LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Adell Streak

Jo Adell made it seven homers in six games, all against the Albuquerque Isotopes. He also struck out twelve times in thirty plate appearances. He now holds the Bees record for consecutive games homered and seeks to extend his streak against Las Vegas today. Jo Adell and Chase Silseth both get mentioned here as “Big Hype Prospects” although they admit that Adell is technically not a prospect anymore.

Phil Nevin says, “I thought Tep threw it really good. I left him in and it just unraveled.”

It appears Evan Gattis is admitting to steroid use and trash can use when he was with the Astros. Maybe it’s just a typo — not!

Carlos Correa is missing games with back tightness, although they think it will resolve itself soon. Oneil Cruz will be out for four months after his ankle surgery. Right hander Aaron Civale is on the injured list with a left oblique strain. In a related move, the Guardians selected the contract of Peyton Battenfield who is a pitcher so they probably don’t expect him to Battenfield. For JT Chargois, it is a right oblique strain. Adam Duvall has a fractured left wrist.

The Giants reinstated Joey Bart and designated Austin Wynns for assignment. The White Sox selected Keynan Middleton and placed Joe Kelly on the 15 day IL (groin strain).

Dallas Keuchel is still out there hanging Arizona around looking for a job.

Here is Tony Reagins at the White House Easter Egg Roll.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 year ago

So, when is this round robin tourney going to end?

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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.233 2hr’s 7rbi’s doing OK I guess
Anthony Rendon 0hr’s 4rbi’s $30M+ 😠  😠 

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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My brain just doesn’t register comments from people who talk a ton of shit but don’t put out a IIWPM so we can all see how brilliant the ideas in their head are. I know there are words and pictures there but my brain just sees the words bitch boy over and over again…

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

I hear you. People who use hindsight to identify ‘problems’ and ‘mistakes’ and yet never offer solutions or forward thinking ideas suck.

Angelz4ever
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Hindsight is 30-30

steelgolf
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1 year ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

They suck canal water.

tanana40
Super Member
1 year ago

Taylor Ward played third base so he could play first base. If we want to give Adell another chance at the MLB level, then moving Ward to 1B is an option.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  tanana40

Ohhhh….. creative thinking…. could be worth a try….

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Charles Sutton

Yep. If Adell keeps killing it down the line this is an option maybe?

Rallymanatee
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1 year ago
Reply to  tanana40

Or they could teach Adell 1B. He’s not a great outfielder.

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  Rallymanatee

We should probably put that idea to a vote…

PedroCerrano
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1 year ago
Reply to  tanana40

Funny, I had the same thought but would be worried that Ward would regress.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  PedroCerrano

I’d be open to it if he took some practice there and felt good about it. You’re right, he doesn’t need extra stress and distraction.

In the same lane…. Hunter Renfroe has actually played 3 very awkward games at 1B.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  tanana40

Well what Ward was doing with a glove standing next to the third base bag was not what I would call playing the position but sure, why not?

red floyd
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1 year ago

All we need to do is go 1-9 in our next ten games and we’ll win the WS!

tanana40
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1 year ago
Reply to  red floyd

I was just going to post the 6-14 meme but Red found a more clever way of doing so!

Twebur
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1 year ago

One breakout prospect candidate for each team

April 6th, 2023

Angels: Walbert Urena, RHP (No. 17)

Signed in 2021, Urena lit up radar guns in the Arizona Complex League in 2022, touching triple digits, and he will work on refining his command (7.7 BB/9 last year) as he hits full-season ball for the first time.

“It’s a big fastball, he flashes a plus changeup, the breaking ball has continued to come along,” Angels farm director Joey Prebynski said. “Physically, he’s gotten stronger over the winter. He’s continued to improve his ability to repeat his delivery and compete with his stuff in the zone.”

8 BB/9, is that bad?

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Not according to Ben Joyce.

Whats his HBP/9? Eric Torres could probably help him with that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Man. Now the CtPG Donkey has seen his name he will start preparing to smother the poor young man with his negativity sauce cause Arte…. he still exists…. good going Tweb.

We need to guard the hope of our youth like it’s friggin Elora Danon.

FungoAle
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Wow, crazy wild. I’m sure there have been worse but they don’t make it. Nolan had a handful of seasons over 6 walks a game but never that high.

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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Last season Patrick O’Neil said on a Angel’s Pregame show, that Perry’s absurd 2021 MLB Draft strategy with the 20 pitchers was to develop organizational depth (A strategy for good/great teams……..Dodgers, Astros, Yankees, Braves. Not the right way to go for a team with a 7 yr streak of consecutive losing seasons and a decade of inept dearth of scouting and player development. Also done on purpose and deliberately by a single person who I won’t mention by name on this blog, but Joc Peterson has probably heard of this person!).
 😠  😥 

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I’m in agreement that we have an inept dearth of scouting and player development.(Which would mean we dont have much ineptitude in that area)

This post also confirms that your failure to grasp the English language also makes you inept.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

English are hard and what.

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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 💪  💪  💪  👈  👈 

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

I recently read when Yogi was in the Navy he was on a gunboat during the Normandy landings.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

How is that wrong, it’s a adjective meaning lack of good scouting
“Cumulative adjectives” are two or more adjectives that build on one another and together modify a noun. They’re consecutive. They are also called “unit modifiers.” Indeed, they work together as a unit and are not independent descriptions of the noun. 😂  😂  😜  😜  💪  💪  heeeee!!!

TrojanBoiler
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Being a relatively new active board member, I am blown away at the shit talk on here.

I legitimately can’t tell if it’s playful or if you all hate each other lol

halofansince1978
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1 year ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Agree…and it’s getting boring.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  TrojanBoiler

I hate each other.

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Alrighty then.

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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Because he’s a product of our farm system were we teach fish how to die in water. Keep in mind O’Hoppe and Sandoval weren’t products of our FARM SYSTEM!
BYE!!! 💪  💪 

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Wait…. is Brad looking at your IIWPM… which, at this point means I Is Weak Pussy Mind than anything. Grammar is bad, yet fitting.

Emojis.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago

A HOF says yous don’t need a PhD in English and I don’t care either.
 💪  Otherwise 80%er Nation would actually be correct about something like predicting that the sun will rise tomorrow morning. Usually they can’t even get that right!! Now I’ll stop before I start jokes about how many 80%ers it takes to change a lightbulb without hurting themselves. 😂  😂 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

100% bitch boy with no plan to share…. just bitching… like a bitch. Six months to drop your brilliant plan on our heads and show us what’s up. Nothing. Plus emojis. Accomplishing nothing. Nothing to miss when you’re gone. Not even the fight of a good contrarian. Just a weak fart in a plain, unmarked box. Emoji.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

So how did you survive?

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

?
 😂 

Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

GhostBot should help you manage your meme’s. 3 days in a row with Brad Pitt.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Or constant lamenting about his the failed trade with his Bromancer Lover Joc Pederson

Marcotor
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The ultimate Joc sniffer

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

You’re missing the point. See, “The Joker” posts a picture of Joc and the people are supposed to be unavoidably reminded of how Arte screwed us all…. out of the chance to have Joc Pederson in our outfield…. sometimes. The Joker is being disruptive and subversive cause he read about that once.

I think. I am also pretty sure that, if you have the mind of a sad little bitch, then the fact that the masses don’t rise up in rage and anger when reminded of the lost chance to get some Joc, it proves that 80% of the masses are sheep of duh Man.

I suspect this is how these things work.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

By not doing what you do!!!!
 😂  😂  😜  😜  😝  💪  💪 

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I believe Gunny Hartman has a quote explaining what occurred….it has something to do with a crack, a stain, and being cheated.

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago

I looked at this home stand as a 3-3 run, maybe 4-2 depending on the Blue Jays series.

A sweep of the Nats was on the table with Corbin on the mound yesterday. Hopefully we can still pull off 3-3.

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

Canning is going tomorrow with Wantz being optioned.

So, Sandoval on Friday to open the road trip in Boston?

https://www.mlb.com/angels/news/jose-suarez-s-short-start-shakes-up-rotation

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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That 6th starter spot is going to be a serious pain in the ass for a while. Suarez may have been a victim of the bloops, but he also got rocked, AND it seemed like almost every hitter was also fouling off a ton of pitches. Imagine pitching THAT version of Suarez against the Astros or Braves. If he doesn’t start missing bats soon we may see both Canning and Tucky in the rotation, which isn’t wonderful. It would be a huge help if, in the next few weeks, a guy like Silseth was really ready to be good.

This is an issue that I won’t miss if Ohtani leaves. Most teams can’t field 5 solid starters. We’re supposed to find six of them?

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago

Suarez was throwing everything at 82-84 MPH last night. No speed variation between his change and slider. And I didn’t see many if any fastballs being thrown the last couple of innings.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

He did throw the fastball early Jeff. I specifically remember seeing 94 and 95 mph. That was very likely the 1st or 2nd inning however… You may be right that he went away from it later.

In the end, Suarez didn’t pitch as bad as the numbers would indicate. Though he did give up 10 hits, there were only 2 extra-base hits, both doubles neither which was especially hard hit. There were zero triples and zero HR’s and 10 singles. Of those singles many were slow infield rollers or bloopers to the outfield. In short, he got really unlucky. The Rengifo error also really hurt him by prolonging an inning he should have been out of.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Yeah, he wasn’t horrible, it’s not like he walked a dozen. He was just VERY easy to make contact with.

Jeff Joiner
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1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I was at the ballpark and dudes weren’t fooled at all. Among the 10 hits were at least as many foul balls ripped just foul of third.

He did get to a lot of 2 strike counts.

YOUknowulovetheIE
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1 year ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

His numbers are horrible the 3rd time through the line up. I’m guessing it’s fatigue.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago

its an inconvenience every ten days – the big issue is there’s no depth on this staff.

the land laughs that our offense falls off after Trout Ohtani, but after our Top 2-3 starters, our other pitching is second-division level.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  RexFregosi

Our starter depth is fine 1-4, which is about what most teams can pull off, even play off teams. But 5 is usually risky and ours is VERY MUCH that while #6 is a mystery and will likely strain our already hated bullpen even more.

Twebur
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1 year ago

Remember the good old days when managing our interchangeable roster of suckage was easy, choice of 4 or 5 scrubs with options O’plenty to put on the daily shuttle back to SL? Now with an upgraded roster and pitchers that suck with no options it becomes much harder to manage the pitching staff.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Yes that was always the plan.

Both Moore & Herget pitched yesterday so Hopefully we have a big ass lead tonight or we may be going to spend quality time with TePoupa in the 7th or 8th innings.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Wait, is he pasting together a IIWPM? Nice!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

They’re coming.

steelgolf
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1 year ago

Cue background horror/suspense film music.

2002heaven
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1 year ago

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I told you all so……..

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Is that an anal bead from Ali Express? Why are you telling us this?

TrojanBoiler
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1 year ago

tHe rOSteR wiLL ConSIsT Of tHe bESt 40 pLAyERs

Twebur
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1 year ago

What is the statute of limitations before we can discuss the name Trevor Bauer?

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Hopefully I wont get banned but you made me laugh!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Ohhhhhhhh mmmmaaaaaaaaannnn. Get inside the Tauntaun….

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Doesn’t he have to be extradited back from Japan first?

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yep, he is signed in Japan.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

hell no!!

we need relief pitching so lets check on Chapman and Osuna

fishfarm
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’m shocked, just SHOCKED, that a guy whose windup looks like Optimus Prime transforming, cannot get all his joints to work good at the same time.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Twebur

I would have been great if he stayed healthy enough to contribute, however he’s done.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

🤮

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Ask C Sutton
He’s a lawyer

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

It really kind of makes me sad when I picture you sitting alone in a room full of boxed up life, finding one of those same five images you remember liking to use and posting it, then logging out and guest recing your own comments.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Tim Anderson, Ian Anderson, Ryan Pepiot, Tristan McKinzie, Darick Hall, Aaron Civale, German Marquez, Rhys Hoskins, Jake Oderizzi, Joey Bart, Tony Gonsolin, Mitch Garver, Oniel Cruz, Michael Harris II, Joe Musgrove, Colin McHugh, Starlin Marte…. so much injury and prospect failure out there. How? How did Arte do it? And how did PTP’s stupidity play a role? Investigation and cold hard facts must be uncovered.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Can they pitch?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Apparently not… not a one.

2002heaven
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1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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How about asking if he can scout or evaluate……….GOOD GAWD!!!

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PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 year ago

Very disturbing loss that demonstrated many flaws with this roster makeup. As much as we struggle with Rendon, both the line up a defense are vastly better with him on the field. I don’t know how they fix the bullpen as high contact relievers may be a lost concept with the defensive shift/deep infield limits.

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Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

If Rendon and Walsh get back in the lineup, not counting on it, the INF defense will improve, OF and catcher D are solid, middle IF bad as it looks, limited range and Rengifo exists. Might be time to bring up the .160 hitting Squid to replace .160 Phillips. Phillips only job is tending to the HR hat, Squid won’t need to cover the OF often, can give us late inning INF defensive and some speed.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

Sadly, I think Squid may get Fletchers job if we are going defense over not hitting IF.

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Why ? if his defense is still as good as its been in the past, the odds of Fletch returning to form are a hell of a lot greater than Squid learning how to hit above his weight.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Why are Fletchers odds better at this point? Where as Squid is a very very good infielder.

I don’t actually think they should, or will, make a move as of now. But why would Fletch be safe if we were? It’s been years since he actually hit. We’re all screaming about needing SS defense. Squid will actually out hit and out HR the current version of Fletcher…. why would Phillips be the DFA?

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Why would you DFA Fletcher? According to RR, He actually has all 3 options left. You could option him down to the Great Salt Lake so he can get his shit together by hitting AAA pitching on a nightly basis.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Oh, that’s what I meant, sorry. Assign him to SLC.

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago

What if Zack Neto can’t hit either?
Then what, we can’t have a bigger roster than a college FB team.
BTW Perry’s not very good. WE NEED A POBO……

Cowboy26
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1 year ago
Reply to  2002heaven

What if your mommy finally kicked you out of her basement?

2002heaven
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Willy Adames silly!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

You mean the guy the Brewers didn’t trade to anyone?

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

6 runs a game.

need defense and pitching

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago

5 and 5 is right where we’re suppose to be…get used to it.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago

I would not use the phrase “where we’re supposed to be..” We are SUPPOSED TO BE alot better than that. Now, a .500 club may turn out to be what we really are, but we’re supposed to be a very good club with the roster we have …

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Coulda! Shoulda! Woulda!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

I thought the theme was:

Meh team.
Fangraphs and friends don’t like it.
Obviously this team will not be good.
Ohtani. Cry. Cry.
I hate my dad…. I mean Arte…
Doom.
WNBA time.

We were supposed to be very good? I mean sure, there’s always people who can see how a team CAN be very good, but supposed to be?

Cowboy26
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1 year ago

Last night was clear evidence of our deficiencies to a far “inferior” and inexperienced team. it reminded me of the halcyon days of the Houston Trashstros. Their season record would be horrible but they would shockingly still kick our experienced veteran lineup’s ass virtually every game.

The Nats have a bullpen. We all know we do not. The Nats have team defense. We cant seem to make average plays in the infield. The Nats have team speed . We play station to station baseball that seems to wait around for the home run.

You can win without possessing all of these elements. But ultimately, possessing none will be another lost season.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Additionally if you are a left hander, you cannot allow a poor nine hitter that’s a lefty to prolong the inning with two outs by hitting a single and driving in a run. The little stuff matters.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Gawd…. remember the Royals? How they always became unkillable against our superior team? Ung.

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

I’m cool with placing Rendon back on the RL (Rendon List) where he can take some hot tubs at Leisure World or wherever he goes, and we can add another bullpen arm to the roster. This guy just can’t stay healthy. Why wait?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Ah, the Rendon Rage Boner strains forth from the Kirkland khakis yet again….

MarineLayer
Super Member
1 year ago

Minasian is delusional about his overpaid underperforming bullpen per his interview with Jeff Fletcher. Until changes are made (DFA Loup/Tepera) at a minimum, failure will continue. Team average BABIP at .345 is not a winning formula from our junk ball throwers is inevitable. Phil mismanaging is another problem. He needs to let his guys finishing innings. This needs to be addressed now, before it’s too late.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

Not gonna happen cause it’s a bad idea and then…. huh?

Twebur
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1 year ago

It just unraveled quickly

-Nevin

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Twebur
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

That Escalated Quickly
-Ron Burgundy
https://youtu.be/FONN-0uoTHI

PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

I stabbed a guy in the heart with a trident lol.

JackFrost
Super Member
1 year ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Ha ha. Great that you know that Pedro. I thought I was the only one who knew that obscure SNL episode with Pierce Brosnan… A Farrell highlight to be sure…

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  PedroCerrano

Soth’s marinara is made with real bits of panther.

JackFrost
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1 year ago
Reply to  Twebur

Oh, uh, and it “unraveled quickly” on Sunday too Phil. That was due mostly to your stupidity btw ….

Fansince1971
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1 year ago

Fully expect the Angels to take the next two games