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Bees Announce 2013 Opening Day Roster


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SALT LAKE CITY - The Salt Lake Bees, in preparation for the 2013 Pacific Coast League season, and in conjunction with the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, announced today the team's opening day active roster. Eighteen of the 24 players bring major league experience, while nine are currently on the Angels 40-man roster.

 

Remainder of article here.

 

Complete roster here.

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A little disappointed with this roster. Some new pitchers to watch - but other than Calhoun, Navarro and Jimenez - a bunch of fillers. Similar to last year - where are Deeds, Langerhans, Crowe, Aldredge, Lucas, etc now?? Not in the Angels organization. Was hoping to see some new "home grown" players. And where is Matt Long (infield/outfield)? He was one of the better players last year. Strange strategy and probably discouraging to younger prospects.

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A little disappointed with this roster. Some new pitchers to watch - but other than Calhoun, Navarro and Jimenez - a bunch of fillers. Similar to last year - where are Deeds, Langerhans, Crowe, Aldredge, Lucas, etc now?? Not in the Angels organization. Was hoping to see some new "home grown" players. And where is Matt Long (infield/outfield)? He was one of the better players last year. Strange strategy and probably discouraging to younger prospects.

 

With the exception of Matt Long, none of the players you listed are remotely considered prospects. They are career minor leaguers who bounce around AAA trying to make a living playing baseball.

 

Cory Aldridge - Tigres de Quintano Roo Mexican League

 

Doug Deeds - Reno

 

Matt Long - Arkansas

 

Ryan Langerhans - Buffalo

 

Trevor Crow - Oklahoma City

 

Ed Lucas - New Orleans

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Yes, that is the point I was making. All those guys are gone and replaced with players (who have also bounced around) and will probably be gone next year like the aforementioned players. Why not bring up "home grown" players and take a chance - rather than sign all these players who were released from other organizations and will probably not be with the Angels next year. Just a selfish fan's opinion I guess......maybe one of them will stick.

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Yes, that is the point I was making. All those guys are gone and replaced with players (who have also bounced around) and will probably be gone next year like the aforementioned players. Why not bring up "home grown" players and take a chance - rather than sign all these players who were released from other organizations and will probably not be with the Angels next year. Just a selfish fan's opinion I guess......maybe one of them will stick.

 

The top part of the Angels system is a little thin right now so there probably aren't many prospects ready for AAA. Also, more and more MLB teams are using their AAA as a place for the "organization depth" type of player....the player that can be the 25th bench player or the extra bullpen arm in the event a MLB guy goes on the 15 day DL.

 

We have been spoiled in Salt Lake because for years we had a lot of true prospects come through here. Some plateaued at the AAA level, but it was a lot of fun seeing guys like Eric Aybar, Howie Kendrick, Kendrys Morales, Casey Kotchman, Dallas McPherson, Jeff Mathis, Matt Brown, Brandon Wood, Sean Rodriguez, Mike Trout, and early on K-Rod, John Lackey, and Chone Figgins. Hopefully the Angels system is loaded up again soon.

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