LA Angels Monday News Crash: Career Moments

Here is a retrospective of Tim Salmon’s best career moments. The Angels have a $900,000 deal with an international shortstop pending a physical. I don’t think we can expect this kid to help the big club in 2023, but at least Perry is thinking ahead.

The Twins traded Luis Arraez to the Marlins for several players.

Mike Ford is back with the Mariners on a minor league deal. Vladdy Jr. cast mild aspersions on the Yankees. At least he didn’t say it was the Angels. LOL at Kirby Puckett.

Sal Bando passed away from cancer at the age of 78.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

Dallas McPherson and Tim Salmon

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member

The question is…what does Ohtani think about this?

SC_Halo
Trusted Member
11 days ago

I am praying that Arte found the investor(s) he needed to land Shohei’s 10 year deal. or not…..or not.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

More worried about what Ohtani’s MOM thinks about it.

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
SC_Halo
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

wow

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  SC_Halo

whoa

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

Thank goodness it’s open season to hating Arte again!!!

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

best owner the Angels ever had

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  RexFregosi

“Not ready to part ways with the fans, players, and our employees”

What bullshit is that? All three groups were giddy that he was selling!!

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

Okay you bastards. The next son of a bitch that buys Angels tickets or merchandise is banished to somehere. (My rage hasn’t caught up with my frontal lobe yet)

smithy610
Trusted Member
11 days ago

It’s gotta be a two-way street – everyone else is ready to part ways with Arte. But he’s not yet ready, and unfortunately, he holds all the power on when the parting ways can be decided.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  smithy610

No.

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DaveChalk
Trusted Member
11 days ago

Lol, sounds like code for we didn’t get our hoped for price

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  Mia

What this means is that Arte was not getting the price he wanted.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

too many unresolved lawsuits – no one would touch us

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  RexFregosi

It had to be part of the story

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Manfred just said there was serious interest from buyers, so someone was willing.

smithy610
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

And they went as far as the potential buyers getting access to financial statements information, so it’s definitely serious and not just exploratory

ryanfea
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Need to open up an F bomb thread

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  ryanfea

We need multiple threads

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

The Dark lord rises…..

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Super Member
Reply to  DowningDude

Cocaine Blues

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  ryanfea

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Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  ryanfea

It’s just the ultimate fucking buttercup.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

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smithy610
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Well, this will certainly make for a very interesting season re: what the Angels will do with their two-way elephant in the room.

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

I’d expect Arte to try to retain him. The man has billboards to fill.

DaveChalk
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Fudge……..

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

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AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

TBH, gitch’s comment is probably the only reason I did decide to mention this.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

 😂 

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Can’t wait for Team Sad Sack to chime in! Everybody wins!

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Wonder which unlabelled headshots He-Who-Shall-Remain-Nameless will post in response to this?

Mia
Legend
Mia
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Maybe you’re actually Arte

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smithy610
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Kudos to you . I mean you got it right down to Arte “reconsidered” and will “commit to building a winning team” and wants to continue his unfinished business.

Now if he signs Shohei to a massive extension, I’m going to you for my lottery numbers!

AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

Part of me wonders if Ohtani informed the Angels he isn’t interested in an extension, which caused the Japanese buyers to back out and the offer price to plummet.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

where can I put $100k on a wager for this?

smithy610
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

If that’s the case, then I expect Perry to get going on the Shohei trade, stat. There’s no point in keeping him through the trade deadline, risking major injury to him, and/or his performance falling off the cliff.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 days ago

Mark Leiter Jr. cut loose by the Cubs. Might make a decent sixth starter/swingman guy here.

Take a look at his peripherals and compare them to Tucker Davidson’s.

Leiter strikes more guys out, walks fewer, and gives up less hard contact. And he’d be pretty cheap.

I’d make this move and keep him in that role when an injury pops up. That would leave whoever is throwing best in AAA (Canning, Silseth) first up for injury replacement.

AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

MLB Trade rumors suggests Leiter Jr. will have to settle for a minor league deal and will be looking for a team that provides the best chance to get back to the MLB.

If true, the Angels should at least be in the running to have him in camp in the Spring, because there is definitely a chance he could make the MLB roster over Davidson.

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Wasn’t there a Leiter guy that is a super prospect that Texas signed or something?

How many of these Leiters are there running around baseball?

2GA2Join
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

That might be an idea for someone who doesn’t mind spending the time….

To construct a list of “families with most people in MLB ever”.

There could be two lists… one that consists just of direct family ties, like brothers or fathers/sons, and another list that includes cousins etc.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

You can’t just make things up and call them news.

This isn’t a tv news station.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Shohei looks like he got to Tempe Diablo over the weekend per his Instagram.
He’s definitely working out here. But is he in contract negotiaions?

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Arte: Hold my beer

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

Still 3 weeks+ away before first ST workout so im not freaking out yet, but right now its the time they hit the field (~1030am) and its 43F here. And there was snow near the Reds/Guardians complex in Goodyear.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 days ago

That Puckett link is money.

Sad to see the Bando go. We’re quickly losing that generation. Over the years I’ve been fortunate enough to meet a decent amount of them like his teammates Vida Blue, Rollie Fingers, and Blue Moon Odom out at Spring Training. Great guys who can hang out with us normal folks and enjoy themselves.

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

That Kirby link a Check and he’ll cash it for you.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Sal Bando
Phil Nevin
Terry Francona
Huston Street
Mark Kotsay
Dave Winfield
Kumar Rocker
Dansby Swanson

All were Most Outstanding Player in CWS in Omaha.

Sal was a great Sun Devil.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Nice. We had a lot of fun chatting with George Foster a couple years back. Ferguson Jenkins is also great and out there a lot. Lee Smith, Burt Campaneris, Gaylord Perry…I’m sure you’ve seen the caravan of older guys who sign at ST.

What’s great is if you catch them on a slowish day they’ll actually chat with you for a bit. We must’ve spent 10-15 minutes with Foster which was great because my dad always liked watching him play.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

Here’s my Trivia Question:

2006 Angels had these guys play in the OF:

Salmon, GA, Erstad, Vlad, Figgy, Quinlan, Pride, Rivera, and Tommy Murphy

Only one of the above had negative bWAR that year – who was it?

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

The Correct answer is Scioscia. He bWAR that lasagna stain on his Angels under T shirt for most of the season.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

That’s related to tomorrow’s question – Scioscia put on weight each year he was manager. In what year did he gain the most?

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago

Since I didnt get the memo, Tell me again When our teams fanfest is this year.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago

As an Angel, who has had the most GG’s in CF?

  1. Gary Pettis
  2. Devon White
  3. Jim Edmonds
  4. Darin Erstad
  5. Tori Hunter.

One Angels payer has received GG’s at more than one position, who is he?

In what year did the Keystone combination of Fregosi and Knoop both win the Gold Glove?

  1. 1965
  2. 1966
  3. 1967
  4. 1968

Including Jim Fregosi, four Shortstops have won the GG, who are the other three?

AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
  1. I’ve gotta guess Jim Edmonds. Erstad/Torii had 2 with the Angels so Edmonds must have had 3.
  2. Hint – the person with GGs at multiple positions also happens to be the only player in baseball to ever receive a GG for an OF and IF position.
  3. Before my time.
  4. Orlando Cabrera, Andrelton Simmons, and Erick Aybar.
Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Question 1 is a T ball championship question.

Last edited 11 days ago by Cowboy26
AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s a poorly phrased question. I looked it up and the answer is actually “all of the above” because they each have 2 gold gloves “as an Angel” “in CF”. Erstad has the most GGs “as an Angel” in total, and Tori has the most career GGs with 9 over Edmonds’ 8.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Everybody’s a winner and everybody gets a trophy.

AnAngelsFan
Trusted Member
11 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Oh, now I get it.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Find a new source. Most GG by any one Angel is Langston. Gary Pettit won 3 GG as an Angel in CF.

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago

Langston won 5 consecutive (91-95)

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Gary Pettit had 3

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Pettit, Erstad, 1967, Cabrera + Simmons + Aybar.

red floyd
Legend
11 days ago

The Two position GG was Erstad, at CF and 1B.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
11 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

You got it.

DowningDude
Legend
11 days ago

DEAN CHANCE!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago

Today’s trivia question. The Angels have had a long history of great fielding Centerfielders stating with Albie Pearson and up to Mike Trout. How many Gold Gloves has Mike Trout won?

WallyChuckChili
Super Member
11 days ago

Zero

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago

Tough loss for the Buffalo Bills at home against the Bengals. Both the Championship games will be fun stuff. One will be high scoring the other a defensive battle. I am pulling for the Chiefs and 49er’s for the Super Bowl 🏈 

Cowboy26
Legend
11 days ago

Them Bills are used to tough losses.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago

Game 2 of the 2002 World Series was as crazy a game as there ever was. Tim Salmon was a Great Angel on and off the field. I love when Tim and Garrett are part of the pre and post games and visit the booth during the games during the season.

Angels best outfield ever Anderson, Edmonds and Salmon, imho.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

we had Vlad and Ersty playing with Timmy and GA in OF. I’d take either above Edmonds.

RexFregosi
Super Member
11 days ago

Looking pretty quickly through BREF WAR, here’s what i see (not separating out games at DH):

2012 -Trout and Torii put up 15.9 bWAR just the two of them
2000 – OFs had 16.6 bWAR

1995 maybe was the best: 19.6 between Timmy (6.6), Edmonds (5.6), Phillips (4.4), and GA (3.3)

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
12 days ago

Good morning, here is hoping that you have a wonderful Monday.

R.I.P. Sal Bando, great career in Baseball on and off the field.

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