LA Angels Tuesday News Crash:

Yoshinobu Yamamoto is officially posted. His window of negotiations begins today. Ron Washington talked on a podcast. Shohei Ohtani to the outfield? That should do his throwing elbow a lot of good.

I know how disappointed you all will be, but you can just cross Yerry De Los Santos and Osvaldo Bido off your shopping lists. I know, I know. Game over. Perhaps more significantly, Lance Lynn signed with the Cardinals. Reynaldo Lopez got a three year deal with the Braves. Gilberto Celestino just got a minor league deal with the Pirates while Cole Sulser got his with the Mets.

The owners said that the Athletics can move to Las Vegas. Let’s hope we don’t end up with a Black Athletic Supporter scandal. Admittedly, they don’t need to throw games to be bad.

Zack Britton retired.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Would it be too much to ask Perry to trade Adell and Rengifo along with their stone gloves for some kids that show some promise? Their mis Q’s are as bad as my spelling, but mi spelling doesint cause losses.

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago

Send Suarez with them.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago

Orange County it would appear is the pit stop for asst. coaches to become coaches then move on sometimes to bigger and better positions. Some of our GM’s have gone on to better themselves even for only one year. Maybe that’s why there is a train station so close to the parking lot. 🙂  I hope that they all do exceptionally well.

2GA2Join
Super Member
5 months ago

Brad Ausmus, Yankees new bench coach…

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Will his Big Brain be able to fit in the Big Apple?

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Will his big brain be able to deal with disgruntled Yankee fans as Stanton strikes out again, as he is carrying a.152 average into the final week of June?

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

All the Northeast team’s fans are up noxious, especially NYY fans and Philly fans.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We were pretty rough at times with Brad who did better than the guys who came in after him.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 months ago

Rose colored glasses of the past.

Ausmus winning percentage .444
Maddon .477
Nevin .444

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

Guillermo “No longer call me Willie” Hernandez passed away at 69.

I had the (mis)fortune of having ST ABs against Hernandez, actually all three turned out incredibly well…..for Hernandez. The story behind asking to be called Guillermo in the latter part of his career always cracks me up.

His sweeper was absolutely unbelievably horrifying.

tanana40
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Okay, are you a former Angel player?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Nope.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Not according to Ducky Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E90-oitrdUs

Twebur
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Go Dick!

tanana40
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Ah, 1986 was a magic year until Dave Henderson. 🙁

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Why….why bring that year up?

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  tanana40

Still too soon…

DMAGZ13
Trusted Member
5 months ago

I think the biggest thing since Perry has been here is his inability to get the secret sauce that makes meh players produce average results. The batters produced 16WAR over the season per bRef . I did my own rudimentary calculations here but there’s no reason you can’t get 24-26 war from the offense/defense with small improvements and of course health. A line up of guys giving you 1 -2.5 war even with a Trout down to 5war over a full season makes this team significantly better.

I think the hires of Ron and EY Sr is specifically for defensive improvements for Schanuel, Adell, Moniak and even Neto who needs to learn how to play less reckless so that he stays in the lineup.

The hiring of Bo Porter is obviously to baby sit Rendon but even if get gets him to be replacement level (1.0-1.5 war) he can be useful.

The combo of Johnny and and Tim Laker (well experienced) is to work on an organizational approach to hitting which is our biggest issue. We all can see it and Ohtani had the guts to say it when he mentioned the consistent Dodgers’ batting approach to him. This is to help guys like Moniak, Adell, Neto and even Rengifo. (Possibly too a Trey Cabbage, Sonny DiCharia, Kyren Paris or Jordyn Adams if they stick around)

Enright and any pitching coaches are obviously here to develop Detmers, Silseth, and Canning and the young guys in the pen.

These moves scream a move to develop the young guys which is finally where they need to be, but criminal that it’s taken 4 years in Perry’s tenure.

That being said hiring Ron Washington is the only reason these guys are coming on board.

I expect that the only major move could be a front line starter but the whole league is looking for pitching. They’ll need another utility IF and possibly another OF , which is why people have been identifying Rosario Candelario, Gurriel or Soler as combinations.

Last edited 5 months ago by DMAGZ13
Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Spot on but I took the liberty of fixing one sentence for you:

These moves scream a move to develop the young guys which is finally where they need to be, but criminal that it’s taken 4 14+ years in Perry’s Arte’s tenure.

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  DMAGZ13

Sonny Di had a .223 BA and 8 HR in 2023, he has a .211 BA with 9 HR in MILB. I don’t see him making it to Anaheim.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

This is a great hire.

https://twitter.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1727033344645603465

From what I gather Laker and J Wash work really well together .

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

What about an IIWJD story?

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

A certain picture posting person would be ideal for that.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

LOL, I knew someone would hit my softball lob….

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

You’re quite welcome!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

BTW godd@mit resign Urshela if he can be 100% by ST!

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago

Might time to hang it up?

https://twitter.com/yakyucosmo/status/1726928730948506030

Just sayin’

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah….but can he bat…..um……okay.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Is Ichiro available?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

But we’d be out on Wilson

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

So, I did a line of hopium this morning, the results are the following:

I believe that IF we can sign two good starters, we can give our young line-up a chance to score and not play ketchup….catsup….catch up all the time. Additionally, a surprise signing, like Lee, could invigorate the line-up. I have hope for 2024, but that may catch a beat down depending on what the Halos sign for 2024.

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 months ago

“The Angels announce they’ve hired Barry Enright as pitching coach. The former Angels pitcher was formerly a coach with the D-Backs under Brent Strom.”

https://twitter.com/SamBlum3/status/1727019224407871839?t=9KzCRJKDcifAGsRoGRA5ig&s=19

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

And formerly not a very good pitcher with the Angels.

Good thing we got someone with lots of experience

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
Pineapple12
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Experience working with Brent Strom is certainly a positive.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

And Dan Haren from what I gather.

Still the Red Barryon is only 37 years old.

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Pitching – Fixed…. Profit.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
5 months ago

It’s a good thing we’re being aggressive.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Yeah, remember the Blanton/Hanson and other pitchers signed blitz a few years ago?

Biggest FA signing presser ever, also a bright window dressing on a dark future for the Halos.

red floyd
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

The Dipoto 4

steelgolf
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

A day that will live forever in CTPG lore.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  steelgolf

“A day that will live in (CTPG) infamy”

All apologies to FDR

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

Halos reportedly looking at Maeda. Please tag on a team option for a second year, just in case….lightning strikes.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Maeda isn’t good. He wasn’t good years ago. This would not be a worthwhile move. Teams view him as an “innings eater.” I never undertook why having someone pitch many mediocre to bad innings for you was a good idea worth spending money on. At least take guys that have upside. Maeda has basically none.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

We need guys that actually get past the fourth inning w/o giving up four or more runs and leaving runners on for a constantly taxed BP. He might be a one-year stop gap signing. All FA signings aren’t going to stop the presses.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

OK so how do you define upside and not very good?

Maeda has been injured the last 3 years but was not bad at all last season coming back from TJS in late 2021

While his ERA+ last year was slightly above league average at 102+ his peripherals were fantastic especially compared to his other starters.

His WHIP last year was 1.17. Only Ohtani had a lower WHIP among Angel starters. he struck out 10.1 batters per 9 innings . Again only Ohtani was significantly higher than that among the starting staff. His K/BB ratio of 4.18 bested every pitcher that started for us last year. He still averages over 5 innings a start but career wise hes even better as a reliever so I would much rather have him as a swinger than say Tyler Anderson.

I know hes old I’m. not talking about a 7 year deal here but who would you rather pay 2 years and $26 million to ? Kenta Maeda or Tyler Anderson?

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

TY Cowboy, everyone wants a miracle, but most of us live in reality.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

So now that Ohtani is likely gone ,The Angels are linked to an Asian free agent for the first time in 6 years?

This cannot be a coincidence.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This wouldn’t have crossed my mind but I think you are spot on.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Let’s be serious and get linked to Yamamoto.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

When the Halos (failed?) did not sign him to an extension it pretty much assured that he was going to “Test the market,” meaning fly the coop. Add in the futility of the last couple of years and staying in the OC doesn’t seem likely.

Signing Asian players can end up a slightly lower cost than established MLB FA stars. If Ohtani would’ve put up his numbers in MLB the Halos would’ve never signed him to that EXTREMELY team friendly contract. Why do you think Yamamoto isn’t projected to get a 7/$210M contract?

That Korean player Lee looks like a smart signing for us.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Unfortunately alot other teams think that Lee would be a smart signing for them.

Last edited 5 months ago by Cowboy26
Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Well……there’s that too…..

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

He’s 35, just what we need.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

One year rental, that always works out well for the Halos-But, you never know.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

With a brand new UCL?

Why not?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 months ago

Good morning Halo faithful.