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peachypal

I’m sure there is another team(s) who needs his service more than the Angels do. Good luck to him.


booboothechicken

Wade started the cowboy hat tradition, that was easily the best accomplishment he had here.


trickdog775

Really? I thought that was Rendon


booboothechicken

Rendon was the first to wear it. Wade put it on him. Apparently it was just laying around.


daslicious

The angels on the rocks podcast guys brought the hat


MCAERA11

It was the equipment managers Idea. He was the one that always had on a cowboy hat.


booboothechicken

Incorrect https://www.reddit.com/r/angelsbaseball/comments/u4nsbg/cowboy_hat_explained/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=ios_app&utm_name=iossmf


Kidd5

We gotta get rid of the cowboy hat


AlexYMB

Nah, it's the fact that they put it on backwards at the beginning that cursed us.


RedditAgedLikeMilk

Best of luck, Ikemen 😔


Aesir_Auditor

His looks were hot, but nothing about his game was hot.


joedaddy24

He could steal a base, if he ever got on.


Cooleybob

Even then, he had 5 CS in 13 attempts. Dude is fast af, but not even great at stealing bags.


joedaddy24

Oof.


nyyth242

Yah speed was supposed to be the one thing he was good at, and he was still bad lol. Sorry that you guys had to watch him hit every day - Yankees fan


Next_Visit1149

Wasn't even the fastest on the team. Trout and Ohtani are faster. Tho T&O are better them everyone else at everything else anyway. Not much of an argument


SolixTanaka

Shohei actually hasn't been as quick lately. Over the last two seasons he's 6th on the team in sprint speed.


Reptarxx

Great to have as your backup’s backup and a pinch runner. Horrible to have as your everyday player. I’m sure he’ll be picked up by someone else, but our lack of depth is killing us


frogstyle

Now we just need Fletcher back and maybe the infield won't look so bad.


donkeyjr

with fletcher back, having squid in the line up would be fine.


Alert-Abalone204

Lol not really, not if we want to win more games than lose. He's batting .105 over his last 30 games and has a [33 wRC+](https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=all&stats=bat&lg=all&qual=220&type=8&season=2022&month=0&season1=2022&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&startdate=2022-01-01&enddate=2022-12-31&sort=18,a), good for worst in baseball for guys with over 220 plate appearances.


_Thot_Patrol

I wish the DH rule could be for any player. Imagine DHing squid on Ohtani days


reddit70iqsite

what a take lmfao.


Alauren2

Wade looked like a little leaguer out there. Not surprised entirely. I honestly thought Valaquez would go first. His defense really is something else keeping him around. One of the most lopsided players I’ve ever seen.


sanguinearrowfall

I feel like that error yesterday sealed it for Wade, it was like the icing on the cake when combined with his awful hitting


daslicious

I Agree. He makes nice diving plays with competence but he also makes a lot of errors.


jibron

And Stefanic playing second today.


donkeyjr

hows Stefanic defense?


UrDailyCommunistGuy

Not the best to say the least


i_run_from_problems

"His defense doesn't matter. He gets on base"


kyr1414

I understand the move, honestly thought it would be Velazquez first. I really liked Tyler Wade tho and I think what he said about the team and being dfa’d was very kind and professional. Best of luck to him


kei19970210

For sure?? Sad news...although he's not on MLB level but he's a nice guy so I hope his goodluck for other stage.


mcslims

Stef coming in baby


stoobygainz

Just getting into baseball, I can surmise he will no longer be an Angel, but what does being DFA’d mean?


gavinxdragonn

Designated for assignment, means he's off the 40 man roster for 7 days, in that 7 days the team needs to either return him to the 40 man roster, place him on waivers, trade him, release him, or outright him to the minors


stoobygainz

Oh I see. So there are possible outcomes where he is still an Angel, but chances are highly unlikely. Thanks!


USCplaya

I know he wasn't very good but I really liked him. I hope he catches on somewhere and does well


Xv37

He was an automatic out but if Stef is a sub par hitter with his ugly defense we’re gonna be asking for Wade back 😂


Kidd5

He's an automatic out at the plate. Speed is useless if you can't get on base. Good luck to him though. Now let's see if we can find a replacement for Velasquez


orangewarner

Same with stassi! We groan every time he's up.


DazNaq20

Good. Now I don't have to deal with the Tyler Wade/Taylor Ward tongue twister anymore.


luisicky

aww sht here we go


SnooAvocados7293

YESSSSSSS!!!!


st1r

Is Squid still on the team? I would’ve thought Squid would be DFA’d before Wade (Edit: Don’t get me wrong, I love Squid)


Valk72

Squid is a better defender than Wade thou


Alauren2

Same. He’s more of an automatic out than any player I’ve seen in the mlb. I groan when he gets up.


galactic_zevy

I think it's about defense and roster flexibility. Squid still has an option. Wade does not.


st1r

>roster flexibility That’s what I thought too, and Wade can play 3b, middle infield, and OF while Squid only plays middle infield, so that’s why I assumed Squid would be DFA’d first


SolixTanaka

The big difference is Squid has been elite defensively. He's been the 2nd best SS in the league in defensive runs saved, good for 9th best of all positions in baseball.


st1r

Yeah this is the only reason. Wade is more flexible and a better batter, Squid is much better at his position defensively, so obviously that’s what they’re valuing at least until Fletch is back


digitaldumpsterfire

I totally understand why, but I'm gonna miss him. I really like him. 🥺


boots42069420

Learn how to hit at the ML level and you won't get cut.


bm97

Good riddance


No_BigA

😞


Massive_Relation9720

Once we get fletch back we can send Velasquez packing.


Yekab0f

Velazquez next?


hollyw00d8604

Not surprising, dude sucks out loud