The Angels have re-claimed righty Parker Bridwell from the Yankees, per Jeff Fletcher of the Orange County Register (Twitter link). He had previously been lost on waivers to the Yanks, who later exposed him to waivers themselves.
Bridwell, 27, had a surprisingly effective 2017 run with the Halos but fell back hard in the following season. He only threw 34 2/3 innings at all levels in the 2018 season, with abysmal results when he was available. Bridwell’s forgettable season ended with surgery to remove loose bodies from his elbow.
Clearly, the Angels still believe there’s hope that Bridwell can get back to where he was in the 2017 season. While his peripherals had suggested cause for skepticism, Bridwell’s overall track record suggests he’s at least least a worthwhile depth piece.
The Angels, like all teams, are understandably interested in ensuring they have enough innings on hand. But they’ll need to carry Bridwell on the active roster to open the season or again expose him to waivers, since he’s out of options.
Why did they reclaim him after the Yankees just got him?
Because they still wanted him?
They had his bird rights.
The Angels had to send him through waivers because they didn’t have space. They didn’t want to lose him. The Yankees picked him up, added a couple free agents and then had to put him on waivers because they didn’t have enough space.
The Angels claimed him back because they never wanted to lose him in the first place. I think the Angels will likely have to expose him again when the Harvey signing becomes official. .
I doubt they brought him back again if they weren’t pretty sold on him being on the 40 man. Such a strange business indeed.
I wonder if the Yanks did that as a favor to the A’s to protect him from other teams?
What? Letting him go to the Angels is a favor to the A’s?
J. C. Hahne
must have meant Angels.
I see that now. Good call.
Yes, meant Angles. My bad.
It’s possible. Eppler and Cashman are tight.
Hope it works out for him.
J. C. Hahne
Welcome back for now…. So if he is added to the 40 man roster that fills them out at a full 40. If a caher or RP is signed, he may be on his way out again.
Since he was claimed he’d automatically be back on the 40-man
Halos are going to have to do better than Cahill and Harvey if they seriously want to compete for a title.
They can EASILY compete for that second wild card. What they can’t do is compete with the Yankees, Astros or Red Sox.
But the reality is that if any team gets hot at the right time they could win the WS. It’s often a crapshoot.
Not much of a crap shoot lately. The teams that have won have been excellent all season long.
In 2018 and 2017 and 2016 the best teams won.
The Royals were not upper tier.. The Giants were not upper tier. In 2012 the Giants were not that good. In 2011 the Cards were not upper tier. ..
Get past the play in game and good things can happen.
He has awesome spin rate
Welcome to xabial spin rate101 class
I give you his spin rates. You do the research:
fastball (2,433 rpm)
curveball (2,821 rpm)
cutter (2,525 rpm)
Basically these are all above average. He’s a spin rate pitcher
Answer to all our problems!
Depth is depth!
With the injuries we’ve had over the last few seasons, it’s amazing we played .500 ball. Look at all the Tommy John surgeries alone. We had 6 starting pitchers on the DL list. Cozart wasn’t healthy. Pujols hurt again. We need guys to gobble up innings and keep us in games. Eppler still has a lot of work ahead of him if want to try and press a darn strong Astros team. I’d say we have no chance, but I’ve seen too many times where the best team doesn’t perform. Look at the run the A’s gave them last year.