LA Angels Monday News Crash:

As of Friday, Robert Stephenson is dealing with shoulder discomfort and might not be ready for opening day. Patrick Sandoval struck out five guys in 4 1/2 innings during the Angels shutout loss to the Diamondbacks.

Do you think that Luis Garcia is our secret weapon?

Gerrit Cole says it is “nerve inflammation” and it will be about three to four weeks.

Mike Clevinger is only seeking a one year deal. That’s Arte territory. Tommy Pham might end up back in San Diego.

Reds center fielder TJ Friedl just broke his wrist. Oops. The weekend was rough on outfielders as Josh Lowe will also probably miss the season opener.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Sooooo anger engorged CtPG Guy ….. what would be the point for the Angels to sign Snell for the contract he just signed with the Giants?

Especially if all your hard nippled bitching is right, why would he take that contract from us?

And what good is one to two years of Snell doing us? Really. What does Blake Snell change as of now?

How does Snell’s 2 year contract fit into a “reboot/tear down”? His “grit” rubs off on the kids? Having trouble finding guys to show our kids how to throw 5 innings?

Explain to me how you’re not basically mad simply because Arte won’t spend 31M a year to gain ABSOLUTELY NOTHING of substance just to make you feelz nice feelz for a week before you get all pink and stiff and angry again.

Hell. What about THE DRAFT PICK!?! When you need an extra bitch for the tip in the past isn’t any draft pick and bonus pool money we give up to sign an FA declared a fatal error…. followed by declaring we can’t draft or develop anyone….?

Now that I typed that out…. Jeebz that’s stupid….

Here’s to Angels fans getting some true cheap ownership by August. Strip it all down. Let’s have zero arb eligible players for a couple years. Just MiLB free agents and prospects…. some old dudes on invites…. maybe if we start marching through the 100 loss season portion of the desert it’ll kill off this stiff necked people faster and we can get some good fan ju ju going in a couple years and start winning. If we tear down that hard we may even find it’s a path to Arte selling the team to some Saudi royalty or something. Then we can Yankee out like true assholes.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago

Now we’ll see the Angels sign JDM for 1 year $35MM.

Queue up the Skywalker “nooooo” gif

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2GA2Join

15M? Still sucks, but I guess. 20+ million…. NOOOOOOOOOOOO!

35M. I will laugh so hard.

BannedInLA
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Jack Della Maddalena?

Designerguy
Super Member
26 days ago

Arte, do baseball a favor — trade Trout or sell the team. You’re as worthless as Frank McCourt and John Fisher. Maybe once people start speaking with their wallets, you’ll listen.

You want to live in the shadows of the Doyers and cry poor? Hope you’re comfortable since you’re going to be there a for a long (long) time.

You claim you want to compete. With what? A bunch of AAA players? That doesn’t fly in MLB. I used to joke that thanks to the A’s being the AL West, the Angels can’t finish last. I’m not sure about that. This team might lose 100 games, and you’ll continue to spout your drivel.

You’re a fucking (March) embarrassment to baseball.

Mia
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Mia
26 days ago
Reply to  Designerguy

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CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
26 days ago

Way to lose out in on Snell. Feel sorry for Trout, he’s asking for some Star power if only to replace a minimal of Ohtani’s presence. But nope, Arte going cheap even though he says team is still going for it. ST has not gone well for our hitters, starting pitching average. MLB power rankings has us at 26, just above rebuilding teams?? Arte must be Ok with us becoming an Ohtani-less joke of a club. Save the season sign Bauer and Martinez. Even if that doesn’t make us contenders do it for Mike.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  CAoldskoll

He’ll be in either a NYY or Philly uniform before his 34th birthday. There’s no way he chooses to stay with a team that can’t get to the playoffs yearly.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago

I thought he just proclaimed his everlasting commitment to the Los Angels Angels and he is not the kind of guy who would take the easy way out?

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  FungoAle

Take a closer look at what he said. Asking for a trade in the past or “today” would have been the easy way out. As for the future, his commitment is aligned to winning.

“I think the easy way out is to ask for a trade,” Trout told reporters. “There might be a time, maybe. I really haven’t thought about this. When I signed that contract, I’m loyal. I want to win a championship here. The overall picture of winning a championship or getting to the playoffs here is the bigger satisfaction than bailing out or taking the easy way out. I think that’s been my mindset. Maybe down the road, if some things change.”

Last edited 26 days ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Mike. I loaf you. But you have been worthless and expensive since we signed you to a huge contract. That’s the short of it. Please let us know if you find anyone who will trade for you.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

See, there’s no logical reason to spend 30M on Snell right now.

When you can’t use thoughts to justify your hot feelz go directly with sentiment. Poor fking Trout.

You know, like how guys who can’t actually meet women take their new puppy with them everywhere…. same thing.

Last edited 26 days ago by gitchogritchoffmypettis
FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago

Solid non-move by Arte by not getting involved with Snell. I gave the Angels a C for the off-season. I just bumped it up to a B. Cost avoidance, nice.

Last edited 26 days ago by FungoAle
Eric_in_Portland
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26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I bump it up, too, from an F to a D-

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago

Well, I’m happy you recognized that not signing Snell was a positive outcome.

Eric_in_Portland
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26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I think Snell will regret not taking that 6 yr deal with the Skanks.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago

Agree or even a 5-year offer. I kind of feel he might have been concerned of the Ed Whitson syndrome had he joined the Yanks.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  FungoAle

But
BUT

WEEE could have signed him to THAT contract! (If we were the Giants)

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
26 days ago

now I’m hoping JDM and Montgomery sign elsewhere so I can post my funny revised IIWPM which includes “leave $50 mil in Arte’s pocket”.

I’m half kidding. I don’t really want Martinez because then we’ve got guys sitting due to JDM hogging the DH at-bats. Monty, on the other hand….he’d be useful.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
26 days ago

Good for the Giants… That’s a really favorable deal and short term. Shame on Perry and Arte.

Cowboy26
Legend
26 days ago

Id Rather have the $1.9 to $2.0 million slot value to our bonus pool that the pick we saved will generate. If we want to waste money go waste it on Monty.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

If Monty is the pivot (or was always the priority) sure I’m beyond fine with that. But its more likely we do nothing to improve the rotation other than hope for miracles.

Mia
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Mia
26 days ago

Snell to the Giants 2yr/62M

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Mia

Yet another missed opportunity

Last edited 26 days ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
Mia
Legend
Mia
26 days ago

He doesn’t put us over the top in 24. If he has a down year you’re stuck paying him, and if he’s good he leaves.

We really aren’t in a spot to need him.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Mia

Your points are valid; it’s just that another 90+ loss season with minimal prospect assets on the horizon is brutal.

Last edited 26 days ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
Mia
Legend
Mia
26 days ago

Oh yeah, absolutely.

Just glad he’s not an Astro.

Last edited 26 days ago by Mia
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

That would have sucked. It’ll be good to suffer for a little while though. Angels can stop thinking of themselves in capital letters all the time. Arte will probably die. Then the good times can begin.

Mia
Legend
Mia
26 days ago

I don’t want to wish death on anyone, but it really does feel like we are just waiting in purgatory for him to pass.

He loves the status of ownership too much to leave by any other means.

He stared down a $2,000,000,000 offer and didn’t flinch.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Brutal. It’s what CtPG Guy fan JuJu deserves. Tall glasses of warm piss to drink for a couple years till we can figure out how positive thinking works without someone buying it for us.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Yay!!!
Well, at least I’m relieved.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago

The thing that really perplexes me, is why Arte wants to stay now, if his team stinks and he is refusing to put money into it to improve it the way he usually thinks he can improve it.

I guess it is perhaps what others have said… is there a property development deal in the works? If so, I hope it comes to fruition soon so Arte can cash in and sell the team.

willtheangelswin
Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Artie is selling the team for sure… this is what you do when you are selling…keep a flashy asset (Trout) to attract a billionaire buyer…but strip the rest of the club so that the new guy has $$ to spend. This process can take years waiting on that billion $ offer tho… during that time…just don’t go to any games…even the players know this…waste of time.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago

He’s going to have to wait for Rendon to go off the books.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago

He doesn’t need to wait. Owning a major league baseball team is very attractive. Their’s probably a line waiting. It’s like he doesn’t want to sell, compete, or rebuild. He’s a money guy. Something has got to be behind his current do nothing path.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Cognitive decline and stubbornness.

max
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max
26 days ago

that describes me, according to my spousal unit, lol

Last edited 26 days ago by max
Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  max

lol 😂 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Spoken like a guy who will never be a billionaire. Sure, buying a team’s always a great thing to do. But it’s even better if I do it after Arte’s paid off almost all of the expensive players I don’t want for as long as he will. And the TV situation settles down. And maybe I even have a stadium plan…. maybe even in a new city… in my file cabinet waiting for me to buy.

I didn’t get rich enough to buy the Angels by pissing away 30M dollar chunks of money and shrugging my shoulders.

PS. I’m also not gonna run up a 300M payroll year after year either because I’ll want the team to make ME MONEY.

PS PS. Unicorns aren’t real.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

You’re right. I’d say we’ll lose another round of expensive players this July and this winter and sign no one. Rendon will be 1 year closer to being done acting as CtPG Guys hate Viagra. By then we’ll look A LOT like the type of team that’s a prime candidate to get sold.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I’m with you on this, His actions make no sense.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  2GA2Join

Arte is purposely not selling to perplex CtPG

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago

I knew it.

He reads all our posts and he’s trying to punk us.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2GA2Join

I just typed this.

I bet he has already read it.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Be happy he spends as much as he does. Angels are 12th ranked in overall payroll.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But it’s meaningless if it’s poorly spent.This is really just a 100M payroll team with two 40M players doing nothing. I was mildly optimistic, but this could be a long ugly year resembling an entire year like the last two months of last year. he bought a pretty good organization and after 20 years, he finally ran it into the ground. There is no hope going forward unless he sells, gets an investor, or until Rendon expires and he invests or sells or gets an investor.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I’d like to think he’s looked at this years free agents and decided there are no players worth investing significant salary on. No sense adding to the list of non-performers and making the problem grow. People here just want to match last years salary just because. 2024 has been a poor free agent year, lot of risk

Angels2020Champs
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26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

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Go Ångels 🙋🏼‍♂️🤦🏼‍♂️

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I agree. But my gladness about this development is tempered, because it is quite possible that Arte just doesn’t want to spend anymore in general, even if it would have been a wise signing.

But I look at it this way… I’d rather they make the right choice for the wrong reason than the wrong choice for a different wrong reason.

Cowboy26
Legend
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I just don’t like the hollow bullshit response the Arte’s lap dog Roger Lodge has been making on the air that if the Angels are in contention at the trade deadline they go out and acquire the players then to help compete them, Really? Can we even afford to trade away any more minor league talent for rental players considering how then our system is right now? How well did that work out for us last year?.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The only guy the Angels can trade away at the deadline will be Washington!!!

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

I think you deserve to be unhappy because you listen to Roger Lodge.

Honk Honk M***** F******

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2GA2Join

I don’t have to work all that hard at being pissed at dad,I mean Arte. I wasn’t very into any of the FAs this winter so why would I turn around and expect Arte to have some other dark motive for doing what I wanted?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

It’s always poorly spent until it isn’t.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I’m not complaining about the money in this post.
Just pondering what Arte’s plans are.

FungoAle
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

I agree there, there is no apparent plan other than draft and promote immediately because the Angels are desperate for warm bodies

max
Trusted Member
max
26 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

yeah, and that’s really sad. I remember relishing the Doyer debacle/drama during the McCourt era, as we were riding our franchise crestwave…man those days were good my friend, I foolishly thought they’d never end,

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  max

True sadness is being an A’s or Rays fan and knowing your org can do everything right and it won’t matter. If even 1/2 of Arte’s FA signings don’t shit the bed we’re happy clams…..

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  FungoAle

And we’re usually higher than that.

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago

Our offense looks pretty toast in ST.

Must resist… urge… to sign JDM…

2GA2Join
Super Member
26 days ago

Did I see somewhere that we were the only team without a 100-loss season?

Uh-oh…

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
26 days ago

This is the week when Spring Training games start to resemble the regular season. Pitchers will go 5 innings and throw breaking pitches. Hitters will get 3 or 4 at bats.

You’ll still see some uniform numbers in the 90s and prospects, but we’re getting to 80% reality or so.

Generally this is where guys who were working on something in Spring either keep it or let it go.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Looking forward to the 7 hit Frank Tanana Shut out on opening day. It is still the 70s isn’t it?  🙂 

cookmeister
Trusted Member
26 days ago

Anyone have a Baseball America Subscription? Saw they released a mock today, curious who they mocked to us

Cowboy26
Legend
26 days ago

So much for never sitting down

Twebur
Legend
26 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Ha! The back bone is connected to the oblique bone….

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago

At 22, good luck with that.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
26 days ago

My back and knees and hips hurt when I stand a lot too

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Me too now, but not when I was 22.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
26 days ago

David Fletcher is trying his hardest to break camp with a spot on the Braves roster, he’s having a very good ST playing 2b/3b. Remember Matt Duffy, he too has had a decent ST for Texas-like Fletch he is trying hard for the inf utl spot. Yep, as we all know, ST numbers mean very little, but then why do Mikey’s numbers bother me so much.

I think only one ex-Twinkie will make the team. Neato will have a solid season. Canning will be the best pitcher on the starting staff.

Twebur
Legend
26 days ago

Useless often wrong opinions…

Good news for this season..our pitching will not be the primary reason for what is likely another 90 loss season, our woeful offense has leapfrogged it. Lots of 3-1/4-2 loses.

Not well versed on MLB rosters but I’ll assume this is one of the Worst offenses in 2024, based on eye test, worse than last years bad offense and trAdition. From start to finish. I doubt that at any point do we not have a 30 in that ranking. It will overtake our pitching problems as the number 1 debilitating issue. Predicting the pitching will make a modest jump and will be better than last year.

Last edited 26 days ago by Twebur
Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

We haven’t even started yet, give us a few weeks before you blow up our fantasy.

halofansince1978
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Agree, relax and have fun…it’s just a game.

https://youtu.be/1xWTNiznnrc?t=96

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago

I’m going to enjoy watching this season play out. I’m just hoping that after it’s over the club makes the necessary roster decisions required to move forward, however that results.

Last edited 26 days ago by Roy Hobbs
Twebur
Legend
26 days ago

If Amy Adams is our pitching coach…..I hope I’m wrong and it’s still the pitching…..more mound visits.



Cowboy26
Legend
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

So You have trouble with her curves?

halofansince1978
Super Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Made me laugh 26!! `;~}}

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Lol good thing you can’t predict the futute debbie downer

Twebur
Legend
26 days ago

Not that big a reach, is it?
Besides, I studied under Copernicus and Nostradamus.
And please call me Karen, or Shirley.

Last edited 26 days ago by Twebur
HaloLew
Trusted Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think our offense will be just okay but ahead of our starting pitching. Watching Sandoval yesterday reminded me of TJ Wilson who used to nibble too. High pitch counts and couldn’t get past 4 -5 innings. We need most of our starters to go at least 6 before the bullpen gets involved if we have any chance of being decent this year.

Cowboy26
Legend
26 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

Too many moving parts for Sandy

willtheangelswin
Member
26 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

dont sleep on the pitching…that will be bottom 10 in MLB also… #goals

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
26 days ago

Canning has just 2 years of control left including this year. If pitches well for the first half he could be a very valuable deadline trade chip.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
26 days ago

6 losses in a row!

Does Wash not know we are the reigning
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Angelz4ever
Super Member
26 days ago

Fo shizzle!!

steelgolf
Super Member
27 days ago

Luis Garcia will be the Angels “secret weapon?” 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣. I will be shocked if his ERA doesn’t go into the 5’s this season. We shall see.

Angels2020Champs
Legend
27 days ago

Good article on how Washington has adapted the old school style of teaching with modern day athletes:

https://www.mlb.com/world-baseball-classic/news/ron-washington-brings-wealth-of-knowledge-to-angels?sf109231423=1

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