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  1. 7 points
  2. 6 points
    I hope our next manager is an analytic guy like Gabe Kapler (minus the douchebaggery) that will play the best player in the org at each position rather than penciling in a guy because he's making a lot of money, and a former superstar who's trying to chase milestones.
  3. 6 points
    “Hopes to be able to go through his normal winter training regimen” Lucky for him he doesn’t need a knee or an elbow to do his off season workouts
  4. 4 points
  5. 4 points
    The problem with that isn’t so much about hurting Pujols feelings but about having to allocate your resources. What you really want is some legit, big time 1B in his place. So you want to sign Eric Hosmer and pay him $20M, which really means you’re spending $50M a year on one position since you’re still paying Pujols. Wouldnt you rather have Pujols and try to supplement him or back him up with guys like Valbuena or Matt Adams and use that $20M to plug a hole where you have no one at all? Last winter they had Kaleb Cowart and Nolan Fontana as their 3B/2B. So they spent $11M on Ian Kinsler and $13M on Zack Cozart. This winter have clear holes at C and SP, which going to get first dibs at the resources. That being said, I do expect them to get someone else who can play 1B, but it’s not going to be a big time 1B-only guy. It will be a big time guy who may be able to also play 1B (Moustakas?) or a lesser guy (Adams, LoMo?). What they need is someone who can do what Valbuena was supposed to do, but be good.
  6. 4 points
    What we're mad about Jeff, is that our first base position has sucked for years, and that's in big part to Albert Pujols and the Angels organization not doing anything about it, except hoping Pujols bounces back and is in the best shape of his life year after year. So yes, we will be mad if Pujols sucks there or someone else other than Pujols sucks there. A big reason we can't get someone (other than a turd like Matt Adams) to replace him, is because we are paying said 40 year old 30 million a year and are scared to hurt his feelings.
  7. 3 points
    I fully understand Arte's position. He will be paying Pujols 28 million dollars next year despite the fact that he is an average hitter(WAR not withstanding). He has to get as much out of him as he can. You play him at first as much as possible and hopefully hit him 7th or 8th. You continue to advertise the crap out of the guys he passes in RBI's and HRs. Pujols won't retire so you're stuck with him. He is delusional so I don't see him not playing until his contract is up and I can't see Arte just eating that money. The ORG needs to do the best it can DESPITE Albert being there. It needs to try to work around Albert for the next 3 years. That's no easy feat.
  8. 3 points
  9. 2 points
    dude! i don't think so.
  10. 2 points
    Blarg

    Dude in the dugout behind home.

    That should make you stand out.
  11. 2 points
    arch stanton

    Nike taking Kaepernick's side

    There is actually only one standard being used now. Short term self-interest above all else
  12. 2 points
    Theyre rebuilding him like a 250 million man, instead.
  13. 2 points
    Nice!! Get him healthy by Spring Training next year so he could be in the best shape of his life and slot right into the clean up spot.
  14. 1 point
  15. 1 point
    Taylor

    Buying meat over the internet

    Classic nother thread.
  16. 1 point
    Trout just posted a 9/11 tribute on Facebook. Clearly he wants to play in New York. Wake up sheeple.
  17. 1 point
    Tank

    Los Angeles Rams thread

    was a little concerned with how oakland opened up the game. but the defense responded well the rest of the night, only giving up six more points and none in the second half. that was terrific. i like goff and gurley. good combo together. i'm also glad to see austin isn't here any more. guy was a lot of talk but didn't produce enough.
  18. 1 point
  19. 1 point
  20. 1 point
    This franchise......
  21. 1 point
    Taylor Cole, discounting the two wretched beginning of game appearances = 25.1 innings, 10 hits, 25/6 Ks/BBs, 1 HR, 1.42 ERA, 0.63 WHIP Never, EEEEEEVER, pitch Cole at the start of the game again! Muchas Gracias! Next year's answer to 2017's Petit? Parker, Anderson, Cole, Buttrey, Alvarez....plus FA acquisition Familia = a nice pen potentially. Who else to acquire though? BadRock = buh bye. Jerez = work to be done. Robles = needs to refine his command to go with the good stuff.
  22. 1 point
    There was good and bad but mostly unexciting except for Cole and the D.
  23. 1 point
    I haven't hated a player this much since Mo Vaughn. And the organization sucks for continuing to think this old fart can contribute to a championship caliber ball club.
  24. 1 point
    Blarg

    Trash Pandas Logo

    Failos, a Trash Panda is the nickname for raccoon.
  25. 1 point
    Jason

    Roe v. Wade and the new SC Justice

    Don't try and ruin the fantasies of the left
  26. 1 point
    fan_since79

    Roe v. Wade and the new SC Justice

    67 votes in the Senate are needed to convict and remove him from office. Good luck with that.
  27. 1 point
    Ive been away so Im late to this thread. To answer Docs original question, i think it absolutely does. There is now a bonafide, legit reason to confront pujols, without being "disrespectful". Sorry, Albert. This was out of our hands, and he hits better than you. IMO, this is the big reality slap for pujols. Im sure he wants to keep going and break a few more records (who wouldnt). But in doing so, hes not only not helping the team, hes dragging it down...no way he cant see that. Hes had two years where hes hurt a team with younger guys...who while im sure all respect him, but are too young to likely care too much about his records and legacy. But they are old enough to know hes hurting their own careers. The closest comp to pujols i can think of was Kareem. Bonafide legend, no idea why his name doesnt come up in GOAT arguments. But from about 85 on, he just wasnt the same. 87 was hard, but the team was good enough to cover him. 88 he was holding the team back, 89 he was an anchor. Mqgic, worthy, all those guys quietly complained kareem was hurting their fast break offense. But they had to tip toe around actually saying it, because of how good kareem was over the course of his career. Pujols needs to accept this. Riley finally had to embarass Kareem during the finals by making him watch tape of how bad Kareem was getting worked, in front of the rest of the team. Kareem bounced back the next game to vintage form. I dont expect that from Pujols. But i would hope at some point he takes a long hard look at himself. His relationship with trout. His relationship with arte. And accepts its not fair to anyone but him to be the best paid guy on the team, while holding back better players, only to chase down the 2000th rbi.
  28. 1 point
    Check out the interview with the new catcher, Hudson. He is VERY high on Canning. Command on 4 ML quality pitches, according to him.
  29. 1 point
    Blarg

    Roe v. Wade and the new SC Justice

    You're really, really, really wanting this to be true. Sorry for your loss.
  30. 1 point
    It’ll never happen on a team that’s in 4th place.
  31. 1 point
    He hit a bomb off Mike Minor last week too.
  32. 1 point
    I can get behind the idea of Canning topping out at a Bauer or peak Haren, having an ace-like season here or there and very good years the others, but to expect anything more than a #3 at best for a year or three is reasonable still. Even Weaver and Lackey had some sophomore/junior slumps after strong rookie campaigns, and it did take Bauer awhile. And I'm good with that. If the Halos had been able to trot out 4-5 guys putting up just #3 production (say 170 IP, 3.80 ERA) any of the last three years, they would've made the playoffs once or twice.
  33. 1 point
    Take a look at teams who have a Top 10 farm have rounding our their rotation depth in the minors. Atlanta, Houston, San Diego, Philly, New York. Even Oakland. It's humbling. We've come a long way, and this past year really vaulted us forward (in fact it brought this 'transition year' into discussion a year or two early' but the farm is not yet ready to sustain the big-league team for the long-term, especially if assets are dealt away. We can still make some moves to win, but it is certainly not an obvious situation where our farm is so deep or our big-league club a couple players away to make those moves.
  34. 1 point
    mancini79

    Nike taking Kaepernick's side

    Wow... small feet.
  35. 1 point
    Blarg

    Trash Pandas Logo

    Their audio guy needs to cue lines from GOTG using Rockets lines. For the National Anthem: Well now I'm standing. Happy? We're all standing now. When the pitching coach goes to the mound: You've got a plan? Okay, first of all, you're copying me from when I said I had a plan. And secondly, I don't think you even have a plan. When the umpire calls strike three on a Trash Panda: You just wanna suck the joy out of everything. When a Trash Panda strikes out a batter: Oh yeah! When the manager goes out to pull the pitcher: YOU'RE... MAKING... ME... BEAT... UP... GRASS! When announcing the Mascott: Ain't no thing like me, except me! When a Trash Panda pitcher gets an 0-2 count: Put him in the bag. Put him in the bag!
  36. 1 point
    There is a scenario where Trout wins it, because JD might take votes away from Betts, especially if he wins the Triple Crown. If Jose Ramirez's slump holds and Trout keeps hitting, he could sneak in. But yeah, Mookie is still the favorite. He's basically had a Trout season but playing for a great team.
  37. 1 point
    Tank

    2018 super official PGA Season

    in three weeks, the last weekend of september. right about the same time the trojan football team will be 1-3... Hi nando!
  38. 1 point
    The Angel plan this year to go to a 6 man rotation with all the back of the rotation starters available didn't quite work. 2019 will have no Richards and no Ohtani. So let's just double down. How about an 8 man rotation of #4 starters for 2019? Who is pumped?
  39. 1 point
    Angelsfan1984

    Dylan Bundy?

    We have enough turd burglar pitchers. We need an impact arm. No more shopping at pic n save. If you want to win it all you need quality pitching night in and night out with solid bullpen options.
  40. 1 point
    I've done some simple math and projected the stats out for 5 years. The results reveal the following: Garoppolo will be paid approximatley $1.23 per interception over the next five years if his salary is based on interceptions alone.
  41. 1 point
    tdawg87

    Cops are great

    Why do you have that pic saved?
  42. 1 point
    https://sports.yahoo.com/tigers-announcers-reportedly-involved-physical-altercation-160239663.html?.tsrc=fauxdal Many of you may remember that Impemba was the Angels radio PBP guy for years. I loved the guy!
  43. 1 point
  44. 1 point
    For the first time, the helmet will have a center stripe. Not sure whether the helmets will be gloss or matte finish.
  45. 1 point
    Glen

    Dude in the dugout behind home.

    It's Frank Stallone.
  46. 1 point
    Blarg

    Dude in the dugout behind home.

    Sam Elliot or just some guy named Harvey? Hard to tell.
  47. 1 point
    you guys are idiots. it's ralston schmidt.
  48. 1 point
    Inside Pitch

    Dude in the dugout behind home.

    Wally George's hippy brother.
  49. 0 points
    gotbeer

    Cops are great

    There is a video running around of what happened after the incident. She was in full uniform, so I would think that the drunk/drugs while will be important, is probably a non factor. At least I've never seen a cop at a bar in full uniform drinking it up, ever. Again, might be wrong. But my guess is, she got off on the wrong floor, went to what she thought was her apartment. And tragedy happened. Either way, she will be made a scapegoat no matter what. #justdoit
  50. -3 points
    $450,000,000 signed into his 40s should convince him. The Angels are going to have to offer significantly more than the contending east coast teams to have a realistic shot. My guess is Trout will be willing to leave up to $50,000,000 on the table to play close to home and on a world series caliber team.


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