• 2019-2020 Off-Season Starting Pitcher Trade Series: Seth Lugo

    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer This series will attempt to identify other potential front-line starters that the Angels can possibly trade for and we will continue the series looking at the New York Mets, SP/RP Seth Lugo. Facts Contract Status - Seth has entered his first year of arbitration control, in 2020, and settled with the Mets for a yearly salary of $2M for next season. After that he will have the additional, standard two years of arbitration control fo

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    2019-2020 Off-Season Starting Pitcher Trade Series: Tyler Mahle

    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer This series will attempt to identify other potential front-line starters that the Angels can possibly trade for and we will continue the series looking at the Cincinnati Reds, SP Tyler Mahle. Facts Contract Status - 2020 will be the last season of pre-arbitration control for Tyler. After that he has the three standard years of arbitration control, for a total of four years of team control before hitting free agency. Repertoire

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    2020 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Left Field

    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer In 2020, Justin Upton will be entering his 14th professional season in Major League Baseball at the tender age of 32 years young. He is one of those guys, like Brett Anderson, that you feel like they have played forever and should be old men but they still have kick and life left in them as they progress through the seasons. Certainly, last year is one of those seasons that Justin would prefer to forget. In 2019, Upton ended a 10-y

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    2019-2020 Off-Season Starting Pitcher Trade Series: Carlos Martinez

    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer This series will attempt to identify other potential front-line starters that the Angels can possibly trade for this off-season and we will start with the St. Louis Cardinals SP/RP, Carlos Martinez. Facts Contract Status - Signed thru 2021 on a 5-year, $50.5M ($10.1M AAV, 2017-2021) deal with two additional team option years for 2022 and 2023, for $17M and $18M, respectively, with $500,000 buyout's for each year. Controllable from

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    2019-2020 Off-Season Starting Pitcher Trade Series

    By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Ever since the Angels missed out on Cole, Strasburg, and Wheeler (not to mention Keuchel, Ryu, and Bumgarner), some Angels fans have been in panic mode, worried about what feels, to them, like a half-season of accomplishment (Rendon, Bundy, and Teheran), since we have not acquired a front-line starter yet. In the 2020 Angelswin.com Primer Series: Rotation, I advocated for a Cole signing as I felt it was the best application of resources

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  • Astros might suck in 2020

    Which would only help the Angels. New GM and manager. They'll be harassed at every away game, called cheaters by the fans and their peers and it's going to wear on them.  And new reports are coming out that Altuve and Bregman were wearing electronic devices under their uniform that vibrated when signaled from the dugout of an incoming off-speed pitch.  If it's true, we might see the Astros offense crater this season, which would only result in further proof throughout the game that the

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    Congressman looking to investigate cheating scandal

    Lol ... and people believed nothing would come of this....  Don't look now but it might get a lot bigger and there may yet be further action. https://larrybrownsports.com/baseball/illinois-congressman-hearings-astros-cheating-scandal/533741

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    I'm all in on trading for Clevinger now

    Guy is having fun on Twitter right now... He would come in hating the Astros    

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    WeatherWonk Sightings... He's baaack.

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  • Anthony Rendon Press Conference

    After winning the World Series with the Washington Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon became a free agent. He landed with the Angels and on Saturday, December 15, the team introduced Rendon and his family to the media. Claudia Gestro covered the press conference.

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  • Angels introduce Joe Maddon as their new manager

    The Los Angeles Angels officially introduced Joe Maddon as their new manager. Maddon just finished five years with the Chicago Cubs, where he helped guide the team to a World Series victory in 2016. He coached with the Angels from 1994 - 2005.

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  • Our picks

    • This is a 92 win team.
      We've had a lot of negativity lately so I felt like putting on the rosy glasses and being a blind superfan for a few minutes. 

      Let me preface this by saying I'm not an analytics nerd like some here, so I'm not going to draw up some novel using graphs and spin rates and launch angles. I will however simplify things using fWAR. I want to state I in NO WAY believe WAR equates directly to wins. But I'm doing this anyway.

      Now, Fletcher has stated many times before how the majority of improvement comes from within. So I'm going to use WAR to see, realistically how this team (without Rendon, Bundy, Teheran, or Castro) can improve. I will not be using any fangraphs projection systems because fuck you. Again, I'm aware that WAR doesn't quite work this way but it's the simplest way to project things from a fans standpoint and also fuck you.

      Anyway, I'm just going to look at the major players and how many "wins" they can add over last year. I won't do this for every reliever.

      Trout: Trout missed the final month of the year. I think it's safe to say if he played that final month, he would have been worth 1 more win. So that's a +1.

      Upton: Upton is a big key to the success of the team in 2020. Upton was injured and missed more than half the year. He was worth -0.2 fWAR. IF he's healthy, he's one of the most consistent players in baseball. However, I'm going to be conservative here and say he only adds 2 wins over 2019. A 1.8 WAR is quite low for him based on his career numbers but I don't want to be entirely unrealistic. So +2.

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    • Angels acquire Matt Andriese for Jeremy Beasley, DFA Luis Madero
      Angels acquire Matt Andriese for Jeremy Beasley, DFA Luis Madero
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    • Astros punishments: A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow suspended for a year (fired by Crane), team loses 1st and 2nd round picks in 2020 and 2021
      Astros punishments: A.J. Hinch and Jeff Luhnow suspended for a year (fired by Crane), team loses 1st and 2nd round picks in 2020 and 2021
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    • AngelsWin.com Today: 2019-2020 Off-Season Starting Pitcher Trade Series: Tyler Mahle
      By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer

      This series will attempt to identify other potential front-line starters that the Angels can possibly trade for and we will continue the series looking at the Cincinnati Reds, SP Tyler Mahle.

      Facts

      Contract Status - 2020 will be the last season of pre-arbitration control for Tyler. After that he has the three standard years of arbitration control, for a total of four years of team control before hitting free agency.

      Repertoire (2019) - Four-Seam Fastball (56.7%, 93.6 mph), Curve Ball (22.6%, 80.6 mph), Split-Finger Fastball (13.5%, 87.4 mph) and Cut Fastball (6.6%, 90.2 mph)

      Statcast Information - Mahle has a below average spin rate on his four-seam fastball. However, his curve ball has above average spin (2,595 rpm). Exit velocity, across all of his pitches, has averaged 88.3 mph to-date in his Major League career. Since 2017, his K% has risen steadily from 15.2% in that year to 23.2% in 2019 with a corresponding drop in BB% from 12% in 2017 to 6.1% last season, resulting in a solid 17.1% K-BB% for 2019. Below is a Statcast graphic of his pitch type and frequency use, including his pitch grouping:


      Also here is his 2019 Statcast Plinko graphic showing how often he uses his pitches in various pitch counts:


      As you can see he generally starts hitters off with a four-seam fastball or, to a lesser extent, curve ball. Unless he gets behind he generally tries to randomize his pitch repertoire after that, only going to the four-seam when desired or he really needs a strike.
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    • Happy New Year AngelsWin.com!!
      What has been your favorite AngelsWin.com moment whether in a post, an entire thread or event that you've attended over the past decade?

      Secondly, what has been your favorite moment in Angels Baseball over the past decade?

      I'll post mine later this morning. Good night ya'll. Happy New Year!

      Here's to an amazing next decade of Angels Baseball and the times we spend together over the next 10 years at AngelsWin.com.


      Cheers! 
       
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  • 2020 Democratic Field

    It's already getting crowded. Half of these people I've never heard of. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/us/politics/2020-presidential-candidates.html

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    Random pics or Gifs for no reason

    Use this thread to post random funny pictures and .Gifs ya'll. 

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    What are you listening to?

    Or New music, or music you've just discovered. Just saw Caro Emerald on VH1. Dig this song and the video, good retro vibe and smooth vocals. And yes, of course I would.

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    Spin Forum Dumping Bin

    Saw this today and totally agree...    

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    Chicago

    Here's an interesting one... https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/chicago-wont-allow-high-school-students-to-graduate-without-a-plan-for-the-future/2017/07/03/ac197222-5111-11e7-91eb-9611861a988f_story.html To graduate from a public high school in Chicago, students will soon have to meet a new and unusual requirement: They must show that they’ve secured a job or received a letter of acceptance to college, a trade apprenticeship, a gap year program or the military.

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    Mike Trout was an animal this season! Let's look back at his 2019 and listen to what he has to say about winning MVP!

    Angels Star balls out with 45 HRs, 1.083 OPS in 2019.

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