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  1. OregonLAA

    Bourjos update

    You're an idiot. Bourjos was doing great before he was hurt. How can you continue to be such a moron after Bourjos started off so well?
    6 points
  2. Then he must have said something wrong.
    5 points
  3. Angels were going for a playoff push. When the trade was made, the Angels were only 4 games out and everyone knew pitching needed improvement. That is exactly what he did. - Segura was expendable since there wasn't going to be a spot for him to play in the near future. He was also ranked in the 50's in most prospect reports. - It's going to take a lot more than 32 games before I consider Segura as becoming the best MIF in the game. It's tiring that people constantly knock Dipoto for the exact moves most people agreed with at the time. But now that people have the luxury of hindsight, the
    3 points
  4. I would have liked to see Segura become a super UT guy like Chone Figgins started out as, spelling people at SS, 2B, and even 3B, giving the Angels a deeper, stronger bench. Chone did that for a year or two and got regular at-bats; if we had Segura this year in the UT role, my bet is that he would easily have got 400+ PA, maybe more. If he had out-played either Howie or Erick, one of those two could have been traded. But the point is that Dipoto seems all-too willing to trade away talented youngsters and go after aging (former) stars. This formula has never worked out for anyone. It didn't
    3 points
  5. Many veteran baseball reporters, including Buster Olney and others, have relayed the Boohols and Hamilton signings were ownership driven. Sorry, I just don't believe everything I read. I choose to believe the experience of a seasoned reporter more than a PR statement from an owner.
    2 points
  6. nando714

    Deliverance

    I love the angels But are we still talking about 2002?
    2 points
  7. Blarg

    Bourjos update

    A gold glove center fielder with extreme range in the outfield, a plus arm, speed on the basepaths that rivals Trout, and a reasonable batting average at MLB minimum salary is not a good fit on this team? Let me guess, you miss Vernon Wells.
    2 points
  8. Don't get me wrong, I'm siding with AJ on this one, trading for Greinke was a huge mistake. But it's also the only realy blemish (outside of Blanton signing) that we've seen from Dipoto. But why was it a mistake? SImple, when you have a package of prospects as valuable as Segura, Pena and Hellweg, you don't burn it on a 2-month rental. You use that prospect package in the offseason to land you a major leaguer that you'd have for at least a year, possibly more. The Angels didn't need to sign Josh Hamilton, they could've used those 3 prospects as something that'd get them into the Justi
    2 points
  9. Actually that's not true. While a large percentage of Rangers fans and Texans are quite dumb (as evidenced by the fact that George W Bush receives cheers when shown on the jumbotron and the majority voted for Governor Rick Perry), Hamilton is even dumber. In almost any comparison with a modern human being who does not require 24-hour assitance, Hamilton will prove to be the dumber of the two.
    2 points
  10. Most of us on here liked the Greinke trade IF AND ONLY IF he could be re-signed but he wasn't therefore it's a failure.
    2 points
  11. mtangelsfan

    The War on Drugs

    Yeah, not everything but we need to handle the criminality of it much, much differently. Our prisons our overwhelmed and actual violent criminals are released early just so we can fit more druggies in jail.
    2 points
  12. Greinke wasn't an "aging former star" - he was a star in his prime and a needed piece for a playoff push. Yes, it sucks seeing Segura doing so well but I was in favor of the trade when it happened so I'm not gonna armchair it now and say it was a bad idea.
    2 points
  13. Yep, we shoulda kept Ervin and stuck with our decision to dump Dan.
    2 points
  14. ryan gosling wont eat his cereal. just eat the damn cereal!
    2 points
  15. cals

    Pit Bulls = Killers

    I'm surprised at how many of you are Mexican gangbangers or white trash.
    2 points
  16. mrwicked

    Pit Bulls = Killers

    pit bulls are amazing - one of the best breeds out there. pit bull owners though - some can be idiots.
    2 points
  17. mtangelsfan

    The War on Drugs

    I agree, the "war on drugs" is stupid, wasteful and it infringes into areas of folks' lives that should be left alone. I would add, however, that the current adminitration has been just as forceful, if not more, in regards to this war.
    2 points
  18. fishbulb

    Pit Bulls = Killers

    Pit Bull = Killer of Music
    2 points
  19. Returning Rangers fan here. Hamilton hit the greatest homer in Rangers history to give Texas the lead in game six at St Louis; it would be remembered much more clearly by everyone (including Rangers fans) if Texas had actually won the damn thing. Just like last year, the focus on the Angel’s early season struggles is partly due to media hype about how great the team is supposed to be – especially after adding Josh to the lineup. Couple the team’s record with Josh’s struggles at the plate and you have the world’s largest lightning rod for national baseball news. As mu
    2 points
  20. i say f*ck you joboo... i do it myself!
    2 points
  21. bloodbrother

    Bourjos update

    Shane thinks he's posting on bodybuilding.com.
    1 point
  22. AngelsLakersFan

    Bourjos update

    Peter has a career wRC+ of 98. A league average hitter in CF with elite defense is quite valuable.
    1 point
  23. Here is another angle: I don't think ANYBODY foresaw what the free agent market was going to be like (in terms of dollar amounts) this past offseason. Jerry made the trade and gave up Segura because you have to give talent to get talent, and while he was the Angels' top-rated prospect at the time, he was just that, a prospect, who had yet to perform at the major league level. He was also a prospect who was blocked by two above-average (and relatively cheap, even with their new contracts) middle infielders, and looked to be for some time. On the other hand, the Angels were four games out of
    1 point
  24. Josh Mathhews Jr. :sigh:
    1 point
  25. I just don't like trading top prospects in rental deals for pitchers who are solid but also either aging or not at least close to a sure thing to sign, when the org has very few solid prospects to start with. Maybe Arte needed to oversee things until the big tv contract was secure. Now though, it's time for him to leave all negotiations to JeDi.
    1 point
  26. Glen

    The War on Drugs

    This, in spades (no pun intended, really). You'd think a crackhead like Obama would be soft on the druggies.
    1 point
  27. rageous

    Haren speaks the truth!

    I agree. Haren + Santana + Torii + Greinke + Morales > Hamilton + Blanton + Hanson + Vargas + Madson
    1 point
  28. DDL has been pretty damn good. Thanks Dipoto
    1 point
  29. My answer to some of your questions is as follows: 1. I pretty much agree with you, chemistry is over emphasized and tends to show well when your winning. 2. I think he was implying that the team had learned to jell well together as a team, and there was no need to make the amount of changes that were made in total. 3. I think he meant that leaders have to develop over a period of months. Managers, coaches and player leadership qualities are quite different. A manager makes hard decisions regarding who plays, who sits, many in game decisions, bating orders, etc., and must be in a
    1 point
  30. Right or wrong, no one here actually expects anything else but revisionist history on a fan site... Pujols was touted as the greatest acquisition since the Louisiana purchase. Now it's more toxic than Lohan's crotch. Yikes.
    1 point
  31. Mark68

    Haren speaks the truth!

    "If they would have kept the team together and rolled it over into this year, I guarantee that team would have played really good baseball. We got off to a little bit of a slow start [last year], but we really started jelling as a team throughout the year. We came a couple of games short." Yeah, this sounds like a guy who isn't bitter about not being here. He hides it well, but that statement, to me, sounds like, "Well, if I was still there, this probably wouldn't be happening." While that may or may not be true, he's gloating a little. Fine. He and his 5.17 ERA can gloat. He's on a team t
    1 point
  32. Lifetime

    Haren speaks the truth!

    I say it again, what the hell are you talking about?
    1 point
  33. An 8th grade teacher in my district posted this on facebook. His comment? "I really enjoyed this" His teacher friend responded "That kid's high...packets rule!"
    1 point
  34. I'm inclined to agree with Haren as well. The 2012 should have been kept (largely) intact. It played really well for most of the year, just started slow. The big loss was Zack Greinke, which would have been hard to make up for. But dialing back to November of 2012, I would have passed on Hamilton, resigned Hunter for two years, still traded Morales for Vargas, kept Santana and Haren, and gone into 2013 with a rotation of Weaver, Wilson, Santana, Haren, and Vargas, and a lineup the same as it is now but with Hunter instead of Hamilton. But alas, Jerry Dipoto isn't me (and, admittedly, doesn
    1 point
  35. Way to go Hamilton Go shove that bat up your ass
    1 point
  36. You can add Williams of ASU to that list, as well. I like him.
    1 point
  37. The color of his teeth support this.
    1 point
  38. We should ban signatures that take up more room vertically than the posts themselves. Not only is it annoying, it dirties up the forums.
    1 point
  39. Why not argue which points you don't agree with in his post, and state your reasons for disagreeing with them? A "strawman" doesn't inherently end the argument just because you called it as such. It makes for a much more pleasant conversation and thread if you respond in a respectful manner. If a post is so flawed to the point that it's not worth arguing with, then simply don't respond to it. A one-liner about the logic in a multi-paragraph post adds absolutely nothing to the discussion.
    1 point
  40. When is Ken Hill's turn in the rotation?
    1 point
  41. A leader in sports doesn't have to necessarily have to be someone who calls guys out, doesn't have to be someone who went to college for leadership training, doesn't even have to be a guy having a stellar season. A good leader in baseball knows how to keep the energy up. Someone who can create unity. i mean look at the giants. Hunter Pence has been their leader. Last year Pence came to the giants half way through the season and only hit like .220 for them but it was him giving speeches before every game getting them fired up all the way through to a world series championship. Torii
    1 point
  42. Hamilton and Pujols pray enough for all of us, but the problem is they aren't using the right prayer. I prefer this one: Our Trout who art in center (and sometimes left), hallowed be thy name. Thy MVP will come. Thy wheels get it done on the road as it is in Anaheim. Give us this day our daily win, and forgive us our LOBs, as we forgive those who pitch around you, and lead us not into poor situational hitting, but deliver us from losing. For thine is the franchise, and the leadoff spark, and the future World Series glory, for ever and ever. Amen.
    1 point
  43. Hamilton should have signed with a National League team.
    1 point
  44. he's got as much chance to go ballistic as north korea does.
    1 point
  45. As usual, and from the usual suspects, there's some serious vitriol on here. Must be real fun knowing some of you folks personally. Willie and mt nailed it. I think there's room for middle ground. It's OK to decide to do something other than watch this disappointing team each evening without being considered a band wagon fan.
    1 point
  46. I prayed during the 7th inning stretch at game 6 in 2002. I told God if he hooked it up I would never bother Him with baseball prayers again. Sorry I'm tapped out.
    1 point
  47. The three players are completely different animals. Pujols is one of the best hitters ever but he's old and he's in extreme pain. His legs are a total mess. Trout is a very young kid. If he hadn't been so shockingly good last year, nobody would be 'worried' about his performance so far this year. I think he'll be fine after he adapts to the adjustments opposing pitchers have made to him. The sophomore swoon is a common thing, and I think he just needs to fight through it and he'll be fine. Hamilton is a complete basket case. He's one of the dumbest players in professional sports and has ne
    1 point
  48. Stradling

    Resolving Hamilton

    Resolving Hamilton in my mind would be dropping him even further down in the line up and hope everyone else is producing. If everyone is producing then maybe he can go back to being himself. I don't know what its like to feel the pressure to perform these guys must feel but man he needs to step up sooner rather than later.
    1 point


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