LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Real Time

Logan O’Hoppe is using his time on the injured list to learn more about the game in real time without the pressure of physically performing on the field. This article predicts each team’s approach to the trade deadline. At least they didn’t say “trade Ohtani.” The article says the Angels will look for a starting pitcher or two and a first baseman. Sam Blum talked to Phil Nevin about arguing with umpires and getting ejected. Anthony Rendon went back on the injured list.

George Frazier passed away at the age of 68.

The Blue Jays placed catcher/DH Alejandro Tiberius Kirk on the ten day injured list. He’s got a laceration on his left hand. The Reds placed Hunter Greene on the 15 day injured list with right hip pain. They also designated Kevin Herget for assignment to make room for the return of Joey Votto. The Pirates designated Eli Villalobos for assignment and selected Henry Davis. Tanner Houck had a facial fracture as a result of that line drive over the weekend and he will be out indefinitely. The Athletics acquired Yacksel Rios while in another trade the Tigers acquired Blair Calvo. The Braves designated Charlie Culberson for assignment.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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halofansince1978
Super Member
9 months ago

Go Mets!!!

RexFregosi
Super Member
9 months ago

Go White Sox

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Perry reveals his strategy as we approach the trade deadline.
https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1671317653791866881

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
RexFregosi
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

he’s copying CtPG ideas

DowningDude
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9 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

He wrote his own “IIWCtPG”

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
9 months ago

I hope we kick some butt black and blue in the 2 games with the Doyers. I would like to see us in a few weeks sweep them at their latrine. Yes! Yes and YES we can do it!!!!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
9 months ago

Let’s see if I can get this straight, David Fletcher has great numbers with the Bat at SLC and we still pay him 6 million dollars anyway. We bring up Moniak, he does well, so it makes sense that he stays. Walsh and Renny pretty much suck, and we keep them. Together they make less than Fletcher, who we keep at AAA. While Fletcher can play 2b, SS, 3b, LF, RF, we don’t need him. Even if Fletcher tanks, he would still be better than Renny because of his defense.

Cabbage has also earned a trip to Anaheim, with his numbers in SLC, so tell me again why he is still in SLC?

I have never been a fan of Rengifo’s, he has always been a liability in the field, on the bases and with the bat, except for 2022. He has been responsible for 2 losses this season. He could have stopped 4 balls at 2b that he didn’t and 1 at 3rd. So he stays. He has better power than Fletcher, so there is that if he was using it, and is a better base stealer. But should he be in an Angels uniform again, why yes, yes he should be 2 weeks ago!

Use Fletcher as a late inning defensive player instead of keeping Renny on the team or keep Renny to play 3b until the cows come home if he is that good, but I do know that after 5 years Renny pretty much sucks and I have always known it and I am not a GM or even a MLB Scout!

Use Fletcher as a PH when you need a bunt, he won’t say NO!

Who would you really want to back up Squid, no really, who would you prefer, a junk pile scrap or Fletcher? If you say the junk pile scrap, you don’t know baseball!

Walsh is great on the field, but if he can’t at least platoon, you can’t keep him as there is no room for him until he proves once again that he should be brought up, I mean really, Ward at 1b?

Send Rengifo and Walsh down, bring Cabbage and Fletcher up, and the team will be better for the moves.

I’m done now with ranting.

jcstein
Trusted Member
9 months ago

You’re telling me that you think that Fletcher can somehow surpass Rengifo’s 0.1 WAR?! For shame

GrandpaBaseball
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9 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Well, just with the glove, and if he hits that’s a bonus.

jcstein
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I’m totally kidding. There’s no way that Fletcher doesn’t surpass .1 WAR.

jcstein
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I’m starting to get the feeling that Fletcher pissed someone off.

max
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max
9 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Remember when we all joked about having some incrimating pics of Soth? Fletch needs something like that.

Marcotor
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9 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

Fletch = WORLDS SARIEZ WUNNAHS 2X A YEAR!!!!!!!

Twebur
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9 months ago

In an effort to limit the amount of Doyer criminals going to the game tonight, the Angels moved the start time to 7:07 because most Doyer fans will have a difficult time checking in with their Parole Officer by 10:30.

The more you know🌟⭐️💫✨✨✨

steelgolf
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

🤣

PedroCerrano
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

🤣

GrandpaBaseball
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

 😂 

BannedInLA
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’ve been to Angel games at Doyer stadium when I was still living in LA. It was an interesting experience, haha.

LanaBanana
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

🤣

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

I think Jeff Fletcher of OC Register has future as secretary for medical clinic.

Ben Joyce said the numbness and tingling is gone from his fingers. Swelling is better. Still hasn’t thrown a ball yet.

Zach Neto said he still feels a little discomfort but it’s getting better every day. He’s still not doing any baseball activity.

Matt Moore is throwing a bullpen tomorrow and if that goes well he’ll have a simulated game in Colorado. He could then be activated next Monday.

When asked about Rendon. He answered, “Still sore.”

Fletcher could work on his communication skill.  😆 

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Sounds like 4 TJS’s are in store for them in the very near future

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Is it possible that Rendon is more talkative to Sam Blum than to Jeff Fletcher?
https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1671293424866304001

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

What a #ucking surprise. malpractice staff, I meant medical staff sucks.
$hit, just send them to a free clinic somewhere to get diagnosed and receive care.

Fansince1971
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Rendon has been writing some big checks with that hand. Dude is made out of glass.

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The 12 injuries of Christmas Angels

5 shoulders popping
4 TJ’s scheduled
3 side muscles hurting
2 elbows with numbness and tingling
and a catcher that is still missing

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

How festive! Totally matches Xmas in June theme.

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jcstein
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Where’s the one about an overpaid outfielder with turf toe?

Kiyotchan
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9 months ago
Reply to  jcstein

At your service, sir.

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Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
9 months ago

It makes ZERO sense for Fletch to not be up over Padlo. None. With that being said watch Ol Kev go 3-3 with a tater off Kershaw tonight. Because baseball.

Last edited 9 months ago by Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Cowboy26
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9 months ago

What can it hurt giving him a chance? The rest of the Angel batters in the line up tonight are a combined 11 for 91 with 35 K’s against Kershaw.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Nice 40% strike out rate. Haha

Jeff Joiner
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9 months ago

What’s interesting to me is that Perry seems to be keeping Fletcher in AAA to avoid having to DFA him and pass him through waivers again. But he’s already done that once.

If Fletcher is now playing well enough that other teams might claim him and the $15 million-ish he’s still owed, though, he’s playing well enough to replace at least Squid or Rengifo.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

The second time you outright someone they can reject it and elect free agency. I’m not sure if Fletcher gives up the contract if he does that or if he could sign with another team for league minimum and still get paid by the Angels.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

It has to do with Service time. This was the original MLBTR article that kind of explained it:

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/04/angels-outright-david-fletcher.html

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s service time OR the second outright.

“Players with more than three years of Major League service time or who have been previously outrighted may reject the outright assignment in favor of free agency.” Designate for Assignment (DFA) | Glossary | MLB.com

edit: Oh, I see 5 years of service time means you get to keep your salary.

Last edited 9 months ago by AnAngelsFan
Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

You are assuming failure. I think Fletch has solved his hitting problems and will stick with the club. What more besides hitting .380 does he need to do to show he is ready?

AnAngelsFan
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9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

I’m not assuming failure, I’m assuming the Angels are too risk averse to accept the possibility of failure at this time.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

This is why I believe PTP is pretty confident Rendon will be back very shortly.

While I still doubt any team would claim the $15 Million+ remaining on his contract in a future DFA , Fletcher only has about 45 days remaining left on his service time clock to get to 5 years where if the Angels brought him back up the clock would run again. The way I understand it , At 5 years, he can refuse a minor league assignment but still get paid the entire contract balance and pretty much sign with whomever he wants.

El_Duderino
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I think we’re trying to keep a little more power in the lineup. I think that trying Padlo is fine. What I don’t think is fine is keeping Rengifo over Fletcher.

Last edited 9 months ago by El_Duderino
Eric_in_Portland
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9 months ago

this is gonna be a disaster with Padlo on 1st. Oh well. The Latrine keeps scoring down (see Anderson’s ERA from last year) so maybe we can scrape a few runs together and win.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago

More importantly , You’re telling me that The Padlo > The Plumber ?

Wait until their pipes get all clogged up. Who they going to call then?

max
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max
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Jack Frost?

Twebur
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9 months ago

The Big A is old and needs to be replaced or refurbished. But it ain’t no Latrine. 
Home game tonight. Go Angels! 

Liberate the Plumber
Liberate the Padio furniture

Eric_in_Portland
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Thanks, I thought we were on the road.

Dinkycreek
Member
9 months ago

What gives with Padlo getting the call over Fletcher? The guy is a .244 hitter in the minors and .109 in the majors. We know Fletcher can handle many defensive positions and has seemingly found his bat once again. We know he won’t hit .366 in Anaheim, but I would certainly take a .275 Fletcher over Padlo or Rengifo anytime.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

I think Fetcher’s days in an Angel uniform are done. Seems if they wanted him here, he would be here, and on the 40 man, too.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

This is baffling to me. Padlo seems like a waste of space.

HaloLew
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9 months ago
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RexFregosi
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Dodgers vs. Trouthani and the Bees

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I was reading somewhere last night that the doyers have significant pitching woes beyond Kershaw.

Combination of injuries & poor
performances.

They do have a bunch of high RBI guys though.

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

They don’t get enough shit for the amount of cheating they do. Don’t know what it is, or how they do it, but they are cheaters.

It always seems easy for them. But, they are having rare pitching problems. And I love it. Hope it lasts a few more days.

noteasy.wav – Tommy Lasorda: “This f***ing job is not that f***ing easy!”

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

They have employed the same shit the Trashstros, Skanks and cheating Carmines employ. They just have avoided the scrutiny. This is probably why they didnt cry too hard when the Trashstros & Red Sox got caught

Everyone knows it whether it’s stationing someone out inc centerfield, using the video room, an Apple Watch or more recently, probably trying to hack into the pitchcom device.

RexFregosi
Super Member
9 months ago

Looking at the draft, i’d like to get more info.

Picking 11th and following the PTP MO of picking up a college player (and having him start in 2024 lol), it looks like half the teams above us are likely getting a HS prospect so that means that we will have a choice of the 5th or 6th best college player in the land.
You can also eliminate the consensus top college players (Crews/Skenes). TA has a mock and then there will be a few more college names taken by 11 but it seems like picks 11-15 will be a bunch of college bats – and that seems like the best bet for need also:

Enrique Bradford Jr, OF, Vanderbilt
Brayden Taylor 3B, TCU
Matt Shaw, SS, Maryland
Tommy Troy, 3B/SS, Stanford
Yohandy Morales, 3B, Miami

Based on last year, i trust these guys to get a position player with the sweetest swing. Who needs a minor league system when you have a Vanderbilt?

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Times have changed. I now just assume PTP and his crew will find us another weapon, or two, maybe 3.

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Cowboy26
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9 months ago
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Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

A return to the AL would help?
He has a good glove? Or I’m I not remembering correctly?

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Without knowing what Angels vs Kershaw are except Sho is 0-8, my predictions for starters:

Sure ins: Ward, Ohtani, Trout, Drury, Renfroe, Wallach, Velazquez
Probables: Rengifo, Walsh
Possible: Stephanic>Padlo for Rengifo

Padlo is not on active roster on MLB.com yet. Suarez now on 60D IL.

Go Halos!

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
TrojanBoiler
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I don’t see Walsh going against a lefty.

My guess:
LF Ward
DH Ohtani
CF Trout
1B Drury
RF Renfroe
C Wallach
2B Stefanic
3B Rengifo
SS Velazquez

God I hate the bottom of our lineup right now

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

I actually like your line up better with Walsh coming in later to replace Rengifo or Stephanic. Hate the fact that Nevin has to choose lesser evil between Smurf and Plumber.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Might see Plumber pushed down in the lineup to 8th. If he can carry over his on base prowess from AAA that he showcased the other night, might be good to have him setting the table for the power at the top of the lineup.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Or to 10th.

BannedInLA
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9 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

I think you just nailed it.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

8 out of 9 aint bad

Guest
9 months ago

The Foundation Building Materials’ keystone of the game tonight for the Angels against the Dodgers is the Clash at Demonhead’s song, “Black Sheep.”

Here’s hoping the Angels take their cue from this song from the 2010 film Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World and show up at the stadium full of so much swag and confidence that the Dodgers feel like Scott and Ramona Flowers do when they realize that the bass player in Clash at Demonhead is one of Ramona’s evil exes who is hellbent on kicking Scott’s ass.

And yes, Brie Larson is really singing.

https://youtu.be/1xcSDYy3Dl4

Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to 

George Michael 2.0 – Arrested Development
https://youtu.be/FaXgNAE1VNo

Pineapple12
Super Member
9 months ago

Angels are 41-33 !!!!!

6 losses back of the division
6 losses back of WC1
ANGELS ARE WC2
2 wins ahead of WC3
1 loss ahead of WC4

6-20 Rooting Guide

Angels > Dodgers
Marlins > Blue Jays
Rays > Orioles
Mariners or Yankees
Twins > Red Sox
Mets > Astros
White Sox > Rangers

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I would love to see an ass beating of the Dodgers tonight, followed by a lock down performance by our ace tomorrow. I can’t wait.  😬 

BannedInLA
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9 months ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Your terms are acceptable.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago

You know if you had told me last Winter that the Angels would be vying for a Wild Card Spot in late June with 8 players on the 60 day IL and another 5 players on the 10-15 day IL I would have told you that you’re nuts.  🐿 

DowningDude
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9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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tanana40
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9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And with Mike Trout hitting .257…

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

And Tyler Anderson with a mid-5 ERA and Detmers with one win.

smithy610
Super Member
9 months ago

Great article on Thaiss’ journey back to being a catcher:

Thaiss, 28, is hitting .269 with a .761 OPS, which is well above the major league average of .688 for a catcher. Defensively, he rates as above average in framing pitches and throwing and he’s average at blocking, according to StatCast.

“He’s put himself in a really good position to receive and frame balls,” Angels catching coach Drew Butera said. “I think his throwing has improved tremendously. And I think it kind of goes with every catcher, but his game calling, the more you do it, the better you get at it.”

Since Thaiss and Chad Wallach have been splitting the catching duties, they have provided surprising production. The Angels rank third in the majors with a .786 OPS from their catchers.

Thaiss is especially adept at working counts and getting on base. He is in the 93rd percentile in chase rate and the 91st percentile with a walk rate of 13.6%. He has seen 4.18 pitches per plate appearance, which is second on the Angels to Mike Trout among players with at least 100 plate appearances.

https://www.ocregister.com/2023/06/19/angels-matt-thaiss-has-come-full-circle-to-find-comfort-as-a-major-league-catcher/

Also, I’m today years old when I found out the team’s catching coach is none other than Drew Butera.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

First, I am very happy for Thaiss. I am too cheap to pay for subscription to OC Register, but it was perhaps Angels mistake to convert him to other positions rather than a catcher. If we had catcher Thaiss in stead of Kurt Suzuki or Max Stassi, our last two or three years could have been much brighter. Let me just say, it is better late than never.

Second, whoever decided to convert him back to catcher should be given credit. Yes, unfortunate early season injury to O’Hoppe gifted Thaiss huge opportunities to develop into decent catcher and productive hitter but it was Thaiss’ determination to take advantage of the situation and made it stick.

Wallach as experienced catcher with occasional pop at bats has been a pleasant surprise. Right now, getting a catcher from trade is one of the lower priorities for Angels. (It’s ok to have Ward as emergency catcher, though I have never seen him actually catch yet.)

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
smithy610
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

First, I am very happy for Thaiss. I am too cheap to pay for subscription to OC Register, but it was perhaps Angels mistake to convert him to other positions rather than a catcher. If we had catcher Thaiss in stead of Kurt Suzuki or Max Stassi, our last two or three years could have been much brighter. Let me just say, it is better late than never.

Second, whoever decided to convert him back to catcher should be given credit. Yes, unfortunate early season injury to O’Hoppe gifted Thaiss huge opportunities to develop into decent catcher and productive hitter but it was Thaiss’ determination to take advantage of the situation and made it stick.

This was actually addressed in the article. When they drafted Thaiss, the team immediately converted him to an infielder because they liked his advanced bat so much that they didn’t want to wait on developing his catching skills in the minors. So they sped him up in the minors with the thought of a power bat in the infield. Thaiss mentioned in the article didn’t like it but he accepted it.

Then when he was first promoted in 2019, he didn’t do to well. It didn’t help his cause that Pujols was still entrenched in 1B, with a surging Jared Walsh behind him. Then after 2020, Angels signed Rendon. So he essentially didn’t have a position.

What brought him back to catcher seems to be as simple as the team didn’t have any other choice. The team fortified both the infield and outfield the past offseason (Drury, Urshela, Renfroe), so he’s even more out of positions than he was in the previous year. And he’s also out of options. So if they couldn’t put him anywhere else, Angels would have to expose him, or release him. With the dearth of catchers in the league, no doubt he would have been scooped up easily.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Thank you for additional info and saving me few $.

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

By the man at beer at least !!!

max
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max
9 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

So this sounds like a case where the organization totally fucked this guy over a couple of different ways and then got totally lucky when injuries happened at C. Talk about falling into a bucket of shit and come out smelling like roses…

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  max

There is an old Japanese phrase, けがの功名, which roughly translates as a lucky [chance] success resulting from a misfortune.

I like your eloquent way of summarizing of Thaiss history with Angels much better.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
Rick Souddress
Editor
Trusted Member
9 months ago

I’m gonna keep hoping that this Velazquez we’ve seen since he came back is something close to the new one. It would make rostering him more than worth it, despite how much people hate him.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I think the difference between new and old Velazquez is an unsustainably-high walk rate that is due to pitchers not throwing strikes rather than Velazquez improving at the plate.

smithy610
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Hey, as long as he’s not swinging at balls, I’ll take it. It’s not his fault pitchers aren’t throwing him strikes.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Meet the new Squid. Same as the old Squid.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I like the consistency of culinary pleasure with this combination. The beer is Hefeweizen. If you ever visit Oregon, try McGrath’s calamari. Disclaimer: I do not receive any $ from McGrath.

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DowningDude
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

From a trip to a Seafood City market last year:
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Angelz4ever
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

….six of one, 1/2 dozen of the other…..

HaloLew
Trusted Member
9 months ago

It’s about to get real! “The #Angels need to get healthy fast, here’s their schedule till the end of Aug.”

https://twitter.com/Jared_Tims/status/1670966828066308099

Angelz4ever
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

In Colorado Ohtani hits one to the intersate-I called it!!

PedroCerrano
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

At that altitude he’ll need to hit it clear over Continental Divide to really impress.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
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9 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Given Neto’s age and comments, I’d expect him to be back prior to the AZ series.

The Urshela injury is really concerning because Rendon can’t be expected to stay healthy. Maybe, just maybe, we can get a month of Rendon and Fletcher continues to play decently in AAA.

Twebur
Legend
9 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Fletcher will be up here (soon) and playing soild defense at multiple positions.
Bat will be improved but probably not what we’d hope for. Closer to the old Fletch, whose bat was probably overachieving back then.

HaloLew
Trusted Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

When Neto returns, the Angels would be wise to give him more days off. I know he anchors our infield but the kid has never played at this level for this long. I’m talking both physically and mentally. He doesn’t have enough meat on his bones yet to play day after day and grind it out and will start breaking down. He’s too important for our chances to make the postseason.

Fletcher has to be the one who gives him a blow. Squid is an automatic out at the plate and should be given as few at-bats as humanly possible. 

RexFregosi
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  HaloLew

except Colorado this weekend, i like the fact the don’t leave So Cal till end of July.
And the Off days too.

halofansince1978
Super Member
9 months ago

I smell a trade for an infielder coming.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
9 months ago

Adell & Walsh for Goldschmidt?

halofansince1978
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I like it because we don’t give up any pitching.

Does his $26 million per year fit in the payroll.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
9 months ago

I’m sure the Redbirds would kick in some $. That being said, I thought he was in last year.

Cowboy26
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9 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

No Thank You

Not for that price. Goldy will be 36 in September and is under contract through ’24 at 26 Million per year ( plus $2 million in bonuses)

The Cards should give him away not require 2 cost controlled players

Last edited 9 months ago by Cowboy26
Angelz4ever
Super Member
9 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Point to the last stupid trade the Cards made. Why would they give away a top tier slugging 1B? They trade to build (Galls me to say)

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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9 months ago

I’m sorry, that smell is not a trade for an infielder. That smell was something called “U.S. Government Standard Bathroom Malodor”, a substance that was designed to mimic the scent of military field latrines. In Texas this is also known as “Stench Soup,” which may well be the worst smell ever created, and is sold at Astros games to mask the aroma of cheaters.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
9 months ago

Your post conjures up 2 years of Tillamook Oregon, which is famous for cheese and beef jerky. I wished I had permanent damage to my olfactory function. Depending on which direction the wind was blowing, I had to take a shower and wash my clothes multiple times during a day. In case you would like further knowledge into this smelly matter:
https://www.tillamookheadlightherald.com/opinion/tillamook-favors-manure-odor-over-tourism-and-community-health/article_b90e9972-ba13-11e4-a15f-efe0a98cec4e.html#:~:text=Adjacent%20to%20some%20areas%20around,the%20use%20of%20scented%20candles.

Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
Twebur
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Tillamook…great cheese, great ice cream. The stench is worth it.

Kiyotchan
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9 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I have learned that milk cow’s meat does not turn into steak; therefore, beef jerky. Disclaimer: I do not receive $ from Tillamook.

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Last edited 9 months ago by Kiyotchan
Senator_John_Blutarsky
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I’ve been to Tillamook – the kids loved the tours  😀 

RexFregosi
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9 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

i worked in the worst place.

stockyard on one side (manure), Salton Sea on the other (rotting fish and birds plus smelly algae growth), in the pleasant smells of the geothermal fields that smell like piss (H2S, ammonia). and did i mention the agricultural fields being burned off on the other side? Oh and it was 100 F too

the nose remembers summers in Calipatria

red floyd
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9 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

As a kid we spent the xmas season one year camping at the Salton Sea. Don’t remember the smell (was probably too young) — only thing I remember was that Santa came in on a helicopter.