PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania--Fallen Angels: Worst Owner In Pro Sports Plays Fantasy Baseball In Real Life.
The wealthiest man in Arizona, who lives in Pheonix, also happens to own what is now undoubtedly the dumbest run franchise in professional sports. Brain dead and petulant Angels CEO Arturo Moreno just had a hissy fit and unloaded half his team on the waiver wire like a pissed off fantasy sports team player who’s team just spit the bit.
In any typical fantasy-league, the volunteer commissioner would have nixed the salary dump. But in the MLB, owner tool and big money sychophant Rob Manfred stood by and let one of his owners crap on the Angels fan base.
It’s one thing to jettison a player or two who you can’t sign for the last month of the season to save a few bucks. It’s another matter to torpedo out players who you just traded high ranking prospects for — only a month ago: Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, Randal Grichuk and Dominic Leone. They also threw in Hunter Renfro for good measure. All this to save a few million dollars in September salary – a month’s pay. This bonehead move would make even the late Oakland A’s owner Charles Finley blush. Remember it was the infamous Finley who tried to sell all his key players for cash to other teams in a get rich quick scheme. At the time, MLB Comish Bowie Kuhn deep-sixed the plot.
No such luck with puppet Manfred at the helm, the owner’s useful idiot.
It’s estimated Moreno saved about $7 Million. That will go towards Shohei Otani’s potential $750,000,000 deal. So the Angles plan is to have Ohtani and a Triple A team?
The best thing about what the Angels did was give hope to A’s and Pirates fans: see, you’re owners are not the worst in the history of baseball.
And old Charlie is laughing his ass off somewhere, tossing around an orange baseball.
September 1, 2023
2023 MLB Godzilla Season Stats
255-217-1 Minus -$1,385
2023 MLB Godzilla Season Stats
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Picks For Today, Sept. 1, 2023
Braves (-130) at Dodgers
I love Atlanta on the road here with Max Fried. Lets go ahead and preview the NL championship series right now. The Braves always get up for the games in Chavez-Ravine. This is going to be a doozy of a series -let’s see who’s king.
Pick: Atlanta (-130)
Miami (-160) at Washington
The Marlins have a new spring in their step: it’s called playing the Nats. At 67-67, they are three games out of the last wild card and the Giants are losing every day. The fish need a sweep in the swamp.
Pick: Fish (-160)
M’s at Mets (+120)
The Mets played Texas tough as nails and their new phenom starter Kodai Senga is something special. Remember the Mets dumped all the vets in a clown show fire sale, but they actually got some really good young players in return. I think it may have energized the under-achieving team from Queens.
Pick: Mets (+120)
Twins (+150) at Texas
The Twinkies are this years version of Rodney Dangerfield-they get no respect. Joe Ryan had a nice outing against the Rangers last week. Texas has lost seven of 10 and Max is not the Max of old. Take the price against a team that is choking down the stretch.
Pick: Twinkies (+150)
Yanks at Astros (-170)
Wow. The champs have reeled off five in a row and they have their “A” lineup back. It’s September 1, and the Astros finally are healthy, getting Michael Brantley back two days ago for the first time since June of last year. Justin Verlander gets the ball tonight and he has looked very sharp in this five outings. Houston knows how to win down the stretch. The Yankees are mailing it in.
Pick: Houston (-170)
Pirates at Cards (EVEN)
I’m going with Pittsburgh in September: these kids are having fun winning and the Cardinals could give a rats ass. Mitch Keller is for real.
Pick: Pirates (Even)
Blue Jays (-1.5 runs -120) at Rockies
The Jays are hanging on for dear life. They’ll pop an eight-spot tonight in Denver.
Pick: Blue Jays (-1.5 runs, -120)
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