LA Angels Monday News Crash: Under Qualified

Do you remember that qualifying offer the Angels extended to Shohei Ohtani? The deadline for him to accept it was today.

Ryan Goins is now the Angels infield coach. Eric Young Sr. also signed on. It looks like Joe Espada will be the new Astros skipper.

Shohei picks a pocket. I guess, just don’t do that to a cop. He won a Silver Slugger, as expected. Topps released a couple of cards that feature Shohei Ohtani and Babe Ruth on the same card. The one where they appear as pitchers is shown. The other card features the two players as hitters.

Who wants to give a nice big old fat contract to Lucas Giolito?

Here is a metric that shows how good a pitcher is at preventing a runner from advancing to second base by means of a steal. Patrick Sandoval was a top five pitcher in this regard over the last two seasons. The Yokohama DeNA Bay Stars agreed to post Shota Imanaga. When they post him, he will have 45 days to find his MLB contract.

The Orioles and Tucker Davidson agreed to a pre-arbitration contract. Nothing to see here. The deal is estimated to be near league minimum.

Here are the 2023 Arizona Fall League award winners. None of the Angels prospects won anything. Davis Daniel did have a 0.79 WHIP over 19 innings pitched. The Surprise Saguaros won the league championship.

Former infielder Lee Richard has passed away at the age of 74. Former pitcher Dennis Higgins passed away at the age of 84.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Cowboy26
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5 months ago

Bo Knows Wash (and probably Perry too)

https://twitter.com/JonHeyman/status/1724170156534796498?s=20

FungoAle
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Don’t hate it, Angels have had a couple of Bo’s before. Let’s go Bo.

steelgolf
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Torii Hunter became Bo Porter? Eh.

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Does this mean the Angels will trade Chili Davis for Mark Gubicza again so he can become our new pitching coach?

WallyChuckChili
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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Cowboy26
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5 months ago
HalosFanForLife
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I remembered this and thought Porter might be about helping with Rendon.

https://www.mlb.com/video/joe-maddon-on-postseason-races?partnerId=web_video-playback-page_video-share

Last edited 5 months ago by HalosFanForLife
Cowboy26
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5 months ago

So Bo knows Rendone?

Who knew?

GrandpaBaseball
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5 months ago

How much experience does Young have coaching 3b? I guess he cannot be worse than what we had last year. Being that we missed the boat on Ohtani, why did we not trade him when he never said he wanted to return to the team. I really do dislike the guy who is the real GM/Owner, dumber than a box of rocks.

WallyChuckChili
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5 months ago

About as much as Tori would have had at 1B

Marcotor
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5 months ago

Plus just on the strength of warm memories of Torii in his playing days, and his super-human gritty, earthy coaching abilities will enable the magic of the monkey to once again terrorize the pitching staffs of the American League. Don’t you read the posts here?

Last edited 5 months ago by Marcotor
Cowboy26
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5 months ago

Well he sure as hell knows how to run the bases which is way more than you can say about the last 3+ windmill clowns we’ve had down there.

Jeff Joiner
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5 months ago

Ryan Goins signing means I’m now older than a coach. First it was the players. Then seeing kids of players I watched as a kid. Lately I’ve taken on the role my dad played with me and I’m telling my kid how I watched the coaches play.

I’m getting old.

Get off my lawn.

bigviz
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5 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I’m right there with you. Seems like every time my son and I watch any game of any sport I say “I used to watch his father play”

Eric_in_Portland
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5 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

wait’ll they start dying of old age. Then you’ll really feel old.

rspencer
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5 months ago

That started happening to me a long time ago, I think when Jim Spencer passed away in 2002.

WallyChuckChili
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5 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Jeff!!!

Start yelling at Clouds!

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Jim Atkins
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I remember walking through the polish catholic cemetery looking for my grandfather’s grave. My wife was asking me how to pronounce names- Reminded her that Polish is like Wheel of Fortune, except vowels are incredibly expensive and you can have all the Zs you want for free.

Angelz4ever
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5 months ago

Happy Monday Halo faithful.

Eric_in_Portland
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5 months ago

too early question

if Shohei signs with the Yanks or Sux would you hope he fails? I guess I’d want him to do well while that team tanks

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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5 months ago

Arte and The Platypus will have driven him away, therefore I’d wish him success except for when he plays us.

2GA2Join
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5 months ago

Pretty much this.

ihearhowie3.0
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5 months ago

I don’t see either team really having a chance to get him so it will be moot.

Personally hoping for Braves or Giants

FungoAle
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5 months ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I think it will neck down to the Dodgers, Cubs or Rangers.

WallyChuckChili
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5 months ago

I wish him success and his team failure.

Also Probably what some Japanese fan said when Shohei moved to MLB.

Angels sure did grant that wish.

JackFrost
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5 months ago

I would not hope that he personally failed, but rather that the team did. In the case of the Yankees I would not have that hope as much as I would for the Dodgers, Red Sox and a few other teams. I don’t actually hate the Yankees. Still want to beat them though.

red floyd
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5 months ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Their road fans, however….

[note: I have found MFY fans to be decent in their native environment of the Bronx. Disclaimer: I was wearing an Angels cap during a game vs. the Reds. Had it been vs. the Halos, my experience might have been different. YMMV]

JackFrost
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5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I have been to several games in the Bronx over the years (both old Yankee Stadium and the new one) and probably 80-90 % of the time I was treated decently, even wearing Angels gear.

Yeah, I got some good natured kidding. But the Yankees fans for the most part use humor and are decent. In contrast the Boston fans are downright mean. They’re just mean, bitter people. I think I have only encountered two or three Yankee fans like that over a few games. But that is the rule in Boston.

BannedInLA
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5 months ago

I wouldn’t mind seeing the team being in Whit Merrifield on a two year deal. He can play 2B/OF while bring speed and base stealing ability to the fold.

GrandpaBaseball
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5 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

He has nothing to offer, no glove, speed has been decreasing and age increasing. What we need is a 3b and OF help. But most important is pitching help, something every team needs nowadays.

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 months ago

Whit Merrifield doesn’t preclude us from signing pitching. At all.

I’d agree that he’s past his peak (more so on the defensive side), but he still has speed as he had 26 SB’s last year.

He can back up 2B and OF.

I like Candelario to cover 1B/3B, but we’ll have to engage in a bidding war to get him and he screams “big overpay” the more I think about it.

Last edited 5 months ago by BannedInLA
matthiasstephan
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5 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Any money spent on Merrifield would limit what can be spent on pitching. We need pitching, both frontline and depth (in both the rotation and pen).

Cowboy26
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5 months ago

But can he pitch?

Twebur
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5 months ago

<> <> Clippers=Angels=Chargers <> <>

Why? How?

👎 😱 💩 🤡

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Scoreboard?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

Andrew?

red floyd
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5 months ago

Imgur?

Eric_in_Portland
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5 months ago

I saw an item saying the Angels are “eyeing Tim Anderson “ but misread that as “Tim Salmon” because I’m still thinking of coaches.

I was interested until I re-read it

GrandpaBaseball
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5 months ago

We need Anderson like we need a hole in the head.

Fansince1971
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5 months ago

I’m sure the Atlanta Braces 1st and 3rd base coaches will be the difference makers. Do they assign WAR to base coaches?

DowningDude
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5 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Atlanta Braces.

How much did the orthodontics society of America have to pay for that name change????

steelgolf
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5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

They structured a retainer.

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

But the name change only stays with the team for 18 to 24 months. Of course they will have to meet and tighten up the terms every 6 weeks.

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
Fansince1971
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5 months ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Between my bad eyes, fat fingers and auto-correct, I’m lucky to spell any words as intended.

HalosFanForLife
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5 months ago

The one thing I am 100% certain on is that Eric Young is a big upgrade. Huge. Massive. Undeniable. Butterfallover was just awful last year.

Last edited 5 months ago by HalosFanForLife
Twebur
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5 months ago

Butterfallover??

You had me at butter…..is this like saying your “buttercup” runneth over?

Cowboy26
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5 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think he really means The Hasslemoron since Mrs Butterworth has been gone since 2021. Either way he’s right sinceits got to be an upgrade

HalosFanForLife
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5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yes – my mistake, it was Hasslemoron.

halofansince1978
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5 months ago

The QO deadline is tomorrow 11/14 at 1pm our time…it still could happen.

https://www.mlb.com/news/2023-24-qualifying-offer-candidates-and-decisions?partnerID=web_article-share

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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5 months ago

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