The Angels announced that they have outrighted reliever Gerardo Reyes, bringing their 40-man roster to 39.
The right-handed Reyes has been dealing with a UCL sprain in his pitching elbow this spring, though there’s no word on the severity of the injury. He’s still considering next steps at this point, Fabian Ardaya of The Athletic tweets.
Reyes joined the Angels last August in a trade with the Padres for catcher Jason Castro, but he didn’t pitch for the Halos in 2020. The 27-year-old made his major league debut the previous season with an unsightly 7.62 ERA in 26 innings out of the Padres’ bullpen, though he did post an excellent 32.5 percent strikeout rate and average 97 mph on his fastball.
Odorizzi makes 40?
what the angels need the most is a better bullpen arm. btw, odorizzi’ career era+ is 105. nothing special. granted, he k’s a lot but he is at this point 4 or 5. and wanting the money like 2-3.
As long as the guy throws like you know really really like super hard and strikes like a lot of batters out, who cares about the runs he gives up? Just bad luck.
Scheech, go down this rabbit hole and the next thing we’ll be talking about whether the team wins or loses. Come ‘on, it all about individual stats and what the guys get paid by the cheap, lying, greedy owners!
what’s troubling me the most about the angels offseason is that most of questionable acquisitions are former cubs who played under madden. he seems to be using his position to push the rookie g.m. to acquire players way past prime or not good to begin with.
this is certainly no way to build a winning team!
Fowler and Cobb combined are making 33 million this season. Which the Angels are paying around 5 million combined for both players. The Angels didn’t over pay like in years past, for those players. Both only have this season left on their contracts. So they are insurance policies, just in case certain prospects aren’t ready for the majors this season. Without blocking them long term.
angels had a chance to become really good but they chose to give out favors. if you think that’s just non-matter i don’t know what to say about you.
They entered the winter with $116 million committed to four players. Their biggest need was top-of-the-rotation starting pitching. The best starting pitcher on the market wasn’t going to sign with them for an obvious reason. What other options did they have?
everyone talked about the angels rotation but the pen was the real issue. angels led the league in blown saves and ton of missed hold opportunities.
@Vizonaire Bauer is not worth 25 million a year. Much less 40. They didn’t have the farm system to trade for Snell. Dervish and Bauer benefited from pitching in a division with poor lineups up and down that whole division
Agreed on the pen being the worst issue. And in a market lacking top of the rotation arms but overflowing with bullpen arms, I think we missed out.
Fowler is no better than Ward at this point. Melancon, while not great, would’ve provided far more meaningful value for $1 million more. Wilson, Soria, all these generally solid but not spectacular arms were out there and we needed another couple.
@HalosHeavenJJ the Bullpen was addressed, but not enough. Shane Green, correct me if I’m wrong, I believe is still available. He would help out a lot. I still feel Cobb will wind up in the bullpen, he would most likely be more effective in that role.
Halos avoided potential disaster in Bauer. He’s definitely not worth what the Doyers are paying him. Plus he’s a head case.
Agreed. Bullpen was addressed but seems one arm or so short still.
What was the point in firing one GM and hiring another if you’re going to keep trash digging?
The only hope is that Minasian and his hires are better at evaluating talent than Eppler and his staff. The Angels just don’t have the depth to win 90+ games. Building up the organization should be the top priority.
Reyes was acquired by the former GM. Eppler loved velocity above all else. I’m not shocked yet another max effort guy got hurt.
He was also acquired in exchange for a couple months of a backup catcher. You’re likely not going to get a Cy Young winner in one of those deals, but you have to get some value.
Reyes has an electric fastball, it’s a 70 grade pitch, so I get bringing in a big arm to try to get lucky.
Just keep the faith, that outstanding 2002 Angels Pen didn’t look so great breaking camp. All they had was Percy and some rooks that came out of nowhere, (Donnelly, Weber, ect) and pitched great. It really came together when K-Rod another rookie, came up and killed it in multiple relief innings. Look out! We have Iggy, and might have a C-Rod this year late to be that K-Rod. Have some faith.. Haha
in 2002, angels starting pitchers had era’s mostly in 300’s. there were percival with 1,92. shield-2.20, donnelly-2.17, even webber had 2.54. that’s one heck of a pitching staff!
Vision, the Angels SP’s in 2002 were a mediocre staff at best. They won with there bats, and a very good Pen that came together as the season went along. Just saying, I dunno of a weaker starting pitching staff to win it all, worse than the Angels 2002. Bats n BP bro, who said the Royals were first to do this? Haha!
i don’t dispute. the rotation overachieved, for sure. however, it is true they had a killer pen. angels had a chance to build a great one this year. they failed.
Swing go look at the data. I don’t have to. The Angels were #1 I. Runs allowed and #4 in runs scored. You can say it but doesn’t make it true. That 2002 could pitch.
Wow! No way! #1 in runs allowed? No data needed thou. The eye test is best. I watched 170 games plus that season. If that’s true, the BP bailed the SP’s out more than I thought. Crunch those numbers, since the pen did pitch almost half those games… Wink..
PS, maybe there terrible ERA wasn’t so bad, since it still was the roid era. That said, a fraction of a run might of put them in 10th.
Go look. It’s not hard. Go see how every starter but one had a good ERA plus. You may watch the game but you don’t follow it.
Swing. You don’t plan a season hoping. If the Angels bullpen pitches well, they’ll win, if it doesn’t they won’t. Something that important was worth investing another 5 to 10 million.
I guess hope worked well in 2002. Teams rarely break the bank on the Pen. You can if u have the Yanks/Doyers deep pockets. Or for that matter, the Angels could of, but we really don’t know the budget restraints. There pretty close to the tax as is.
BTW, some of those 3/4m RP’s in free agency, there just as hit or miss as any. If you’re gonna go for it in the pen, you gotta go big like the Yanks. Chapman/Britton, 2 closers. Anything less is a gamble anyways.
,jeffress signed a minor league deal with cubs. he was their closer for a few years. what would jave cost to sign him? $10-15 mil?
Go look at the pen in 2001. It’s head and shoulders better than what the Angels can expect from this pen. You don’t know much about Angel History.
Just to add. If this pen pitches as well as the 2001 pen, this team will win.
2001 is meaningless, talking 2002 WS Champs. You do the math, or go look it up. How many rookie question marks did they have that season? More than 2021.
You are the one who brought up 2001. The Angels were not hoping they had a good pen in 2002… they had a good pen in 2001. Donnelly came out of nowhere, but the other pieces were there. That’s nothing like the 2021 pen.
No! I only brought up 2002. Why? Cause that’s when they won it all. Hello! That said, that Pen had huge question marks. Rookies everywhere! You’re the one talking, “let me see consistency” with multiple back to back year pitching well. At the end of the day, trust the people that know more, not us. This pen will be fine.
You wrote hope worked in 2002. No!!! The Angels didn’t hope they had a good pen in 2002 because they had a good pen in 2001. They are hoping they have a good pen in 2021. You brought it up.
By the way. Do you remember the preseason commercials for 2002 team. Scioscia is playing card and says he has five aces. That 2002 team could pitch and they did pitch.
Where’s Ben Weber when we need him?
Five aces my A$$… 2002 Angels pen had there best 2 set up guys for the 7th and 8th, as rookies in Shields and Donnelly. Yes, Shields was unproven with 8 games and 11 innings pitched in 2001. Bottom line: it was just as unproven as your favorite 2021 pen, if not more… Thank the emergence of the amazing K-rod to save the day, and bring that WS home. But yes, in Shields and Donnelly, we got lucky then as u say.
just take a look at shield’s record. that’s not getting lucky. that’s the quality of the player and knowing what you have.
Totally, but not after 11 innings in the bigs, and a late bloomer.
Don’t you remember the commercials? I thought you were an Angels fan. I always thought Schoeweiss being in that commercial was a joke, but in 2001 only two Angels position players had an ops+ Above league average or higher, what else are you going to advertise?
Swing you don’t know much about the team you watched. Shields was drafted out of college after about a 1000 other player, his gift was his rubber arm. As soon as they used him properly and stopped starting him, he became the best setup man of the decade.
He wasn’t a late bloomer, he was miss used.
The Angels needed to build a better bullpen. They had many opportunities and they failed.
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The Angels needed to build a better BP as they led the league in blown saves. They also needed to add a couple of TOR starters, not named Bauer, as they had the 29th worst rotation ERA in MLB.
Given all the one year contracts, it looks like the Angels are focusing on 2022 when Albert’s contract expires and the young starting pitchers have another year of experience – Canning, Sandoval, Barria, Rodriguez and Detmers.
don’t let your hopes up. arte’s gonna use the money to sign a star ss. that’s all he knows.
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For better or worse, going with the young, inexpensive rotation mentioned above will provide Arte the financial freedom to go after one of the star SS available next year.
I’d like them to extend Iggy at SS now at a cheaper rate. That guy’s a more seasoned Fletcher. He just gets in done, and is coming into his own.
Shane Greene would be a nice addition to their 40-man.
Guest. The Angels need to add someone, the problem is they are going to have to release someone, or send one of their two inning late inning arms to AAA, Buttrey or Pena.
Adding Guerra and Claudio instead of reliable relievers was just one of the dumbest off season strategies I’ve ever seen. The Angels entire bullpen are a bunch of Claudios and Guerras. A band of players hoping to reach the level of mediocre you are unlikely to ever see on a team that hopes to win.