Rangers slugger Joey Gallo has been “available” since last summer’s trade deadline, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic writes. It’s unknown what it would cost to pry Gallo out of Texas, though Rosenthal notes that he’s popular among teams that value some combination of home runs, walks, athleticism and tools. The 27-year-old Gallo had a terrible year at the plate during the shortened 2020 season, in which he hit .181/.301/.378 with 10 home runs in 226 plate appearances, but he did earn a Gold Glove for his work in right field. Gallo’s also not far removed from a premier showing at the plate in 2019, and he comes with two affordable years of team control.
Now the latest on two other American League teams…
- The Rays are among the teams with interest in free-agent right-hander Ryne Stanek, Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times tweets. Stanek began his career with the Rays, who chose him 29th overall in the 2013 draft, and had his best seasons with the club. He was a regular opener with the Rays from 2018-19, during which he pitched to a 3.17 ERA/3.64 FIP and averaged better than 10 strikeouts per nine across 122 innings, but has fallen off of late. Stanek had difficulty in Miami, which acquired him from the Rays before the 2019 trade deadline, and the Marlins non-tendered him as a result. However, the 29-year-old hasn’t had trouble garnering interest from other teams this winter.
- Rays righty Brent Honeywell was given a fourth option because of the substantial amount of time he has missed on account of injuries, general manager Erik Neander told Topkin and other reporters. The 25-year-old Honeywell was once an elite pitching prospect, but he hasn’t thrown a professional inning since 2017 – which he divided between Double-A and Triple-A – because of health issues. Since then, Honeywell has undergone four elbow surgeries, most recently an arthroscopic procedure. The good news is that Honeywell seems as if he’ll return in 2021.
- The Angels have made a couple of additions to new general manager Perry Minasian’s front office. The team’s hiring Brewers vice president/assistant to the GM Ray Montgomery and Dodgers international crosschecker Brian Parker, per reports from Joel Sherman of the New York Post and Jim Callis of MLB.com. It’s unclear which roles the two will take on as part of the Angels’ staff.
- More on the Angels, who are unsurprisingly looking for help in their rotation. Manager Joe Maddon told MLB Network Radio on Friday that “we do need to attract probably two starting pitchers to come to us.” Maddon expects there to be an increase in six-man rotations throughout the league next year; if the Angels go that route – which is something Maddon expects to do (via Maria Torres of the LA Times) – it could benefit Shohei Ohtani, who’s returning from injury and who was part of a six-man staff in Japan before immigrating to the majors prior to the 2018 campaign. Ohtani, Dylan Bundy, Andrew Heaney and Griffin Canning should amass plenty of starts for the Angels in 2021, though the rest of their rotation doesn’t appear etched in stone.
People read way to much in 2020 stats. I think u need to look at those stats knowing it was just a completely crazy year.
His batting line ain’t too fair off.
Down with OBP
Gallo didn’t have many more at bats in 2019
With Gallo his 2020 numbers are more in line with his career avgs tho. Seems like 2019 was the fluke year…not 2020.
Gallo to the Braves…get it done!
They basically already got him in Austin Riley
I think the Braves wish Riley had Gallo’s raw power
Riley is close to Gallo in terms of raw power. He hit one 470 feet this past season and hit one 494 ft in the minors. Riley is one of the strongest guys in baseball he just strikes out too much.
Come on now. I’m a Braves fan and I think that’s disingenuous toward Gallo. Doesn’t mean I think he is someone the Braves should go after though. Hits for power and has a great glove. That makes him a starting OF on just about any team but the Braves already strike out to much. One of their concerns should be reducing K’s without decreasing power.
I would love to see the tigers go after Gallo
Counting on Ohtani and Heaney and Canning to all stay healthy is foolish with their track records.
Get two guys without injury histories.
Try MLB The Show!
Best advice every. Ohtani is bad pitcher in show though
I agree they need to sign 2 starters or trade for one or 2. I like Barria in rotation for Angels he is my sleeper.
Not sure that now is the best time to trade him since he’s coming off such a crappy season. I’d wait for a hopeful rebound.
But then your only offering one year of team control. Indians haven’t found a suitor for Lindor yet because they missed the best chance to trade him last off season now any team that trades for him is only getting one year of team control. Same happened to Padres with Chase Headley. Rangers missed there shot last year as well. Might still get something though who knows?
How did the Rangers miss when Gallo has 2 years of control but the Indians wouldn’t have if they traded last year when Lindor had 2 years of control?
As y’all know, Chris Young is my father. After talking with him the other day, he told me that him and JD were talking to Dombro the other day on a Gallo trade. He said this is what they came up with:
Rangers get: Stott, Medina, Morales
Phillies get: Gallo, Leclerc, + international money, and a PTBNL
Young told me that the only way that they’d get rid of Leclerc is if Dombro threw in the PTBNL and the international money. He said that Leclerc is too good to sell on him right after an injured season, so he wanted to throw in the PTBNL so that we could get a good prospect mid season.
What do y’all think of Young’s trade proposal?
I guess you must get lying crock of skite part of your personality from your mothers side of the family. I’m joking of course Hows your mother lol.
She’s good, granted with how my father and JD are working right now, I bet she’s on the trading block lol.
I just got off the phone with Ray and Bob and they have now hired a psycho analyst for their President of Operations and General Manager based on that trade proposal and are looking into cancelling their recent GM hiring contract..
Who’s giving up too much though? The Rangers?
NOOO NOOO NOOOO waaaiiiiitttt a minuuutttteeee!!!
I screwed up Young’s proposal, this is actually what it is!!!!
Phillies get: Gallo, Leclerc
Rangers get: Stott, Medina, Morales, PTBNL, and international cash
I screwed up CY and JD’s proposal. Dombro should call back tomorrow to give his thoughts on it.
Geez, 2 years of Gallo coming off a horrible year and 3 years of Leclerc coming off a 2 IP year (after a miserable 2019) and you get PHI’s #2, 4, 5…? They don’t have a loaded system but I’d be hard-pressed to trade either of their top-3. Certainly wouldn’t include Abel. Power is cheaper to replace than it once was. Pass.
This is exactly why I don’t like BTV simulator. I plugged this move into it (which imo is leaning Texas a little bit) and it said that Texas is giving up waaay too much in this trade. They seem to like Leclerc a lot though, so that’s why.
Bearded Texas Hulk
I still approve this trade! Lol
What do you think of the new ballpark?. I hate it
Ducky Buckin Fent
Are you saying I had the option of *trading* one of my ex-wives? Awww, man…
Don’t know much about the players the Rangers would be getting??
angels should sign bauer and trade for snell. go all in!
I’d be okay with that. Even Adell in that trade. I think I’d trust Marsh more based on what I saw from Adell last season.
Halofaninmn-Thats a small sample size to judge Adell. Did you know Trout was 7 for 70 when he was 1st called up in 2011?
I’m not saying Adell is another Trout. But lets not trade away guy because of what happened thisCovid-19 year. Maybe any other year he would not have been called up.
Adell MiLB stats are NOT close to Trout MiLB stats…let alone their respective first seasons small 100-120 AB sample size. So far he’s overhyped.
Adell needed all of 2020 in AAA and then “maybe” he shines in 2021 spring training and starts 2021 at AAA til he proves it’s time for a call up.
WHY? I swear people think Adell is the worst player ever now that he came up and struggled in his shortened, rookie, corona-filled season. Now everyone thinks that Marsh is the 2nd coming of Jesus. I know for a fact that if Marsh was the 1st one to come up, and he struggled, fans would say that Adell is the 2nd coming of Jesus. Don’t be so rash.
Rangers29-Agree. All the angels fans wanted this year was Adell to be called up. Now that he struggled, They want him gone in a trade for pitching SMH
the team needs to work on his swing a bit. his bat stays too far back to catch up with big league pitches. he also needs to spend time in aaa before taking over right field.
Totally agree. And just because he has those small issues in his swing, doesn’t make him terrible as some would say. He’ll be fine.
Bad 2020 MLB season aside…What about Adell in the minor leagues stands out so far? A? AA?
I’m not hating on Adell, but statistically I just don’t see anything (so far) measuring up to the hype of being a top 3-6 MLB prospect.
He went from A ball to AAA in 2019. That stands out. 4 of 5 tools are plus. That stands out. There is a reason he was a top 5 prospect in baseball going into the 2020 season and a crazy Covid filled, shortened season doesn’t change that. Adell is a stud that needs to play a full season in Anaheim to see what they have. Trading him now would be stupid.
Ducky Buckin Fent
Good to know those type of shenanigans are not exclusive to Yankee fandumb. It’s all this “give the kid a chance” & “let the kids play” stuff.
But as soon as a young player shows any imperfections are struggles it’s “he sucks trade him for a bag of balls”, HOTTAKES!. I certainly recall all the Judge for Quintana stuff. How about the way Frazier was repeatedly dragged through the mud because he was “immature”.
We’re getting close to the date where some of the big free agents will sign. I’d expect both Bauer & Springer to sign within the next 3 weeks and then this hot stove will finally get moving! So many players are being held up until these big names sign.
Angels pay Cleveland $10 million for Shane Bieber
Sun-TV Huh? He’s not FA
10 mil as well as trade names. The Los Angeles Angels of Cleveland. And the Anaheim Baseball Club. That takes care of everyone’s problems.
Its going to take a lot more than that especially since you’re not allowed to trade more cash than the player makes. The Angels do not have the prospects to pry Bieber from the Indians and that would be including Adell and Marsh in the deal
Guess how much of a package you have to put together in BTV in order to pry Bieber from Cleveland… This:
Indians get: Trout, Marsh, Adell
Angels get: NOTHING!!!
Bieber is actually one of the few players on BTV that are literally un-tradeable. You can’t even propose a trade with him in it because it is physically impossible for him to be traded. Him, Soto, and a few others are in that elite category of being great and cheap simultaneously.
The Cleveland pitcher the Angels should trade for is Carrasco.
That would be interesting to see if the Angels could put together a package for Carrasco and Perez/Hedges. Would solve two big needs for the Angels
I like this idea. Saves Cleveland money and gives the Angels a dependable 2 type starter. Without losing Adell or Marsh most likely.
I’d rather just sign Casili than trade more talent, but a catcher in that deal would work.
Get rid of the softball players
Gallo is the ultimate softball player.
He should be playing in a Wednesday or Friday night beer league
Wait… so connecting the dots… you want Gallo gone, right?
Softball players don’t win gold gloves. It was just a bad year, let him live.
Criss44, not true. I myself could play gold glove center field in the majors, but could NEVER even dream of hitting major league pitching. I think this holds true to most good athletes.
Players like Gallo are exactly what’s wrong in our game. He’s hit over .210 once in 6 years with twice as many strikeouts than hits.
Subtract out his homeruns and his k to hit totals are embarrassing. But there are many who want to ignore certain stats and focus on others.
200 k’s a year, 50 hits that aren’t homeruns a year, 70 walks a year. He’s barely a 1 WAR player with all those homeruns.
Hits are under rated, homeruns are overpaid.
He was a 3+ WAR player in 2019 in only 70 games.
He won a gold glove in 2020.
Mike trout led the league in strike outs in 2014 when he won the MVP award.
I would take the guy who can go yard at any time with a decent OBP and gold glove defense with a rocket for an arm over a guy who can barely play 2B and hits .285 mainly just scrapping singles across the board, mainly vs the 3-5 SP and middle relievers during a blow out game.
Ranger29 I agree. I will hate it if they trade Gallo
you guys think they will extend him if he has a decent year?
I hope they do
Gallo is expendable, replaceable and definitely not tradeable at this time.
Gallo is the new Chris Davis. “Raw power” is useless when you strike out 200 times and can’t hit .210. But teams will keep paying him. Would you rather have a team of Joey Gallo’s or Mark Grace’s hitting 1-9? It’s sad,but no team today would even look at hitters like Grace, Keith Hernandez, Ozzie Smith…high contact hitters without big power don’t even get invited to camp anymore. A guy today hits .285 without a bunch of homers and he doesn’t even play because baseball thinks .210 with 175 k and 20 homers is producing wins.
Gallo has struck out more than 175 times in a season twice. Both years he hit 40 homeruns, not 20.
He also had an OPS of 800+ with a 2.5-3 WAR.
He followed that up with a .986 ops 145+ OPS plus in an injury shortened season.
Had a down year last year like many other but still won a gold glove.
He’s got a cannon too.
Dudes a stud.
Extend him. Gallo is going to continue to improve for the next few years.
He’s a freak athlete with a great work ethic. He’ll earn his money for certain.
Have you heard of Nick Madrigal?
Or David Fletcher or Luis Arraez or Jose Iglesias? Jeff McNeil, Nick Solak, and Tommy La Stella could also be described as high contact hitters without big power.
You are right that most people have concluded that trading some strikeouts for more home runs (which guarantee that runs are scored) is often worth it, especially if the player can also get a lot of walks (because pitchers are afraid of giving up a HR) and still have a good OPB. It checks out. But there are still contact hitters without a lot of power in the game.
Nick Solak has 20 HR power with higher potential
Probably not a possibility but wow if the Padres flipped Patino and two minor leaguers for him…imagine a line up of:
Pham as DH or super sub
One can dream
As long as the Halos get at least 2 or 3 decent starting pitchers then I would consider this off season a success for Perry. And IF Ohtani can be even close to his rookie season then that would be a huge boost for the rotation. We just really, really need an ace for once. I think the last time we had a top of the rotation piece and real Cy Young candidate was Weaver. Like a long, long time ago in a galaxy far….far away. Get it done Perry! I like the comment and idea of Bauer and Snell. That would make us contenders…but at what cost?
A boatload of money and Adell.
Get rid of the softball players
Input better than article.
Jim stem – good post,well said
D*ckin the dog
Angels better not wait till last minute like always and sign everybody’s leftovers and has beens… Make your moves first and put pressure on everybody else.. plus have enough time to see who else is still available! Confident in Perry tho as a lifelong Angels fan
Leftovers like Rendon? Wait like trading for Iglesias?
No like Ohtani. Left overs.
Angels will sign Bauer and get Snell in a trade. That puts that in playoff talks.
Lol srdiaz, if they get both those pitchers, just a playoff appearance would be a disappointment.
LOL there goes any chance that Bauer will sign with the Angels. The guy wnats to pitch every 3rd day and Maddon is talking about 6 men roatations. LOLOLOLOL
It’s all good! The Angels are better off trading for Snell or Grey, over spending most there allotted money on 1 pitcher.