LA Angels Monday News Crash:

I’m sorry if these links are hasty. Pasadena Water and Power managed to create a power outage for my building alone that has lasted for many hours. I am doing this at my office. I guess there was some kind of football game. Luckily, I don’t give a rats behind for football. I watched Revenge of the Creature on my backup systems.

The Pirates will sign Yasmani Grandal while the Phillies will sign Spencer Turnbull. The Red Sox got left hander Lucas Leutje. The Twins beat Nick Gordon in an arbitration hearing and a day later sent him to the Marlins in a trade for Steven Okert. Baseball’s a business, folks.

Here is everybody’s five year plan at shortstop. (I know. I know. It’s hard to think of the Angels as having any kind of plan at this point.)

While Corey Kluber may have retired, he intends to stick around the game in another capacity.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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2GA2Join
Super Member
9 days ago

Giants sign Soler

Mia
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Mia
9 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

But is he in the best shape of his life?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Can he pitch?

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
9 days ago

Article in the register today “Angels hope to overcome loss of Shohei Ohtani with internal improvements”.
Vegas and others think that the Angels will win somewhere between 71 and 74 games.

And apparently your cynical if you say the Angels willingly put themselves into this position by doing little this winter besides retooling the bullpen.

“Minasian, however, seems to be banking on the idea that the Angels can move forward by virtue of the players they already have being better. They’ll be working under the leadership of new manager Ron Washington, who is known for his ability to teach and instill optimism”. This is what people here have been saying “15 win Washington”. Who knew we just needed our players to be more optimistic?

“Washington is revered throughout baseball for the way he works with players, young and old, teaching them and holding them accountable”. Apparently, when he was with the Rangers, he was the reason they won, and not any of the talent they acquired or developed. So we can all relax because it’s not about talent, it’s about coaching and optimism, and we have new coaches who are optimistic. Why didn’t we think of this 3 years ago?  😎 

Mia
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Mia
9 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Minasian is master of the spin room.

“If everything goes right….”

Narrator: Nothing ever went right again…

max
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max
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

literally brought a smile to my face

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Mia

He really is, but it makes him lack credibility. He could say that what they were doing wasn’t working so they trying something different. They hired new coaches and pitching development staff and they believe they’re young starters will do better in a 5 man rotation. I would applaud him for trying something different since what they have been doing wasn’t working and he could of said similar stuff about the hitting instruction. He could have said we’re still looking to improve our team but we also want to make sure our young players aren’t prevented from developing and we want to build a team that will be good long term. Nobody can really argue with that and he could also still say that they are looking forward to a new year possibly without all the injuries from last year so they can better see what this team is capable off and they expect some of the young players to be better after learning last year. All of that is reasonable and positive. He doesn’t have to talk about wins or being competitive or the post season, and if asked, there is nothing wrong with saying “Our goal every year is win as many games as possible. This way he’s not pretending or stating a bunch of garbage and at least he’s credible.

For now, we know that they have no regular DH,back up SS, or most likely an everyday 3B. But there are still many good players unsigned and there is time. We all know Ohtani is gone and has not been replaced but if they were to sign Snell or Montgomery, that would be half of it. And honestly, without Perry addressing it, they really do need to take this year to see what they have and signing a starting pitcher and or Bellinger would not not inhibit that and could make them better long term. Not saying that’s what they should do just using it as an example. I don’t like bureaucrats, especially when the people listening to them know they’re full of crap.

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BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago

Anyone buying this Blake Snell smoke? I’m not.

I think he’ll go to the Yanks and if for some crazy reason he signs a one or two year deal, he’ll go to the doyers and try to get a ring and chase the long term money in 25’ or 26’….

2GA2Join
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Who was that other FA that the media spent months saying was definitely going to us, and then in the end he totally didn’t, and apparently there was not even an offer made by us… it was like last year or so.
As you said, I think this will be similar. The media has been waiting for us to sign Snell for months, and in the end when he signs with the Yanks, they’ll probably have to create drama to save face, such as Perry “failed” to sign Snell and the Yanks stole him from us.

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BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

This.

The “media” by and large are barely informed & even less interested in what they’re “writing” about, hacks.

They don’t have any concrete connections and they constantly toss out basic b*tch opinions.

You get far more insight from the autists & neurotics that frequent boards like this the. you do from 95% of sports journalism. And that includes the corporate biggies like ESPN.

They speak in predictable platitudes at best.

Mia
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Mia
9 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

It’s easy to trust the news until they start talking about stuff you have intimate knowledge of.

Eric_in_Portland
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9 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

All the free agents we want are currently on airplanes headed to John Wayne Airport

max
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max
9 days ago

“All your free agents are belong to us”

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2GA2Join
Super Member
9 days ago

That plane is just Taylor returning from Vegas.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
2GA2Join
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yeah baby!

The missing ingredient… 89 wins, here we come!

Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Angels upper level development staff

They said upper level and Angels in the same sentence!!!! 😀 😃 😄 😁 😆 🤣 😃 😀

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

We have levels?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
9 days ago

We need to teach our pitchers to change those and trust their stuff.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He’s worth at least 5 wins. Just keep adding these guys and we’ll get there!  😎 

BannedInLA
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

This is in addition to “15 WAR Ron”.

We’re gunning for tejas teams, baby !!!

2GA2Join
Super Member
10 days ago

Just noticed that this posting address is “la-angles…”
 😀 

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
10 days ago

With basically half the league playing with 1 year of guaranteed TV money and the big market teams pretty much set, this could be a bonanza of short term deals and mutual option type deals signed over the first couple of weeks of camp.

Guys I think can help the Angels and won’t break the bank: Clevinger, Lorenzen, Soler, Anderson, Urshela (who I think we land). Arguments could be make for Tommy Pham and others.

Dropping down a tier I’d love to add Austin Meadows on a minors deal and would love Brian Anderson on a minors deal with a camp invite.

Mia
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Mia
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Bringing Gio back would be so fun.

red floyd
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10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Brian Anderson? Didn’t he play for us in the ’90s?

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago

today is Dissect the Super Bowl Day so new signings won’t be announced. They won’t get enough publicity. Boras likes publicity, his clients do too.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago

Yesterday was a great day! Gorgeous day, on the first tee at noon, just my brother in law and myself, at Glen Ivy (formerly Trilogy) in Corona, and the course was in great condition and completely empty. No one in front of us and no one behind us. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Twebur
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10 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf
Angels2020Champs
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10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

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Too good to pass up. What would’ve been his 56th bday coming up soon too.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 Nope, but I did have a large Diet Coke and a turkey and arugula sandwich!

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago

Signing Day?

if you’re a FA (P or C) and want to report to camp on time, you kind of need to sign contract today to report tomorrow.

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Right on. Majority MLB writers still pick Angels as most likely to land Snell. If he doesn’t sign this week with us or maybe Giants, I see him delaying a couple more weeks, dropping his asking price, and joining the Yankees. Regardless, hoping for some kind of big splash for Angels next few days.

Jeff Joiner
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10 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Teams can move players to the 60 day IL once camp opens. I’m willing to bet there are some deals already worked out that will be announced Wednesday and Thursday.

2GA2Join
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

On that note…
I see all the time that a huge signing takes place, and then many days later there is an update saying “the signing is announced/official” or whatever, and some corresponding move has been made.
It makes me think that perhaps we could see big moves by some teams at any moment, but then they won’t be “announced” until Wednesday/Thursday like we’ve been saying.

Cowboy26
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10 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I always laugh when MLBTR posts that “Free Agent X is closing in on a deal” and then within an hour or so they report that Free Agent X and the team have agreed to a”. As if the team, the player and his agent were locked in a room somewhere arm wrestling over the contract amount and terms and have finally emerged. When in reality the deal has probably been in place for hours ( or days) but the information has finally been leaked out to the press in bits and pieces.
Its makes you wonder when they start announcing the Borass 5 and other stragglers are “Nearing a deal”

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Tomorrow maybe then – i’d say camp opens when P&Cs report.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

We free a spot then (Quijada), so perhaps that is when we land someone (hopefully Snell or Montgomery, if not ‘just’ Gio or a backup SS).

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

Stupid Bowl is over…PLAY BALL!!

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

Or should we be calling it the Taylor Bowl?

DowningDude
Legend
10 days ago

The SpongeBob Bowl. Made the game a lot better watching that version. 😂

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Puppy Bowl was great!!!

DowningDude
Legend
10 days ago

Yessss!

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 days ago

So glad I can walk around San Francisco among their deflated bandwagon fans. So happy that the Bay Area lost again.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

as So Cal natives, its kind of a duty to disdain the Whiners.

Perfect Super Bowl

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I was rooting for SF because of my sister’s husband.

I was rooting against SF because of my sister’s husband.

Now that KC has two in a row I will root for three in a row.

But mostly I will root for the Rams to beat KC in S/B LVIIII.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

*SB LIX*

Can’t teach kids anything these days. Might want to double check your Roman numeral analog clock… you might be a millennial if the IX, III, or VI are on top 🤣

SOSAR

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Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Same old choking 49ers .

Glad Kid Shanahan can keep his streak alive .

In his 7 years of being an NFL head coach hes now lost 2 NFC championships and 2 Super Bowls. In 3 of those 4 games his teams had the lead in the fourth quarter.

And don’t get me going about his offensive Coordinator days. That Epic Collapse by the Atlanta Falcons when they blew a 28-9 lead in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI will live in infamy.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It’s been a great ride up. Who’s house? Levi’s south!! Every. Single. Year.
Wanna play soft pitch I’ll hit ‘em out of the park all day/year. Might want to learn how to take an L, I Love em… but I love love. Also learn how to take a ‘joke’ especially considering you like to dish them out. This isn’t bantering or being offended, this is fun. Thats what being online is for, entertainment.
We’ve debated why people anywhere like certain NFL teams, anyone remember the LA Buccaneers? First pro football team in California, and they traveled… like the SOSAR lollll

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Also learn how to take a ‘joke’ especially considering you like to dish them out. This isn’t bantering or being offended, this is fun. Thats what being online is for, entertainment.

Seriously? I thought I took the “joke” well. but It seems that now someone doesn’t like my take. Thanks for the lecture there mate, but who’s really the one with the interactive online entertainment sensitivity?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cowboy, we are *trying* to use written words to convey what body language, tone, inflection (you know all that in person stuff) cannot. If some flys over someone’s head it’s still all good. This site and I have been through this before. I had to look up what the Niners schedule was at the Big A vs Rams and had an ohhhhh moment. I’ve seen the two play at the coliseum and Rams won. Still had a great time! Had fun last night too. Having fun today as well.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Whose we?

Are they ones that made you the CtPG site hall monitor cuz I don’t remember voting

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Says the person with *check notes* 19k posts! Is it okay for others to post, are we here to smell the same brand of fart? If mom/dad/the dog comes in and asks to open a window for some fresh air, that ok? My entire handle is ode to you my man, yeehaw yippee ki yay
I’ll check in with you cowboss /s

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago

Diff is that he doesn’t tell other people what they can and can’t post.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Huh. Who’s telling anyone what they can/can’t post. I like everyone posting. It makes the site fun, more engaging, you get to know why (hopefully) people like what they do, you get ‘challenged’ in your likes. Dissenting opinion, shots at humour… if you have most posts than I, I’m sure some of your stuff has fallen flat. No problem getting back on the bike and riding again. Non of the baseball chatter is new, literally all the FA names or info about TV deals or who might sign when (it’s after Wednesday) has been posted for days. None of my sports teams can or should play against themselves. Trying to stake claims on an Angels site (where we are all dysfunctional for even liking them in the first place) for NFL teams has been done before. I could’ve added in go rams or whatever, decided not to. I don’t know if I’ll renew my Chargers seasons tickets this year, or for any particular reason but I enjoy Niners games 1000x more, win or lose (key difference is there is an expectation of the Niners to win and Chargers to find some comical way to lose).

Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

What is with your constant fixation on the amount posts I or anyone else has on this site?

If I give you half of my posts will you promise to STFU and go bother someone else?

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I dunno I’m an army of one (old actual army motto/commercial) and can handle multiples at once. Not afraid of a good time and don’t need anyone else to get out of this clown car to help 🙂

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

*28 to 3. I’m neither a patriots or falcons fan. The worst SB I’ve ever watched was the Patriots v Rams 10-3 turd show. Every dog has its day. It was neither of our teams this year. We’ll see each other twice (at least) next year I think McVay is a genius and that name means a lot to Niners fans, you can’t miss it when you go to SF/Santa Clara.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

*it was 28 to 3 after the Falcons scored early in the second half. it was 28 to 9 going into the 4th quarter. I wrote:

That Epic Collapse by the Atlanta Falcons when they blew a 28-9 lead in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl LI will live in infamy.

Why don’t you just worry about your own postings instead trying to correct mine.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Does quoting quotes get you more posts, I might have to try that. Why would I care about that SB, like at all. I actually had the score of the patriots v rams wrong (13-3… I turned it off at 10-3) so you are welcome to make fun of that. ‘78 might be hung over with his Roman numeral usage and severe lack of recall of recent SB history. Again, WTF cares this is a baseball site. There’s ‘guys’ on here that like(d) the colts now like the chiefs, Steelers fan, probably Canadian football. Just tryna pad my stats/posts IDGAF lol (is that millennial enough).

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Bowl_LI#:~:text=Super%20Bowl%20LI%20featured%20the,Super%20Bowl%20LVIII%20in%202024.

Who can edit to reflect 28-9 as it shall be known from here henceforth!

Dont talk to Lions fans (or do) about 24-7.

Quick draw Cowboy, Red is trying to figure out which Anderson JJ is referring to!! We neeeeeed your help (like actual baseball insight which you are quite capable of). Or is red just making a funny??

Who you got in SB LVIIII Rams v KC btw?

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Cowboy26
Legend
9 days ago

You realize that each football game has at least 4 quarters and they honest to goodness keep track of the score during and after each quarter?

They also have this thing called the internet where you can actually research historical football games and get the scores after each quarter. You should try it some time instead blathering on like a complete imbecile.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

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red floyd
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

As my Niners fan sister put it, Niners gonna Niner. Kind of like our trAdition.

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

Just a friendly reminder…Rams have won the S/B twice since the Whiners last appearance. If my roman numerals are all you’ve got…you must be a millennial.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

I think You mean since the Whiners last SB win. of course they don’t have Joe Montana to lead them or patsy opponents like the San Diego Super Chargers to play against anymore so the winless streak continues.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

I have a pretty good memory, if you want some props for coaching up or playing as part of that championship… good job 🤷🏼‍♂️
Where’s Grandpa, he said he’s watching the game next Sunday and I wanna place some bets (example of how a grown up can handle a little banter… which wasn’t started by me… which is a childish joke saying I didn’t start it)
III (3) whiner jokes before I start playing along. It’s baseball season friends, wanna talk some beisbol?? More than happy to meet up for next years NFL games (up there or down here). Sports should be fun!! I’ve seen same team/side ‘fanatics’ go at it in person everywhere, which is just as lame for someone not liking whatever it is you like.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

Can I have some of what you all are having?! 49ers lost in ‘12, ‘19, ‘23 seasons. Thats III (3) appearances. StL/LA appeared in ‘00, ‘02, whatever you should know your own history. We both own the Bungles in the SB. It’s hard to stay on topic let alone make humour attempts (mateys) here obviously. Imma leave because I never want to be last in the circle jerk

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Dude go get you therapy from Niners Nation. This is an Angels baseball site. We dont Give a shit.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

This is literally the only fan site I pay attention to. For a lot of positives reasons since fandom of any kind is atrocious these days. This is feeling like a doyer site lately.
You do give a shit. You hoped in a clearly hung over persons post that I was trying to play along with (that’s kind of your thing, getting offended for ‘78 is comical in its own right especially since our history is and will remain clean).

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago

Schroedinger’s Football Fan

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

I think this 2020 guy is a Gitcho wanna be and he ends up being the pivot man…his worst nightmare.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

Haven’t been called that one before (it’s usually 2002 heaven, a-hole, creep, whatever floats your boat) but happy to make people cum together

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

At least you own being in idiots company.

But 26 is right…this is a Halo site so piss off.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

Every thread, post is a new opportunity to talk about something. If you want to have your Rams clique (on an Angels site) totally cool. Also more than willing to meet up for any NFL game (but seeing the Angels live as a group of fans would be cool too). I don’t hold grudges and am certainly not offended by anything posted today, yesterday or tomorrow. More than happy to talk Halo baseball, as I started with 16 hours ago (see right below this). Imma stay right where I’m at and keep on keepin on. How you do they same!!

Last edited 10 days ago by Angels2020Champs
Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

Chargers literally promoted themselves to be ‘your’ second team. Theres a lot of reasons for me ‘like’ them but I don’t. It’s just something to do. PSLs for NFL teams are ridiculous. (while using public funds to build such a site). Paid NO PSL to the chargers, Niners were $10,000/seat when they opened. I don’t know what Rams were but it’s up there. I’ve spelled out and posted links to professional football fandom in California, especially to So Cal. It’s a dealers choice, anyone has any reason to like-like a team. I actually feel bad for Marine Layer if he has to walk around SF proper because whew it’s bad up there. Not having to shut down an In n Out (Oakland reference) bad but really bad.

red floyd
Legend
9 days ago

And this is a *BASEBALL* site. IDGAF about what the Chargers did. Nobody else here does either.

Angels2020Champs
Super Member
9 days ago
Reply to  red floyd

You do know the difference between replying to (which I did) and starting a conversation? I mentioned the same things you did, multiple times. I post baseball links/opinions frequently. I reply to ‘hot takes’ which often have nothing to do with foosball or any sport. Feel free to continue to post/suck off who you like. I’ll continue to provide quality content and/or slum it down on the low roads how I see fit. Choose your adventure and make sure to follow your own advice. Or don’t, we both DGAF, right?

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Angels2020Champs
Super Member
10 days ago

We are into being HOURS away from pitchers and catchers reporting!!

Here’s a fun read as to why they report earlier than everyone else:
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/when-do-pitchers-and-catchers-report-2016-spring-training-report-dates-john-thorn-history/bx6ni0rgjgte132n9lutb1bxh

TL:DR… but not covered in the article which dates 1924 as first ‘newspaper recorded’. A coach/manager wanted them to run in the snow and chop wood.

Here’s a video of Trout’s (provided by himself via social media) teaching his kid, ‘leg up, let it rip!’

https://old.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/1anrjl7/mike_trout_leg_kick_crazzyy/

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