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  1. So the Andrelton Simmons situation really hit home for me. I won't get into details about my personal situation as many already know it and this thread isn't about me anyway. I just figured this was a discussion worth having. Joe Maddon said he didn't realize what Simmons was going through, and it got me thinking about every other player in baseball, and professional sports in general, really. It's not something that's ever really visible. You don't look depressed. You can look sad, sure, but depression doesn't have a face. It's not easy to recognize. Nobody knows I have depression u
    16 points
  2. Alright let's just get this out of the way: I do not like the SP acquisitions this offseason. Quintana is fine, but Cobb is gonna have to pitch much better than he has for me to understand that trade. As of now, it's an absolute ball scratcher. That said, I think he's looking at what happened last year at the back of the rotation as well as the depth. He's also banking on significant improvement from Ohtani. The Angels used 10 starting pitchers in 2020. Teheran, Ohtani, Suarez, Peters, and Andriese all combined for 15 starts. That's 1/4 of the season. They had an 12.29 ERA. And
    15 points
  3. There's been a lot of head-scratching at Perry Minasian's moves this offseason as he has eschewed multi-year deals and added minimal if any premier talent (depending upon how you consider Raisel Iglesias). Now while I don't like the Cobb trade (as the Angels could have found similar talent on the free agent market without giving up Jahmai Jones), I am starting to see a bigger picture that could explain his thinking. I'm not saying that I have definitive proof that this is what Minasian has in mind, but kind of like the hypothetical Planet X, there's lots of secondary evidence that support
    14 points
  4. Here's an idea to get some players more playing time. Stop playing 5 inning games.
    13 points
  5. 12 points
  6. Wow, that's amazing.. Only 7 years after taking over a team that had a 27 year old King Felix, Hasashi Iwakuma, James Paxton, Taijuan Walker, Mike Zunino, Justin Smoak, Robinson Cano, Michael Saunders, Kyle Saeger, Kendrys Morales, and the guys people at Baseball America assured us were going to be stars when they ranked them the 6th best system in MLB; Dustin Ackley, Danny Hultzen, Edwin Diaz, Ketel Marte, Chris Taylor, DJ Petersen, Brad Miller, Nick Franklin and Jesus Montero, then trading or signing Fernando Rodney, Nelson Cruz, Mark Trumbo, Seth Smith, Logan Morrison, Austin Jackso
    12 points
  7. What do you expect in spring training? ”Today Alex Cobb said he isn’t confident that he’s any good.”
    11 points
  8. How I feel getting a post in before you
    10 points
  9. The Angels aren’t the Rockies or the Pirates or Brewers or some small market team that needs everything to go right. The Angels are a big market team that will always have a chance to contend and only be bad basically when everything goes wrong. What’s happened lately, I would argue, is everything has gone wrong. They’ve had a lot of injuries, a lot of missed prospects and a lot of free agents who weren’t merely below average but horrendous. If Cahill, Harvey and Teheran had even replicated what they’d done the previous year (forget improving) the narrative would
    10 points
  10. Good move! We now just have to pray that Ohtani (2018) returns to the mound & plate.
    10 points
  11. Ok yeah I have no fucking clue what Minasian is doing. Poor defender who can't hit. Ok.
    10 points
  12. 9 points
  13. The irony is the Marlins were the one team that offered Albert more than the Angels.
    9 points
  14. You mean four time all-star Justin Upton? Because I'm good with that outcome.
    9 points
  15. Doing a major house remodel. Habent had my tv/cable hooked up for a few weeks. Finally broke the addiction and was gonna cancel cable. A shitty spring training game airs.... and I start getting twitchy, wondering how to move all the dryall out of the way to hook the cable up to the tv in the garage so I can watch a bunch of guys ive never heard off botch some grounders. Dangit.
    9 points
  16. This guy has been passed around the league like a joint at Woodstock.
    9 points
  17. Billy_Ball

    Angels '62

    Found this gem on Youtube of the Angels 1962 season. I didn't know they had a training facility in Anaheim while they played at Chavez Ravine.
    9 points
  18. I keep saying that my beef with Arte is that he can't see the forest for the trees and stuff like this keeps making me think I'm not wrong. And I very badly want to be wrong. Hopefully Jeff can do some digging for us.
    9 points
  19. I have two fond memories of Pujols. 1. Firing arrows with Trout 2. Mugging on Puig
    9 points
  20. I also struggle with depression and I struggled to even tell my wife for a while. I didn’t even want to admit to myself I had it and it took me years to seek help. This is a great and important discussion. I would imagine showing weakness like that would be extremely difficult in the sports world
    9 points
  21. 1979. They finally broke through and won their division. 1986 was a great year. I bought World Series tickets and had them in hand. We were - oh well, you know how it ended.
    9 points
  22. 9 points
  23. Yep! Man, I'm doing my best not to get excited by this "news," but it's hard not to, given what was said. If I were Maddon (or anyone else associated with the Angels), I'd probably underplay anything related to Ohtani for a while.
    9 points
  24. The biggest news for me was from OC Register's @Jeff Fletcher report from Joe Maddon on Shoehi Ohtani. “He was showing velocity numbers, and it’s hard to show 95-plus in a workout,” the Angels manager said Tuesday, the day before the Angels first official workout of the spring in Tempe, Ariz. “He looked magnificent. The way the arm was working. The (velocity) numbers were high. Normally you get a workout or a (bullpen session), a guy is working on things, and you get a nice number, but you’re not going to get a big number. These numbers are big.”
    9 points
  25. Anderson, all day, i think hes perhaps one of the most underrated in franchise history personally.
    9 points
  26. Catcher: Is Stassi healthy? If so, he will be the larger part of a platoon with Suzuki; if not, Bemboom will be the weaker half of the platoon until Stassi is healthy. Pretty straightforward. Infield: Who is the utility guy? The starting four is set with Walsh at 1B, Fletcher at 2B, Iglesias at SS, and Rendon at 3B; and, of course, Pujols will be there, splitting time between 1B, DH, and the bench. The biggest question going into spring training is the utility infielder, with the Angels having three options for one spot: Rengifo, Barreto, and newly acquired Gosselin. Rengifo s
    9 points
  27. That’s a weird way to spell Rosenthal.
    9 points
  28. They called it high potential but boring. They had far more optimism about Cobb and Ohtani than almost any Angel fan here. They were down on Bauer and high on Adel. (I think this was before Fowler trade) Great to hear an objective site talk with some hope for our rotation. Nice little encouraging pick-me-up as we get closer to ST. Still hoping for for RP and even Odorizzi.
    9 points
  29. I truly hate the runner on 2nd rule for extra innings. I get the 7 inning double-headers, but putting a runner on base who didn't earn his way there makes no sense. I get why reporters like that rule--they get to finish their stories and go home earlier, but as a fan, I do not like the rule at all. It gives the visiting team too much of an advantage.
    9 points
  30. The only way I like this is if Pujols is the PTBNL
    9 points
  31. Marlins could announce a regular season max capacity of 24% and still see their attendance spike.
    9 points
  32. c'mon, guys. this is so he can retire as an angel.
    8 points
  33. 8 points
  34. I would imagine that mental health issues are even more inclined to get swept under the rug for people making millions of dollars. Like having a ton of money would cure everything. And it might be that the individual is more inclined to just ignore that component of their life because the expectation is that they can't have those issues because they're rich. Depression doesn't occur just because you might have things to be depressed about. I hope that Andrelton gets the help he needs but I also help that this wakes up mlb and those around the league that this has yet to become
    8 points
  35. 1979 Still have dirt from the infield after running onto the field after we clinched.
    8 points
  36. 8 points
  37. I doubt it, too much swing and miss. Power hitter Trout is my least favorite Trout. The best Trout in my opinion and I realize WAR doesn’t support this, was the 2012 Trout, where he was stealing 49 bases and hitting some bombs. Where a ground ball to the backhand at SS felt like it was a single.
    8 points
  38. Not exactly sure, but I think it was a game in 2018. We were up by 4 runs and Cam Bedrosian came in and didn't walk the leadoff batter. I'm pretty sure I still have the ticket stub somewhere.
    8 points
  39. It's a pretty safe assumption the Angels finish 3rd. They have sucked bilge water the last four years straight. Both the A's and Astros have been wrestling for the division lead in that time and looks like they are not suffering much roster loss from 2020. The Mariners and Rangers are going to suck hard so that leaves the Angels in third place. Angels still need to prove they can pitch. They need a MLB caliber 1st baseman and right fielder to be a complete team. Rating them higher than 3rd seems like wishful thinking. If all rotation starters can produce league average results.
    8 points
  40. Why can't it pee elsewhere?
    8 points
  41. Good teams understand the need for good pitching
    8 points
  42. I know this is going to be an unpopular opinion but I... don't hate this deal at $2.5M (if that's what we're paying). Minasian just took the job recently. He hasn't had the opportunity to build out his team, create a long-term vision, or really even get to know the team's prospects. What Minasian is doing is playing a long game. Next year's FA class is absolutely stacked, with a ton of high-end starting pitching and four amazing shortstops in the prime of their careers. All of these one year deals, plus the Pujols $30M coming off the books, is going to create a TON of flexibility
    8 points


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