LA Angels Thursday News Crash: Trout Slam

Here is access to the video of Mike Trout’s grand slam from yesterday.

Nelson Rada plus pitchers Walbert Urena, Joel Hurtado, Nick Jones, Travis MacGregor, José Marte, Camden Minacci, Hayden Seig and Alan Rangel; catchers Juan Flores, Zach Humphreys and Alberto Rios; and first baseman Evan White were reassigned to Minor League camp on March 4 to ensure they get regular playing time. They think that Anthony Rendon will be back from his groin tightness on Thursday. (Oh, that’s today!)

Mike Zunino announced his retirement. The Pirates’ Dauri Moreta will be out for an extended period of time with some kind of elbow ligament injury. The Athletics have lost both Luis Medina and Freddy Tarnok to injuries. Eddie Rosario is getting a minor league deal with the Nationals.

Here is a little insight about how players find somewhere to live (paywall: Athletic).

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Maybe he just needs spectacles

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red floyd
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1 month ago

I’ve got just one thing to say to you… Strike this MF out!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Twebur

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Cowboy26
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1 month ago

While there is definitely some exciting young talent and arms here, I would say overall our Spring breakout roster is pretty weak. https://twitter.com/TaylorBlakeWard/status/1765776037500367323

Perry still has a long way to go.

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I would say so.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

But but but…..Ron Washington and his 15 WAR…..

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Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

None of these players are projected to make the majors this year or even next year. So no worries ’71 the Wash 15 WAR is still in tact and is on its way to the Big A even though we know you wont be there.

Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Whoa there Cowboy…..you forgot our recently added new Angel trAdition, (we bring up not-ready-young-unproven talent to the big boy club without a second thought better than anyone). Coupled with our great old trAdition of “injury frequency” broken hips, obliques and TJ’s, I’d say serval from that list will be added to the 25 man roster during the course of 2024.

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Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I may be there but only if I can find decent $2 tickets online. I’ll have a beer and a hotdog elsewhere and sneak in a water. So not entirely accurate to say I won’t be there.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

OF seems to be the weak link

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

and 3B/1B

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Cole Fontenelle has had a lot of visibility this spring and is a big kid- definitely intrigued

Fansince1971
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Yeah but I’m worried about the hole in his skull.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Perry has received a lot of slack from this community. I’m not sure why. I had a lot of hope for Perry before he was hired. Sounded like a baseball rat vs an Ivy grad which I liked. Was hoping Arte would hire him over Dombrowski and got my wish. Then…my confidence quickly evaporated in year 1 after his great trade out of the gate getting Rasiel. Been trending sideways ever since outside of O’Hoppe deal. Nice guy, don’t hate him. He tries to talk and act with conviction but here’s hoping for his final season.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I actually feel the opposite, and I think switching GMs yet again would just hurt this team more.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I have been tough on Perry and not particularly enamored with his major league roster construction, but to be completely fair, his job performance has been impacted by some significant circumstances. He should have hired the current coaching staff the first year he was here but he inherited Joe and didn’t have a choice, and he also inherited the Rendon black hole. Then, Artie said he was going to sell, so everything was put on hold until the sale took place, and after decisions were made, Artie said, “just kidding” I’m not selling. This is the first year he’s had full freedom and now there are additional circumstances like Artie and TV money that possibly limit the budget. He deserves credit for the acquisition of O’Hoppie and the drafting of Neto, who both look pretty good. There were better hitters available last year than Schanuel, so the jury is still out on that. His overall drafting has been a bit mixed and as I said earlier, I’m not thrilled with his evaluation of major league players, but it looks like he’s done a nice job with the bullpen this year. All things considered I would probably give him a “B” or “B-“, but if the young players breakout and the new coaching staff makes a difference, then the grade goes up. He’s also yet to have a full year of Trout. Perry is a definitely a big improvement over Eppler.

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FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Again, cutting Perry slack convincing yourself it is Arte’s fault. I’m ok with Perry this year as this is a mulligan year but let’s not “settle.”

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

The problem, of course, is that anyone in that job is handicapped by the organizational dysfunction. I would not recommend a new GM, I would like to maintain continuity for the next few years with the current coaching staff and young players. If you were to replace Perry, who do you think could do a better job under the circumstances? I’m curious.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

What good is continuity when you’re sub-500? Difficult to reward mediocrity. A business owner certainly understands this. You pay for performance.

Perry’s are a dime a dozen. What I have heard, day 1 of his intro press conference, “I’m all about pitching and run prevention.” That has been a C-.

Go poach someone who gets it done with little resources. No more 1st time GMs.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

So who is that person who can get it done as you say working for Artie. Tell me who you’re going to hire who’s going to be able to do way better. I am honestly open to your suggestions. I’m not saying there aren’t better choices than Perry, just who are you going to get to come here and perform substantially better in the current environment. Also, starting over next year just makes next year another mulligan.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

What vision has Perry put in place to make you feel we need to stick it out for another 3-4 years? I’m not sure where we are headed.

2GA2Join
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I actually just flat out don’t agree with you that Perry has been a GM that should be replaced.
Things that I see went wrong can mostly be attributed to Arte’s direction.
Obviously you can cherry pick a few bad trades or signings. But list a GM who never makes a single bad trade or signing.

I’m not saying that Perry is the greatest ever and belongs in the GM Hall of Fame. But I totally disagree with the notion of can the guy, let’s try another one.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I don’t disagree with you about the vision but as long as Artie is the owner, who is going to come here and do substantially better. I feel like we’re just condemned until he sells or has an epiphany. Seriously though, you probably know more about this than I do so if you have a name from maybe Tampa Bay, of someone who’s had success with limited resources and a weak minor league system like ours, please make us aware. With the TV situation and Rendon’s contract we’ve got two more years after this of spinning our wheels. I’d probably give Perry two years after this and if nothing changes substantially for the better, I’d look for someone else.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  FungoAle

Perry was not ready to work for Arte and has been learning on the job. He’;s done some good things and some less than good things.

I remain of the opinion that Arte is a known quantity and there’s zero excuse for Perry to have been “surprised” by the dysfunction. Perry comes from a baseball family and is allegedly well connected in the baseball fraternity. Arte is an open book.

IF Perry wants to return,,,the franchise might as well keep him since it’s unlikely they will get anyone “better” given all the challenges that exist (ownership, roster, farm system).

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago

I would agree, although knowing about it doesn’t make the job any easier.

Fansince1971
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1 month ago

Any pitcher who puts the ball there for Trout is asking for pain. That is his absolute crush zone.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Glad to see the GOAT didn’t choke this time.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago

A very spring training lineup.

red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Could be worse. Could be a Very Brady Lineup

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 month ago

I missed that the Mariners got back Haniger. Don’t know how he’s done statistically, but he’s always felt like an Angel killer.

Twebur
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1 month ago

From J. Fletcher

Robert Stephenson (shoulder) is going to throw a bullpen session. Ron Washington said he will have time to get the innings he needs before opening day.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Still nothing from Suarez. I think the plan is to put Suarez on the IL at least at the beginning of the year. That frees up a roster spot for Pomeranz or another minor league signing.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Suarez pitched 2 innings on Monday (and did fairly well) so I’m not sure the Angels will go Billy Eppler here and manufacturer a 60 day minimum IL stay from the last day he pitched in the Cactus League especially if he keeps pitching.

Bachman will definitely start the season on the IL so that will provide a 40 man spot for Adrianza (more likely than Sano now that Rengifo has started playing again) Considering Pomeranz’s horrible outing yesterday Its more likely that he will start the season at the great Salt Lake.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

LOL, Billy Eppler will go down in history just like Tommy John and Lou Gehrig. Whether a suspension or surgical procedure or even a deadly disease all coined after their surname.

red floyd
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Eppler didn’t invent it. The Doyers did, and everyone knew what they were doing. It’s just that someone ratted on Billy.

FungoAle
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

and many other GMs but Eppler got tagged, he will own it forever

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

It’s likely that I’m seeing things that aren’t really there, but does MNT look like he’s shed about 10 pounds? He seems to have an air of confidence about him as well.

WallyChuckChili
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1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

When he first got to ST there was a pic of him entering camp on the slimmer side.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

More than 10, I’d guesstimate 20.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

He knows 15 WAR are up for grabs and he wants the biggest chunk.

I keep thinking things are better after ONE month with Wash. And can’t wait to see the club in the summer when they continue to digest the Ronco experience

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  BannedInLA

I understand he’s been focusing on his height, so he’s likely taller which provides that slimming look.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
1 month ago

Chad Curtis?

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

LMFAO

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago

Source?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

LOL, I meant #27

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Rendon back today? Who wants to wager he needs more time?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Rendone is that guy that you work with that strings along assorted maladies to go on extended leaves and 2-3 day call-ins mated up with weekends and holidays and doesn’t understand why co-workers have no sympathy for him and want to tar and feather him, if it was allowed by HR.

PedroCerrano
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

He’s the coworker who always seems to call in sick on Mondays.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  PedroCerrano

…and when he/she has phone coverage.

LanaBanana
Super Member
1 month ago

RENdon isn’t in the lineup today but RENgifo is.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

It’s all about the regular season. Let’s see what happens when the games mean victories for the season.

cookmeister
Trusted Member
1 month ago

not exactly a great wager when Washington already said he was going to get another day

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  cookmeister

Shhh. I wanted to get some action. I’ll bet he needs a little more time tomorrow too.

red floyd
Legend
1 month ago

Try Scottsdale. Lots of cougars there.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

LOL. I take some of that kind of action too.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
1 month ago

Good morning faithful, I’ve just spent the last 90 minutes catching up with all the postings, lots of good stuff. Doctor appointments everyday-all off the mountain so I can do Terry and Langer, there are fun to listen to.

I agree that Washington is a huge plus, just not 15 wins of plus-but we shall see. Picking the 4th outfielder is going to be difficult no doubt about it.

Sandoval is taught this Spring to start out with a strike and stay ahead in the count- what a novel idea, right out of Pitching for Dummies.

Angels’ coaching has been let’s say weak for some time. Last week the Plumber said he learned something new – moving up for a ground ball with your glove down, SMFH, Baseball 101. Ground to up-Ground to up=Ground to up with the glove. Attack the grounder’s-play the ball, don’t let the ball play you.

Good heavens just what kind of coaching has been taught in the minor league system?

Forever it seemed from the 1950’s thru the 1980’s you would hear about the “Dodgers way of Baseball”. It was not just about stolen bases, but how to read a pitcher to get an earlier start or on a hit to the outfield and how to take second just by reading the OFer with his speed and arm. How to go first to third.

Washington is teaching basics to guys who have never been taught this stuff, just amazing. Glad he is here with us.

I can’t predict the outcome for the Halos in 2024, but for us faithful it promises to be fun even if we only win 73 games once again.

Stay tuned, highlights at 11. 😀 

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago

Keep an eye on those eagles! 🦅 🦅

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago

The Angels’ version of the Breakfast Club rises before dawn and takes the half field behind the batting cages not long after the sun rises.

Angels shortstop Zach Neto is there to work on his defense, not taking for granted the skill that wowed observers in his standout rookie season of 2023. On hand to provide early-morning instruction is none other than new manager Ron Washington.

A longtime coach and manager, Washington played the majority of his 10 major league seasons as a middle infielder, mostly at shortstop. Infield play is Washington’s passion and he immediately has become passionate about Neto.

“Oh, there is a ton to like. Not a lot, a ton,” Washington said of his 23-year-old shortstop.

On a quiet recent morning, with only the sound of great-tailed grackle squawking in the background, Washington conducted a backhand fielding drill. The middle infielders took their positions, with Washington a mere 25-30 feet away holding a bat near a bucket of baseballs. Washington drilled short hops to the backhand side, leaving little time to react.

“I showed (Neto) some stuff out there on the backhand side and he just took to it,” Washington said. “It looked a little shaky in the beginning but then, all of a sudden, he got a feel for it. Now, it looks like something he’s always been able to do.

“He has that acumen. You can see he comes from a good (college) program. You give him something and he’s able to apply (it).”

Neto is open to any and all instruction from Washington.

“He has a lot of wisdom, a lot of knowledge about this game, a lot of years in this game,” Neto said. “A young guy like me, being able to learn something new from him, it’s like candy for a kid at Halloween.”

A star shortstop at Campbell, south of the Raleigh-Durham area in North Carolina, Neto was selected by the Angels as the 13th overall draft pick in 2022. Less than a year after he was drafted and attended his final college class, Neto was in the major leagues when he made his debut on April 15 last season.

In short order, he erased any doubt that a player from the Big South Conference could make an immediate impact. The defense transferred right away, with the offense already showing improvement this spring.

Another area Neto hopes to improve is with an ability to stay on the field. The grind of a major league season took its toll with Neto missing time with oblique and lower back injuries.

He played in just more than half of the Angels’ games last season but his impact was evident in the team’s 43-41 record when he was on the field and 30-48 mark when he was not.

“Going into the offseason, it was something I needed to work on, getting my body right,” Neto said. “I looked at it as a restart button for me. New (coaching) staff, new everything, new year for me coming up. Coming into spring training, it was head down, nice and easy, no more (first-season) pressure or anything like that.”

Neto said he did core work to help avoid soft tissue injuries in and around his torso. A byproduct of that work seems to be an uptick in power, at least from early Cactus League results.

Neto clobbered a towering home run approximately 450 feet to straightaway center field last week against the Cleveland Guardians. He smashed another to left field Monday against the Texas Rangers.

On offense last season, Neto batted .225 with a .685 OPS that was 26th among shortstops who played at least 80 games. In his final season at Campbell, he had a .407 batting average with a 1.283 OPS in 53 games.

Through Tuesday’s Cactus League games, Neto was batting .333 (7 for 21) with 16 total bases and a 1.110 OPS. He had two stolen bases, both Tuesday in a 4-0 victory over the Dodgers, along with a hit, a run scored and a leaping catch on a line drive.

While Neto might be young, with a small sample size to judge his offense as a major leaguer, he has seen enough to feel confident about the player he can become in short order.

That all-glove-no-stick tag that surfaced last season? Neto said he heard it and is up for the challenge.

“Oh yeah, it’s gonna be fun proving people wrong,” Neto said. “That’s what I’ve always been about my whole life. So here, at the biggest stage, if there are people still doubting, it just keeps creating that underdog mentality and chip on my shoulder to keep proving people wrong.

“I just gotta keep trusting myself, having that confidence and going out there and having fun.”

Go git it kid, it’s yours for the taking.

red floyd
Legend
1 month ago

I hated Wash when he was with the stRangers, but I already love the guy now.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

Speaking of candy, it would seem Wash is also a kid in a candy store having Neto as a canvas. I think he sees Gold Glove potential that goes along with his elite engine. I watch games watching infielder intent as a big focus. I think I saw Neto take off a pitch or two all last season. Most guys take off a pitch or two an inning. 162 game season – a defense sees about 25,000 pitches. It’s hard to have intent on every pitch. Neto is special.

If you want to watch a master at the first step, watch yourself some Ke’Bryan Hayes. It’s the best first step ever.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago

Best Angels not in Hall of Very Good:

One of the fun things about the Baseball Hall of Fame is the arguments it elicits about who is deserving of enshrinement and who is not.

Every club has its borderline candidates who some believe should be in Cooperstown, and the Angels are no exception. Here’s a look at the top five Angels players who are retired and currently not in the Hall of Fame:

1. Bobby Grich (1977-86)
Grich played 10 of his 17 seasons in the Majors with the Angels, and he is almost universally viewed as one of the most deserving of enshrinement among players not in the Hall of Fame. Grich did just about everything well as an elite second baseman, and he was a six-time All-Star, a four-time Gold Glove winner and a one-time Silver Slugger. He racked up 71 WAR during his career, which is eighth all-time among second basemen and puts him ahead of several Hall of Fame second basemen such as Frankie Frisch, Ryne Sandberg, Roberto Alomar and Craig Biggio, per Baseball Reference’s metric. Grich is a member of both the Orioles and Angels Halls of Fame, but the 71-year-old is still waiting for his potential call to Cooperstown.

2. Tommy John (1982-85)

John won 288 games and posted a 3.34 ERA while playing for six clubs in an incredible 26-year career with help from an innovative surgery that was ultimately named after him and changed the game of baseball ever since. John pitched four seasons with the Angels, but his best seasons came with the Dodgers and Yankees, as he was an All-Star from 1978-80 and finished in the top four in balloting for the American League Cy Young Award in 1977, ’78 and ’79. He posted 61.6 career WAR, which is just ahead of Hall of Famers Stan Coveleski, Early Wynn, Al Spalding, Dazzy Vance and Jim Bunning. John appeared on the Modern Baseball Era Hall of Fame ballot last year.

3. Bobby Abreu (2009-12)
Abreu doesn’t get enough credit for his strong 18-year career, as he blended on-base skills, power and speed as well as any player in his era. He was an All-Star twice and won both a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger Award, while batting .291/.395/.475 with six clubs, including a four-year stint with the Angels. Abreu had 60.2 career WAR, which ranks 19th all-time among right fielders and ahead of contemporaries such as Ichiro Suzuki, Vladimir Guerrero and Sammy Sosa.

4. Jim Edmonds (1993-99)
Edmonds was one of the best defensive players of his era, winning eight Gold Gloves, and he was a four-time All-Star while also leading the Cardinals to the 2006 World Series title. He had plenty of power with 393 career home runs, including topping 40 in a season twice, but he suffered several injuries during his 17-year career. He played his first seven seasons with the Angels before moving on to the Cardinals and four other clubs. His 60.4 career WAR is 16th among center fielders and ahead of Hall of Famers Max Carey, Earl Averill and Kirby Puckett.

Grich would go in with a Halo cap, Edmonds (one of my favorite player childhood players) would not. Other two not deserving even of very good hall.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago

If you are to included Bobby Abreu and Jimmy Edmonds shouldn’t you also include Freddy Lynn?

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

And Jim Fregosi who was the best shortstop in the league for 10 years.

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Best shortstop in the 1960s in baseball

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Bill James said there are only 3 players not in the Hall who were better than Grich and a number in Hall who weren’t. His comment was “How can you have a Hall of Fame that includes Bill Mazeroski and not Bobby Grich”. According to OPS+ he’s the 8th greatest hitting 2B of all time.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago

Who is moar corrupt, city government or billionaire ownership? Yes!

The plea agreement signed by former Anaheim mayor Harry Sidhu was damning: At a time the city of Anaheim was negotiating a stadium deal with the Angels, Sidhu slipped relevant and confidential information to the team, in the hope the team would thank him with a million-dollar campaign contribution. When the FBI asked him about it, he lied and denied.

The deal ultimately collapsed, but the question lingered: Was the corruption within City Hall limited to the mayor, or did the city itself break the rules?

On Wednesday, for the second time in three years, a court cleared the city of allegations it violated the state’s open government laws in negotiating the Angel Stadium deal.

A three-judge panel of the state appellate court largely upheld an Orange County Superior Court decision that the city had complied with the Brown Act in negotiating the proposed $150-million sale of Angel Stadium and the surrounding property to an entity controlled by Angels owner Arte Moreno.

Under the deal, Moreno’s company would have renovated or replaced the 58-year-old stadium and built a village — homes, shops, restaurants, hotels and offices — upon more than 100 acres of parking lots.

For the second time in a decade, Moreno thought he had reached a deal with Anaheim, only to see the city back out. The Angels’ lease extends through 2029, with team options through 2038.

Moreno, 77, told the Orange County Register last month that he had no plans for a third round of negotiations.

“Right now I’d say no,” Moreno said. “I don’t like the word never. Right now I don’t believe [Anaheim officials] have an appetite for it.”

In response, Anaheim mayor Ashleigh Aitken issued a statement in which she said the city would be willing to talk.

“We welcome a fair proposal,” she said. “As a city, we’re committed to building on decades of baseball in Anaheim for generations to come.”

In Wednesday’s ruling, the appellate court panel rejected four of five arguments made by the People’s Homeless Task Force, confirming the Superior Court finding that the city did not improperly negotiate the stadium deal behind closed doors.

The appellate court validated one argument, ruling that the city should have allowed public comment by telephone and not just email during the pandemic, so that citizens could “directly address the City Council.”

“As most everyone has experienced at this point,” Wednesday’s opinion read, “email is easily and often ignored.”

In 2022, the Orange County grand jury blasted not just Sidhu but the council majority that backed him.

“The City Council majority’s inappropriate handling of the stadium property transactions betrayed its constituents,” the grand jury report read.

The grand jury, which said it started its probe before it became aware of the FBI investigation, said the city had demonstrated “persistent lack of transparency and rushed decision-making in its handling of the stadium property transactions, exacerbating distrust by the public, state and local government officials, and even some members of its own City Council.”

The FBI agent who investigated Sidhu said the former mayor’s actions “may have violated the Brown Act.” Kelly Aviles, the attorney for the People’s Homeless Task Force, said the agent’s report was disclosed after the Superior Court ruling and would not have been considered by an appellate court charged with reviewing whether the Superior Court acted properly with the information it had.

Aviles said she disagreed with Wednesday’s ruling but anticipated her clients would consider the case closed and would not ask the state supreme court to consider taking up the matter.

Mike Lyster, the spokesman for the city of Anaheim, said the city “welcomed” Wednesday’s decision.

“For a second time now, a court has determined that Anaheim followed the Brown Act,” he said. “For whatever other issues may have come to light with the stadium proposal, we stand by the city’s open, public process.”

In short, most likely the brown act is as corrupt as Arte and Anaheim city council… go figure.

steelgolf
Super Member
1 month ago

Sounds like the “People’s Homeless Task Force” was trying to shakedown the city/Arte for a chunk of money. Don’t know if they got any but I’m sure the attorneys fees are a big hit.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  steelgolf

Nailed it!! Only winners in most anything are the attorneys. Let’s say there was a chunk of change that was supposed to go to a deserved, needy cause… a single digit percentage might end up where it’s meant to.

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago

In short, most likely the brown act is as corrupt as Arte and Anaheim city council

Source? because the closing line is about the dumbest thing I’ve read in a long time. (Sounds like a Sam the Hat master piece) Not sure how the author could draw that conclusion unless he’s alleging the 3 judge appellate court panel are part of the same evil cabal that Arte and the City officials were as well.

Angels2020Champs
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Haha, last line was what I added. I take your comment as a badge of honor. First day of trying out long form copy and paste from links (or clickbait as some here call it). I’ll try to clarify what author wrote vs what I added (mine usually has a typo and/or purposeful misspelling intended so you can read into the chasm of sar).

First, the brown act: The Ralph M. Brown Act is a California law that guarantees the public’s right to attend and participate in meetings of local legislative bodies. Sounds great. In practice and reality is NOT the case. If you don’t live in a city, you aren’t allowed the 5 minutes to go up and speak at that city council meeting. Fair. If you do live in a city and there’s a hot ticket item, guess what… the representatives don’t have to show up or their alternatives will and will plead ignorance. Often, things will get pushed back or taken to closed doors city council chambers. Corruption is dishonest conduct. I think that applies to how the brown act is enforced. It’s outdated at the least.

Secondary and tertiary, Anaheim city council and billionaire owner (Arte) shouldn’t need explanation for how corrupt they are and have been.

I didn’t comment on the judges. They ruled the same as the first court, so seems like some people are doing their jobs right.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
1 month ago

People can get their five minutes at any city council meeting, even if they do not live there. See Chad and JT for many, many examples

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Yes, they are all corrupt…

Fansince1971
Legend
1 month ago

Power and money is the fuel of corruption

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

All I know is Disneyland keeps getting shit done like buying a public street

And Arte can’t or won’t

Cowboy26
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Disney has quietly maintained control of the Council and the City no matter who’s in charge , scandal or no scandal.

Kiyotchan
Super Member
1 month ago

It was fun interacting with my old friend CtPGers yesterday. You guys are really passionate about the Angels, and I will continue my fandom of Anaheim Angels as far as AL is concerned.

Since no one picked up on the upcoming appearance of Trevor Bauer against the Dodgers on 3/10, I thought I would mention it. (If someone did, I apologize.) Nikkan Sports today reported that Trevor Bauer is scheduled to start for Asian Breeze on Sunday. Dodgers are going to be split squad that day, and they also have a game against the Diamondbacks. Shohei Ohtani is expected to play against the Diamondbacks, and (disappointingly) will not face Bauer. Apparently Asian Breeze is an independent team who has produced 30 plus players for MLB. Bauer will be wearing 77 and is expected to pitch 3 innings.

Last edited 1 month ago by Kiyotchan
Angels2020Champs
Legend
1 month ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

New information to me. Let us know how it goes for the Asian Breeze. FUCK the dodgers (March usage of f-bomb fulfilled).

Twebur
Legend
1 month ago

I’ll take Asian Breeze, Sex Act, Alcohol Libation, or Jazz Band for $800 Alex.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Beat me to it. “Asian Breeze” is fodder for all manner of jokes.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

So…:.Kiyo…..what’s it like interacting with doyer fans? I’m assuming that you’ve found a suitable forum to chat. Then again, you know what they say about making assumptions. Haha

RexFregosi
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Kiyotchan

What would be great to link any Japanese articles on what life is like in Tempe without last year’s DH.

I heard one Japanese tv station interviewed Trout and Rendon about it

halofansince1978
Super Member
1 month ago

Halo winning the Cactus League…WHO CARES!!!

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