JUNE 22: Quintana will indeed work out of the bullpen, manager Joe Maddon tells reporters (including J.P. Hoornstra of the Southern California News Group).
JUNE 21: Left-hander Jose Quintana is back on the Angels’ active roster after being reinstated off the 10-day injured list. Another roster moves seems to be coming for the team, as the Halos also announced that right-handers Jaime Barria and Chris Rodriguez were optioned to the minors (Barria to Triple-A and Rodriguez to Double-A) after yesterday’s game.
Quintana hit the IL on May 31 due to shoulder inflammation, continuing a tough beginning to his tenure in Anaheim. Quintana had a 7.22 ERA over his first 33 2/3 innings of the season, though his SIERA is only 4.48 — a very low 58.6% strand rate and a whopping .400 BABIP have contributed to Quintana’s lack of bottom-line success. On the plus side, the southpaw has a career-best 30.1% strikeout rate.
The Angels signed Quintana to a one-year, $8MM contract in free agency last winter with the expectation that the veteran would at least bring some durability and innings-eating ability to the pitching staff, yet Quintana’s return to the 26-man roster might not necessarily auger a return to the rotation. The Halos are already working with a six-man staff, and Patrick Sandoval has pitched well as Quintana’s fill-in. While youngster Griffin Canning has been inconsistent and Dylan Bundy has been rocked over his recent starts, it doesn’t seem like either would be displaced for Quintana, so the veteran lefty might find himself in the bullpen.
A long-relief or swingman role would allow the Angels to keep Quintana relatively stretched out for a return to the rotation if necessary, and a stint in the pen could help Quintana get on track. Los Angeles can use all the bullpen help it can get, as the Halos relief corps ranks in the bottom third of the league in most pitching categories.
jose quintana is the best pitcher in the american league
I thought the headline should have read, “Quintana Cleared to Stink the Place Up Again”
I’m sure the Angels signed him, on jumpin Joe Maddons direction.
Lol why Chris Rodriguez? I want wins!!!
Fans seem to think Rodriguez was our saving grace but he’s actually been quite bad since his return from the IL. I just hope this doesn’t bump Patrick Sandoval from the rotation
He was our saving grace and he’s been very bad since his return. When the Angels lose a game, chances are it is because the bullpen blew it.
Not attempting to address the bullpen was a horrible decision by the Angels.
He’s looked really bad since coming back from the IL. Plus the long term goal is to stretch him out to starting.
AA makes a lot of sense. Don’t want him to pick up bad habits in the super thin air in Salt Lake.
Why double A for Rodriguez?
Also poor usage of Barria. The kid seems like a legit back end starter. How is it he can’t pitch better than some of their other starters. Besides Heaney and now Ohtani pretty inconsistent staff.
Maybe they’re going to stretch him out as a starter? They’ve effectively limited his innings by having him in the bullpen. For almost half the year. Starter for the stretch run?
He is going to be a starter there
I’ve not check but how many teams are using a six man rotation.. and the ones that are, how is it going for them?… maybe pitching with the extra rest is part of the problem.. pitchers are still mot accustomed to the additional rest..
can we just call them the angels and be done with this “los angeles” crap? they play in anaheim, not los angeles.
Lol are we really still on this? Do you complain about the football giants, jets, niners, cowboys or WFT? Or how about the Braves? Or the Rays? Or maybe you’re just oddly biased against the angels?
What about the pistons, or the coyotes? Who else am I missing here?
Dude stfu, can your pea size brain not wrap it’s head around the fact that the owner added the Los Angeles moniker for Marketing purposes. There’s a reason why your broke and Arte Moreno is a multi millionaire that made his money off of marketing and advertising. It’s literally not that hard to comprehend, but then again you are a dodger Stan soo that explains alot.
I don’t take anyone who uses the word Stan. You lost all credibility.
Arte is a billionaire. I really preferred the name California Angels. I’m just glad California still allows the name Angels. Any year now that’s likely to offend someone and that will have to be changed as well.
It is hard to go back. The LA Angels were around for decades before the Dodgers, used the now-Dodgers logo first, and had a great tradition in LA.
But once you change locations and names it makes it awkward to go back. I understand the reason for going back to the original franchise name but fell in love with the California Angels version and still prefer it.
It has donned on me before that as soon as the liberals finish killing off the Indian tribe names, they will need more scalps. No doubt they will move on to extinguish the Angels, Padres and Saints as team names. You heard it here first.
Not one of which is derogatory towards any group. Grow up
maybe you should focus on how terrible your pitching is before you start overreacting and blaming the “liberals” for everything…don’t you have a capitol to go storm somewhere?
How were the Angels around decades before the Dodgers? The Dodgers moved to LA in 1957. The Angels franchise wasn’t even created until 1961.
but you just go ahead and keep believing that, oKKKay?
now run along Q, i mean, you.
Padre, Yankee, Dodgers all sound more offensive than Angels. Cancel brigade is preparing.
Halo you called it on the Angels pitching in the Spring. Acknowledging it.
Not one of which is derogatory towards any group.
Names like the Braves, Indians, and Chiefs are not derogatory either.
And I always wonder why the Celtics are never singled out. But as someone of Irish heritage, I like that they use the name, even if no one knows how to pronounce it.
And what of the Yankees. Since the name is derogatory of the Dutch, why don’t they have to change their name?
Said without a hint of irony that your avatar was the Angels logo decades before Brooklyn moved here.
Crap? Funny YOUR team literally translated is:
The Angels Dodgers.
They’ve been the LA Angels since the 1800s. They were here 1st and played in South Central LA forever. The Dodgers stole the LA logo and have been trying to keep the Angels away ever since. Look it up on Wiki….
Have you ever stopped to think about this? or dreaming of going back to Brooklyn?
FYI: The Angels were in Los Angeles before the Doyers. Maybe the Doyers can move back to Brooklyn and give LA back to the rightful LA team?
How were the Angels in LA before the Dodgers? The Dodgers moved to LA in 1957. The Angels franchise wasn’t even created until 1961.
minor league team called the los angeles angels were around since the 1920’s.
of course, with his whine further up, guy has taken too many blows to the head and probably thinks the mlb angels were in los angeles before the dodgers.
Glad to see Jose back and hopefully the rest and time off helps. He was looking better before this last IL stint. I am curious why CRod is back to AA? Maybe stretching him out to play more innings or see if he can start again? And I wonder why Barria isn’t given a chance to actually start? He has been on a bus back and forth to SLC so far. He and Suarez seem like they can do better than others to start or in the pen. Maybe a trade is in the works for an arm? Couldn’t hurt…now if #27 can come back soon. That would be great!
Barria, Canning, Sandoval and Ohtani are the only SPs with options left. Sending Ohtani down is obviously a no-go. Sandoval is pitching very well. So it comes down to Canning or Barria, and they have more faith in Canning.
Angels are 12-6 without Quintana and his 7.22 era/1.93 whip/ 3 losses. He’s gotten out of the 4th inning once in his 6 starts with the Angels.The team is Soo much better without him pitching. There’s zero reason to have this guy on the roster, Both Sandoval and Jose Suarez are pitching Soo Soo much better this year.
I was surprised also to see Rodriguez sent to AA. I’m sure they have a plan. We are wallowing in mediocrity and if we don’t grab a bunch of pitching right now and begin a serious pursuit of the post season, it will be another season wasted. It’s clear that our offense can keep us in games with teams like Detroit, Arizona, et al, who are bottom dwellers. But as soon as we play true contenders, our pitching issues are quickly revealed. Our schedule to end the 1st half is SF, Rays, NYY, Os, Red Sox, and Seattle. Other than the Orioles, those are all teams that will expose how weak our pitching staff is. We need pitching now if this season is going to mean something.
As a side note, the Bundy experiment is over. He should not be in the rotation.
Hey Prov. I just pulled up the Quintana thread. You wanted to sign bullpen guys instead of Quintana. 100 percent right about that, but it looks like you are going to owe me a beer regarding Ohtani.
Ha. I was literally thinking this morning about when you were going to call me out on my Ohtani comments. He has really shown his total talent this year. In my defense, I mostly said that he should be on a short leash. But he is a stud for sure. Pabst Blue Ribbon?
Angels have pitching issues, which has been the story of Mike Trouts entire career as a halo? When is it you decide as a front office you need a for sure anchor? A 20-30 million guy to solidify your Rotation? Yankees got one? Houston has one? Dodgers have one? Nationals have one? I expect them to be in on Max Scherzer, but do they have what it takes to land him or another front line starter?
I never blame a GM for not going big on starting pitching. They cost a ton and when they fail, they really fail.
I always blame a GM for a bad bullpen.
Arte Moreno likes bats. All six banners as you walk into the ballpark are bats. (Ohtani is up there as a hitter)
I was big on the Zack Wheeler wagon last off season. Swap out Q for Wheeler and the Angels are a Wild Card team, especially if they spent the savings on not signing Rendon on decent bullpen pieces.
But alas, Arte talked to Boras about Cole but told him he really wanted Rendon so bats are it.
I’m not sure Wheeler makes the Angels a guaranteed wild card team. Right now, the two AL wild card teams are 13 games over .500 and 15 games over .500. While Wheeler would be great for LA, I don’t think he alone puts them over the top. They needed to sign him along with 2-3 legitimate bullpen arms to have a chance to keep up with the big boys.
Hippyripper totally agree but Max Scherzer is too old to dump money on when our whole rotation is so far away less Ohtani.
They should have gone in on Wheeler but when I heard Roger Lodge shoot that down I knew it came from on high and was not going to happen at the time he went to the Phils
Angels & NL West
Sandoval is looking good. He has progressed nicely from prior years when he was brought up prematurely out of necessity.
I would give Suarez and Barria opportunities before I would go back to Quintana. Suarez has been solid this year and, when given consistent starts, Barria has been a good back end guy. Having said that, it appears the Angels have little faith in Barria.
angels collectively have no idea how to run a baseball team!
The Angels worst season is better than your favorite teams worst season and they probably have won more titles and division championships this century than your team.
But they have no idea?
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Hey Vizion. I remember your old name.
Chris Rodriguez will most likely get stretched out as a starter to see if he could hold up as a starter. Barria will most likely be a trade piece, if the Angels are buyers next month.
I hope he can hit the ground running and can contribute.
They might as well put Quintana back in the rotation to find out if he can turn it around. If he can, one of two things happens—either the Angels make a run at contending (with his help), or they don’t and they can try to trade him for…something. Same with Bundy. And they will probably try to stretch CRod out in a safer environment than the pinball machine fields of the firmer PCL.
Where are all this White Sox fans who SCREAMED he’s a #1 ACE and due a HUGE payback for his services prior to his going to the Cubs and on to the Angels……yes time does work against most and now we all know he is a .500 pitcher (and damn the Analytics)….
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It’s not the Sox fan’s fault the Cubs overpaid.
I have been saying for his last 3-4 starts that he looked excellent for the first two innings and then he fell apart. I think the angels should definitely use him out of the bullpen to increase his value and then trade him at the deadline for someone who can actually pitch deeper into games. I just don’t think he’s a capable starter anymore.
Yep it is
New GM same old results
“Quintana hit the IL on May 31 due to shoulder inflammation”
You misspelt “being horrible” there
“Misspelt is defined as you spelled a word incorrectly. When you wrote down a word with an incorrect spelling, this is an example of a time when you misspelt the word. Simple past tense and past participle of misspell”
In the sentence in question, “being horrible” was clearly misspelt, and instead “shoulder inflammation” ended up in the sentence