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  1. Agree that you should lower your expectations? Considering that most fans don’t seem to want anyone other than Bauer, and there is only one Bauer, I would say you ought to prepare yourself for someone other than Bauer.
  2. Yes. The calculation is made after the season, after everyone’s incentives and bonuses are paid, trades are made, etc
  3. Well, as I’ve said many many many times, if your farm system is bad, it’s hard to make trades. From 2010-15, the Angels farm system was abysmal, and they have slowly upgraded it to below average. The only way to upgrade it quickly is to do what the Pirates just did, but the Angels have never been willing to do that. If you don’t have enough good prospects to get established big leaguers, and you won’t trade established big leaguers to get prospects, you just have to rely on slowly building the system through the draft and hoping that free agency works.
  4. Your guess is as good as mine. I do think they’ll get at least one guy of the caliber you mention, but I have no idea who.
  5. The few people I talked to in the industry tonight think the Pirates did very well. The Padres gave up 3 of their top 20 prospects, which for the Angels would be like 3 of their top 10. And it’s not like Joe Musgrove is a Cy Young winner. I suspect 5 months ago a lot of you had no idea who he was.
  6. If you don't think there's a risk in paying $20 million to $30 million a year to a baseball player, then I don't know what to tell you. You can just look through the rosters and you'll find tons of guys who are vastly overpaid because they got old or hurt or just stopped performing. None of them got those contracts because they had incriminating photos of the owner. They got them because, at one point, they were really good, just like Bauer and Realmuto.
  7. I don't know. But since he hasn't signed it's obviously more than any team is willing to pay. He's waiting for the same reason the teams are waiting ... because there's still a month of winter left.
  8. Yeah, they're also different players. One is a pitcher who has basically had 1 1/2 good seasons and the other is a catcher. There's plenty of risk involved with both. None of the other 29 teams have signed them either, so that should tell you that it's not the Angels being cheap.
  9. Let me put it another way. Every team that needs a SP and needs a C has figured out what they think is an appropriate amount of risk to take for Bauer and Realmuto. The fact that it's Jan. 15 and neither player has signed means that what they want is some amount that so far no team has been willing to meet. So what's going to happen is some team is going to have to pony up and pay more than they think is fair. Andrew Friedman once said, essentially, "if you want to be rational on every free agent, you'll always finish third." If you want to sign those guys because you just
  10. They probably won’t be. Most free agent deals aren’t.
  11. How do you know that Bauer and Realmuto would be good contracts?
  12. It just means that many of my sources don’t work for the Angels any more. And I still haven’t had a chance to build a rapport with the new hires.
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