LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Elimination

Texas beat the Astros to advance to the World Series. Adolis Garcia hit another homer and became the MVP of the ALCS. Of course, Bryan Abreu will serve his suspension next season. The Rangers will have home field advantage. Dusty Baker is probably done managing.

Meanwhile the Diamondbacks forced a game 7 in the NLCS.

Everybody’s looking for a manager. This article is about the Guardians’ interest in Steven Vogt. This article, on the other hand, is about the Giants’ interest in Bob Melvin.

Bartolo Colon just got drafted in the Baseball United League in Dubai.

Another pitcher, Tom Walker, just passed away, this time at the age of 74.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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red floyd
Legend
5 months ago

This must be the only time that I have ever celebrated a stRangers win.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 months ago

Pfaadt not wanting to pitch to Marsh

Angelstan
Trusted Member
5 months ago

The one thing that can be said about the Angels is the AL West was tough this seasons except for Oakland. Hence, having trouble stocking wins against those clubs isn’t unusual. The NL West also has a team one game away from the WS and they beat another NL West team to get to this point. Hoping for good news from now on for Angels.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Looks like the Melvin dea is done in San Francisco.

DowningDude
Legend
5 months ago

he did very little to stop drug distribution there.

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Streets Of San Francisco are brown

Eric_in_Portland
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Twebur
Legend
5 months ago

If the Angels ever steal a manager away from another team he’d be named “Butter Boy”.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

So you want to bring back Brian Butterfield as our next manager?

How about Ty Buttrey as the pitching coach?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

Now it’s more like the “Sh** on the streets of Frisco”

RexFregosi
Super Member
5 months ago

Melvin to manage the Giants. I guess he was available after all.

And of course being a superior manager we were no where to be found. If it were between him and Buck, I’d call it a coin toss.

So Wednesday-Thursday will be a dead period before the Series and a time when announcements can be made – we’ll see if Perry has anything to say.

Wouldn’t surprise me a bit to see Phillip go south – former player and he brings a bit of the red ass to a team that could surely use it. And with that line-up, watch him lead the Friars to the 2024 WS Championship.

Could also see Benji from TJ go there too – if it’s our amigo, likewise, i could see him getting the most out of the Latin core and leading them to the 2024 WS too.

as we say, trAdition.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I’m surprised that Padres would let Melvin go without any compensation from the Giants considering he had a year left on his contract and he’s moving to a division rival.

At this point though, I’m even more shocked that AJ still has a job. he has been the piracy builder of the Padre turd with virtually an unlimited budget from management . Considering how many mangerial squabbles he’s had you would Ownership would have jettisoned him in a hot second after this last season.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’ve noticed this trend in other businesses: ownership is too close to upper management to see the real problem.

Restaurants, sales gigs, a bar…plenty of places where employee turnover was insanely high but the GM kept his job.

Here it is Arte and his college buddies at the tippy top of the food chain.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
5 months ago

As far as I know, Shohei has not announced which team he will be playing for, so I am still part of CtPG posters. Yes, I have been away, but have been occasionally reading the enlightening posts. Many things have been occurring in my life right now, like retiring, going to social security office, and getting new driver’s license, etc. I am healthy, and good to go.

As I have promised, I will share what is going on with NPB. They are down to two teams, one is Hanshin Tigers and the other Orix Buffaloes. Overall sentiment will have more Japanese people cheer for Hanshin Tigers, who are like Boston Redsux, who did not win World Series until that miracle comeback to beat the MFYankees. Many of you remember that the crazed Tigers fan dropped KFC Colonel Sanders statue in Dotonbori River after winning last one.

Both Shota Imanaga and Yoshinobu Yamamoto are expected to be posted. They will not make official announcement until November. Both pitched for Team Japan in WBC, and Yamamoto will probably stick as Darvish, Tanaka, and Kuroda, but it will be interesting how he will manage 5 man rotation. I am not that confident about Imanaga; about 50% chance that he will not make it in MLB.

Lars Nootbar with regular MLB season over was immediately invited by Japanese sponsor and has been touring Japan. As many of you know, he played for Team Japan and has been somewhat of a celebrity in Japan.

Last of all, I would like to thank all of you at CtPG for tolerating and including me. It has been entertaining, but I would like to make a confession of some sort. I had a tough year mentally. I was in the darkest place of my life, but this website was one of the reasons why I am now feeling much better. I will not go into details, but communicating with many of you have been a huge blessing. Even if Shohei goes elsewhere, I would love to meet you crazy and genuine Angels fans come next season at Big A and personally thank you and have a beer or two.

I will participate more in discussion when World Series begin. I would like Phillies to go to World Series because I like Marsh.

Last edited 5 months ago by Kiyotchan
2GA2Join
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

We’re glad you could hang out here with us…

RexFregosi
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Shohei is ours till the last out of the WS. At least.

Thank you Kiyotchan-san for the update (and hang in there). I take it Shohei is still in the USA?

Maybe we can find a Bob’s Big Boy statue to drop into the Santa Ana River if we ever win another.

sadnewfan
Member
5 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Took this picture in 2014; Big Boy is everywhere!

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Twebur
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Mr Chan – Will Follow

If Shohei walks away (he will), walks away
He walks away, walks away
He will follow
If he walks away, walks away
He walks away, walks away
I wont follow
I won’t follow, he will follow
I won’t follow, he will, he will

Stay in touch Mr Chan……unless you end up in LA, Seattle, Boston or certain boroughs of New York, or any team in Texas.

https://youtu.be/-sLzV00gNUo?si=k4pn9FIcN_4Wg0NU

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Kiyo, I’m so happy you’re feeling better. It’s been a tough year for many of us, including me. I hope this is the start of a new beginning for you, wishing you nothing but happiness.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

Great to see you post again.

Stick around, please, no matter where Shohei ends up.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

I’ve had a tough go at it lately, after a younger sister dying of cancer and ending a very close 8-year relationship. Started taking magnesium glycinate supplements… and I’m not a supplement guy. I swear it’s an anti-anxiety pill for me, but of course talk to your doctor. Good Luck

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Lift weights + consistent cardio +
boost your NAD.

Physical & mental enhancements help to resolve other problems.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

You’re Welcome!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Going to be weird, but it is Halloween time after all, but I am an American League fan and will have to root for Texas Rangers. Maybe, just maybe I will root for the National League this year. We’ll see how it shakes out.

BTW- do you think that the Dodgers miss either Seager or Turner? Who can meet in the WS, dumb Dodgers.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

Or Yordan Alvarez?

Also, Do you think the Cardinals miss Randy Arozarena or Ardolis Garcia?

These 2 teams have recently cast off more position player talent then we’ll be seeing on our roster for a long time.

ScoopleDoople
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Though I am an American League fan also, I will be rooting for either the Phillies or Diamondbacks…

clover_black
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  ScoopleDoople

angel fan here.

rangers can suck it.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
5 months ago

I think I’ll have to go for the NL here (Phillies, hoping). With my team out I go the players I like better and not knowing anything about the D-backs and not being fond of showboating, I’m going to go with Harper and Captain Caveman.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Same here. I’m all in on the Phillies.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Boy oh boy did Garcia get hot against the cheaters. And Montgomery really worked it against the Asswipes too. The Human Gnome swings for the fences and was hot too, makes one ask was he cheating once again. HOF? I hope not.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
5 months ago

If postseason performance is a contributing factor (see Jeter, at least his speed of getting there), then Altuve has an in. I think he is second all-time in postseason HRs?

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 months ago

Behind Manny Ramirez who cheated in a more traditional way.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Just one more game, just one more until we finally make it to the World Series. I still am running 55-45% pulling for the Diamondbacks, but Phillies will work too, so may the best team win and move on.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Reported that Dusty to retire, what a great career in MLB. My favorite memory was the 1977 season when he and Reggie (Smith) – Penguin – Lopes and Garvey (I prefer Blondes) all hit 30 or more HRs in a season and Dusty always smiling. Dusty came up when Hank Aaron was still playing in Atlanta. Great career.

Last edited 5 months ago by GrandpaBaseball
MarineLayer
Super Member
5 months ago

My favorite memory of Baker was beating him in the World Series,

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
5 months ago

You have to love Baker as a manager. IMO he had really good runs with the Giants, Reds and Asstros.

FungoAle
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

The Nationals too. He had 2-seasons there, 2016 and 2017 with 95 and 97 wins respectively…and gets fired.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 months ago

My dad really liked him as a player. I only remember him as a manager.

I’ve been around him at Spring Training a few times when he managed the Reds. He laughed a lot, his players seemed to like him, and he took pictures with fans.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I met Dusty years ago at the annual Angel Dodgers banquet that the sportswriters would put on just before spring training would start. I think it was in his first off season as a Doyer in 1976/1977. While I was a true blue Angel fan at that point he was so gracious to a snot nose young teenager just trying to get an autograph. he couldn’t have been nicer to take the time to just talk with me.

I’ve believe he is one of the nicest and most genuine people that have ever played the game and was not a bad player or manager either. He’s got alot of talents outside of baseball including a winery so he doesn’t need to mange again. https://www.bakerfamilywines.com/

I’ll give it. a try here in the near future. I did hear it’s more satisfying and has a much better finish than the Dave Roberts wines. https://www.redstitchwine.com/Our-Story

DowningDude
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Have you been to or tried Vernon Wells / Chris Iannetta wine? I think it’s called JACK, but they missed the chance to call it “Too Blessed” Wine.

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I think most of their swill is a Merlot

https://youtu.be/NyxvCZWX0qs?si=-Km3djhqNWC1EJ0Z

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Yes, and it has a bouquet that is a cross between wet dog and old sneakers.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

…..and best paired with suicidal thoughts and hopeless outlooks….

Brent
Super Member
5 months ago

I don’t believe he’s retiring, just not managing the Astros next year. At least, that’s how I’ve read it to be so far.

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago

Mine, Dusty’s Little Giant Day Care.
https://youtu.be/WzV7x8WcR4g?si=7dPbSuutTlTXVxml

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Even with all of those gold glove seasons, still J.T. Snow’s greatest catch.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 months ago

Blue swept, Cheaters out…this season gets better every round.