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We're not this bad


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No way. We're in a very rough spot here, but must resist the urge to go all negative. Let's see what happens this weekend when Houston comes to town.

 

The negative emotions can turn into a downward spiral very quickly. The players need to stay focused and take it one game at a time. They're professionals and need to act like it. Play fundamental baseball, stay hungry, and our luck will start to turn.

 

We're not this bad.

 

 

 

 

Disclaimer: I don't know what the heck I'm talking about.

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We're in last place and already 5.5 games out on April 11. We have won one game out of eight since opening night, our best starting pitcher was just lost for about a month and a half, and we have maybe two or three players producing. The Angels are making last April look like a pennant drive.

Fortunes can turn quickly in baseball. In 2002 we started 6-14, and that followed a 2-19 finish to the 2001 season. Do you remember the bleak atmosphere around this team? Well, after that dreadful start, we won 21 of the next 24 games. 

 

The Angels won 99 games that year and the World Series.

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With all the talent it's hard to believe we look as bad as we do.  It's upsetting to see an A's team with so much less money spent perform at a higher level.   While I continue to go to games, the halos are an embarrassment right now.

Nah it's easy to when compare the pitching. Lineups don't mean squat if the pitching is horrible.

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people shouldn't fret over small sample sizes. the angels aren't this bad and the a's aren't this good.  i mean half the a's lineup have wrc+ of 200 or higher for crying out loud. that's the definition of small sample size. the first couple of weeks for the 2011 red sox were pretty abysmal but they turned out to be pretty good.

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"You are what your record says you are."

- Bill Parcells

 

Right now, the Angels are inferior to both the Rangers and A's in the only real measurable we have: the scoreboard.  Last season the Angels finished third in the division due to the bullpen squandering leads, if only half of those had occurred the Angels would have won the division.  This season right away they are way back in the standings for the same reason.

 

To think that is going to turn around after the trend of the past couple seasons is noble and all, but it doesn't make much sense.  We have every reason to doubt whether the pen can get it turned around.  I hope they do, or this season is going to be lost.

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We're nowhere near as bad as we've shown, the RISP peculiarity has made things seem worse than they are. But teams with crap rotations and bullpens rarely do well.

Peculiarity? You make it sound as if the Angels have always been good at this important aspect of the game. It is not a peculiarity, it is - and has been - the norm for years now.

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No way. We're in a very rough spot here, but must resist the urge to go all negative. Let's see what happens this weekend when Houston comes to town.

 

We're not this bad.

The 2013 Angels: "We might get our asses kicked but at least we're not as bad to lose to the Astros (hopefully)"

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