The Angels announced that left-hander Jose Quintana has been placed on the 10-day injured list due to shoulder inflammation. Southpaw Jose Quijada will take Quintana’s spot on the active roster.
Quintana threw three innings in a start yesterday before being removed from the game due to inflammation in his throwing shoulder, so today’s IL news isn’t a surprise. It is only the third time in Quintana’s 10 Major League seasons that he has been sent to the injured list, though rather troublingly, all three of those placements have come within the last two seasons. A picture of durability for much of his career, Quintana threw only 10 innings in 2020 with the Cubs due to left lat inflammation and a nerve problem in his left thumb.
Despite this abbreviated season, the Angels inked Quintana to a one-year, $8MM free agent contract in the hopes that he could help stabilize their long-suffering rotation. Unfortunately, that hope hasn’t worked out, as Quintana has a 7.22 ERA through 33 2/3 innings. Batters are making a lot of hard contact against Quintana’s pitchers and his 15.7% walk rate is by far the largest of his career. There are some brief glimmers of hope, however, as Quintana’s 30.1% strikeout rate is also a career-best, and his SIERA is a much more palatable 4.37. The left-hander has been victimized by the Angels’ poor defense, as Quintana has a stunningly high .400 BABIP.
Patrick Sandoval is the probable candidate to take Quintana’s rotation spot, manager Joe Maddon told reporters (including Jack Harris of the Los Angeles Times). Sandoval has already started his last three outings, due to various fill-in and spot start circumstances, so it makes for a relatively easy transition for the left-hander. The Statcast metrics haven’t liked Sandoval’s work this season, but he has managed a 3.80 ERA over 21 1/3 frames of work.
should have released him
was he really worth $8 mil? what the heck were you thinking, perry and joe?
It’s just another Artie Moreno 99 cent bargin basement signing.
dodgers can’t even own a parking lot!
They own the space inside Angels fans’ heads.
Maddon was in love with him when he was on the Cubs. I could never figure Quintana out. He had some really good stuff but you would always wait for the other shoe to drop on him. The dude would just be cruising along and he would crap himself and end up out of the game. Maybe he just just doesn’t have the mental toughness of I am in trouble and I need to get the hell out of trouble.
Perry did very little to improve the rotation. Most important though, he created the worse bullpen in Angel history.
All 3 phases haven’t been good, but the SP’s are by far the worst group this season so far. They can’t make it out of the 4th inning for the most part. Couple that and some injuries, it’s surprising the Angels have the record they do.
Kinda of surprised he reunited with Maddon. They never seemed to get along judging by interactions during the game. Another washed up veteran that got someone to sign him. Kluber got more than 10 million. At least the Yankees got 2 months out of him. Quintana was a total bust.
To think what the cubs gave up for him. I always got the impression Maddon was in love with him
I Disagree. Kluber is Just as much as a bust as Quintana
Kluber Was a total bust
Yankees received 10 starts & 53 innings of a 3.04 ERA out of Kluber before he went down
Angels received 9 starts & 33 innings of a 7.22 ERA out of Quintana before he did
Their level of bust is not similar
A one-year deal is not a bust. Wait a few years and we’ll revisit the Rendon signing.
So who can Anaheim sell before the deadline?
Hopefully everyone not named Trout and Ohtani
David Fletcher? The guy has set an Angels record for going from being underrated to overrated. Over the winter, Angels fans acted like he was the second coming of Bobby Grich or Jim Fregosi. But that 68 OPS+ suggests he’s more like Rob Wilfong or Rudy Meoli. Five-year obligation if traded for. Thankfully, for not much money.
Tell me about it. I commented that the deal was a good deal for Fletcher and it’s like I said politicians are honest.
The 2020 .801 OPS looked nice, but was augmented by a .348 BABIP. Normalize the BABIP to .300, and his OPS is .705. That said, I’d still take the remainder of that contract. His floor makes him moderately expensive, but the ceiling makes him a real bargain.
For being horrible?
Or is this really a real injury?
Because, nah, I think it’s for being horrible
Quintana being replaced by Quijada is all very quixotic.
Why they signed this guy still baffles me. Perry has been the antithesis of competent.
You sound like the Red Sox fans who immediately claimed Bloom was incompetent. Those people have gotten mighty quiet, as will you in a year or two.
I claimed Perry was incompetent after he made move after move that made no sense. I was shown to be right. I never got on Eppler or DiPoto. But Perry moves have defied all logic.
There’s no real way to tell the Angels have had three different GM’s and three different managers over the last six years; almost as if it doesn’t matter who’s in those roles as long as Arte is running the show….
Thats the key. Always look for the common thread
Jose quintana suck big time
Angels cannot seem to hit on free agent Pitchers. Matt Harvey, Julio Teheran, now Quintana. $26 million dollars spent between the three and all were/are terrible
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In Quintana’s defense, he has whittled down his nifty 7.22 ERA from 11+… so there’s that.
As a side note, Sandoval and Suarez are beginning to show signs that they are getting close to being MLB ready. Perhaps next year they will be ready to take on bigger roles.
Woody & Rose
Tim Lincicum , Matt Harvey , Quintana another Blue Light Special Come On Angel Fans are you really surprised keep buying cheap with no results until the Organization from the top down realizes you need to develop pitching and sign real HIGH END PITCHING FREE AGENTS were screwed as fans
The Angels needed to spend on relief pitching. What was the point of adding starting pitchers who were no better than pitchers they already had?
There was some depth to the staff this year. You couldn’t say that when the Angels were adding Cahill and Harvey.
"Not" Rick Hahn
I loved him during his time with the white sox! He should have at least 10 more wins for the Sox but he never got run support! Best of luck!
Angels are gonna sign gausman to the terms they wanted to sign Cole and Bauer the last couple years and gausman is gonna proceed to go back to pitching like orioles and braves gausman or become injury prone or both ! Unfortunately that’s just how it goes for them
The Angels will not do anything until they take care of their bullpen. They can’t keep doing what they are doing.
Moreno is the Perfect owner for California.
Spend, spend, spend, and have literally nothing to show for it except debt.
A damning string of bad decisions, yet he still thinks he is the smartest person in the room.
You think he is “buddies” with these players’ agents too?
Surely they hang out at the Moreno Mansion…..
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A quote from AceKing regarding Artie Moreno:
“A damning string of bad decisions, yet he still thinks he is the smartest person in the room.”
This one sentence sums up the Angels problem as succinctly as humanly possible.
Moreno isn’t stupid. He cares only about increasing his net worth and he has done that in a massive way. Responsibility to fans and the community? Not even on his radar. That’s how you get into a situation where he just bought the stadium with cash while the team hasn’t won a playoff game in over a decade.
AceKing: “Moreno is the Perfect owner for California. Spend, spend, spend, and have literally nothing to show for it except debt.”
Funny you should say that because Moreno is from Arizona and is far right leaning. He could care less about the community. So he has been converting rabid fan loyalty into his personal net worth. He fired the scouting staff to save pennies while he just paid cash for the stadium. Hardly in debt.
Contrast that to the Dodgers’ ownership that sees building a winner as a long term investment in LA’s future.
Sealbeach, you are my hero of the day.
Said it once before. Today pitching starts with shortening the game, especially when you are lucky if your starter goes 6.
Secondly – time for Artie to sell and take his profits and move to AZ. It all starts at the top.
What an awful signing. Arte can’t get anything right.
8M for that kind production? The Angels makes the 3M deal for Alex Wood with the Giants looks like a jackpot
It’s sad to see the Angels’ organization waste the talents of Ohtani and Trout. We all know both of these guy are never going to win a World Series with the Angles.
Doesn’t anyone ice anymore?