LA Angels Monday News Crash: Snell Where?

Brace yourselves everybody. Jose Suarez is supposedly going to pitch in relief today. The big news over the weekend is that the Giants signed Matt Chapman. It’s a complicated deal, but he gets $2 Million just for signing the paper. Meanwhile the Giants are sending Tristan Beck to the 60 day IL because of vascular surgery. Everybody’s still full of it about where Blake Snell will go. He’s going to the Angels. He’s going to the Giants. He’s not going to the Astros. They don’t want pitching anyway. Why would they want pitching? Maybe Snell will go to the Phillies.

The Diamondbacks signed Elvis Andrus to a minor league deal. Ronald Acuna Jr. apparently has some trouble with his right meniscus. The Dodgers traded Manuel Margot to the Twins.

In the weird play of the day, the mound got an assist in this double play.

Former major league catcher Ed Ott passed away at the age of 72.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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red floyd
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4 months ago

Off topic. Does anyone have a copy of the “Manly GIF” that they could send to me?

2GA2Join
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4 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

I wondered what ever happened with that whole shtick…

Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

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red floyd
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4 months ago

That isn’t it.

WallyChuckChili
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4 months ago
Reply to  red floyd

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Maybe DG has it.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago

This one is hilarious.

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago

headline: “Four new teams interested in Snell, Montgomery”

source: Scott Boras

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago

I don’t believe that for a minute

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

It made me laugh

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago

Great that we’re winning early spring training games that don’t count, and I would rather we win than lose. The players attitudes seem good and we seem to be doing just what is needed to win. The pitching has been quite good although, I’m not sure what we’ve been pitching against. We’re not hitting a whole lot right now and without the seller pitching, we could have lost almost every game. However, it has only been a week of ST and things can be much different over the next couple of weeks. That’s why you have ST. I look forward to the games that count. And for the Neto fans, he’s looking really good, as are Moniak and Hicks. Regardless of how we’re winning, we seem to have a winning mentality that’s been missing for years.

LanaBanana
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4 months ago
Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

Maybe Bo Donaldson is available.  😎 

Jeff Joiner
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4 months ago

Angels release Rickie Martin.

Not sure why they didn’t just send him to minor league camp. It’s not like Salt Lake is brimming with depth.

HalosFanForLife
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4 months ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Livin’ La Vida Loca

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 months ago

With Arte, according to Perry’s budget it’s, “Livin’ la vida broka”?

Last edited 4 months ago by Angelz4ever
BannedInLA
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4 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Underrated comment.

Angels2020Champs
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4 months ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Live look in at Arte

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halofansince1978
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4 months ago
Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago

I’m not expecting much today

HalosFanForLife
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4 months ago

I know a younger player represented by Boras – he’s still during Arb years. The team wanted to lock him up. Boras told him, don’t do it. Then he got the injury bug and he’s going to have to show he is healthy to get the big payday he could have gotten early. Boras’s long-term greed could have cost this guy 10’s of millions of dollars. Boras could have pushed these guys out of the market where teams are just not willing to lock them up now and where teams have already allocated their money. This player would have gotten generational wealth.

Last edited 4 months ago by HalosFanForLife
Mikeal1st
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4 months ago

I’ve always liked numbers, statistics especially. It helps me make decisions in life that has helped me financially and in other areas. For instance, I don’t buy insurance if I can avoid it. Putting that money into savings is a way to come out ahead in the long run… however sometimes I’m buying peace of mind, like uninsured motorist. I’m sure Boras does analytics just like the teams and he knows the highest payout based on those analytics. In the end, it’s the players decision to risk injury and lose that money. If it were my son, I’d tell him, one in the hand it worth two in the bush if he was in that situation. Why gamble tens of millions on the fair chance you might get a couple hundred million?

Jeff Joiner
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4 months ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Exactly. Extensions are calculated risks on both sides. Yes the teams are trying to pay you less than you might make as a free agent. But they are also guaranteeing you life changing money.

Several Boras clients have signed extensions. Most of them very high profile and very high dollar.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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4 months ago

OR the player could have pulled a Weaver and told Boras to get the deal done even though Boras wanted him to go to free agency.

The players don’t work for Boras he just knows how to sell them on his plan.

Eric_in_Portland
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4 months ago

Chapman rejected a $20.3 million QO which would make him a free agent at the end of this year so he could take less money with an opt out but would also pay him even less in 2025 if he stays with SF.

He can’t be too happy with his agent

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 months ago

My heart bleeds for Chapman……

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago

Life is full of choices….

Cowboy26
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4 months ago

Chapman rejected a $100 million contract offer from the Blue Jays but NO Regerts

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 months ago

The coaching is said to be good, but Detmers looked just like 2023 Detmers. He’s our ace?

RexFregosi
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

it’s … checks calendar… March 4th.

It was ugly but just one start so far

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Details, details Rex!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago

If the price(s) are dropping on Snell/Montgomery, we should take a hard look. On a short term deal, either of these help us win now and/or become very attractive trade chips if our team blows a$$.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I wish the organization thought that way, but I just don’t believe they do.

clover_black
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4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Our only hope is to overpay them to toil in mediocrity.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Snell and Montgomery have to be single, no wife is gonna go that long peaceably w/o a paycheck….just sayin’…

“Yeah yeah, Mr. Cy Young, where’s the beef?”

Fansince1971
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4 months ago

Snell looks like he might be headed to Philly – he fits in well in that rotation.

Montgomery will likely be a member of the RedSox or back to Texas.

JD Martinez probably will go to the Rangers.

I’m predicting all 3 will sign shorter term deals with opt-outs to allow them flexibility if the television market becomes clearer and returns to heaping boatloads of cash on the owners.

Last edited 4 months ago by Fansince1971
Cowboy26
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4 months ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Philly just shelled out the highest AAV in ML history to Wheeler that kicks in in 25′ . Their 2024 payroll is about the same as their 2023 payroll which is about $25 million over the CBT. They have a shitpile of players that are Arbitraton eligible in 2025 and their best player wants to renegotiate his contract so they are probably over the cap for 2025 right now. As a multi year Tax offender that would push their payroll into a new stratosphere No way they will signing Snell.

I dont see JDM going to Texas since they have no more money until the RSN situation is resolved beyond this year especially if they resign Monty

Twebur
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I assumed the Doyer would sign all of them…..because Doyers.

FungoAle
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4 months ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think there is a strong possibility the Dodgers will jump in.

Jeff Joiner
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4 months ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Yes. They seemingly have endless money and greatly prefer short term deals.

Fleckstein
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4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Or maybe they do to go all in and win the WS before the cost of younger players leads to losing them to free agency?

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
4 months ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Most organizations see an increase in revenue following a World Series. Texas had to reduce their TV money just to get a one year deal.

I’d be surprised if Texas signs anybody substantial.

GrandpaBaseball
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4 months ago

First cut is the deepest.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
4 months ago

I’d bet that I’m not the only one happy but surprised by the results of this Ronco slice and dice lead team so far. Exciting finish yesterday and so which 4th outfielder do you like best right now? Tough choice to have to make in 3 weeks.

RexFregosi
Super Member
4 months ago

Just makes too much sense with Halos.v63 to keep 5 OFs to start,

This team has no speed but Ronco values it tremendously.

Jo will look great coming in as a PR late in game

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I agree they will probably open the season with 5 OFs. Among Moniak, Adell, and Hicks, Hicks is the only one that hits LH pitching and I don’t believe they want to give up on Adell yet. I don’t think Moniak has done anything to lose his starting spot in the OF. A number of regulars are off to slow starts but Drury is striking out almost every other AB right now.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

And Trout said hold my beer yesterday with 3 punch outs.

I didn’t watch, but I’m hoping it was a case of him taking pitches and the ump was making questionable calls versus him missing S.T. fastballs.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Yes he’s also off to a very slow start. It’s early in ST, we might have a better idea in a few more weeks. None of it counts or matters so I’ll be interested to see what happens when the season starts.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I mostly agree that he’s likely tinkering with some things during S.T. which is precisely the point of S.T. for established veterans. That said, his strike out rate has skyrocketed the past 2-3 years from 20-22% for most of his career to around 28% of late.

smithy610
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

At this rate, Trout will be the 5th OF on the depth chart.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  smithy610

Bwahahaha

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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4 months ago

If the price does indeed drop on Snell, it seems logical that the number of teams interested in his services would increase. Maybe the Phillies?

WallyChuckChili
Legend
4 months ago

This would also mean they are out on Montgomery.

halofansince1978
Super Member
4 months ago

Yes, Montgomery would be a better choice for us.

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
4 months ago

I’m fine with Snell on a large 2 year deal. I realize we lose the draft pick, but when/if we are out of it at the deadline, he becomes a great trade chip and would bring back more than what we lost in the pick. Or, there is the slight hope that we are in on a wild card spot and having Snell in game 1 gives us more Hopium……

RexFregosi
Super Member
4 months ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

No team really needs Snell right now but everyone playing in October definitely will.

Fansince1971
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4 months ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

That’s why he will likely sign with a contender like Philly. Look for a 3 year deal with player friendly opt outs.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
4 months ago

Agreed.

More innings, lower cost, no draft pick. Actually, on a 3 year type deal I’d still prefer Monty to Snell if the cost was the same. Over 3 years I’m likely getting 120 more innings from Monty.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 months ago

Perhaps not. Snell requires a compensatory pick whereas Montgomery doesn’t