LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Back Tightness

Nolan Schanuel has back tightness. He was scratched from yesterday’s game. It remains to be seen how serious it is. Ben Joyce had a good inning yesterday. That’s what we are looking for.

Here is Aaron Hicks scoring from first on an error.

The Giants are getting Blake Snell. The hits just keep on coming for the Yankees. DJ LeMahieu fouled a ball off of his foot and is now questionable for opening day due to bone bruise.

There was an attempted coup of sorts in the MLBPA yesterday. Not Tony Clark, but somebody pretty close to the top is on the hot seat.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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Brent
Super Member
25 days ago

Looks like rain on Opening Day (which is precisely why they have that Friday after opening day open)… if that’s the case, I can make the game. Was planning on going to the Saturday and maybe Sunday game, too, as I’ll be out in VA for the next two months starting this weekend.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Apparently it isn’t based on talent. More like longevity with the team. I don’t know.

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Someone needs to pitch on opening day…..can’t be Anderson.

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago

Already down 2-0 after 1…..on 32 pitches.

Ball game

2GA2Join
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’m trying to figure out what game you are watching.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

time machine. I don’t doubt it.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
25 days ago

Whew. 2 years at $31M per is a far cry from the seven-year deal Snell was supposedly angling for. Sort of sets the market for Montgomery doesn’t it? Thinking 3/$80M seems about right? I wouldn’t be mad if the Halos did that.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
25 days ago

And its really a 1 yer deal because of the opt out. And you lose your draft pick

Fansince1971
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

That’s the problem. Losing the draft pick. Angels cannot afford to do that.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Huh. Really? Signing Snell (or Montgomery, for that matter) would only cost the Halos their second-highest draft pick… and how big a deal is that, really, for a front-line starter? Even if it WAS their first-rounder, probably worth it. They draft eight this year. For shits and gigs, I called up the last 15 or so No. 8 picks prior to 2022 (since it wouldn’t be reasonable to expect more recent draftees to have made the Majors yet). And here is that illustrious group.

Benny Montgomery
Robert Hassell 
Josh Jung 
Carter Stewart 
Adam Haseley
Cal Quantrill 
Carson Fulmer 
Kyle Freeland 
Hunter Dozier 
Mark Appel 
Francisco Lindor 
Delino DeShields 
Mike Leake 
Gordon Beckham 
Casey Weathers 
Drew Stubbs 
Wade Townsend 

So, yeah, if Montgomery costs us Francisco Lindor, no bueno. But there’s like a 7 percent chance of that happening. I’ll take the arm. Plenty of other draft picks to strike gold on…

clover_black
Super Member
25 days ago

This fake opening day is making me irrationally angry.

BannedInLA
Super Member
25 days ago

Come what may, the real action can’t start soon enough. This has been a tedious offseason to say the least.

That’s all I got.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

At this point there’s nothing left but to see what actually happens.

Pineapple12
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Spring Training is way too long.

MarineLayer
Super Member
25 days ago

I’m glad Frisco stepped on the Snell landmine instead of us.

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Especially with that structure for a deal. An expensive ($32 mil) one-year rental on a team expected to be a non-contender even if they sign him would be bad enough, and then you throw in the $30 mil player option if he sucks.

steelgolf
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

But I sure won’t be upset if Snell owns the Dodgers every time he faces them and the Giants knock out the Doyers in the playoffs.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
26 days ago

Several months ago we posted that the over/under seemed to be 73, I’m changing the number to 72.5 and I’m on the under.

Born_in_59
Member
26 days ago

I’ll take the over. As it stands, this team won’t contend, but I do think they are better than the past two years. With the development of younger players, improved coaching and a relatively healthy season from Mike Trout (130 or more games), I expect this team to win 76-77 games. Big “ifs”? Maybe, but every other team has their “ifs” as well.

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Born_in_59

The March and April schedule looks brutal. If they come out of that stretch near .500 (not likely😀) I’ll be surprised. To me the biggest “if’s” involve health, this organization never stays healthy.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

It’s inevitable that Pineapple and those likeminded hopium addicts will be correct and this collection of misfits will play like a team and make the playoffs in 2024.

Born_in_59
Member
26 days ago

And Disney will make it into a movie.

Pineapple12
Super Member
25 days ago

Why do I catch so many strays on the days I don’t post haha ???? 😂😂😭

Fwiw, pretty sure I’ve stayed away from predicting playoffs because not even I believe that.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Pineapple12

 😃 

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
26 days ago

David Fletcher was sent down yesterday, so there is that.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
25 days ago

Because he isn’t very good.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Marcotor

Because he STILL isn’t very good

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
26 days ago

Good morning all, we dodged a bullet by not signing Snell imho. Borass releases info about the Angels looking to sign one of his clients through his fav scrips and then sits back and waits for other teams to call so he can use the Halos as a starting point in money-while all the time knowing he can’t get Arte to make a commitment about signing anyone. All those “Scoops” about the Angels being “interested” never proved true. Are we seeing Arte lowering the payroll, oh yes, Why? To sell the team is why. But, he will still want the buyer to pay the court ordered money coming at the team and other billionaires are balking at that.

Rebuilding is the key word. it will be a long process and it will take time-so be it. Now if we can stay away from JD Martinez and Montgomery also, I want us to rebuild and stop signing the over 30 crowd.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
26 days ago

I surmise if the Halos were going to sign anyone of substance, it would have been Snell. I don’t see another signing coming — unless it’s a Lorenzen or the like for a reduced deal. And the Angels would likely need to have decided one of their current starters won’t cut it do to the latter.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Angelstan

It seems Arte is looking for players that will pay him to allow them to join the team. I guess that leaves Bauer?

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago

The angels should hire officers Malloy, and officers Reed to do a thorough investigation of Bauer. Those guys don’t F around, if they approve, I’m in.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Or these two guys.

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MarineLayer
Super Member
25 days ago

If I had the skills, I would post a photo of Maxwell Smart and 99.

halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

At your service.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago

While were at it.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago

For good measure.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago

Should I stop?

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago

The truth is out there!!

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago

Pretty sure 26 would say, “But can they pitch?”

2GA2Join
Super Member
25 days ago

Forgot Simon & Simon…

halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Still probably fifty to go all time.

red floyd
Legend
25 days ago

Just to keep the silliness going

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Twebur
Legend
25 days ago

Lots more…..what kind of list doesn’t have these guys included?

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halofansince1978
Super Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

The Caped Crusaders.

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Twebur
Legend
25 days ago

Jim Rockford don’t need a buddy.

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Twebur
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Quincy, M.E. 
 
We’ll need a medical examiner by early June to give us cause of death this season.

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halofansince1978
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

You’re a sick person Tweeb!!

The body count will be huge.

Cowboy26
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

But his sidekick was named Angel.

halofansince1978
Super Member
24 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Grand Prix was better!!

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Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Now you’ve created a monster

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Unfortunately this is who is running this sh#t show

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Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

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Marcotor
Trusted Member
25 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

You know, for a couple of guys assigned to Central Division (the 1 in 1-A-12) they sure spent a lot of time in the Valley.

red floyd
Legend
25 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Because they always had to “see the woman”.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Good thoughts. My concern is that the franchise is not rebuilding. They openly say they don’t rebuild, and their actions align to that philosophy.

To rebuild something it first has to be “destroyed” (torn down). Arte and the Minions haven’t torn down the team. They had the chance less than a year ago to sell off assets for prospects, and chose not to. Then they started to give assets away to save payroll.

Perry did make a smart hire with Washington so that player development could occur even – if it’s happening for the first time at the major league level. However, the team is not rebuilding. It’s not even reloading. It’s surely not rebalancing, rediscovering, recreating, or reassembling. There will be no rejoicing until they get real about building back better.  😂 

Twebur
Legend
25 days ago

They first need to find the “Root Causes” behind the need for rebuilding. That will require “Moreno the Terrible” to assemble a “Blue Panel Think Tank” to think about what they need to think.

MAGA! Make Angels Great Again!

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Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
25 days ago

I’m right with you on this Senator. They are doing nothing. I’m actually puzzled by the signing of Stephenson under the circumstances. It’s almost as if Arte finally realized there is no short term path forward and is seriously considering selling. I’m not sure Artie actually has the money to either keep the team interesting while rebuilding like the Dodgers did, or to buy the jersey sellers he would need to continue his normal MO.

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