Ever. It will just prove you’re stupid.
Is this really Rob Manfred?
I said no questions.
Also, no eye contact.
The Cueto deal looked doable for us.
Sure. But can’t blame him for choosing a year in Miami with no expectations.
We’d all love that life haha
Summer in south Florida? Hard pass
Plenty to do in Miami that isn’t outside, the fun starts after dark anyway.
I spent a few months as an 18 year old there with a high quality fake ID. Lots a pretty girls/women and money in South Beach that led to me growing up faster than I probably should have 🙂
Less GIF, more IIWPM. Can’t wait to see it. There’s just no way you can talk so much shit but then be a total moron with no ideas.
He’s basically Nichols Hoult’s character from the movie The Menu.
Spent a few spring breaks there…and same. The best nights I’ll never remember 😂
But, but, there is no income tax, beaches, bikini clad girls, humidity, and even A/C 😰
I’d refuse to play there purely because they moved the spinning home run sculpture thing from centerfield to outside the park. Heathens.
They kept that thing? I knew they took it out from centerfield, but I thought they tossed it.
They can’t. It’s a city owned piece of public art so they had to keep it.
A Dominican guy choosing to live in Miami over Anaheim is not really a surprise.
Also… be a part time pitcher because the world revolves around Ohtani or be a starting pitcher in Miami? Chances are the guy is still pitching cause he wants to pitch.
And no state taxes!
Yes, but free agents get to pick where to go. I think Gitcho is right on the six man rotation not appealing to guys. Hard to justify the next contract based off 100 innings.
Add in the tax difference, cost of living, etc. and we’re at a big disadvantage.
I hope Warren clears and stays with the team. He pitched well for us, and I haven’t heard anything to indicate he lost his form.
Same. And he did an interview with me at the old site.
I always root for the guys who do interviews.
Speaking of which, anyone take a look there recently? As far as I can tell, it’s…
Has been for a while now.
Perry: We now have 437 outfielders.
How about a coulple more pitchers?
Is nybody satisfied with our pitching?
I think most people would like one more SP for the rotation, bumping Tucker. Is Wacha still out there? I know Greinke is. Sad that someone else picked up Cueto (he was my first choice of the remaining FA).
Wacha is still out there.
i don’t think we sign an mlb-type OF till yesterday
im pretty satisfied with the pitching because everyone will step up bigly.
of course we need a stud ace 1A for the playoffs but I think there’s 50-50 chance that dude is in-house – Sandy or Reid I can easily see moving up a notch to elite status.
more pitching can wait.
Kneebody. A fantastic band that may or may not be satisfied with our pitching.
I’m actually fine with our pitching. Seeing if Canning/Silseth/Davidson can make a go of it’s a good enough plan as I see it. It’s not like a guy like Wacha is a sure thing. Except for it’s certain he’ll cost a lot more money and block prospects. I’m also certain that Arte is selling the team, so I’m very certain it’s kinda stupid of me to expect him to spend to fill every hole. If we’re in contention and the options we have suck we can trade for a pitcher of meh quality.