LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: DFA

Buckle up! We probably get Patrick Sandoval today. The Angels have been inching upward in power rankings but we’ll see if that holds. Zach Plesac and Livan Soto both got designated for assignment yesterday.

Alek Manoah is down there struggling at single-A again. The Royals acquired right-hander Colin Selby from the Pirates in exchange for minor league left-hander Connor Oliver.

Georgia played Mississippi State and a pinch runner got thrown out at the plate. This resulted in an incident involving 11 players getting ejected from the game and suspended for the following game. There is a video. Do you see anything somebody should get ejected for? Maybe the catcher shouldn’t have been in the runner’s face afterward I guess. Most of it is just guys milling around.

The Marlins voided their 2025 club option on Manager Skip Schumaker.

Injuries

Luis Robert Jr. is now on the ten day injured list with a grade 2 hip flexor strain. Ouch! He will probably be out more than ten days. Rangers pitcher Josh Sborz is on the 15 day IL with a strained right rotator cuff. Framber Valdez has elbow soreness.

Long time Mets catcher Jerry Grote passed away at the age of 81.

Photo credit Rex Fregosi

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halofansince1978
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1 month ago

Out and about all day…any word on Silseth?

Brent
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1 month ago

Even if there was, would you believe anything the Angels put out regarding player injuries and how bad it may or may not be?

halofansince1978
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1 month ago
Reply to  Brent

So the straight forward without glass half empty nonsense answer is no…thank you.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

Tonight’s lineup is not the travesty that some are making it out to be. Neto is due and probably in need of a day off. Rengifo needs to play, so there’s that.

Moniak should be in. Ditto for Trout, Ward and O’Hoppe. Schanuel the lefty make sense and so does Rendon as he’s heating up and has a
higher GDP than some 3rd world nations.

The only quibble is Hicks over Adell.

clover_black
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1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Schanuel might need a reset

Eric_in_Portland
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1 month ago

no Jo again. Hicks DH, no Sano, Schanuel 7th

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
1 month ago

Pretty disgusting lineup honestly lol. Finding ways to not play Jo Adell over Hicks is also getting fun to watch.

https://x.com/JeffFletcherOCR/status/1777810776734257217

Last edited 1 month ago by Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago

Old School managers like the veterans and that is the way they play it. Sosh-Ausmas, Joe, and Clueless were all like that. This year really should be giving the youngsters a chance but it’s not our ass on the line either.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
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1 month ago

hhaahaah yup tried and true!

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago

O’Hoppe has played every game this home stand. I think he’s only missed one game this season.

Good way to wear the kid out early in the year.

BannedInLA
Super Member
1 month ago

Apparently “fun” translates to “fucking stupid” in the land I reside from. Just DFA Hicks already or Adell, or Moniak. I mistakenly thought Wash could juggle the five OF’s, but that’a not feasible. Instead, he’s hurting three of them in the end.

FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Depth is not a travesty. Sooner or later injuries will occur and folks should be happy there is no Jose Rojas, Aguilar or Keon Wong types out there making errors.

BannedInLA
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1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

We can pick up .200 hitting veteran OF’s like pennies on the ground if needed. These AB’s should be going to Adell & Moniak.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago

Sano is 2 for 12 with no nothin’ against tonights Rays pitcher so I’m sure that has something to do with his pine riding but Hicks is not any better so I’m a little perplexed too. I would have loved to see Jo starting at DH tonight.

Civale does not have drastic splits either way but Wash has 4 left-handed batters in the line up tonight.

BannedInLA
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Or Trout out DH to get off of his feet and start Jo in C.

RexFregosi
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1 month ago

No Neto. Giffy is SS

steelgolf
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Uh oh.

BannedInLA
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

The Swiss Army Knife has got this.

Angelstan
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1 month ago

Rendon, Moniak, Trout, Ward worked well last night. They are giving it another whirl. Makes sense. They want Drury to hit and after a slow start assume he will come around. They like having the 9th hitter be another possible 1 or 2 guy. They have done that for years.

Six, seven, and eight are whatever. Schanuel was going to play because he missed yesterday. Adell is here to hit lefties and occasionally play otherwise when hot. Go Halos!!!

red floyd
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1 month ago

And for today’s daily disrespect:

https://theathletic.com/5399932/2024/04/09/mlb-power-rankings-red-sox-braves-2/

The Athletic has us #25 in the power rankings, and the M’s at 11.

Mia
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Mia
1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

Guess there’s nothing left to do but win the whole fcking thing!

Brent
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1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

ESPN’s was just as bad. Laughable.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
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FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Good to read. Effort can eclipse talent to a degree. Angels might not be one of the better clubs but as Wash says, just need to be better the day of the game.

Good Wash write-up on ESPN today.

RexFregosi
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1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

It’s because the Ms have an ace in Castillo 🤣
0-3, 6.9 ERA

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Probably not long for the dreaded Dr. Neal Knife.

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I went to his penultimate start in Spring Training and he was dominant.

angelslogic
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

His second best start?

Brent
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1 month ago

Story out for the rest of the season.

FungoAle
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1 month ago
Reply to  Brent

Just a horrible signing. A player who already had injury history, the Red Sox signed him when they had a short stop.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  FungoAle

But unlike Arte’s jack ass signings the Chowds probably get some insurance monies to offset this free agent turd.

DowningDude
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1 month ago
Reply to  Brent

Damn. That sucks

red floyd
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1 month ago

More Angel Hernandez meme-ing…

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Eric_in_Portland
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1 month ago

Trout tied for 2nd in the majors with 5 HRs and has 6 RBIs.

The mlb leader in HRs is Boston OF Tyler O’Neill with 6….also 6 RBIs. So all solo shots for O’Neill an zero other RBIs.

Angelz4ever
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1 month ago

Oh yeah, #27 on the team?

JackFrost
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1 month ago

Before the Sox started their game with the Orioles today (an early one) Trout was tied with O’Neill, which I reported in the other thread. I will go out on a limb and say that Mike will have the better overall season statistically. But we will see…

Last edited 1 month ago by JackFrost
DowningDude
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1 month ago

Trouts on pace for 700 homers this year!!!1!

JackFrost
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

 😀 

LanaBanana
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

I’ll be happy with 600 😜

2GA2Join
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1 month ago

The Mets just DFA’d Teheran….

Some available starting pitching for us!

Angelz4ever
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1 month ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

Tehran, the Iranian city? What, huh?

ihearhowie3.0
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1 month ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

2.5M salary / 2.6M in tax to sign him *last week*

He went 2 innings against the Braves and will likely elect free agency.

Incredible $5M signing by Steve Cohen.

Last edited 1 month ago by ihearhowie3.0
Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Well we gave hm $10 million for 31 innings of 10.05 ERA so not sure Cohen has reached our class yet.

RexFregosi
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1 month ago

Longest current hit streak on the club is…..

Last edited 1 month ago by RexFregosi
Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Free Rendon!

RexFregosi
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1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Anthony Rendon has had more hits in the last 18 hours than Nolie has had since September 30th

Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Almost time, to talk about how much time, until we can talk about sending him down for a little more marinating.

End of upcoming road trip, no improvement send him down?

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Nolan and Neto are black holes right now, although Nolan is the worst and is playing run production position unlike Neto. i said this before, but Neto’s value was entirely about getting on base at an elite level, and when he doesn’t do that, he has little or no value as a hitter. And 1B is seen as a run production position. He need’s to play every day so I would seriously consider sending him down. On a good team, he would be a rookie next year. This is assuming you’re actually trying to compete, which if you’re not, it doesn’t matter. In Neto’s case, as long as he plays good defense and we don’t have an alternative, he has to develop on the job.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Should have kept Walsh. Stupid Perry.

2GA2Join
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We can probably trade with the Rangers if you want.

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Sorry I meant to say Shanny’s value is about getting on base.

Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

1st base…Sano, Drury, back up Ward if needed.
Rengifo play 2nd base more often.
Sano not DH’ing give some relief with our logjam’ed OF, more DH’ing from those 5.

Free Schan from his struggles

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
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1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Nolan hasn’t look comfortable or like a threat at the plate at any point this season, Barring a drastic shift a few weeks at AAA is mandatory.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

Still cant figure out why Hicks can’t learn how to play first. It’s not that hard.

https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/e268f78b-7414-4440-b4e0-1768c12e928a

This never gets old.

Last edited 1 month ago by Cowboy26
GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Yep, makes no sense, after all a first baseman only needs to stretch out like a wishbone breaking to catch the low ball coming at him with a runner barreling down the line. One slip of the toe pressing against the bag and serious injury. Jumping straight up to catch a high throw and hoping that the runner doesn’t take you out. Then there is that real estate that you have to cover behind the first base bag including the railings. Throws to second-third and home that have to be on the money. are reaching out to your right to stop the hard-hit grounder towards rightfield. Nothing to it, Walsh made it all look so darn easy didn’t he.

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago

A big win inspires hopium and here’s mine for today:

Trout is playing like MVP Trout and Ward is tearing the cover off the ball. Those two are carrying the team right now.

Drury is a slow starter and Sano is a very streaky hitter. I can see those two taking off about the time Trout and Ward inevitably slow down.

There are potentially enough guys who can cycle through being hot and carrying the team to keep us competitive as long as the other guys aren’t black holes.

O’Hoppe is hot and Rendon is playing well after a rough first week. But the kids are horrible right now, particularly Neto and Schanuel. Moniak and Adell also need to step up.

toad2065
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Re: Adell. It’s very difficult to step up from the deep bench. Free Jo!

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  toad2065

Moniak has not gotten to play much either. He should be playing against all right handers and as you say, Adell hasn’t gotten to play hardly at all.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I agree if those things happen. We still need a lot better starting pitching though.

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Yes. Bypassing starting pitching to sign Stephenson looks to be Perry’s big mistake of the off season.

Imagine having Lorenzen or Clevinger in that last spot with both Silseth and Soriano as multiple inning guys. Huge improvement.

matthiasstephan
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Well, we can hope that Stephensen will produce in the pen. We will need that too.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Not really. Clevinger/Lorenzen weren’t ready for the start of the season and and still have yet to pitch an MLB inning.

Last edited 1 month ago by SchofieldsWalkoff
Cowboy26
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1 month ago

Good point. We would have had to pay them alot more to have had either of those pitchers early enough in camp to have had them contribute by now.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

or given them multi year deals w/ possible limited or full no trade clauses

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

More than 3/33? I doubt it.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

I absolutely doubt it too but I betcha Arte shut the spigot off before Perry knew he was out of money .

2GA2Join
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

This stands out to us to be so glaring a choice, that I am inclined to assume one of two things:
Either Arte nixed all Perry’s requests to sign starters later in the offseason, or all of the starters that Perry was allowed to go after all declined interest to play with us.

SchofieldsWalkoff
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1 month ago
Reply to  2GA2Join

or the Angels didn’t like the asking price for the likely production that would have been provided and passed on the players.

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Additional Areas of concern for me are:

O’ Hoppe’s work load. I know He’s young but the season is long and projecting his current work load hes going to burn out early (Playing in all 100 games and starting 9 of them) which will affect both his defense and hitting. Wallach is currently on the minor League IL and and as frustrated as many ar is with Thaiss, its irresponsible to ride O’Hoppe so hard right now.

Nolan’s struggles have exposed our lack of depth at first base in the organization. Schanuel should be sent down for seasoning but not sure how to address this deficiency . Drury & Sano could probably handle first and Rengifo deserves full time playing time so we have options at first but no LHB’s.

Neto’s struggles at the plate don’t bother me as long as his defense still plays which to date, it still has. if that goes we got problems as iRengifo and Adrianza would be our only options at a premium defense position.

Perry’s bullpen may have been revamped but so far other than Cimber, Moore & Estevez there aint anyone else down there I trust. This can lead to over use of the trusted guys and their subsequent implosion. Stephenson is probably still 2-3 weeks away from returning and I’m not so sure there are any other healthy options down on the farm so far other than young LHP Tyler Thomas (and possibly Nick Jones) . But I would think we will be seeing Ben Joyce and all the fanfare sooner than later.

Silseth’s injury has also exposed our starter depth (or lack there of) Wantz or Rosenberg have to be next options to start at this point as the only other option Davis Daniel has not had a good beginning to the season.

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago

The Mississippi State catcher acted like a douche. He should be tossed for unsportsmanlike behavior.

Nobody else did anything to warrant an ejection. I know college tries to crack down on guys leaving the bench but to my understanding it is leaving the bench to fight. Nobody there fought.

Halo71
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1 month ago

Who’s coming with me to Angels/Rangers May 17? We can go to Hurtado BBQ, best brisket in Texas, before the game.

Halo71
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1 month ago

I don’t care if the stat nerds say it’s unsustainable. The Angels are in first place and that’s all that matters.

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

I’m not a stat nerd, but I it is unsustainable with the current pitching and hitting. Obviously when we pitch and hit like yesterday, it’s very sustainable and I’m very happy where we are right now. We’ve played 3 series and lost 2 of 3 in two of them and played the Marlins in the other. If we lose the next two games of this series we may be establishing a pattern. It’s water under the bridge at this point but not adding one or two of the starting pitchers who were available in the off season was incredibly shortsighted. I don’t want to hear any more BS about how they’re always looking to make the club better because they weren’t. Turk has already documented what a unique opportunity this off season was. Adding some stability would have bought time for the pipeline to develop. The good news though, is that we are doing this with not a lot of people hitting and if those guys start to hit like yesterday, we could possibly be a team to be reckoned with.

RexFregosi
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

I’m quite interested in if we can go 6-4 in the next 10, and then how April ends up.

Now just taking things game by game.

red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Aren’t we supposed to lose our next 10 to go 6-14?

Halo71
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1 month ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

At the very least, it’s a fun team to watch that doesn’t give up.

RexFregosi
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

throughout 2023, the Rangers were questioned … and the critics were right. ——They ran out of gas that last series in Seattle and HOU finally caught them.

Halo71
Trusted Member
1 month ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

Didn’t they win the world series?

RexFregosi
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

Why yes, yes they did – maybe critics aren’t that smart

“We don’t have to be the best team. We just have to be the better team that day.” – Wash

DowningDude
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

6-and-14 is still in play!

red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

GMTA!

tanana40
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

Yes, let us enjoy what little joy we have left as an Angels fan. We are tied for first and that is good. Live in Zen and only think about the moment.

Twebur
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1 month ago
Reply to  tanana40

I miss the good ole days when we just lived our lives and enjoyed them. 😀

SchofieldsWalkoff
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1 month ago
Reply to  Halo71

Stat nerds aren’t saying its unsustainable, they are saying these are small sample sizes with too much variance to draw any real conclusions from.

GrandpaBaseball
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1 month ago

Stat Nerds aren’t that smart.  🤓 

Jeff Joiner
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1 month ago

15 years for Adenhart. Remember it like yesterday.

Last edited 1 month ago by Jeff Joiner
red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Rest in pease, Nick, Henry, and Courtney. May your murderer burn in hell.

BruinsAngelsKings
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1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

I just checked, somehow, he’s eligible for parole in 2028.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

That’s California Justice.

(Not a political statement, it’s been like that for decades)

red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  red floyd

s/pease/peace/

Jimmuscomp
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1 month ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Damn, really? I remember watching the game and him absolutely dealing for 5 or 6 innings…then next morning news alert…just a gut punch. Terrible.

DowningDude
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1 month ago

RIP Nick Adenhart.

DowningDude
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

15 years ago already. Damn.

Jimmuscomp
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1 month ago
Reply to  clover_black

Rev is a hell of a writer….I loved the old HH. It just hit different.

angelsown3417
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1 month ago
Reply to  DowningDude

RIP Nick. What a terrible day. I loved seeing Weav throw out the first pitch on opening day to his son Aden. Great to see.

Last edited 1 month ago by angelsown3417
Pineapple12
Super Member
1 month ago

Mike Trout has generated 1.0 WAR in 10 games.

Casually on pace for a 80 HR, 16 WAR season.

The WAR race between Wash and Trouty will be a generational one.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pineapple12
matthiasstephan
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

He is now a top 50 WAR player (all time). Next up Tim Keefe (then some distance to George Brett, Bob Gibson and Gaylord Perry).

(15 more WAR would have him catch Pujols this season).

Last edited 1 month ago by matthiasstephan
red floyd
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1 month ago

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(h/t to MFY FB page)

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Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

BTW, Trout is soooo done. Quite sad…..

Go Halos!!

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago

Very nice to see Rendon start to mash-Let’s keep that up Tony two bags!

Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

More like a Semi mash? Id like to see more than warning track power

AnAngelsFan
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Oh, come on. He went 3 for 5 with 2 doubles. His “warning track power” was 382 feet, the 3rd longest hit of the game (#2 was only 383 feet). His hardest hit was a 102.6 exit velocity single and he had an average exit velocity of 94.0 (behind Sano’s insane 103.5 and Curtis Mead’s 96.5, and above Trout’s 85.4).

Rendon’s stats still suck for the season, and he has a long way to go before he deserves any faith, but yesterday he mashed.

Roy Hobbs
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1 month ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

He had a very good day yesterday. It remains to be seen if that continues. His season line is still .162/.205/.216/.421 24 OPS+, which is a long way from even being replacement level.
.

red floyd
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1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’d like to see the monster mash. I hear he’d catch on in a flash.

Pineapple12
Super Member
1 month ago

Nervously waiting to hear the MRI results on Chase’s elbow.

Hard to think he won’t go under the knife for TJ.

Last edited 1 month ago by Pineapple12
Cowboy26
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1 month ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Huh? Everyone knows it’s just the flu

Angelz4ever
Super Member
1 month ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

It was the eclipse.

halofansince1978
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1 month ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Our Pomeranian has been grouchy the last couple days.

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Twebur
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1 month ago

Thanks for the Reminder to order more Swiffers.

halofansince1978
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1 month ago
Reply to  Twebur

She’s a 12 out of 10 shedder.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  Pineapple12

Perry signed a dumpster-level pitcher to a MiLB contract yesterday.

In parts of eight minor league campaigns, Felipe owns a 4.65 ERA. He allowed 5.46 earned runs per nine innings in 30 appearances between San Diego’s and Oakland’s Triple-A affiliates last season. The 6’5″ hurler missed a decent number of bats, fanning a third of opposing hitters. He also walked nearly 14% of batters faced, continuing a trend of career-long issues finding the strike zone.

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