Los Angeles Angels, whose chances of advancing to the postseason have completely disappeared, eventually raised the ‘white flag’. Started organizing a large team. However, in the process, a situation occurred that made me doubt my eyes. Immediately, a situation occurred where the players who were subject to the waiver did not receive any notification from the club and checked the news through social media.
On the 30th (Korean time), Jeff Passan of the US ‘ESPN’ said, ‘The Angels have decided to waive a total of six players, including Lucas Giolito, Matt Moore, Reinaldo Lopez, Hunter Renfro, Randall Grichick and Dominic Leon.’ reported the news.
The Angels are a representative team that shows that a team that can’t be solved can become like this. The Angels are a team that has not been able to step on the postseason stage even once since 2014, despite having major league’signboard star’ Mike Trout and unanimous American League’MVP’ Shohei Ohtani in 2021.
Still, there was a possibility this year. The Angels increased their postseason chances by accumulating wins at a tremendous pace with Trout and Ohtani in the early stages of this season. Local fans as well as the media paid great attention to the Angels’ progress, and the Angels nailed that there would be no trade for Ohtani, a ‘special star’, no matter what happens.소닉카지노
However, it is the Angels who are heading for a similar ending to the Lotte Giants in the KBO League. Currently, the possibility of advancing to the postseason is very slim. The Angels’ performance began to plummet as Trout and other ‘main players’ started to leave due to injuries, and ahead of the All-Star break, the team’s performance fell below 50%, and they reversed their stance on Ohtani’s trade.
The Angels expressed their intention to receive trade inquiries about Ohtani as the possibility of advancing to the postseason became slim. Then, teams with a large number of good prospects, such as the Baltimore Orioles and Arizona Diamondbacks, began to show interest in the Ohtani trade. But the Angels changed their stance once again.
While listening to Ohtani’s trade inquiries, the Angels suddenly announced that they would not trade Ohtani when the team’s win rate suddenly rose to more than 50% and hopes of advancing to the postseason began to appear. Rather, he showed his will to step on the fall stage while reinforcing his strength ahead of the trade deadline on August 2nd.
But this didn’t work out as intended. The Angels all knelt in a doubleheader matchup with the Cincinnati Reds on the 24th, and until Game 1 took place, the chances of advancing to the postseason were slim, but alive. However, after the second round, the possibility of advancing to the fall stage all disappeared with ‘0%’. As a result, we are in the process of organizing a large number of ‘veterans’, including the resources recruited in this trade market. However, a problem arose in this process.
Multiple local media reported that the Angels had decided to waive six veteran players, but the players did not hear the news from the Angels club. Of course, in the case of major league waivers, the character is a little different from that of the KBO league. The KBO league’s waiver announcement is release, which is similar to a transfer nomination (DFA). In the case of wavers, not all of them lead to ‘release’. If a club that wants to recruit them appears, transfer is possible, and if the waiver is withdrawn or the club that wants to recruit them does not appear, there is a possibility that they will remain in the team.
Although the waver does not necessarily lead to release, Lucas Giolito, who heard the news on social media, said, “I saw it on Twitter. I was confused at first. I did not know what the structure of this process was.” Still, he added, “It’s a business. Strange things can happen sometimes. I’ll be with the Angels until everything is decided.”
Matt Moore, who heard the news from a colleague, not from the club, said, “I saw the report and (certainly) found out. At first I thought it was a rumor. I was very surprised.” I will stay with the Angels until I pass the waiver process. I am ready no matter what happens.”
The background of the Angels trying to sort out ties with veterans is clear. This is to reduce the team payroll in a situation where the possibility of advancing to the postseason has disappeared. If other clubs appear that recruit them, they do not have to pay their remaining salaries, because they can save even a little money.
Even so, it cannot be denied that it was the ‘worst ending’ that the Angels hoped to break up with the veterans and did not give any word in the process of going through the process, and contacted the news through social media. It is shocking that this situation happened in a major league club.