LA Angels Monday News Crash: Token Angel

As expected, Tyler Anderson is the token Angel on the All Star Roster. Kevin Pillar made it to the ten year point and now says he will retire after this season unless he gets an interesting phone call early in the off season.

The Mets acquired left-hander Matt Gage from the Dodgers for cash.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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clover_black
Super Member
5 days ago

hate coming back to the office after a vacation.

i feel for tony.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 days ago

Rendone made his way back?

Sano’s not too happy ’bout that.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Angelz4ever

We won’t have to worry about Rendon unless he actually starts hitting. Then our ju ju will kick in and he’ll get hurt. Keep that OPS below .650 and he’ll be around all year for you to complain about.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member

Rendone back Sano DFA’d

not sure why

https://x.com/mlbplayingtime/status/1810427813205295225

Last edited 5 days ago by Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Cowboy26
Legend
5 days ago

Because Sano cant hit a baseball anymore.

Hatcher_Is_My_Homeboy
Trusted Member
Reply to  Cowboy26

Solid point  😂 

Twebur
Legend
5 days ago

And he’s expensive to feed.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

and Rendone makes $$$$

Last edited 5 days ago by JackFrost
Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Because Sano is not good at playing baseball?

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

Hurr Durr Deee whyyy see guy no hit and no field no on team stead oaf guy wid uge con tract? I making slick point or haves slick brain? Which is duh thing? Beard man is as poisons!

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Can we still trade Ohtani for prospects?

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 days ago

I have the Nationals game on at work and its crazy how much their team was transformed by trading Soto.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

I agree – multiple players from that deal are making a positive impact (much like the players Texas received when they traded U-Haul to Atlanta).

…and then we have the Angels unable to make a decision in the best interests of the long-term health of the franchise.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

You DO NOT trade generational talent. We’d be a laughing stock!

FungoAle
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Trades often do not go as planned but Nats hit on 3 of the prospects (maybe a 4th) received in the Soto deal. Great textbook trade.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 days ago

Yes, in Perpetual Fantasy League.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 days ago

Good heavens to Betsy, why would Arte the PTP to hold on? If anything, I would think that having a shitty team with a lower payroll would seem very logical to such a owner who takes every cent he can from the team. Just goes to show you can’t fix stupid.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

He takes every cent he can from the team? Source?

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
5 days ago

Nightengale saying team doesnt want to move Anderson and Ward better be an obvious smoke screen. Nothing surprises me anymore but FFS please do the right thing for once.

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Not selling would be insane

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Not necessarily. It all depends upon what is offered. I would not trade him for two token, crappy AA slap hitters.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

How about for AAAA pitchers like Tucky D or A- outfielders like Jadiel Sanchez?

Maybe Jesse Chavez is available?

Last edited 5 days ago by Cowboy26
JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Lol.

No.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Well, I would not move Anderson unless we get a good offer. He is after all under contract for next season. If we get a good offer (not just any offer !) then yeah, but it is not a trade for a bag of balls and some used chewing gum situation.

2002heaven
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

So we should just stay with everyone like a sunk cost fiend?
We are headed to season #9 of consecutive losing seasons. Unbelievable!!

FungoAle
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Sure hope it is a smoke screen. You have to wonder a little about Minaisan’s motivation level to improve a roster for which may not be overseeing in 2025 and beyond. Arte has him twisting in the wind. The more conservative approach, less controversial, is to sit on his thumbs.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Man this is dumb. If it’s true, which I doubt. If you don’t rebuild it’s because you are maintaining something. What are we maintaining here? After years of wondering how happy Trout is, how his parents feel, if he misses hunting and diner pie too much and then wondering what Shohei thinks of the new soda cups at the stadium and what his haircut says about his feelings regarding Arte plus what his mom thinks about melon slices…

we can finally NOT give a shit about being a total pussy about any one player. Fk the fans too. THIS is the time to just embrace the bummer and get it over as fast as we can. The only other option is slightly less miserable misery for more years.

There isn’t anything Arte can look at and say “XYZ makes us money so let’s preserve this…”. It’s all meh crap. And if Arte wants to be fully cheap and evil, paying Ward n Anderson is also lame. Just get cheaper B Grade talent. So I doubt this rumor is true. It’s likely smoke. Holding on to these guys for one more year gets Arte nothing even if he isn’t considering how getting prospects is good.

But I wanted to trade Ohtani in 2022, so what do I know.

2002heaven
Super Member
5 days ago

I wonder what Zack Grienke’s wifey thinks about the OC now. See yah at Mutt Lynch’s at the Newport Beach boardwalk BTW.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  2002heaven

I thought they’d have patched up that hole in the bathroom stall at MuttLynch by now. Still your spot huh? Old school to the core.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

I don’t know that particular joint but I remember what they smell like…WONDERFUL!!

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago

Let’s add Pillar to the coaching staff. I like what he brings in that area.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Add him to the roster again next year if he’ll sign cheap enough.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

This may have already been posted…per si.com

Angels’ Luis Rengifo Set To See Hand Specialist
Infielder Luis Rengifo has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to wrist inflammation and is scheduled to see a hand specialist. This development could impact the team’s infield dynamics and lineup options in the upcoming games.

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 days ago

Hopefully this isn’t a hamate fracture though I presume that would have been revealed with the initial xray.

Twebur
Legend
toad2065
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

This was cool! Thanks Twebur.

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

Nice read, good find, thanx. 😀 

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
5 days ago

It’s Anthony Rendon week at the Big A.

RexFregosi
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Tonight!?

”Batting lead off and playing 3B, Anthony Rendon”

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

We are better off without RenDone clogging a roster space and bringing his toxic presence into the lineup.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Time for an Ippei Bucks pool for his next injury.
As a sucker I’ll go first…by this Sunday’s game.

steelgolf
Super Member
5 days ago

Between Aug. 1st and Aug. 15th.

Twebur
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

$1,000,000 Eppei Bucks he has a set back before his first AB, or within the first 5 innings of his first game.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

To have a “set back” would imply he actually had progression?

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

BRUTAL!!

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  steelgolf

I think he will last that long if in limited play, All-Star breaks helps him out too.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  MarineLayer

But we need him to play and be good if we want to have any hope of trading him (while paying him). It’s the only way you might be able to move on and start forgetting about what ever that man Rendon reminds you of did to you.

Twebur
Legend
5 days ago

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gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Twebur

Name that demon. Cast him out. Marine Layer WILL SMILE AGAIN!

Can ah git an ayyy meeeennnn!

Marcotor
Trusted Member
5 days ago

I think he shot the pony daddy never bought them.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

I know we love a good “cancer in the clubhouse” narrative, but can you point to an article, handout, newsletter or anywhere we can read how Rendon simply being somewhere is “toxic” outside of your mind?

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

How bout grabbing fans by the collar and threatening them?

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

What was the payout to that Oakland fan?

We never heard from that guy…$$$$$$$$$

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  JackFrost

For all you know the players loved that shit.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  RexFregosi

I have nothing against Rendon. In fact I like him. I think he can help us. The problem is his salary

GrandpaBaseball
Legend
5 days ago

A different take as I am consistent, trade Anderson, trade Rengifo, trade Ward, trade Pillar, trade anyone as long as you keep the 2 hardest to replace in O’Hoppe and Neto. Rebuild is in order; to do that it takes youth, lots of youth. Sell and trade are the keys for a brighter future, sure we have our favorites, we’re Angels fans, but rebuilding hurts in many ways, you will develop new favorites as they are brought up and hopefully excel. We have nothing to lose by Sell & Trade, it can’t get much worse. This is the worst team in Angels history as someone pointed out since 1968. No matter what happens we are stuck with the yo-yo careers of Trout and Rendon, but we do happen to have a window of opportunity to change right now.

This team does the same thing year after year and nothing changes, time for change is upon us, time to take advantage so we have a brighter future.

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago

I completely agree. There is no one else on the team who will reasonably be part of a future Series contender. Maybe add Soriano or Ben Joyce to this list. Since Adell will get nothing in return, I’d be interested to see if he’s able to progress by the end of the year.

Fansince1971
Legend
5 days ago

100% Grandpa. Only untradeables are Neto and O’Hoppe. Everyone else should be on the block including Trout. The team may struggle for a few years but it’s the best way through this mess. Use the Orioles as the goal.

toad2065
Trusted Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Or the Astros before the Orioles. Tear it down to the studs!

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  toad2065

The lottery has screwed up the tear down. Every time (or almost every time) I run the simulator some team with a 0.38% chance jumps ahead of us. It’s harder now to rebuild when Cleveland, for example, jumps up 13 spots to get the 1st pick.

I mention that because Houston tanked before the lottery and grabbed multiple #1s.

Additionally we have our current group in the front office which doesn’t inspire confidence in a rebuild

Twebur
Legend
5 days ago

Additionally we have our current group in the front office which doesn’t inspire confidence believe in a rebuild

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 days ago

The team’s recent slide should give Perry all the ammo he needs to sell off the team before the deadline without any push back from Arte.

Anderson, Ward and Estevez should all bring back some value. Pillar, Strickland, Garcia should be on the way out of Anaheim in short order as well.

We will see what happens with Rengifo. Will a team trade for him while he’s hurt? Do we even want to trade him? Will we get full value for him?

Season has played out how many of us expected — play the youth, sell the vets to boost the farm. No complaints here.

JackFrost
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

That’s a hard “No” on trading Rengifo. In fact, he should be extended ASAP.

He’s still only 27 and fits in with the current youth movement quite well. Not to mention being one of the better hitters in MLB right now. The positional flexibility and the fact he’s a switch-hitter make him a definite keeper.

Last edited 5 days ago by JackFrost
Twebur
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

KEEP the HEEF!!!

Pineapple12
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

You know I agree haha

Fansince1971
Legend
5 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Rengifo has definitely been good and he’s arguably the team’s best player. But if the Angels could get decent value for him I would trade him in a second. He’s not a key piece to any future championship.

MarineLayer
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

This.^

PedroCerrano
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

I totally agree. I think the reasonable expectation to be truly competitive is more than we fans want to believe. Rengifo is valuable now and this team needs prospects in the worst way.

Last edited 5 days ago by PedroCerrano
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Fansince1971

Generally, teams that are “rebranding” or what ever Arte needs to call it, trade their best player if he’s not a couple years away from arb.

BannedInLA
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

We’d probably never get equal value by moving Rengifo even before whatever is going on with his wrist.

The calculus boils down to trade him for “something” or extend him. I’m a big time supporter of Rengifo and yes, I’m biased

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Pineapple12

I have it on good authority that Rengifo is stupid and not a real true baseball player. Thus we should trade him for better pizza.

Cowboy26
Legend
5 days ago

I also have on good Authority that hell probably make about $10 million next year in arbitration.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

Andersons’s trade value will never be higher.

trAdition says he will blowup in his next start.

Or get injured (see Rengifo) Do it now Perry!!

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
5 days ago

We’re going to make a late playoff run. We’ve got Rendon coming back. And rather than throw in the towel, we might be able to lure Baldoquin out of retirement.

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

I am all for a late playoff run…but!!

It’ll be no different than last year’s.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
5 days ago

When a Trusted Member suckers a Super Member, don’t they automatically trade ranks?

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago

NOT!!! He knows what I mean and I know what he means…it’s called fun!!

Remember FUN? It’s what you did when you were a kid in case you forgot.

matthiasstephan
Super Member
5 days ago

WWWWWWG?

Cowboy26
Legend
5 days ago

Yet the maximum value is created by the highest amount of demand which will be on or just before July 30th when the most teams will be assessing their playoff chances.

I guess we’ll all have to cling onto our hopium over the next few weeks that trAdition doesn’t bite us in the Ass and TA doesn’t get plunked by a foul ball in the ASG dugout or get taken down by some other freak malady .

halofansince1978
Super Member
5 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

His turn against Seattle this weekend is still TBA…we’ll see??

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