LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: Winning Record

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Angels News

The Angels have a winning record. And on a winning streak. They beat the Marlins yesterday. Here, have some highlights.

Pitching, defense, hitting. WOW

Oh and the on base streak stays alive. 34 straight games to begin a career. That’s 13 away from tying the MLB record.

Maybe that means drafting MLB ready guys is a good strat after all. Well, 10 and a half Million is available for the Angels first 4 picks in the draft. Lots of talent to be had.

Around Baseball

A’s may stay in Sacramento next year as talks between them and Oakland break down. Again. The notes they give the ushers did not help.

Kansas City may lose the Royals. To Kansas City. Missouri vs Kansas, who you got?

With Miami losing again, Burger King doesn’t have to give out Whopper Jrs. 0-6 no burgers for Marlins fans.

There is a new shortest active MLB player. He is still taller than the average US adult woman.

Joey Bart is now a Pirate. I remember wanting to trade for him with Adell years ago. And that is why I am not a GM.

Speaking of Pirates, they are undefeated still, one of 3 teams that are. Brewers and Tigers makes that 3 Central teams. Huh.

Want to watch a day game? Go to Wrigley. Want a Night game? Dodger Stadium is where it is at. Angels though only get day games away (and Sundays…) mostly. Because Baseball.

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Mikeal1st
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16 days ago

How much WAR does Wash have so far?

Biggiswrth
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

At least 1.

BannedInLA
Super Member
16 days ago

Glad that Wash is making good on his word to strategically start Trout at DH once per week.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
16 days ago

Minor league rosters are firming up… Rocket City unveiled their’s today. Probably the most prospect-rich in the org with blue-chippers (Rada, Dana) and still-promising question marks like Calabrese (still only 21), Tucker Flint (13 HRs last year) and Maderos. Will be fun following them this season… https://www.milb.com/rocket-city

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
16 days ago

I know the first two games were brutal beatdowns, but if we’re being honest and I said last week the Angels will lose 2 of 3 to Baltimore and win 2 of 3 in Miami we’d have all said that sounds perfectly reasonable.

BannedInLA
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Most of us would’ve gladly accepted 3-3 thru 6, but now I’m feeling greedy. Let’s head home at 4-2 instead….

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
16 days ago

The A’s in Sacramento makes a ton of sense. That’s a nice ballpark, the city will sell out most of the games, and the market is close enough to keep the broadcasting revenue.

I lived in Sacramento when the ballpark was built. There was talk of luring the A’s even back then as the AAA RiverCats would often outdraw the big league A’s.

It isn’t sustainable. There isn’t enough corporate money in Sacramento. But it would be fun for a few years.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Chance of Death on the way to the ballpark is a lot lower also.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

Much safer there now than in the 1990s

BannedInLA
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Fleckstein

Oakland? Comparing now to the 90’s is basically saying that it was F’ing horrible then versus horrible now.

I had a meeting near Macarthur Park in LA today and 5 minutes before I arrived some nutter tried to stab the UPS driver that was entering the same building that I was going to.

The truth is that violent crime is spiraling out of control in most US cities and the supposed “reduction in rates” is a flat out lie from the government-media-complex. People are not reporting many crimes, cops aren’t responding and the 5th column DA’s are not prosecuting.

It’s a shit show.

Fleckstein
Trusted Member
15 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Murder rates were far worse in the 1990.. Thanks for your exaggerations and fake news, however.

jco
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jco
15 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

As an Angels fan who has lived in the Sacramento area since 2002, I really hope to see the Sacramento plan happen. I don’t like for A’s fans who have been treated so badly by ownership for so long, but I would love to have the Angels in my backyard for a couple of series a year. That ballpark really is a nice place to watch a game too (much nicer than the Coliseum).

GrandpaBaseball
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16 days ago

So, Joe (Maddon) smells a rotting fish in Shohei’s story too. He believes Ippei could potentially paid Shohei’s everyday bills, but why did not the “Agency pick up on Shohei losing money from bank account long before it got to $4.5 million? ” They are into everything he does such as what radio and TV shows he appears in, personal appearances, etc.

MLB is 29 billionaires; all they really care about is the money or why else follow the NFL and invite sorts gaming into their house. Did Manfraud really care about the Game when we all knew that many more teams were involved in sign stealing than just Houston and Boston? How about giving players involved in cheating a free pass?

Do I believe that MLB will try their hardest to cover up the Shohei Ohtani gambling scandal up so as to protect the Game up? You bet I do  😎 , and Ippei is going to have free lawyers, be paid a bundle, and take the fall-you betcha. Why? If the average team’s current value is let’s say 2 billion, what would be the value after a shit storm hit concerning MLB, LA Dodgers, LA Angels, Shohei Otani and the sport of Baseball and gambling. Do you think that you know everything about the Pete Rose gambling case or everything about the PED’s scandals? Cover up is the name of the game.

MLB hid Tim Mead’s involvement in the Angels drug scandal very well after it broke, and he was employed by the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. Too much value is involved today unlike Judge Landis and the “Black Sox” in 1919.

The truth may never be revealed, but if I ran the NFL or MLB, I know I would sever all tie ins with Sports Gaming fast, as the end of the road to it has a cliff involved that goes down a long way.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago

I’ve been saying that financial company that Ohtani (And other celebs) is getting paid to monitor all of his financial activity. No way in H-E-L-L that $4.5M escapes immediate notice, if not flat out blocked.

We should all remember, the same type of company put Michael Jordan on an “Allowance”

CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Exactly. Watch, no jail time for Ippei. Imagine if Ohtani paid him 1 million for the next 10yrs that’s nothing to him. For Ippei, that kind of cash is life changing for a young man. Cash pay out and loyalty to Ohtani, all worth taking the fall in this coverup.

Mikeal1st
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16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

$4 Million is twice his annual salary… for now.

Marcotor
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16 days ago

I think it’s all being controlled by Illuminati on the far side of the moon at the secret Alien base. They need to protect all the gold they looted from Ft. Knox, which funds all their evil conspiracies in the world.

They can’t take a chance on the secret being exposed so people know the REAL truth!

Last edited 16 days ago by Marcotor
max
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max
16 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

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JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago

Hallelujah !!

Rendon is not leading-off today. In fact, not even in the lineup !!

DowningDude
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16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Yay!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago

Anderson is not fitting the narrative-What do we do?

Good job by Anderson. Garcia…..well let’s hope he gets straightened out soon.

Go Halos!

smithy610
Super Member
16 days ago

Hey, maybe playing with no huge outside expectations (Angels NEED to get to the playoffs this year, or Oh-Ta-Ni is GONE!!!!!), and no big FA signings, is really doing some wonders. I’ll take any small miracles we can get.

I’m loving the play of O’Hoppe, Neto and Schanuel so far. Even Adell, on PH’ing and coming off the bench situations, has been great. Trout finally stole a base after 100 years.

One day, Rendon will even get a hit.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  smithy610

I said yesterday that “Tony two sags” would get one or two hits. I was wrong, but at least he moved a runner and hit the ball hard several times. He’ll get some hits soon, before…..well you know.

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Not hard enough.

WallyChuckChili
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16 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

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CAoldskoll
Trusted Member
16 days ago

Marlins are not a bad team as record shows, Angels are just playing clutch baseball. The Fish made the playoffs last year, have the batting average champion, and good young arms. Replacing Solers power for Tim Anderson was a mistake. Hoping for a sweep today, the bats need to show up unless Sandbox can quit tossing dirt.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  CAoldskoll

I’m glad we’re winning, but let’s be honest: the Marlins are not currently a good team.

Last edited 16 days ago by Senator_John_Blutarsky
JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago

I predict that the Marlins finally win their first game today…. Sandy will not deliver like Anderson did yesterday …

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

“Sandy Blow-facks”?

Sorry, feelin’ a little grouchy this morning.

SchofieldsWalkoff
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Things that didn’t happen today

JackFrost
Super Member
16 days ago

I took one for the team.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  CAoldskoll

The Pirates scored most of their runs, at least the key ones, against Miami with 2 outs. Now the Angels are coming up with clutch hits.

Two ways of looking at it and both are probably correct. Their bullpen is bad and they’ve had bad luck.

Rick Souddress
Editor
Trusted Member
16 days ago

If we go undefeated against bad teams, we are a playoff team. That’s all that matters in the end.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Rick Souddress

Winning playoff games would be nice, however getting to the playoffs would be a major accomplishment for the franchise.

halofansince1978
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

Glass Half Full…NICE!!!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Rick Souddress

You gotta beat the teams, “…you’re supposed to beat.”

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Let’s beat the Red Sox this weekend.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

That is one of the teams we should always beat.

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago

LINEUP

Finally Rengifo and Adell get in. Off day for Schanuel and Mr. 0/19. Lefty on the mound so no Mickey.

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steelgolf
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

It could be an epic season if Mr. 0 -19 could get to 0 – 50, yet The Angels still have a winning record!

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Not a Sano fan.

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago

lol, baseball

“the angels are hitting .201 with a .270 on base percentage, their pitchers have the 2nd worst earned run average in the american league, ohtani is gone, and their leadoff man is 0 for 20

they are in 1st place in the AL West”

https://twitter.com/JayCuda/status/1775374745795440922?t=9aPLL3zL0QVILycpv6acjw&s=19

Pineapple12
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

technically Rendone is 0/19, but who is really counting

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Pineapple12

He’s ofer 2024 – it’s easier to say.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Pineapple12

“This too shall pass”

smithy610
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

So is this the reverse Tungsten Arm O’Doyle then?!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

A serious go figure, but we’ll take it. It’s fun while it last and sort of like “How many licks to a Tootie Pop center”, as it too is fun while it last. 😋 

Roy Hobbs
Trusted Member
16 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Very cool but totally unsustainable.

RexFregosi
Super Member
16 days ago

Word of the day: broom
🧹🧹🧹

halofansince1978
Super Member
16 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

WORD!!!

DowningDude
Legend
16 days ago

Taylor WORD

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
16 days ago

Keep it going.

The knock on the Angels last year was we looked good against bad teams but were embarrassing against contenders (that late July winning streak ahead of the trade deadline right into August meltdown vs. good teams the most glaring example).

Hopefully this kind of bounceback early in the season even against a bad team instills some confidence in the the locker room that sticks.

halofansince1978
Super Member
16 days ago

If Sandoval acts like a Major Leaguer…maybe we sweep.

Born_in_59
Member
16 days ago

Great game. True it was against a team that hasn’t won yet this season, but over the years the Angels have had trouble beating the cellar dwellers. And Anderson had a Quality Start. According to the stats, he had 7 of those last year which surprised me.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
16 days ago
Reply to  Born_in_59

Surprised me too. I remember a few good games but it seemed like 5 runs and 4 innings was his normal outing.

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