LA Angels Tuesday News Crash: Return of Rendon

Anthony Rendon is expected to be back from the 60 day IL this week. Coincidentally, the Angels designated Miguel Sano for assignment. That is a bold strategy, Cotton, what with Rengifo on the injured list. Perry is betting big on the continued health of Rendon.

Mike Trout did not make the All Star team this season, but he still has the most trips to the All Star Game among active players. Mike Trout is progressing according to Rhett Bollinger. Apparently he is jogging and may be back by the end of July. Logan O’Hoppe made it onto the All-Snub Team, according to Yahoo Sports. He did get ranked, though, among the top ten catchers in Major League Baseball. Two other Angels made the list at their respective positions. Can you guess who?

Taylor Ward is sore, but not concerned after crashing into a wall on Sunday. Ward and Kevin Pillar both got mentioned in this article about how Atlanta is in the market for outfielders. The Angels are regarded as obvious sellers leading up to the trade deadline. Somebody should be sure to notify Arte Moreno and Bob Nightengale.

Here is a picture of the Angels rookies on their Starbucks run over the weekend. Caden Dana made it onto the American League squad for the Futures Game.

Davis Daniel had a rough outing yesterday. What can I say? I liked him, but he obviously needs a lot of seasoning. The Angels are lucky to score five runs a month at this point.

Well known A-hole Marcell Ozuna will participate in the Home Run Derby, if you need a reason not to watch that.

Photo credit: Rex Fregosi

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angelslogic
Super Member
4 days ago

What the heck has happened to Pillar’s hitting? Did the Angels batting coaches finally get to him? That swing and miss on a ball in the dirt yesterday with the bases loaded really pissed me off.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  angelslogic

His career OPS+ is 89. None of the coaches “broke” him

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago

Apparently Reid Detmers Old college teammate aint doing too swell either.

https://www.mlb.com/player/bobby-miller-676272

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 days ago

I was trying to do that trade simulator but am I right in that it now costs money?

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago

We have 2 players in the line up tonight hitting over .266. Crazy stuff.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 days ago

Hiura batting 4th. We can’t call it clean up, it’s just “4th”

Angelstan
Trusted Member
4 days ago

Rendon played last night. So yes, he’s back. Sano isn’t a model of health nor consistency so there’s no risk. They took a flyer on Sano and he hit below .200 and missed half the games or so.

Trout should be back by early August. Djokovic had meniscus surgery and is playing Wimbledon five weeks later at an advanced age. So I don’t know why things got so delayed with Mike, but whenever he’s back I will be glad.

Halos need some pitching. I hope they draft one at pick 8 this weekend.

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

That’s bc he’s quit. Djokovic tears his meniscus in late May at French open and is back playing tennis by early July at Wimbledon. Embiid, a 30 year old 7 foote, had meniscus surgery early February and was back playing basketball under 2 months later. Trout can’t get back to baseball in over 2 months and counting. Wow. Reminds me of last year when was out the whole year from early July from a swing and miss… Mookie broke his hand on a direct hit by 99 mph fastball and will be back by August. Let’s not forget 2021 where he missed almost the entire season with a calf strain lol what never even heard of someone missing real time with that. Entire season.

But you know what I called it. As he was hitting .220 .320 Obp and under Mendoza RISP with a couple meaningless homers and turning into Ruben Sierra I was like it’s only a matter of time before he gets “injured” again and can change the narrative of he sucks can’t hit fastball to save his life strikeout king to “but for the injuries!” Before I could write it what do you know he was “injured” the next day lol and now of course august is the minimum haha. Embiid and Djokovici be looking at him side eyed if they knew he existed and the angels weren’t completely irrelevant and forgotten.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Trout seems like a pretty personable guy. A giver. He probably took a look at all the desperately leaking sad sack shitbags in the Angels fanbase who needed frantically to be right about how much he sucks and decided to give them what they need in order to be “happy”.

You called it. Good for you. You win a turd cookie. That’s the standard value for “I called it guy”. Some shit in the mouth.

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
4 days ago

Everyone has the need to be right, especially dudes talking sports which is just keeping up with the kardashians for men. Every sports podcast and talk show is a bunch of guys yelling I was right about this guy or team or yelling which all timer player would win in hypotheticals. You have the constant need to be right that every angels fan is a sad sack shitbag. I disagree but the posters here do seem to have an obsession with shit.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Congrats on your medical degree in orthopedic surgery.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Campa Le Camp De Saints – Turd Eater

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Thanks I also have one in phantom hand and calf injuries

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Nice vitriol. Do you feel less constipated?

Trout has been the only reason to watch this sorry a$$ team for more than a decade. Yes it sucks that he’s fading away amid injury after injury but, in his prime, he was a bad mutha fucka and more importantly, he was all we
had to root root for for more than a decade.

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Well he hasn’t really played in half a decade not much since 2019, old by 28 somehow, so I guess by that logic there were usually 0 reasons to watch the last 5 years. I thought Ohtani was a pretty good reason to watch in those 5 years though

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Troutstrikeout

Fair enough. Ohtani is/was awesome.

ihearhowie3.0
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

There are 2 types of meniscus surgery but in both cases recovery depends on the area and injury itself. For instance, if you rip your root meniscus in the back/posterior, recovery is much longer.

The surgery where they just snip the torn part of the meniscus and remove it is a faster recovery but results in significantly worse long term outcome, early on-set arthritis and if you got that early in life you’re probably looking at a knee replacement later in life.

The surgery where they try to stitch the tear back together takes 4 months or so to recover but results in a healthier knee in the long term.

People comparing Trout to any random athlete need to know if they’re comparing apples to apples with surgery type and tear location.

If he got the quick snip and got the long recovery though, yikes.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

What do I need to know about stuff if all I want to do is talk a load of shit?

How to type slowly and…..?

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago

You already do that!  🙂 

Angelstan
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Interesting answer — but for Angels fans and other baseball fans I don’t think any of them are worried about the long-term prognosis of Mike’s knee. He also suggested moreso being back sooner, then later. Hence, it’s an oddity. I will still root for him and view him as a Hall of Famer. It’s a shame though.

Troutstrikeout
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Yeah yeah and of course trout has the longer one. And all the nba nfl players and tennis players last few years that get it have the shorter recovery one. Also two types of hand injuries: one where 99mph pitch hits Betts directly in hand in the year he moved to SS at 32 (guess early 30s isn’t old) and one where trout swings and misses then is out rest of year

FungoAle
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4 days ago
Reply to  Angelstan

Sadly, Trout has become another version of Puljos. Old for his age, roid-body like, heals slowly. I don’t hang on to the Trout glory years like many here, just time to move on. Been 5-years folks.

Burns or Hagen Smith might drop to them or I would commit to prep player, Konnor Griffin. Read up on that guy and tune in to BBA. Great upside. Outside of Bazanna, Wetherholt and Condon, I’d pass on the bats.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 days ago

I gotta admit that was one of the least graceful balks I have ever seen.

He looked like a wounded stork trying to land.

Last edited 4 days ago by Angelz4ever
Jeff Joiner
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4 days ago

Will we seen Anthony Rendon and Mike Trout on the same field this season?

I could argue either way, but I’m trending towards no. As of now we need no setbacks from Trout and Rendon to say healthy for 3 weeks. Even including the All Star Break, that combo is a reach to far for me.

FungoAle
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4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Draftkings has it at 27 to 1 odds for happening

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago

Jettisoning Sano, regardless of Rendon playing one game or one hundred games, was still the correct move. That dude brought nothing to the table. Heck, Guillorme is a better baseball player than Sano.

Trading Ward whilst mired in a long slump is the definition of selling low IMO.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

If Rendon finishes the year where he’s at, there is really no reason to keep him on the roster next year. I’m sure they can find someone for minimum wage who can generate better than an 80 something OPS+.

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Sorry Hobbs, but Rendon won’t be cut for the sake of being cut, at least not with two more years left. It’s not like the Halos have the second coming of Brooks Robinson burning up things in the minors.

Roy Hobbs
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Angelz4ever

I understand but he and Sano are virtually interchangeable with matching OPS+s in the 80s. He has no value at this point. The cost is already sunk. Time to move on. I have no issue playing him as long as they’re not trying to win, which is the case right now and probably for next year as well.

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Roy Hobbs

Tis a question for next year. Rendon will obviously be on the roster this year regardless of what anyone thinks. My point was that Sano was an utter waste of time after the injury.

Jeff Joiner
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Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  BannedInLA

Ward has always been a kind of streaky guy. He always starts off red hot, then slumps over the summer, then heats back up.

Over the course of the year his numbers usually even out.

I think teams will look at his overall numbers more than just a couple of weeks.

FungoAle
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Frustrating as a fan as he goes into a 4-6 week swoon. He has not improved the past 3-4 years so likely, never will in Anaheim. His defense and noodle arm does not make up for the time he swoons. Sell, Sell, Sell…

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

We’ll see. I think he’d be a terror in the 6th-7th hole
for a good team. I wish him the best, come what may.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

Maybe we could stick RenDone’s uniform on Guillorme and pretend he’s Tony so we can at least claim we have a slick fielding infielder for the $245 million. $245 million RenDone can then return to the nursing home where his family can visit him every day, because we know how important that is to him.

Twebur
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

A few doses of WeGovy for Guillorme he definitely could pull it off.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

Do we put up a mirror when the Galloping Gourmet is at the plate or do we just push the narrative that Tony’s batting left handed again.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meH-9rt_Nr0

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  MarineLayer

I know. That guy loves his wife and kids. He siad so in a way that made me think he doesn’t care about baseball as much as I want him to. Fk him. It’s probably why he’s hurt all the time. Selfish. Toxic. Dare I say….. Hitler?

We’re all with you. This is a safe space. Now tell us what the guy who looks like Rendon did to you back in the day. It’s got to be some Human Centipede level shit cause you’ve had a resurrection level rage boner for the guy since the day we signed him “instead” of “pitcher”…. who also primarily broke down in the years since.

Look at it this way. It’s worth 245 million of Arte’s money to have Rendon around just to watch you wiggle and steam over the guy any time you’re reminded he exists to me. There’s real value there.

Marcotor
Trusted Member
4 days ago

It’s the beard. And the complexion. One won’t see many rage boners pointing at the $425 million part-timer, who is always excused because of “bad luck”.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Marcotor

Never underestimate the power of a good smile and being nice to the press.

David Ortiz and Alex Rodriguez used the same steroid dealing doctor. One had a million watt smile and joked with the media. One was sullen and a jerk to the media. The two were covered and perceived worlds apart.

Trout has a great smile and is nice to the press. Rendon is sullen and antagonizes the press.

Fansince1971
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Trout also has 3 MVPs and arguably the best start to a career in MLB history. 86 lifetime WAR to 33 lifetime WAR. HOFer to Hall of Shamer. So it’s much more than just a smile

BannedInLA
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Thank you.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

Who?

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

And the fan base. I still love and always will love Mike Trout.

BannedInLA
Super Member
3 days ago
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

Let’s split the baby. Rendon can occasionally and he can always dump on the press.

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

You talked me into it.

halofansince1978
Super Member
4 days ago

Pitching rotation for Seattle still TBA.

Not unusual but TA’s should be Thurs.

halofansince1978
Super Member
4 days ago

As per Roy’s instruction I took a big hit of Hopium this morning.

PLAYOFF RUN BABY!!! It was a bad day to quit sniffing Hopium.

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Fansince1971
Legend
4 days ago

Don’t operate any heavy machinery

Pineapple12
Super Member
4 days ago

Today would be a great day to trade Anderson, Ward and Estevez.

😇

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

No trades until after the draft.

Pineapple12
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

The longer we wait, the more opportunities we give our trade chips to get hurt.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

And the more trade partners we have.

Oh the conundrum.

Last edited 4 days ago by Cowboy26
Twebur
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

Ward would run through a wall for this organization….

FungoAle
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

The talk should pick up after the AS game but becoming concerned Perry will do all the wrong things

AngelsFanInHell
Trusted Member
4 days ago
Reply to  Pineapple12

You misspelled Rengifo.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
4 days ago

What’s the Over/Under on how long he’s active before he returns to the IL? Jock itch in this heat could be brutal and that would put him down for the season.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

At least Thor looked the part of being a ML pitcher. DD looks like he should be doing taxes at H&R Block. Unfortunately his pitching skills mirror that of an Accountant.

We need our “next contestant” from SLC.

Cowboy26
Legend
4 days ago

Unfortunately I’m thinking our next contestants are in Alabamy

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

He also looked like that other guy who was on the roster,so we had a mini me situation, which was entertaining.

Eric_in_Portland
Legend
4 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

David Mackinnon, now hitting .294 for Samsung of the Korean League

FungoAle
Legend
4 days ago

Which equates to a .180 in the States

Angelz4ever
Super Member
4 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

…after a hot streak…

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Wasn’t he traded to LG for a used plasma TV?

MarineLayer
Super Member
4 days ago

Thanks for the reminder. I loved that guy.

grichmanpoorman
Trusted Member
4 days ago

Greg Maddux is reminding you to save your receipts.
I mean, Daniel’s a rookie. Even as a 27-year-old, there’s bound to be a big league learning curve. He had one spotless start, one mediocre and one dreadful. That seems about right.

Senator_John_Blutarsky
Legend

Huh? Maddox had over 90 major league wins by his age 28 season.

DD is just not good. He has no tangible trade value and is nothing more than organizational filler that ensures the AAA team has bodies to fill a roster.

Sir, Davis Daniel and Daniel Davis are no Greg Maddox. How dare you use them in the same sentence. 🤣

FungoAle
Legend
4 days ago

…and, the no-good pitcher had a chance at a complete game shutout which would have been the pinnacle of his non-illustrious career and Wash pulls him in the 9th and prevents a warm memory as the Angels are battling for 1st place.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend

He looked bad, but there’s a little hope in his bad outing. He’s not a fast ball pitcher, we all know that. What he does have is control. He was getting the snot beat out of him and still didn’t resort to nibbles. Zero BBs.

Why is this good? Why do pitching coaches dig that? Cause the difference between a base hit and an out is so small. The DD we saw in start #1 and this last start is pretty slim. Basically it’s location and movement within the strike zone…. which is easier to adjust than when Ben Joyce can’t hit water falling out of a boat for a coach.

DD looked awful. But he also looked fixable. He’s never gonna be FANTASTIC, but he can be Tyler Anderson some day.

Jeff Joiner
Editor
Legend
4 days ago

Agreed.

I absolutely love pitch to contact guys. Mark Buehrle is one of my all time favorite pitchers.

On a good night that contact is weak and you can get 3 outs on 8 pitches. And there’s action in the field.

But sometimes that contact is hard and you get hammered. It happens. That’s why front offices live the big strikeout guys. Less variance in theory.

Last edited 4 days ago by Jeff Joiner
gitchogritchoffmypettis
Legend
Reply to  Jeff Joiner

You know as well as I do, since Daniel doesn’t have to rear back and throw so hard his eyes boggle on every pitch there is a better chance that he and coaches can watch video of last nights game, and that Tigers start, write some shit down, and he can actually go out to a bullpen session and work on some stuff.

It’s far from a sure thing since his “best” is dangerously close to hittable. But it’s also been done over and over again. People forget that Cobb, Gehrig, Ruth, Mays, Robinson, Jackson, Brett…. eras of greats were getting put out 2/3 of the time by guys who basically had Davis Daniel’s stuff.

I think all of the MLB innings an unfinished arm like DD gets are valuable because his type learns more from failure than “fix how throw hard” guy. And, if he gets it together, he can be a reliable back end starter.

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