LA Angels Wednesday News Crash: For Sale

I’m pulling double duty this week while John Henry gets some much needed family time. So let’s see how I do without a full week to prepare.

We’re in July so the trade deadline is looming. Who could the Angels trade this summer? We can scratch Patrick Sandoval off that list but pretty much everybody else is on it.

And what would a Taylor Ward trade net us anyway?

One guy we can have for super cheap is Tim Anderson, who was DFA’d by Miami yesterday. Just let him pass through DFA purgatory and become a free agent and he’ll be an Angel. We might even be able to find some old #16 jerseys and save some cash.

Mike Scioscia is turning the page on his waterfront home in Newport Beach. If only there was a realtor/lender writing this article…..

Several relievers turned into starters this season. How are they doing? Most not as well as our own Jose Soriano.

I won’t be doing 4th of July links. A huge thanks to all who keep us free and safe. And I’ll leave you with a perfect ode to America and baseball.

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RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago

Heefy should just go ahead and get rid of all his facial hair now – Yankees need him oh so badly ever since June.

We will get something from Cashman or he will be thrown into the East River.
Platypus needs to act. Start trimming up the beard Heefy.

2002heaven
Super Member
10 days ago

#27 hasn’t had a 100 rbi season since 2019 and won’t again in 2024Remember I was the only member at HH along with Max Kellerman at KSPN 710 who dissented at his record contract deal.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  2002heaven

Yeah, but lot’s of people like me and I have a shit ton of talent, intelligence, charisma and I piss standing up…. so I’d still rather be me.

Just about everybody on here knew the Trout deal would rot at some point, just not this point. I doubt you did either.

Last edited 10 days ago by gitchogritchoffmypettis
Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

Angels stuck in Oakland for the 4th of July firework show. One can only imagine that show given the lack of spending that is the A’s. A sparkler or two, a couple ground flowers and maybe some snakes.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Id be more worried about getting Mugged. Too bad Rendon didn’t come along for protection.

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Plenty of gang members with guns in the area to provide all the noise needed for a festive 4th.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Trade deadline Prospect acquisitions under Perry’s purview:

2021 Ivan Armstrong, Jose Marte, Janson Junk, Elvis Peguero
2022 Jadiel Sanchez, Mickey Moniak, Tucker Davidson, Logan O’Hoppe
2023 None

Other than O’Hoppe which was a trade of young assets not impending free agents, which prospect listed up produces any hope that we are going to get a great return that would ever produce positive WAR for Estevez, Drury, Pillar, Moore or Garcia? In fact I would be suspect of trading players with multi year control like Anderson Canning, Ward or Rengifo for that matter.

If Arte was truly serious about improving this club he would eat salary of the departing player in order to get closer to a real prospect.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Eh. They also traded very little of value. The Marsh/Ohoppe swap was the only “real” trade on there…

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

And Estevez, Drury, Pillar, Moore or Garcia are much more valuable?

2002heaven
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Bullpens again…. 😆. Why did the Rangers let Will Smith go?

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Because he slapped Chris Rock

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

Estevez, Rengifo, Ward, Anderson, Pillar, Calhoun (maybe), Canning, various pen arms…. all will get back better prospects/prospect than the guys you listed.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

Without eating payroll?

Me hopes you are right.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago

Charles that bi-line got me excited for news about Arte selling. Turns out it’s Sosh selling his house 🙄

Charles Sutton
Editor
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Jeff.

Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Charles Sutton

Ooops – I didn’t even look.

Last edited 10 days ago by Fansince1971
BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Or WitPro….

Last edited 10 days ago by BannedInLA
Fansince1971
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Hahaha. – Sosh a mobster. I love it!

RexFregosi
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Mikey Hit-and-Run

Twebur
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10 days ago
FungoAle
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Perfect timing

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Okay then, tell me what player or players you would like/expect to get back in return ….

FungoAle
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10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

I don’t have a name to throw out but the moral of the story is, enhance the farm and the long-range prospects of the organization. Closers are expendable and short-lived commodity. More importantly, he is on his final contract year and I would not extend him with even your money.

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

I like the idea of trading one of our guys for one of their overpriced vets + higher level prospects.

It ain’t my money.

I don’t think guys like Esteves will get us much in return otherwise.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Yes. If spending equals 2 more top 20 prospects from a good farm? Yup.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

If we are certain that O’Hoppe, Neto, Schanuel, Soriano (and the PTBN next week) can form a potential core then the best way to get better prospects is to eat some moola.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m pretty certain we will need about 20 guys from our current farm, trades, and this next draft to get a core of about five guys to add to the fellas already on the 26 man roster…. so yeah, let’s trade.

Eric_in_Portland
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10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

We can sign free agents to 2 yr deals and trade them at the 2025 deadline…if they’re doing well

FungoAle
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10 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Pay the back half of a $6.7 million salary? That’s squat. He’s got value.

Twebur
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YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

You can name any top 10 prospects in any organization and I’ll take them in a trade. Estevez is not part of the future and his stock is at an all time high. Last month it wasn’t.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago

So We should demand a top 200 prospect? or even a top 100 prospect?

Good luck with that.

MarineLayer
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

it would work better if we could find a GM like Minasian on the other side of the trade who would be willing to overpay.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

I love how CtPG guy thinks the guys we traded away last deadline to make the most of their crush on Ohtani were an “overpay”. They weren’t. We just had a thin system.

Boo hoo.

YOUknowulovetheIE
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Top 300, definitely yes. Closers and good relievers fetch good returns from playoff teams.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Cowboy26

A team will totally cough up one top(ish) prospect for a closer if they think their pen is the key to a deep play off run.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  JackFrost

Hurr Durr Deee Durr Den….

Here, I’ll just pull these out my ass…. no sim or anything….

Josh Knoth, Mike Boeve and Craig Yoho from the Brewers.
Owen Murphy and Allen Winans from the Braves
Nick Yorke and Brandon Walter from the Red Sox
Zach Dezenzo and Alonzo Tredwell from the Astros
Gavin Cross and Spencer Nivens from the Royals
Kyle Hurt and Jose Ramos from the Dodgers
Gabe Gonzalez and Zebby Mathews from the Twins
Drew Gilbert from the Mets
Will Warren and Ben Cowles from the Yankees
Mitch Jebb, Tres Gonzalez and Jase Bowen from the Pirates
Graham Pauley and Henry Baez from the Padres
Jose Corniel, Joe Montalvo and Abimelec Ortiz from the Rangers
Dylan Beavers and Trace Bright from the Orioles.

Plenty of teams, even teams with a closer, want a closer. Hit em all up with a list like this and get em prospects so we can start complaining about the new kids. Offer “Good closer” to many teams, take best prospect package. Huzzah.

Twebur
Legend
10 days ago

I thought we were told that Soth commuted from Thousand Oaks?
Must be nice to be so rich that you forgot you had a beautiful home in Newport Beach. Could have saved time and money.

JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

He has lived in this area … I have bumped into him several times around Westlake Village and Agoura Hills over the last ten years …. He may have moved recently, or perhaps had a second home in Newport Beach…

Last edited 10 days ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

2nd home. My boss knows him

steelgolf
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

The Newport home is his second home. That is where he would stay on game nights, etc. unless his kids had something going on.

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I’ll bet Scioscia still has the first dollar he ever made as a player.

$10,396,499 earned as an MLB player…he earned every penny.

Also bet he invested that dollar smartly…seems like that type.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 days ago

The precipitous downfall of Tim Anderson is one of the fastest, most shocking declines I think I’ve seen.

I assumed last year was an anomaly because he was so consistently good before that. Glad the Angels didn’t end up signing him.

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler
BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Ha. I was one of those advocating that we sign him. Further proof that most fans make poor GM’s.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  BannedInLA

NAHR! WE DUH SMARTZ! PERREEE ES SOH STOOPIDZ!

angelslogic
Super Member
10 days ago

It is obvious (to me at least) that Ward was re-traumatized by the recent fastball to the helmet. He is backing out of the box on any pitch remotely inside, even slowly-thrown curveballs.

He is also constantly making bone-headed plays in the outfield. His fielding is fine, but it is what he does AFTER he makes the catch that is disconcerting, almost as if his synapses fail to fire. He seems to have no clue where to throw the ball.

Physically, Ward is fine. Mentally, both in the batter’s box and in the field, he is a basket case.

TrojanBoiler
Trusted Member
10 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

I saw the same thing in the batters box. He was turning his body or stepping out of the box on pitches right in the zone.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  TrojanBoiler

Yeah. I hate it, but it looked that way. We’ll see if he straitens out. If not, Angel Fan Ju Ju nixes another trade piece. Go fans…. you know best.

Keep keepin real real and shit.

Last edited 10 days ago by gitchogritchoffmypettis
JackFrost
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  angelslogic

I fear that you may be right ….

Even though AJ Hinch and the pitcher who hit him did apologize I am not sure I buy it…

Ward had been hot with the bat prior to being hit. I suspect it was a purpose pitch inside, even if the intention was not to hit him in the head. F_ the Tigers and coaching staff !!

halofansince1978
Super Member
10 days ago

Boy do we miss that guy!!!

Marcotor
Trusted Member
10 days ago

Who? The manager who led teams to under .500 records in 2001 and 2003 with basically the same players as the beloved 2002 team?

The architect of trading for Vernon Wells?

Sulking in the dugout and dropping his own style of baseball for sitting back and waiting for HR’s?

The person who banished Mike Napoli because he didn’t like the way Napoli “relaxed” and had a roving eye for the ladies at Goat Hill Tavern?

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

Not that Mike……..but we liked 1999-2009 Soth. It was a decades long page turner……….good times.

-Jeff Mathis

Cowboy26
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

But I thought he married an Annie ?

Twebur
Legend
10 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

My favorite Martian Mike?

-Anne

https://youtu.be/7piG2V17cH8?si=coz6aUlqL4Ku4fW4

BannedInLA
Super Member
10 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Savage truth pills. I like it.

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