LA Angels Tuesday News Crash:

The cuts have begun for the second half of spring training. The Angels optioned Michael Stefanic, Kolton Ingram, Justin Garza, and Jose Soriano. They reassigned Anthony Mulrine, Bryce Teodosio, Luis Ledo, Luke Murphy and Kenyon Yovan to minor league camp. Griffin Canning says what we are seeing this spring is just what he looks like when he’s healthy. Patrick Sandoval and Brandon Marsh both get mentioned as players who don’t get enough credit for what they do. Shohei Ohtani is still launching satellites. The Angels got ranked as wild card hopefuls rather than placed in the tier known as “Please Excuse Whatever It Is We’re Doing.” I like this: “Losing a whole bunch of games isn’t technically the plan.” (in reference to the Rockies).

Fans are griping about Mark DeRosa’s line up decisions as Manager of Team USA. What do you think? Maybe it wasn’t his idea at all. Team China appears to have been relegated. Twenty one year old Duque Hebbert struck out Juan Soto, Julio Rodriguez, and Rafael Devers to work his way through a scoreless inning for Nicaragua. The Tigers hired him on the spot.

Trevor Bauer is off to Yokohama and will earn $4 Million from the Baystars, provided he passes the physical.

If you haven’t seen it, here is that crappy call the college umpire got suspended for.

Joe Pepitone passed away. They talk about his Yankees career but I remember him as a Cub.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Twebur
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11 months ago

Chris Rodriguez was scheduled to throw another bullpen session on Monday. Rodriguez still hasn’t faced any hitters in batting practice, had shoulder surgery in 2021. Nevin said once the Angels get Rodriguez to face hitters, they’ll begin to stretch him out, and at that point they’ll make a decision on whether to have him start or relieve. …

Right-handers Sam Bachman and José Marte, who each missed time with general soreness earlier this spring, scheduled to face hitters on Monday. If they come through that without issue, they would next pitch in Cactus League games. 

DowningDude
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11 months ago

Canadian LOBster

DowningDude
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11 months ago

Canada catcher’s throw Nayl’d-er

DowningDude
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11 months ago

Canada leadoff single

Fansince1971
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11 months ago

I think the player I am most looking forward to watching this year in terms of moving to the next level is Sandy. I think he could really emerge this year as a potential #1.

2002heaven
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11 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

 😆  😂 
BTW Look who we got him from! Is Andrew Wantz OK or is pursuing other things yet? Andrew Wantz is a typical run of the mill Angel’s pitcher…….gimpy arm, no command, no movement, no gas. no stuff whatsoever. Are you talking about Sandy Alcantera? We didn’t have anybody of note representing Venezuela or DR while Houston had 11 players and we had Rengifo.

Last edited 11 months ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
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11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

All those years living with your mom, she must know Toots you’ve never the truth. The Astros have the same amount of players on the Venezuela roster as the Angels which is two.

Even Jose Quijada knows you’re quite the jack ass.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LKSLaVxq50

Last edited 11 months ago by Cowboy26
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

So, what you’re saying is “Yes, Patrick Sandoval looks likely to have a great year.” Or “No, Sandoval is toot mist.”. Or did you just let the spectrum speak again? ST is over soon. When you puttin out your brilliant IIWPM so we can get a clear layout of your brilliance?

DowningDude
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11 months ago

Any gamethread for today or am I the only slacker. Rough time sitting in a Vegas sports book but somebody’s gotta do it.

Lol at Rengifo dancing in the Venezuela dugout. This WBC has been fun

LanaBanana
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Where are you? What casino?

DowningDude
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11 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

South Point – wife is a Bingo pro so she’s at the Bingo Super Bowl event here. 😆

LanaBanana
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Cool!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

wife is a Bingo pro”

That’s so Merica I swear I heard and eagle cry in the distance when I read it. That’s awesome.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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11 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

How is their sportsbook?
South Point is a few blocks from my place but I’ve only been there to a see movies.

Last edited 11 months ago by SchofieldsWalkoff
Jeff Joiner
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11 months ago

The college umpire is ready to take CB Bucknor’s job right now. Or Angel Hernandez. Or Doug F@cking Eddings. Or….

Cowboy26
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11 months ago

DeRosa’s problem is not pulling the pitchers too early, it’s leaving them in too long. Which was done at least 2 times on Sunday night both with Brady Singer and Daniel Bard.

Do the teams dictate to Team USA that they have to get their work in no matter what? If thats case make them bullpen on the side if they get lit up early in the WBC. if the teams are putting extra restrictions on the pitchers in terms of rest days then maybe the WBC can allow the teams to carry more pitchers? DeRosa had to believe this was going to be an issue at some point during the tournament but has had no backup plan to date.

There was some discussion how other countries have an advantage over the USA since they have more lower level minor leaguers and unaffiliated pitchers on their roster that don’t come with as many restrictions. Well if thats the case shouldn’t our vaunted batting lineup blast them to smithereens?

PedroCerrano
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11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I typically really enjoy listening to Smoltz do the color. Unfortunately in the WBC he is too busy defending his colleague to say anything useful.

cookmeister
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Smoltz is right though. These guys are getting ready for the regular season and need their work. I’m sure he has some leeway on which relievers he can use what day, but there is no doubt some influence from the MLB clubs, players, etc or else they wouldn’t play

2002heaven
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  cookmeister

We don’t have that to worry about since we don’t have any good young Latin players under 28 yrs old. 😂 😆 😠 😜 😥 😠 💩 💪 💪 💪
However a guy named Gerard P Dipoto has the 2022 AL ROY Julio
Rodriguez playing for him!!! How did that happen? I thought he sucked at player development…..

Last edited 11 months ago by 2002heaven
Cowboy26
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11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

he does . Is that why You had to get Mom to rec you moronic post again?

But after 14 years of player development working in a ML front office Jer Jer actually developed one good latin player. . Even a blind squirrel can stumble on an acorn now and then.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Just think of how many Guest Recs your IIWPM will get when you finally put it out. I bet DiPo will finally reply to one of your letters when he reads it. Though he may not dot all the i with hearts, he’ll probably finally go to Red Lobster with you.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Well, you haven’t defined your goalposts (other than Julio Rodriguez, and only one team gets him, right? right?, and we did have the ROY in 2018, just not a ‘Latin’ ROY).

But, we do have a few young Latin players (under 28) on the 40-man:

Jose Suarez (24), Jose Quijada (26), Jose Marte (26), Jamie Barria (25), Luis Rengifo (25), Livan Soto (22), and Jose Soriano (23).

(We also have Estevez and Urshela, at 29 and 30 respectively – meaning we have 9 of 40 players on the 40-man from ‘Latin’ countries.)

SchofieldsWalkoff
Trusted Member
11 months ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Remember that time Jerry gave Roberto Baldoquin 8 million dollars, that was impressive.

Last edited 11 months ago by SchofieldsWalkoff
halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago

Much better Mikey!!

Does he read CtPG?

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago

Of course that bus league pitcher served it up right where he likes it.

Cowboy26
Legend
11 months ago

Bush league Pitcher?. I think you mean High School Pitcher.

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The quote is, “Well, my triple-A contract gets bought out so I can hold some flavor-of-the-month’s dick in the bus leagues, is that it? Well, fuck this fucking game!”

halofansince1978
Super Member
11 months ago

Crash has used my March F-bombs up.