LA Angels Monday News Crash: New Names

Some new names have popped up on the radar as potential candidates for the Angels managerial opening. Ron Roenicke anybody? How about Torii Hunter? Just what will the Angels do this off season? Here are your 2023 Angels Organization All Stars.

The Diamondbacks and the Rangers face off tonight with the World Series tied at 1-1. It’s strange that the Former Angels that are still playing on teams alive in the playoffs now that we’ve come to the World Series are cast off former Angels pitchers.

Pitcher Naoyuki Uwasawa of the Nippon Ham Fighters will be posted for MLB teams this off season.

Should we further limit the number of pitchers a team can carry? Should we then turn around and limit usage of openers?

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2GA2Join
Super Member
6 months ago

Bummer. We’ve spent years watching and waiting on this guy hoping his potential would be realized with the Angels. Now he walks to the D-Backs.

Finishes 3rd in CY in 2026.

Cowboy26
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

What 40 man roster spot was so important to try to sneak this guy through waivers?

He must be done .

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I was at the Petros and Money show today in Cerritos when I read this. I let our a loud “No Way”. I’m super bummed to see him go. I felt he would be a good bullpen piece this year. Perry better know something because if C-Rod does anything for the snakes I’m done with him!

RexFregosi
Super Member
6 months ago

heading off to my 5th ever WS game and back-to-back Dback Home Game WSs.\\

Taking my 22 yr old daughter – who will be attending her 3rd game and was there in 2001 WS at age two months.

Go Snakes!

Cowboy26
Legend
6 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

What was her best memory from that 2001 WS game?

angelslogic
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Gave you a thumbs up, but Go Rangers!

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
6 months ago

The managerial rumors are getting sad.

Torii Hunter?

PedroCerrano
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I always have liked him. Old school, team first mentality and I remember him being the only one with the stones to call out Pujols for being whiny after a game because Albert went 0-4 in a win.

I realize that it would probably result in game management train wreck due to his inexperience. I’m thinking that it will be a mess regardless but it might be a more entertaining mess with him or Ersty at the helm. The culture needs to change and sometimes that means burning stuff down.

red floyd
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6 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Sign someone as manager, sign Hula Dula as bench coach and heir apparent.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

That could work as well although I’m not convinced that switching Managers every year or two helps. Manager aside, they still will need to drain the cesspool of Arte’s cronies before anything truly improves.

red floyd
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6 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Alternatively, sign Torii, have him coach/manage in the minors, and then bring him up.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
6 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I concur good sir!

Eric_in_Portland
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6 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

could be signed cheap. That’s a plus for Arte. Ersty, too.

meanwhile, Cleveland is interviewing Counsell today yet Counsell’s current contract doesn’t end until midnight tomorrow. Isn’t that tampering or something? Or does everyone do that?

PedroCerrano
Super Member
6 months ago

I think the Brewers gave him written permission to interview elsewhere.

Twebur
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6 months ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

Already met with the Mets.

h27kim
Trusted Member
6 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

The thing is that that list looks like a PR instrument: fans like Erstad, Salmon, and Torii for largely sentimental reasons. They have no big league coaching experience. No one has seriously considered for coaching jobs. Do we have any good reasons to believe that they would suddenly become big league manager material just because of “gritty football mentality,” or something? (Speaking about Erstad specifically).

Not a fan of Showalter for the job either, especially if he’s Arte’s choice. We’ve had enough managers playing politics, kissing up to Arte and using him against FO (Soth, Maddon). I don’t know if that fits Showalter’s normal style, but I can see how things can spiral out of control even worse than they are now…

red floyd
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6 months ago
Reply to  h27kim

Roenicke would be a decent choice to me, though.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
6 months ago

I didn’t realize that Chris “Otter” Stratton the VP of Delta Tau Chi fraternity in Animal House had played for them.

Twebur
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6 months ago

Instructional video for the Angels OF.

https://x.com/Super70sSports/status/1718299606218330139?s=20

steelgolf
Super Member
6 months ago

Manfraud, don’t further limit the amount of pitchers a team can carry. Pitchers UCLs are snapping at a much higher rate than “the good old days” and it will take viable pitchers off of a roster and out of a job. The union just might frown at that fact.
As for the new manager of The Angels, we won’t know until after the conclusion of the World Series, people are just throwing names against the wall.