This Memorial Day I’m wishing nothing but the best for all those who are currently serving.
That jerk who stole a ball out of a teenager’s glove at a Royals game last year basically says his only regret is that he didn’t have a better glove. He even said it didn’t matter that the kid was only seventeen.
The MLB official site says the Angels are one the playoff starved teams that have a good chance this year, although they had to pepper in the usual stuff about moving Trout and/or Ohtani at the trade deadline.
The Angels designated Reyes Moronta for assignment on Friday. They selected Ben Joyce over the weekend. He’s here to replace the injured Matt Moore (right oblique strain). The pitching starved Brewers signed Julio Teheran. Good luck with that. The Yankees released Aaron Hicks on Friday. He’s a potentially cheap left fielder who can hit left handed pitching, sort of. Meanwhile the Blue Jays released right-hander Julian Fernandez. The Dodgers outrighted Wander Suero after he went unclaimed on waivers. The Phillies claimed outfielder Cal Stevenson off waivers from the Giants while the Dodgers claimed Zach Burdi from the Rays. This is the year of shortstops really sucking while banking prodigious amounts of cash. The Giants acquired Jacob Nottingham from the Mariners. Hey! The Nationals released Franklin Barreto, who still sucks.
The Brewers placed Willy Adames on the concussion list. He got hit by a foul ball in the dugout and did an overnight stint in the hospital. Orioles lefty John Means has a back muscle strain. He is still recovering from Tommy John surgery. Blue Jays catcher Danny Jansen has a groin strain that sent him to the injured list. The Royals placed Josh Taylor on the 15 day IL with left shoulder impingement syndrome.
Craig Kimbrel got his 400th save against the Atlanta Braves. Gerrit Cole reached 2000 strikeouts. Meanwhile, Fernando Tatis Jr. has gotten under the skins of Yankees fans. It is kind of NSFW. Luckily it wasn’t bat night. The Padres scored a little league home run against those same Yankees. Aaron Boone managed to get himself suspended for one game on top of his most recent ejection which was number 4 on the season. He was also fined an undisclosed amount for the trifecta. All my X’s are no longer in Texas. France attacked. Rays outfielder Luke Raley struck out Vlad Guerrero, Jr.
At least according to Bleacher Report, the Angels farm ranking has risen sharply in the wake of the recent call ups.