Jump to content
  • Welcome to AngelsWin.com

    Join The Internet Home for Angels fans today! AngelsWin.com - Unraveling Angels Baseball ... One Thread at a Time.

  • AngelsWin.com's Charity of the Month

The Official 2021 Los Angeles Angels Spring Training News & Notes Thread


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 461
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani.  “He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels m

Yep!  Man, I'm doing my best not to get excited by this "news," but it's hard not to, given what was said.  If I were Maddon (or anyone else associated with the Angels), I'd probably underplay anythin

Ohtani is going to pitch Thursday or Friday, according to Joe Maddon.    Works for me. I have great seats for both games. 

Posted Images

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. 

“He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”

Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. 

“He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”

Please, please let him be healthy all season.

Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. 

“He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”

Dude's got something to prove. 

PLEASE don't buttercup me. I wanna see this guy absolutely dominate on the mound and in the box.

I'm going to stay optimistic with Ohtani because he's still very young. 

But damn, imagine a full season at 2018 performance level. WOW.

Link to post
Share on other sites
7 minutes ago, angelsnationtalk said:

Dude's got something to prove. 

PLEASE don't buttercup me. I wanna see this guy absolutely dominate on the mound and in the box.

I'm going to stay optimistic with Ohtani because he's still very young. 

But damn, imagine a full season at 2018 performance level. WOW.

Yep!  Man, I'm doing my best not to get excited by this "news," but it's hard not to, given what was said.  If I were Maddon (or anyone else associated with the Angels), I'd probably underplay anything related to Ohtani for a while.

Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, jsnpritchett said:

Yep!  Man, I'm doing my best not to get excited by this "news," but it's hard not to, given what was said.  If I were Maddon (or anyone else associated with the Angels), I'd probably underplay anything related to Ohtani for a while.

Agreed.

Again optimistic, but how much of difference do these two rotation options look (order based on performance. 1 being Ace and so on)....

Bundy, Heaney, Quintana, Canning, Cobb, Ohtani

or 

Ohtani, Bundy, Heaney, Canning, Quintana, Cobb

Link to post
Share on other sites
38 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. 

“He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”

It really is hard not to get excited by what Maddon said. It doesn't seem like the usual "he looks good and the arm is feeling good but that's as far as I'm going to go"  stuff. But still trying my best not to jump to conclusions before spring training.

Link to post
Share on other sites
44 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. 

“He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”

He was in the best arm-shape of his life.

Link to post
Share on other sites

If nothing else. Ohtani will be going into spring with a lot more confidence in his elbow than going in last year.  The extra year will allow him to concentrate on his mechanics and pitches without (or less of) the trepidation that comes with coming off of TJ.  I expect good things.  A full season, albeit likely less than 130 innings, of even 80% of 2018 Ohtani, will go a long way toward taking away innings from the back end of the rotation and further insulate it from the effects of the inevitable injuries.  

yti6E31.gif&f=1&nofb=1

Link to post
Share on other sites
2 minutes ago, Junkballer said:

If nothing else. Ohtani will be going into spring with a lot more confidence in his elbow than going in last year.  The extra year will allow him to concentrate on his mechanics and pitches without (or less of) the trepidation that comes with coming off of TJ.  I expect good things.  A full season, albeit likely less than 130 innings, of even 80% of 2018 Ohtani, will go a long way toward taking away innings from the back end of the rotation and further insulate it from the effects of the inevitable injuries.  

If only 130 inn I'm wondering if they do not put him in rotation until May. 18 to 20 starts

Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Angels 1961 said:

If only 130 inn I'm wondering if they do not put him in rotation until May. 18 to 20 starts

Despite what Joe says about there being no set plan at this time, pretty sure they will continue with an every seventh day rotation for him.  

Link to post
Share on other sites

Last year, the warning signs were when Ohtani wasn't controlling the ball even in Spring training (hitting batters in practice and walking a ton). I will get my hopes up when I hear he has more control. Being a year away from his TJ will help a ton. Hope the news on Ohtani is positive this year. He looked completely defeated and demoralized last year (on the mound AND at the plate)

Link to post
Share on other sites
  • Chuckster70 changed the title to The Official 2021 Los Angeles Angels Spring Training News & Notes Thread

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...