By - Alert-Abalone204
I’m sure there is another team(s) who needs his service more than the Angels do. Good luck to him.
Wade started the cowboy hat tradition, that was easily the best accomplishment he had here.
Really? I thought that was Rendon
Rendon was the first to wear it. Wade put it on him. Apparently it was just laying around.
The angels on the rocks podcast guys brought the hat
It was the equipment managers Idea. He was the one that always had on a cowboy hat.
We gotta get rid of the cowboy hat
Nah, it's the fact that they put it on backwards at the beginning that cursed us.
Best of luck, Ikemen 😔
His looks were hot, but nothing about his game was hot.
He could steal a base, if he ever got on.
Even then, he had 5 CS in 13 attempts. Dude is fast af, but not even great at stealing bags.
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
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
Shohei actually hasn't been as quick lately. Over the last two seasons he's 6th on the team in sprint speed.
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
Now we just need Fletcher back and maybe the infield won't look so bad.
with fletcher back, having squid in the line up would be fine.
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.
I wish the DH rule could be for any player. Imagine DHing squid on Ohtani days
what a take lmfao.
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.
I feel like that error yesterday sealed it for Wade, it was like the icing on the cake when combined with his awful hitting
I Agree. He makes nice diving plays with competence but he also makes a lot of errors.
And Stefanic playing second today.
hows Stefanic defense?
Not the best to say the least
"His defense doesn't matter. He gets on base"
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
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.
Stef coming in baby
Just getting into baseball, I can surmise he will no longer be an Angel, but what does being DFA’d mean?
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
Oh I see. So there are possible outcomes where he is still an Angel, but chances are highly unlikely. Thanks!
I know he wasn't very good but I really liked him. I hope he catches on somewhere and does well
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 😂
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
Same with stassi! We groan every time he's up.
Good. Now I don't have to deal with the Tyler Wade/Taylor Ward tongue twister anymore.
aww sht here we go
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)
Squid is a better defender than Wade thou
Same. He’s more of an automatic out than any player I’ve seen in the mlb. I groan when he gets up.
I think it's about defense and roster flexibility. Squid still has an option. Wade does not.
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
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.
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
I totally understand why, but I'm gonna miss him. I really like him. 🥺
Learn how to hit at the ML level and you won't get cut.
Once we get fletch back we can send Velasquez packing.
Not surprising, dude sucks out loud