LA Angels Monday News Crash:

The Angels hired Amir Garrett to a minor league deal on Friday. At least the guy’s got some fire. Let’s hope he pitches OK. The Angels finally got their first win of the season on Sunday.

The Mets-Brewers opener featured a bases clearing incident after an aggressive slide at second base by Rhys Hoskins. He’s not making any friends in New York, and also chipped in a home run against the Mets. Yohan Ramirez then threw behind Rhys Hoskins and got himself ejected. He’s been suspended for three days. He is appealing the suspension and struck out Hoskins in their next meeting.

That injury to Cionel Perez in Saturday’s game was an oblique strain and he is now on the 15 day IL.

The Yankees acquired JT Brubaker plus some international bonus pool space from the Pirates for a player to be named later. Also in Yankees news, they openly posted on their X account that Nestor Cortes hit the over on his strikeouts betting prop. What were they thinking?

Hey Jonah! Get the ball first and then argue with the umpire. Speaking of catchers, the Giants just designated Joey Bart for assignment.

The Athletics just claimed Tyler Nevin off waivers from the Orioles.

Wander Franco is officially off the Rays roster. He is on administrative leave until June 1, 2024. MLB and the union agreed to this.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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DowningDude
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12 days ago

I turn on the radio and there’s Roger Lodge pimping 714 tickets. LMFAO. That was a short trip to the radio. CLICK – OFF.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Podcasts are the way. I’m surprised anyone still clicks on the radio anymore.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

It’s KLAA AM 830. is there a podcast I can listen to to catch the game in live action?

2GA2Join
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I don’t think I’ve ever listened to a single podcast in my life. Unless maybe my wife put something on, and I listened to it too.
I listen to music on the radio when I’m driving.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Years ago, when Roger first started on the radio, he was on in the morning with a guy named Dave Smith I think. Dave Smith, got fired eventually because he was not a homer, but I used to love listening to him because he told the truth and was interesting.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

It’s kinda funny how over time, he went from being “Dodger Lodge”, to the ultimate unlistenable homer. Altho Patrick McHomer is close on his heels.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago

I’m a bit surprised that Trout isn’t DH’ing today, particularly when Hey Mickey is back and is a fine defensive CF’er.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago

On a mission!
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Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Worst on screen TV chemistry ever.

Only Fred & Ethel were worst.

(Don Johnson, another Hollywood pedophile)

Last edited 12 days ago by Angelz4ever
BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Lulz, it seems to be the price of entry for a long standing career in Hollywood & Congress, but hey, we’re just “conspiracy theorists”, right?

2GA2Join
Super Member
12 days ago

Earlier before lunch, I did a look at the “top 50 FA” list to verify who was left, and I was seeing how Clevinger and Belt were the last 2 left.
I wondered if we might go for Clevinger, after seeing how Sandy got toasted big time.

But alas, that train has sailed.

Clevinger to White Sox.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

at 0-2, i started looking at next years list.

please sign Juan Soto

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Shirley you’re joking!

Fansince1971
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Really?! You love Arte to spend money for sure. Why does this team want more bad long term contracts?!

2GA2Join
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I was actually seriously hoping for Soto, Burnes and Kim. If we’re going to spend money and lose draft picks, do it right and all the way.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Of course I wish Arte carried a $300 million pay roll every year. Why not?

they need to spend it wiser and more efficiently naturally but money does by championships. And nothing happened here till Gene broke open the saddle bags.

Juan Soto would be a better option than Adell/Moniak the next 5 years at least. They’re all 25 yrs old as of next week

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Soto is 25

Fansince1971
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I can’t get behind any of these long term contracts. It’s a horrific waste of money. Draft and develop players. Then if that works, bring in the occasional free agent pitcher to round out the team. I see Soto as just another opportunity to bemoan a long term contract that doesn’t work out.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

New movie based on real history, “Escape from DC

Spoiler alert: The Wizards nd the Capitals don’t get to escape.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto sure did

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

What a sewer hole place to play in as a professional athlete.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

ASL?

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

18/f/cali

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

LOL, I believe the last two.

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Just an old meme that’s been around since the AOL chat room days. Haha.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Yes

I used to answer 87/m/Alaska

Last edited 12 days ago by Angelz4ever
Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Did you get complimented on how cool it was you could use a computer? 😂

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

Some would just respond, “Whoa” like it was truthful. That was the beginning of, “It has to be true ‘cuz it’s on the internet.”

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

No one lies on the internet, it’s against the rules!

Pineapple12
Super Member
12 days ago

Rendone starting the season off 0-100 is a possibility until its not! 11% of the way there!!!

Hicks is 6% of the way to 0-100!

Last edited 12 days ago by Pineapple12
ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Who could have seen this coming after his scorching Spring where he hit .170 and slugged .229

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
12 days ago

I never like playing a team that just got swept. Baseball is a funny game. For a few days the bounces go against you, then for a few days they go your way.

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

The dude going for the Marlins is the very definition of a question mark.

25 years old, hasn’t pitched but for two games in 2022. So he’ll obviously be Cy Young tonight.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

LOL, nice.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Mia

Mayer? He was pretty much the top pitching prospect in the MiLB going into last year.

Angelstan
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Understood. However, much of the starting staff for Miami is hurt. So that helps.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

We all know Arraez wont be hitting .111/.200/.167 for long

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
12 days ago

Hicks again.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago

Rendon will receive $234k in salary for his efforts in today’s ballgame.

Mia
Legend
Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Any time I see the pay broken down like this I just get super depressed lol.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

I never get depressed but damn – that is depressing indeed

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Kinda puts his bad attitude in perspective.

If I was making that A DAY, you’d never be able to kill my mood or wipe the smile off my face.

I’d sit and bare my soul with the press late into the evening if they wanted lmao.

Last edited 12 days ago by Mia
DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

+1 … And I would definitely habla any habla you want to habla.

steelgolf
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Mia

But would it make you “too blessed to be stressed”?

Pineapple12
Super Member
12 days ago

Hicks over Rengifo and Adell. Good stuff

HaloLew
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I’m starting to get Sosh vibes from Wash. Giving more playing time to the gritty veterans just because.

RexFregosi
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

you could see the signs very early and i tried to warn y’all but Wash likes veterans more than Sosh.

and Perry’s contract ends this year so he wants to win now

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  HaloLew

No, it’s called play the ones getting paid the most until management realizes they should not. Sosh didn’t have the intestinal fortitude to drop Pujols in the order.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I’d guess that few managers would. The pressure to play past their prime HOF caliber players with bloated contracts is fairly high.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  BannedInLA

Exactly. I always see some angry turd on the interwebs complaining about “playing the guy getting paid because manager is wussy” but they never finish said piss dribble with the list of managers who actually do what they want.

They all bight down hard on the manager saying “he’ll play the best players”… which pretty much every manager says at some point…. and then drop a snot lubed fit every time the manager doesn’t play “the best” guy. Even after three games.

But, if we know managers say that, but don’t mean right away, all the time, at every position and regarding every player, but we get mad anyway, who’s the fking moron in this equation?

steelgolf
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Gotta see if he can keep that BA of .000 !!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

You would think Luis would be starting vs. the Marlin righty.
Oh well

Mia
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Mia
12 days ago

Where are the guys who thought Hicks was just taking the heat for the young guys going into a hard Baltimore series?

Wash is gonna play him until Perry takes him away.

MarineLayer
Super Member
12 days ago

There is nowhere to hide Rendon in the lineup, including lead off.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Would be nice if we could go ahead and sorta hide him in the Salt Lake Bees lineup.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Not to worry, we should be able to hide him on the IL before too much longer.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago

I read that the Angels signed Tim Salmon so he can try to get one more HR to reach 300 for his career.

Awesome!

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I heard Arte is going to sell.

And, the Doyers and the Gigantes fans will no longer allow the fighting of each other in the parking lots. They plan on have a sit down after the game tonight, and sign a unity treaty.

DowningDude
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

You’re news is late. Arte sold to a coalition group of Ukrainian and Russian oligarchs. 2002Heaven has been named GM.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

Jerry will be back soon, mirror the Mets, M’s, Brewskies, Philly, TB no doubt…things are looking up.

No BMW’s in the parking lot. More spaces for us.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Twebur

You’re forgetting. The girthiest chubby was for Farhan Zaidi…. till it wasn’t.

steelgolf
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  DowningDude

🤣

red floyd
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Dotes…. Come out and PLAY-ayyy

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
12 days ago

$172 million in active payroll in 2024. Who would have thought?

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

more than 70 of it is only Rendon and Trout

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago

TCB TODAY Halos!!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
12 days ago

the Yankee twitter operator should be suspended for a year.

Pineapple12
Super Member
13 days ago

Detmers Day was fun. Silseth’s turn!

In a perfect world, the top of our rotation for the rest of the decade will be Detmers-Silseth-Soriano. This season will go a long way in determining how realistic that can be.

Would be sweet to sweep the Marlins. Their bullpen is awful, but they do have noted Angels killer, Jesus Luzardo going tmrw against Anderson. To win the series, we gotta win today.

Last edited 13 days ago by Pineapple12
Fansince1971
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I agree re Silseth and Detmers but you are giving a starting rotation spot to Soriano after one appearance? That’s the kind of emotional thought that leads to multiple ATM trips in Vegas knowing the next spin will get you even. Let’s wait and see on Soriano a bit before slotting him into the starting rotation for 6 years.

Pineapple12
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Exactly why I used the qualifying language of “In a perfect world” and “This season will go a long way in determining how realistic that can be”.

We’ll see.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

I still think Canning has a decent chance at being a solid starter for years to come.

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I agree. The guy has the stuff to be a big league #3. Just needs to stay healthy. The ? for me is what Anderson is going to show up this year? If he’s having a good year, then our rotation is servicable.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

Anderson will probably be trade bait late in the year, regardless of our place in the standings at that point.

Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

A lot of our team will be trade bait.
Anderson, Moore, Drury, Estevez, Sandoval, Ward, Rengifo, Cisnero, Cimber, Sano, Hicks.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

The irony here is that if all or most of those guys are playing well enough to have decent trade value the Angels will be on the periphery of the Wild Card hunt.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

Re: Anderson – A 4.50 ERA or lower would be base case scenario IMO.

Twebur
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

4.25 – 4.50, coupled with an average of 5+ innings per start. Not a bad 5, and will have some trade value.

Keep running these guys out there, keep them healthy, get them into the 6th once in a while and finally get Sandy to where he not embarrassing himself….Not a horrible group… we’ve had worse.

BannedInLA
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Troubling when 6 innings is now considered “going deep” for our starters.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
13 days ago

Dodgers are hitting the cover off the ball, let’s hire their hitting coach for a month and give them Rendone are great leadoff hitter. 😂 

Angelstan
Trusted Member
13 days ago

The Dodgers are going to score tons of runs this year. They have three MVP level hitters in their prime as to their 3. They then have a quality clutch hitter catcher at 4. They have Muncy, and Teoscar. The talent is reminiscent of the Big Red Machine in the 70s but likely better.

For fantasy leagues, people should just draft their guys. Even the smaller players should have good years and score lots of runs.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

And incidentally, despite the arguments here for primarliy building a team through the draft or international Free agent signings, Only 6 of their current 26 man rostered players were drafted or signed as amateurs where the Lowly Angels currently have 11.

h27kim
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Farm = tradeable assets. I figure that nobody can rely on the farm for “stars,” at least more than one or two and relatively few big stars hit free agency nowadays (and they cost several arms and legs).

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  h27kim

Exactly

If a team traded prospects for a player, their farm produced that player.

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Talent matters.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago

We did hire their hitting Coaches Gpa. Where do you think Laker & J-Wash came from?

Last edited 12 days ago by Cowboy26
GrandpaBaseball
Legend
13 days ago

Not surprised by Detmers outing, he may be the starter that gets it together this year. One down side was the 3 walk the Angels gave up. A+ to Detmers.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
13 days ago

Little steps – we’ve gone from a winless season to being on pace to win 54 games this season, small celebrations are good, disappointment postponed for the time being. 😆 

JackFrost
Super Member
13 days ago

Hey GP ;

Good morning to you.

Just a little suggestion; you could add those three comments together and make one post. You could give the post the title of “morning reflections” or something like that. Different ideas are then separated into things called paragraphs.

LanaBanana
Super Member
13 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Professor Frost just marked up GP’s paper with red marks. Make those corrections before you submit your final paper.

Simba
Trusted Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Separating ideas results in cogent response threads, rather than having 3 disparate topics responses blended together. E.g., some have expressed a preference for not having their Angels discussions contaminated with Dodger talk..

Separate can be good.

Cowboy26
Legend
12 days ago
Reply to  Simba

You guys are way too advanced for this Motley Crue site.

JackFrost
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Simba

I get that, but Grandpa has been doing this for a long time. Sometimes he will have 5 or 6 separate, small comments and he will be the only person who has posted on the morning/that day’s first thread. It would be simpler for him to do one comment. The theme of “Morning Reflections” makes it acceptable to comment on a variety of topics within the same post.

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Who cares about this beside you JFrost…nobody.

I double space my sentences…am I next for an F?

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
12 days ago

Don’t push your luck 78

halofansince1978
Super Member
12 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Thanks RH…I’ve been warned.

max
Trusted Member
max
12 days ago

We’re living in wild times

toad2065
Member
12 days ago

I prefer to focus on the fact that we are a game up on the Astros! Great start guys.

halofansince1978
Super Member
13 days ago

WE WON!!!

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