LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Tightness

The Rangers won last night but there seems to be a lot of tightness going around. First there is Max Scherzer. Then there is Adolis Garcia.

Rhett Bollinger discusses some likely offseason moves by the Angels. Meanwhile, the Diamondbacks just claimed Chris Rodriguez off waivers from the Angels.

Here are some free agent salary projections. Does anybody want Lucas Giolito at four years and $47.5 Million? Our old friend Alex Cobb will have hip surgery.

Mad Dog Russo opened his big mouth and wrote a check he’s not willing to cash. Torey Lovullo won’t let him forget it.

Frank Howard, “The Capital Punisher,” died at the age of 87.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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MikeSalmon
Super Member
5 months ago

Can TEX win two more without Adolis Garcia? Man: what a post-season he had.

Hey Trash Hole fans: what do you think of Garcia’s performance? (Bwahahaha, etc)

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

Adolis was the walking, talking epitome of “clutch” under any definition of the term.

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 months ago

The Doldrums of the baseball offseason is nigh.

I care nothing about the NHL, little for NFL and loathe the NBA.

The Angels are likely to be a Top-10 payroll team – even without Ohtani – so hopefully we’ll come up Aces for f’ing once and we’ll stay healthy in 2024….

Last edited 5 months ago by BannedInLA
BannedInLA
Super Member
5 months ago

I’m marginally on board with Tejas winning the Series. If it can’t be us, it might as well be in our division. Their team is significantly built via FA which, in theory, potentially portends well for the Angels since our most obvious path to relevance is via FA.

Hopefully we’ll make sage decisions. Broken clock theory or something something.

BTW, Tyson Fury might have “won” a technical decision last Saturday, but MMA Ngannu won the “Fight”.

MMA > Boxing and it ain’t close.

This coming from a guy that is a marginal boxer IRL and can’t wrestle, jiu jitsu, grapple, etc

Last edited 5 months ago by BannedInLA
Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

The JeDi Drop kicked him.

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/10/mets-claim-penn-murfee-from-mariners.html

But WTF Perry. How did you let the Mets claim him when we finished suckier?

Someone try to Tell me ( pun intended) that Jose Suarez , Jimmy Herget, Andrew Wantz, Kolton Ingram or Jose Marie is better than this guy.

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago

We let Ty Buttrey go last year and he didn’t do anything with the Ass’tros.Sadly, C-Rod has probably reached the end of the road due to health. No team in baseball knows more about the end of a playing career than the Angels.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Agree. He’s had back issues that have impacted him throughout his minor league career, and then the significant shoulder injury last year.

Given the state of our pitching at all levels of the organization, if the Angels put you on waivers – it’s time to explore baseball opportunities in Japan, Korea or Mexico.

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago

Or State Farm Insurance, multiple Morgage Companies and Financial groups.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 months ago

All things considered the old man did okay.

Not really rooting for our division rival…but!

TX has never won it all…that would be good.

GrandpaBaseball
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5 months ago

Imagine being 11 years old and being in line at a concession stand and a giant walks by you and says ” Hi Buddy ” and smiles as the glove under your arm drops as you are quickly picking it up and when you look and all you see is the giant’s backside as your jaw drops back down to the concrete and all you hear are cleats clicking as three players are going down the steps towards the Dodgers dugout. I did not know a human could get that big and I was speechless. When saddened by being traded for Claude Osteen, my Dad told me the Dodgers got the better end of the deal. I always rooted for Osteen because he cost us Howard. In ’67 & ’68 I didn’t think we got the better of the deal Howard was a Gentle Giant that hit the ball a country mile.

tanana40
Super Member
5 months ago

I remember Frank Howard at the tail end of his career. I also thought of him as a big home run hitter. But I looked at his stats and he was a really good hitter overall. His career OPS was .851 and his career OPS+ was 142. His career OBP was .352. I would say that he was under-rated and overlooked as a hitter. RIP Frank Howard.

https://www.baseball-reference.com/players/h/howarfr01.shtml

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
5 months ago

Wow the hero’s of my youth slowly dying off. Howard was one of my favorite players. I remember when I was a kid, it was said, “Howard was so strong he once broke his bat checking his swing, no contact with the ball.” R.I.P. Frank Howard.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
5 months ago

Wow. Cool story.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

R.I.P. Frank Howard