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  1. Give credit and blame where it's due. Jared Walsh likely wouldn't be the force he is without Maddon. Shohei Ohtani wouldn't be unleashed like he had unless a manager made the exact decisions Maddon has. Maddon lobbied for Chris Rodriguez to make the Opening Day roster and he's probably their best reliever. There is no amount of maneuvering that can overcome a Jose Quintana start. He isn't specifically losing games based on his personnel decisions. His bullpen choices leave a lot to be desired. Until Watson got hurt, he should've trusted him way more. He has the track record and recen
    16 points
  2. Why would you want paint dumped on your car?
    16 points
  3. 16 points
  4. Interesting numbers.. The Pitching Staff Everyone who would have guessed Quintana had the best FIP among the SPs, raise your hand? The Babip numbers for some of these guys are what you'd expect for small sample sizes -- all over the place. As a team they have been totally normal for what you'd expect over a full 162 games (.301) -- but that ranks as the 10th highest in MLB which means compared to the rest of MLB they have been a tad unlucky early on. The HR/FB rates sort of indicate some bad luck or rather, fluke outcomes given what the HR/9 is. The team K/9 rates are great,
    16 points
  5. Give Dusty a break. He was a vital part of the 2002 championship run
    15 points
  6. This rule was not made for people who love baseball. Dog shit. Two thumbs down.
    14 points
  7. 14 points
  8. Yes and he was very proud of him. He was in a baseball junior circuit and his team went on to win a regional and national championship. He would post pictures of his son and team occasionally. Being semi retired he was able to go with him and support the team. He attended a lot of minor league games and I met up with him a couple times at the 66ers games. For all the crap people gave him for having a dozen favorite teams, the fact is he was an Angels fan first and a pure baseball fan, following all teams and players. Condolences to his family and friends, he was a good man.
    13 points
  9. This statement from Dusty Baker shows the Astros still don't understand why people are angry at their cheating. Saying they have "paid the price... leave it alone" fails to comprehend that not one single player was penalised for cheating: Altuve kept his batting title and MVP; Astros kept their World Series and the players kept their rings; no players were banned or suspended; none of the players came out and said "Yeah, that was a really shitty thing to do to fellow professionals and we're really, really sorry for the damage we have caused to the game and the reputation of baseball. We cheate
    13 points
  10. Would have been funnier if he took a jab at Dipoto, and said "jerry threw trash out there all the time, too"
    12 points
  11. Here are some machines that are maybe a little nostalgic, but completely obsolete. If you think of another one, free free to post it.
    11 points
  12. PattyD22

    Callaway in trouble?

    This one is close @cals.
    11 points
  13. Those all seem like tantrums to me. And they happen occasionally. Ohtani stared down a pitcher who hit him. Upton broke the bat over his knee. Mike Mayers yelled at Joey Gallo after bunting for a hit against him. And they have players only meetings occasionally. You haven’t heard about it since pre 2020 because the media no longer has any clue what’s going on in the clubhouse. Baseball is a game played every single day for six months and these guys have it pounded into them from the start of their minor league careers that you can’t get overly emotional at every little thin
    10 points
  14. mmc

    The elephant in the room...

    No manager will make up for this teams continuous lack of pitching talent
    10 points
  15. I don't post a lot on this forum, but I wanted to bring a little of optimism to the table... I truly believe this is the best team we've had in the past five years and I'm confident it can make the playoffs if healthy. When healthy, the lineup is arguably the best in baseball. I was just looking at old opening day lineups for the angels. Compare our ideal (healthy) lineup to 2019 (last full season) and it's not even close: 2021: Fletch, Ohtani, Trout, Rendon, Walsh, Upton, Stassi, Schebler/Lagares, Iglesias 2019: Calhoun, Trout, Bour, Simmons, Pujols, Cozart, LaStella, Lucroy,
    10 points
  16. Maybe it's because my expectations for this franchise have been battered over the last 5 years, but I'm actually pretty good with them being .500 after 18 games.
    10 points
  17. I remember him back to the official message board days, when iirc he posted as PimpMyTeam. Prayers sent to his family!
    10 points
  18. I just asked about him two days ago. Man, this sucks. I know some here went back and forth with him, but I actually kind of liked him.... mainly because his routine was pretty harmless, but he was a good sport when you made fun of him for it (the liking all 30 teams thing). RIP. Like the majority on here, I never met him. But any regular on here, who makes me laugh from time to time, is good peeps to me.
    10 points
  19. 10 points
  20. So is 'contusion' the new 'dehydrated?'
    10 points
  21. Musgrove is from San Diego and played his high school ball there. Nice story.
    10 points
  22. Needless to say this was VERY satisfying when it happened....
    9 points
  23. Chuckster70

    Vasgersian

    Vasgersian is great, I love him. That said, they need to get him and Sutton back in the booth in home and away games. Especially if these guys are vaccinated, which I'm pretty sure they are. The delay on these calls are way behind. It sucks honestly! But I hear you @ten ocho recon scout I would rather have him as our voice, not everyone else's as well. Sutton feels more like he's our guy.
    9 points
  24. By @Angelsjunky, AngelsWin.com Contributor I like to find new angles on the greatness of Mike Trout - not hard to do, but always satisfying. Here's something tasty for your enjoyment. I'm going to be focusing on 8 WAR seasons. Why 8 WAR? Well, it represents a level beyond just garden variety superstardom. Generally speaking, 8 WAR is either a career year for a superstar or a good peak year for an inner circle Hall of Famer. In other words, it is a good benchmark for a truly great season. What is 8 WAR? As you can read here, below 2 WAR are bench players and scrubs; from 2-4 WAR
    9 points
  25. Blarg

    Angels Zoom Backgrounds

    And that is how Rex transported his weed on away games.
    9 points
  26. For all the bitching about him getting a start, AP seems to have been super supportive of late while not getting much playing time. He's always up in the dugout chatting up players and smiling. For all the diva talk about him in the past, he's been anything but that. I think AP knows what's up and can read the room well.
    9 points
  27. Every time I see Vlad Jr I think of Dipoto's greatest failure as GM.
    9 points
  28. Walsh is a fucking video game character
    9 points
  29. Still the best Angel manager and it isn’t even close.
    9 points
  30. 9 points
  31. Then you’ve been wrong since 2015
    8 points
  32. I've always disliked Seager, but because of this incident, I decided that there actually IS a good reason for it. Same with Eric Hosmer. I would probably dislike him no matter what, but after his antics during the 2014 ALDS, when he whooped and hollered like a high school cheerleader after every little thing the Royals did, there is definitely good reason for my disliking him. So I will go with Will Smith. His face reminds me of all the Mormon kids with whom I grew up playing basketball who never hesitated to throw a cheap elbow or knee you in the balls when the ref wasn't looking.
    8 points
  33. To put a night cap on tonight's game (it is 1am here) I talked to a guy that flew out to Arlington just to see Ohtani pitch. He is actually a Cardinals fan that read about a Japanese pitcher that could hit 5 years ago and started following Ohtani's career, even though he knew Ohtani would never end up in St. Louis. He is wearing a Nippon Ham Fighters jersey. Baseball fans (RIP trolldaddy) are baseball fans.
    8 points
  34. Says the guy talking about who to trade off and asking Trout where he wants to go...
    8 points
  35. Yeah maybe stop losing games 15-1 and 16-2 and this won't be an issue
    8 points
  36. Just bought RF tix for 10.00. Told the kids we're ditching school.
    8 points
  37. BTW, I am booked to go see both series in Texas next week when the Angels go to Houston and Arlington. I get to check off two stadiums on my list and hopefully see the Angels nab 4 wins. Looking forward to Arlington because Crampknees and I are going to play a round of golf, hit up some legit Texas BBQ and see the Angels play the Rangers. There may be way too much alcohol involved but luckily the hotel is just two blocks from the stadium so I won't be driving.
    8 points
  38. I was the first investor in apple, the fruit.
    8 points
  39. Good for him. Ive met him a few times and hes a really good guy. Funny enough, I actually ran into him at the airport when he was coming back from his HOF interview. Asked him what he was doing out there since the season was going, but he wouldnt say. Had a loooooong flight delay... like 7 hours, so we talked at length. That time was no different than every other time Id talked to him..... hes very family orientated. We talked at length about the things he wanted to do with his kid once he retired (travel wise). I hope he does that now.... He was interested in some of the
    8 points
  40. MLB lost their opportunity to use their influence on the conversation by taking their ball and going home. Idiots. By moving the game away from Atlanta, the voting rights conversation that was apparently important to MLB essentially stops and changes to something less important. Fuck off with the cancel culture bullshit replies......This move by MLB is further evidence of a growing sickness in our society brought about by our reluctance to engage in meaningful and difficult conversations. MLB should have kept the game in Atlanta to honor examples of people who were not afraid to
    8 points
  41. 8 points
  42. it tis, innit?
    8 points


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