The American Major League Baseball (MLB) Los Angeles Angels, who carried out a ‘winnow trade’ a month ago, gave up the season. The Angels are free agents such as starter Lucas Giolito (29), bullpen Reinaldo Lopez (29), bullpen Matt Moore (34), outfielder Hunter Renfro (31), outfielder Randall Grichuck (32), our time today (30th). We have announced waivers for 5 veterans who are about to become free agents. This means that the team will no longer use them.
If another team acquires them before August, they can be used in the postseason. It is expected that there will be a lot of demand for teams with high potential for fall baseball, as they can be taken by just paying the remaining salary without having to trade.
From the Angels’ point of view, it seems to be an attempt to reduce salaries as much as possible by organizing players who are likely to leave the team at the end of this season as soon as possible in a situation where their postseason advancement has been frustrated. At first glance, it seems reasonable, but there are not a few unfortunate parts until this situation shuts up. Because the sacrifice the Angels made to recruit them was so great.
I sacrificed and brought in the 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 28th place prospects… Waiver in one month
Minassian Angels general manager Perry said at the end of last month that he would not trade superstar Shohei Ohtani (29) and challenge fall baseball together. Since then, he has transformed into a ‘buyer’ (buyer) in the trade market.
The first trade was for Chicago White Sox right-hander Giolito and Pil Seung-jo right-hander Lopez. To get them, the Angels had to hand over catcher Edgar Quero, 20, the team’s second-best prospect at the time, and left-hander Kai Bush, 23, the third-best prospect on the team. Quero was the 65th best prospect in the league. It was on the 27th of last month.
The Angels’ trade for the postseason continued. On the 31st of last month, they acquired outfielder Grichuk and first baseman CJ Cron (33) from the Colorado Rockies.
Of course it wasn’t free. In exchange for them, the Angels had to give Colorado right-hander Jake Madden, 21, the eighth-best prospect on the team, and left-hander Mason Albright, 20, the 28th-best prospect on the team.
Cron, who was on the waiver list this time, was actually destined to be in the same situation, but he was unable to return after being moved to the 10-day disabled list (IL) on the 18th due to back inflammation, so he escaped waiver.
So, a month ago, all the players who were brought in at a high price of 2nd, 3rd, 8th, and 28th place prospects in the team were virtually ‘used’ in one month.
Goodbye’ with Renfro and Moore in less than a year
Including Renfro, the loss to the Angels is even greater. The Angels acquired Renfro in a 3-1 trade with the Milwaukee Brewers on November 23 last year.
The prospects who were passed on at the time were right-hander Jansen Junk (27), right-hander Elvis Peguero (26), and left-hander Adam Seminaris (24), who were ranked 16th on the team. It wasn’t a huge hit, but it was a deal that included a top 30 prospect on the team nonetheless. In particular, Peguero is a great help to the Milwaukee bullpen with 54.1 innings, ERA (ERA) of 3.48, and 18 holds this season.
Fortunately, Moore was recruited as a free agent in February of this year, so there was no player leakage.
Paying the luxury tax you can definitely avoid… Best choice for money
Locals believe that the Angels can avoid the luxury tax by waiving these five players. This year’s luxury tax standard is $233 million, and the Angels’ payroll (total player salaries) is $235.26 million. It’s currently over $2.26 million or so.
The salaries of these five players, which are applied to the Angels’ payroll, are Renfro ($11.9 million), Grichuk ($10.33 million), Moore ($7.55 million), Giolito ($3.49 million), and Lopez ($1.28 million) in the order of no see.
All five are likely to be taken from other teams, so if their salaries are gone, the Angels will be able to avoid paying the luxury tax. Financially, it’s definitely a win.
The Angels, who failed the last game… I think I will break up with Ohtani
The Angels, who were expected to be sellers at the time of the trade deadline, became buyers due to Ohtani’s influence. While deciding not to send Ohtani to the trade deadline, I dreamed of fall baseball with Ohtani and Mike Trout (32).카지노사이트
However, the Angels, who were chasing the American League (AL) wild card 3rd place team by 4 games with 52-49 at the time of the buyer declaration, had to accept a record that fell further to 63-70 even though they reinforced their strength.
Given Ohtani’s usual desire to play for the weaker Angels and a strong team capable of making it to the postseason, the breakup between the Angels and Ohtani after this season seems to be a foregone conclusion.
All this responsibility has no choice but to fall on the owner Arte Moreno. Owner Moreno has shown a lot of obsession with the present rather than the future of the team while running the Angels, but in the end this year, he completely ruined ‘farming’ with a wrong judgment. In addition, it is impossible to guarantee future farming in that a lot of promising players in the team are sent in virtually ‘free of charge’.
What will be the future of the Angels with Moreno? I’m really curious too.