LA Angels Monday Links: Detmers Down

Reid Detmers got sent to “an environment where he can refind who he is,” also known as Salt Lake City.

The Athletics designated right-hander Aaron Brooks for assignment. As if it couldn’t get any worse for the White Sox, Andrew Benintendi is now on the injured list with left achilles tendonitis.

Ranger Suarez got hit on his pitching hand by a line drive and had to exit the game. X-rays were negative. The Orioles lost both a left-hander and a right-hander to torn UCLs. Both will have season ending surgery. It’s the second time for each of them. Red Sox second baseman Vaughn Grissom pulled his hamstring and went onto the ten day IL.

Infielders Brian Anderson and Michael Chavis both opted out of their minor league deals with the Mariners and are free agents.

I can see how Tommy Pham ended up getting stabbed.

The Tigers optioned Spencer Torkelson. He’s a first baseman for another team so ordinarily I wouldn’t care. It might lead to more playing time for Gio Urshela, though. Blake Snell has a groin injury now.

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angelslogic
Super Member
10 days ago

Calhoun batting 4th again! Wash has a screw loose.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago

Fresh ForTheWin tagline on the interwebs:

“Padres infielder Tucupita Marcano is reportedly facing a lifetime ban for betting on his own team”
OMG, really? Even back in the cowboy days it was spelled out very clearly in a contract-Back in those days you couldn’t even go into a Casino.

Ignorance much!?

Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Betting on he’s own team? He definitely had some sweet action on his Padre team to win tonight.

Brent
Super Member
10 days ago

Per Jeff Fletcher,

Anthony Rendon is scheduled to begin baseball work this week.

Mike Trout still just doing rehab.

Brandon Drury is hitting on the field and taking GBs today.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Brent

Over/Under on how many days until the “Anthony Rendone has experienced a setback and will resume baseball activities in a few weeks.
Ippei guess is 3 days after he starts baseball work.

FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago

Wondering if any of the $325,000 worth of baseball cards Ippei purchased from online resellers included Ohtani rookie cards?

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

No, but he’s got a shipload of Brandon Woods rookie cards.

aces666high
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

Got a few Dallas Mcphersons if he wants to trade.

Throw in a 1988 Willie Fraser too.

angelslogic
Super Member
10 days ago

Joyce recalled. Re-Joyce!

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

ReRun from yesterday.

Last edited 10 days ago by Cowboy26
angelslogic
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I enjoy reruns.

FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

Why not bring up Tanking “CD Pelham” 1, 2, 3? Let’s just get it over with. This guy is a real beauty, acquired straight-up for 3-cases of Pacifico and a gallon of Don Julio agave honey Tequila.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
10 days ago

Wonder if Trout is watching this team and wishes he did the meniscus surgery with the longer recovery time but better long term outlook. Those trims that heal in 6 weeks are usually associated with higher risk of early arthritis.

Last edited 10 days ago by ihearhowie3.0
Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Trout did Nanoknee. And a Tummy Tuck.

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

🤣

FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago

Stay the course with Adell. Fearfull Wash may want to muck with him. Now is not the time to bench him in favor of some journeyman or a Moniak. It is not a surprise to me he went into a tailspin and looking to see how well he responds, if at all.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 days ago

Tonight is Pride Night at the Big A.

Not that you’d know from the front page of the team website. It is hidden as well as they can hide it. Which is obviously the plan.

Angels2020Champs
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10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

https://www.mlb.com/angels/tickets/group-tickets/group-programs/heritage#

List of the heritage nights, which are also hard to find.

No Palestinian, Russian, Canadian… not a single southern hemisphere country represented, I’m offended!!

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago

The omission of Lichtenstein is an outrage that shan’t stand !!!

Dogface1956
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Is Monaco on the list if not I’m boycotting.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Dogface1956

If Monaco isn’t, we should have a mostly peaceful riot.

MikeSalmon
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Not one ‘Stan, even. Not niiiice. I am one to have the protestings over the not-fairness!

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Tommy Pham, 8 teams in 6 years. Must be a great teammate.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago

He’s got a cool head about him though. He brings his fists to a baseball game.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
10 days ago

Pham is, I believe, the hothead who got mad at Trout over a football fantasy league

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago

Gary Sheffield 2.0 ?!?

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 days ago

There are games in which Canning, Detmers, and even Sandoval look like quality MLB level guys.

Which makes me think the talent is in there. After all, they have e shown it.

The complete lack of consistency has to rest in part on below par coaching and video.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Our starters seem to have to channel Cy Young through 6 or 7 innings to have a chance at winning. Even as fans, when an Angel starter gives up one run through four innings, we start going into a depression as a 1-0 deficit doesn’t usually bode well later in the game.

Of course, that means that’s when the Gas can boys come out of the blow-pen.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I wonder if the need to be perfect negatively impacts our starters. Very rarely do they attempt to pitch to contact and get quick outs. Nibbling has been the one constant throughout the years.

When you know you can afford to give up a couple of runs and still win you can pitch more aggressively.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

This changes from week-to-week, but our current power rankings:

Anderson
Canning
Soriano
Sandoval
Detmers (Yes, I’m aware that he was sent down)

I’m hoping that Silseth takes Reid’s turn in the rotation versus some scrap heap pick up.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Don’t call me scrap heap, I was once a great player!  🙂 

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  BannedInLA

Isn’t Silseth TJSing?

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
10 days ago

He made an appearance in Arizona over the weekend.

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

used to say that about Heaney, Skaggs, Shoemaker

FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

So true, tantalizing breakout candidates that just couldn’t break

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago

“Winless in Seattle?”

Okay, okay, I’ll stop.

Dinkycreek
Member
10 days ago

Why is Paris still with the team and Stefanic is at SLC? Granted, Stefanic has very little power but he makes consistent contact every place he plays when given a chance. Any guesses as to when the “resurgent” Adell breaks through the Mendoza line? June 6 sounds good to me.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

Stefanic still on rehab assignment but is close. He probably has a better medical plan through the plumbers union than what evil Arte has setup.

Last edited 10 days ago by Cowboy26
BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Dinkycreek

1.) Paris – Defense is his calling card and they are certainly he develops into a league average hitter. I have major doubts on the latter.

2.) Stefanic – He just got off a loooong IR stint and didn’t really have Spring Training. I’d imagine that he’ll be up here soon as injury attrition will occur OR they send Shanny down.

3.) Adell – I think he’s .203 or .201 now, so, I would say the next game. Still, they should keep rolling him out there as a full-time player until October. They’ve stuck with him this long so we’re compelled to see it thru.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

I totally agree with that. run them all out there every day for the rest of the season and at the end of the year, make your evaluation. Unless you want to manipulate service time which doesn’t apply to Adell and maybe not Mickey. Schanuel is clearly not ready to play in the major leagues so they are wasting his service time. After this year, O’hoppe will only have one year left before arbitration. Because of injuries last year this is Neto’s 1st year I believe.

Last edited 10 days ago by Roy Hobbs
BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Yup, Schannuel is an obvious candidate. Repeating myself, but I think he gets sent down when either Drury or Stefanic is ready.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Drury has been huge loss. They were counting on him to hit 4th or 5th, with similar performance to last year.

FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

This will hurt Brandon being in his FA year

Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago

“Sweepy in Seattle”

Churn the page…

Mikeal1st
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but isn’t Detmers the best homegrown pitcher the Angels have had since Weaver? That’s how bad the Angels have been.

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

That’s probably since Kyle Bradish. Oops, Angels traded him for Bundy or some other piece of crap.

red floyd
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Hey! Bundy scored four touchdowns in one game!

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Mikeal1st

G Rich wants to know why you’ve already forgotten about him and his 3.64 ERA before he got “dehydrated”

Darren O’Day, Matt Shoemaker and Jorden Walden are a little but hurt too. You can even make an argument that Detmers now been surpassed by Griffin Canning in terms of development.

Of course Losing/Trading away prospects like Nick Adenhart, Will Smith, Patrick Corbin Tyler Skaggs, Mike Clevinger, Austin Adams, Kenyan Middleton and Kyle Bradish haven’t helped. Nor has the noticeable lack of resources expended to sign and develop international free agents as Jose Soriano is probably the best prospect from that market since Ervin Santana. This is Arte’s biggest failure IMO.

Last edited 10 days ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

A well hydrated “Knuckles Fletcher” said hello….

Last edited 10 days ago by Twebur
Angelz4ever
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

LOL

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

This sounds like the name of a fighter or a mob enforcer.

WallyChuckChili
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Maybe Davey Knuckles.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Cowboy26

Patrick Corbin. Man I remeber the ocean of piss that swelled forth when cheap Arte didn’t sign that contract…. with a player who came out and said he was signing with an East Coast team.

Corbin was the beginning of the trend of bitch ass Angels fans getting really angry about NOT signing stupid contracts.

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

We will win tonight against our neighbors from down south…bet the house payment!!

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

That’s a really good idea. I’d do it if I were you!

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I’m not a gambler so go for it.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

Sar-chasm

I wouldn’t bet on this team for anything- unless someone gave me 10,000 to 1. You always take 10,000 to 1 bets.

Last edited 10 days ago by Fansince1971
Biggiswrth
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Wasn’t there a guy a few years ago that always bet $100 a day on the Pirates losing? Wasn’t he up like $4900 by the end of each season?

Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Biggiswrth

I have an offshore account. Had about $170 left over from the NFL playoffs, didn’t cash it out so I could bet some MLB. Then, after the first week of the season, I knew they sucked. I bet a usual small amount around $10 Eppei bucks almost every game on them to lose. I didn’t bet some road games where they’ve won more, bet a few games for them to win, also occasionally bet $50 or $100 bets all on them to lose (I’m probably 50/50 on those). At this point, little over 2 months in, my account is about $370. This includes betting on other MLB game to.

Most important fact, they don’t win home games, and they never win day games. They are underdogs every game, so most nights my $10 bets I win $5. As the old saying goes, scoreboard. Bet them to lose most nights, you win.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
10 days ago

I truly thought that this was Reid’s breakout season. 🙇  I do believe that the only thing left for Arte to prove is that he can only get inepter is by not changing the way he does business, and by holding on for dear life to the Angels. The team is not worth as much as last year and will continue to shrink in value as there is literally no upside to this franchise except location.

The magic word here is just plain and simple SELL-SELL-SELL-SELL-SELL-SELL- it is the same will the White Sox and the A’s, the Pirates, and the Marlins and Rockies.

Manfraud wants to fix the game, start with ownership, stop changing the game, start changing out ownership. Franchise! Franchise! You want to sell more Franchise’s when 20% of what you got is a mess. State, County, City governments are not in the market to subsidize MLB Billionaires stadiums. Milwaukee and Cleveland populations are shrinking, literally no one wants the A’s and the baggage that will arrive with that idiot owner, and Arte has no stadium deal in place either.

Somebody quickly kick my soap box out from under me,  💥 

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