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Heaney to IL - Shoulder inflammation. Adalberto Mejia claimed off waivers

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8 minutes ago, GrittyVeterans said:

It's possible. But relying on him to be more than a 5th/6th starter has been a problem for this team. Definitely not the main problem. 

He's barely pitched 3 out of the last 4 years

 

6 minutes ago, Calzone 2 said:

Meanwhile Howie Kendrick 

.320 / .371 / .543 / .915

Funny to see these comments back to back, because they are my two main thoughts on Heaney: 1) Pitchers under club control are such a luxury. Even though I don't think Heaney will ever be fully healthy - didn't he admit as much with his "I hate my body" article? - it just feels worth taking the risk to keep him. The payoff could be so much bigger than the letdown. Intellectually I know it's not likely but still...

And 2) I've been an Angels fan since I was 7 years old, but Kendrick is the only player whose jersey/shirt I ever bought. I was such a big fan. Part of me not wanting to give up on Heaney is that I desperately want that trade to have not been a complete bust. 

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At this point why not just Put; Barrria, Suarez, Trop and Jc in the rotation and see what they can do.

Canning, JC, Barria, Suarez and Trop/Pena. when heaney is good to go, switch him out with who ever sucks.

Let's just see how thses guys do without having to go back and forth between Mlbanf AAA.

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41 minutes ago, SoPas Angel said:

He's still arbitration eligible for two more seasons. Do you think there is any chance he can give the Angels their money's worth? It certainly won't be a high figure. 

It won't be dirt cheap, either, though. He's making $3.4M this year and even with a crappy partial season this year, he'll likely get a sizable boost through arbitration next year.

EDIT: To add to the above, I wonder if the Angels will treat the Heaney situation like they did Shoemaker this past off-season.  One could argue that there are a lot of similarities, past prospect rankings aside.

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3 minutes ago, jsnpritchett said:

It won't be dirt cheap, either, though. He's making $3.4M this year and even with a crappy partial season this year, he'll likely get a sizable boost through arbitration next year.

I know how arbitration works in theory but don't know how the numbers work in a situation like this. If that's accurate... yikes. That changes things. 

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22 minutes ago, mymerlincat said:

 

And they kept on starting him.... a bunch of idiot. I know it was a emotional time, but knowing his injury history there was no need to start him.

 

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2 hours ago, bloodbrother said:

Just can't rely on Heaney at this point with all these constant elbow/shoulder issues. IDK how Eppler does it, but man does he have to perform a complete overhaul of the rotation this offseason.

So basically we're down to Pena, Barria, Canning, Suarez, and a sacrificial lamb....er, I mean pitcher to be named later.

Yikes.

The constant long-term injuries and the tragic death of Skaggs have devastated this team. The season cannot end soon enough.

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5 hours ago, Calzone 2 said:

Meanwhile Howie Kendrick 

.320 / .371 / .543 / .915

if only Howie hit like that regularly.

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5 hours ago, Vlad27Trout27 said:

At this point why not just Put; Barrria, Suarez, Trop and Jc in the rotation and see what they can do.

Canning, JC, Barria, Suarez and Trop/Pena. when heaney is good to go, switch him out with who ever sucks.

and this is exhibit A, your honor, for why I think the criticism of our pitching coach is very misguided.

 

5 hours ago, Vlad27Trout27 said:

Let's just see how thses guys do without having to go back and forth between Mlbanf AAA.

I don't know where Mlbanf is located, but it sounds Canadian.

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Michael Roth is a free agent. We can pay him league minimum to see if he can recapture that magic he had at South Carolina. I fought it, he was pretty terrible in his brief stint with us, but were running out of options

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