It’s been less than a month since the storm trade…”PS” LAA has cleared up the squad
The Los Angeles Angels started organizing their squad.
On the 30th (Korean time), reporter Jeff Bankan, a major league source, reported the news of the Angels’ massive waiver on his personal SNS 온라인바카라.
On this day, the Angels announced waivers for starting pitcher Lucas Giolito, bullpen pitchers Matt Moore, Reinaldo Lopez, and outfielders Hunter Ranfro and Randall Grichick.
The Angels prepare for the next season by organizing a large number of key players. With a record of 63 wins and 69 losses this season, the difference between the third wild card (Houston Astros/75 wins and 58 losses), which is the final line for advancing into the postseason, and the game gap widened to ‘11.5’, and the red light was on.
The Angels showed a strong will to advance to the postseason by trading Giolito, Lopez, and Grichick ahead of the trade deadline, but the white flag was lifted within a month. In addition, ace Shohei Ohtani’s elbow ligament damage and main gun Mike Trout’s continued injury made it difficult to operate a normal lineup.
Bankrupt reporter explained, “The Angels can reduce the salaries of the players by publicizing the players on waivers,” and explained that the Angels started to organize the players to avoid the luxury tax.
The Angels’ players on waivers are attractive cards for teams competing in the postseason. Lopez hit 14 holds this year, Renfro hit 18 homers this season, Giolito won 60 times in his career, and Grichick recorded a career slugging percentage of 0.464, continuing his performance. In order to use them in the postseason, they must be recruited before the end of August.
Meanwhile, other than the Angels, many teams that had difficulty advancing to the postseason began organizing their players. New York Yankees (infielder Josh Donaldson, outfielder Harrison Bader), New York Mets (pitcher Carlos Carrasco), Chicago White Sox (pitcher Mike Clevinger), and Detroit Tigers (pitcher Jose Cisnero) also joined the waiver procession. The teams that recruited them only have to pay the remaining salaries of the players this year.