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Has it become an Angels norm that the first month of the season doesn't matter?


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It seems to have even trickled down into the fans mentality.  

 

We went from

 

"Yes we can"

 

to

 

"Its early."

 

 

Could be worse -- some "fans" don't even wait for the season to start before they start with the "wait til next year" BS...

 

Just for giggles -- here's the most recent playoff odds and projected standings from Fangraphs.  http://www.fangraphs.com/depthcharts.aspx?position=Standings  http://www.fangraphs.com/coolstandings.aspx

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Didn't it turn out that the first month REALLY mattered in 2012?

Weren't the Angels one of the better teams in baseball from around mid-May going forward?

 

 

100% true, which is why every month matters.  The Angels need to start 2014 better than they did in 2012 and 2013.

 

I believe they will.

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In 2013, they went 9-17 in April, 16-13 in May. 25-30 heading into June five games under.

 

In 2012, they went 8-15 in April, 18-11 in May. 26-26..Heading into June at .500. 

 

They went 15-12 in March and April of 2011. Then in May, they went 14-16. 1 game over .500 heading into June.

 

In 2010, they went 12-12 in April and 14-15 in May. Headed into June 1 game under. Won 81

 

2009, they went 9-12 in April and 16-12 in May. Headed into June, 1 game over. Won 97 games.

 

2008, was the last year they dominated in April. 18-11 in April and March, 15-13 in May. Nine games over .500 heading into June. Won 100 games.

 

2007, 15-11 in April, 18-11 in May. 11 games over .500 going into June 1.

 

2006, 12-13 in April, 11-17 In May. 7 games under .500 going into June 1.

 

Only twice have they had "hot starts" and even when they won 97 games in 2009, they struggled in April. 

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In 2013, they went 9-17 in April, 16-13 in May. 25-30 heading into June five games under.

 

In 2012, they went 8-15 in April, 18-11 in May. 26-26..Heading into June at .500. 

 

They went 15-12 in March and April of 2011. Then in May, they went 14-16. 1 game over .500 heading into June.

 

In 2010, they went 12-12 in April and 14-15 in May. Headed into June 1 game under. Won 81

 

2009, they went 9-12 in April and 16-12 in May. Headed into June, 1 game over. Won 97 games.

 

2008, was the last year they dominated in April. 18-11 in April and March, 15-13 in May. Nine games over .500 heading into June. Won 100 games.

 

2007, 15-11 in April, 18-11 in May. 11 games over .500 going into June 1.

 

2006, 12-13 in April, 11-17 In May. 7 games under .500 going into June 1.

 

Only twice have they had "hot starts" and even when they won 97 games in 2009, they struggled in April. 

And how did they do those two seasons they actually played well to start the season?

 

I'll answer that: 194-130, two division titles.

 

April matters. You can't punt 17% of the season.

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I mostly agree mark. The only thing i would add is that, to me at least, it isnt so much about hot starts or hot finishes, its that (without a ton of good fortune), you cant have any bad 3 week stretch (no matter what month).

Even the good teams struggle one or a few times a year. But a bad week you can overcome. A bad three weeks (together, not spread out) is a lot bigger hole to come out of. Even if you win ten in a row, which takes a lot, its all just going to pay down the interest of what you borrowed so to speak.

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