LA Angels Black Friday News Crash

There’s a serious battle between the sugar high of the multitude of pies vs. the tryptophan of the turkey taking place inside my body right now so please pardon any errors. It was a great day with family, including a cousin I hadn’t seen in years.

Now onto the baseball…

If we’re looking for a Black Friday deal on my free agent crush Yamamoto, that doesn’t seem likely. Roughly half the league has checked in on him. His agent says it is the most interest he’s ever seen in a player.

There’s another NPB pitcher who will be posted next week. I have a bad feeling about his home run rate so he’ll probably be an Angel.

You know what would probably help out our pitching staff? A defensive wiz of a catcher. And the Twins are shopping one.

We haven’t talked about it much, but Max Stassi plays a pretty big role in this year’s shopping. He hasn’t played in over a year and was horrid with the bat in 2022. He hasn’t looked nearly the same since his concussion in 2021. If he retires, that’s more money to spend. If he comes back then the out of options Thaiss could be on the move. If Stassi comes back and can’t hit in Tempe he might be the latest in a string of players Arte has paid to stay at home.

I know I’ve missed a ton so please link what I’ve missed. I’m off to wash my son. I let him feed all the horses, get all the dirt on him, and eat all the pumpkin pie today. He washes, but memories last a lifetime.

You’ll be reading this on Friday, but again Thanks to all of you. And enjoy some leftovers.

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red floyd
Legend
4 months ago

There’s a serious battle between the sugar high of the multitude of pies vs. the tryptophan of the turkey

As I just said on the Thursday crash, that’s OK because the sin of pi is always 0.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

That’s definitely Humbling

halofansince1978
Super Member
4 months ago

The psychic says Shohei will be back…and she’s been right before.

https://www.mlb.com/news/psychic-predicts-where-shohei-ohtani-signs

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago

Perry should get Arte to hire her as an our new Director of Advanced Scouting. Maybe then we wouldn’t be making anymore Lucas Giolito trades or lamo free agent signings.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 months ago

I’m good with that

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
4 months ago

When she tells me what the winning “Mega-Millions” numbers are before the drawing, I’ll believe. Until then her prediction just gets added to the fodder from everyone else that has a guess.

JackFrost
Super Member
4 months ago

I love that video with his dog.

Last edited 4 months ago by JackFrost
Angelstan
Trusted Member
4 months ago

Angels already have a catcher or three. Unless something truly inventive happens, they cannot be spending more money and assets on catcher. They have too many other holes to fill. Get some pitchers please Perry. And one hitter who can work the count, drive in runs, and stay healthy.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Pero Yo Quero uno mas receptor

Jessica DeLine
Admin
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Angelstan

They have O’Hoppe and his strong point is not defense. Stassi? Meh. And I guess Thaiss? Not really anyone else with Quero gone.

Last edited 4 months ago by Jessica DeLine
Cowboy26
Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

You’re not the only one Jeff. As I believe the right catcher can add a huge Premium to the Angels pitching staff and our young Phenom.

Unfortunately , I doubt the Angels will have any clarity on the Stassi situation until mid spring training at the earliest .I just dont see the timing on a Vasquez acquisition working out

Angelstan
Trusted Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Jeff, it’s fine to believe a defensive catcher has value. With this roster and a starting catcher already in the fold, the notion is they cannot TRADE for another catcher. That’s using other capital to bring in the player plus dollars while paying money to cut ties with Stassi, ending things with Thaiss, etc. It’s not good value for this team at this time IMHO when so many other needs exist. Coaching up guys is also another remedy.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago

Something about the word ‘horrid’ is always funny to me.

I’m up early because I fell asleep early after finishing a bottle of Dewers with a relative last night – haha.

Back to baseball – I’d prefer that Stassi moved on at this point.

Have the Angels made ANY personnel moves?

2GA2Join
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

We signed that one dude to a minor league contract….