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Jo Adell with a shot to claim starting RF job out of ST?

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1 minute ago, Blarg said:

Organic? 

I'm not so sure Adell will actually be ready for the majors but if it came down to him learning on the big club over AAA (with that false indicator hitting environment), I'd much rather he punched his timecard in Anaheim. 

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5 minutes ago, nate said:

Angels won't bring him up until May to avoid starting the clock early on him.

Of course.  No way he breaks camp with the Angels even if he hits 15 homers in spring training.  Not gonna happen.

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Just now, mulwin444 said:

Fletcher has said on numerous occasions that the Angels don't try to manipulate service time...

Huh.  I never heard him say that.  Well that’s interesting.  My feedback is they are dumb to not play the game.  An extra year versus a few weeks?  That’s a bad deal for the team and the fans.

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4 minutes ago, Dtwncbad said:

Huh.  I never heard him say that.  Well that’s interesting.  My feedback is they are dumb to not play the game.  An extra year versus a few weeks?  That’s a bad deal for the team and the fans.

Fletcher has pointed out more than once that if ever there was an opportunity to manipulate service time, it was with Ohtani two years ago. No one would have blinked if he had started the season in AAA.

While I don't expect Adell to be ready yet, if he hits "15 homers" in ST and doesn't break camp with the team, I will be disgusted. 

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Not gonna speculate on this one but i think we would all agree that either he or even Marsh claiming the job out of ST would be a tremendous thing.  I suspect they will have to legit tear it up for that to happen, but in the end the team would only be better if it does. 

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3 minutes ago, SoPas Angel said:

Fletcher has pointed out more than once that if ever there was an opportunity to manipulate service time, it was with Ohtani two years ago. No one would have blinked if he had started the season in AAA.

While I don't expect Adell to be ready yet, if he hits "15 homers" in ST and doesn't break camp with the team, I will be disgusted. 

I can’t tell you you are wrong to feel that way.  But for me, if he hit 15 homers in Spring Training, man this would be where I would strongly prefer to get the extra year versus a couple of weeks.

And I don’t even like saying the “extra” year because it is simply the correct number of years based on the agreement by mlb and the players union.

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9 minutes ago, Dtwncbad said:

Huh.  I never heard him say that.  Well that’s interesting.  My feedback is they are dumb to not play the game.  An extra year versus a few weeks?  That’s a bad deal for the team and the fans.

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5 minutes ago, SoPas Angel said:

Fletcher has pointed out more than once that if ever there was an opportunity to manipulate service time, it was with Ohtani two years ago. No one would have blinked if he had started the season in AAA.

While I don't expect Adell to be ready yet, if he hits "15 homers" in ST and doesn't break camp with the team, I will be disgusted. 

They could have done it with Trout as well...the only reason he started 2012 late with the team was due to illness:


"Mike Trout showed up in spring training in 2012 with a mysterious illness. He had lost 15 pounds and was too weak to play in the initial Cactus League games. The Angels described the illness as a type of flu bug or virus. Trout was taking medication although doctors could not pinpoint the exact condition, after ruling out a thyroid disorder or Valley Fever. The result was that his chances of making the big league team shrank to nothing, and he was assigned to the AAA Salt Lake Bees to start the season."

https://www.baseball-reference.com/bullpen/Mike_Trout 

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1 minute ago, Dtwncbad said:

I can’t tell you you are wrong to feel that way.  But for me, if he hit 15 homers in Spring Training, man this would be where I would strongly prefer to get the extra year versus a couple of weeks.

The Angels are chasing the Astros and the A's. If Adell is ready to go, it's all hands on deck. An extra year - five years from now - means nothing to me right now. 

(Of course, he's NOT going to ht 15 home runs in spring training. This is just a hypothetical that's fun to talk about.)  

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4 minutes ago, Chuckster70 said:

Can you imagine a lineup on opening day of: 2B Fletcher, CF Trout, 3B Rendon, DH Ohtani, LF Upton, 1B La Stella, RF Adell, SS Simmons, C Castro. 

I can. 

Is it too soon to start arguing about Adell's spot in the opening day lineup?

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