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Everything posted by ScruffytheJanitor

  1. If the Mets stumble, I'd love to see us get Stroman. His style + Simmons/Rendon/Fletcher would make for excellent results -- plus, we could get a head start on resigning him to a deal. However, we'd probably have to wait until next off season to get him.
  2. My view is that Ohtani will, at worst, be a really good #2-type starter (easily the ace). Canning/Bundy/Heany will probably average out as three #3 starters. I half suspect Teheran is going to fall off a cliff, but there is almost no way that he's not better than whatever we were trotting out at the end of last season. I think Sandoval will end up being a surprise, locking up a spot in the rotation -- both this year and next. Our 6 Man staff approach f worries me. Not only am I worried about Teheran, but one stretch of missed games from anyone will be tough to watch. I just hope to God
  3. I genuinely erased Tovar from my memory. I looked him up just to check to see if you made him up.
  4. So you mean that there is more than one way to reach the majors? Are you sure?
  5. I wanted Crochet, but mostly because I was assuming Detmers was gone by 10. This was the pick they had to make. If you could come up with a reasonable wish list for what the Angels would get at #10, it would probably look a lot like Detmers: A college pitcher that can rise quickly (over under on his first start is 18 months) Has a clean delivery and a clean injury history (important because Angels) Has + command, + control, and a fiery attitude (missing this since Weaver) Has three good pitches, with some development left (Cutter might be a legit 4th pitch, or h
  6. Whitaker absolutely should be in. Grich should probably be in. Lofton probably shouldn't, but he wouldn't be the worst player to make it,
  7. It's more complicated, actually. There is no clear evidence which way meant what. It's not even clear that they even did "thumbs down" like that; it's more probable they would use thumbs up to kill, then wrap their fingers around their thumb for sparing a life. But anything is possible because no one bothered to write it down.
  8. Even so, you have to make this deal. Not only because Rengifo isn't going to play that much here (especially if we we extend Simmons at some point), but also because our return (Stripling and Pederson should be worth about 5-6 WAR next year; Stripling is old but controllable, and Pages looks like a pretty decent gamble) is too good.
  9. Meh- the Pedo-Pederson connection is much more ripe for the picking.
  10. If memory serves, Goodwin crushes lefties. EDIT: Yup. .844 OPS the past three years vs. lefties.
  11. You are thinking of that classic Stix song, "Sail Away From Me:" A gathering at AngelsWin went way above my head They had a dumbass argument, and I wish you all were dead. So I say Farther Away? Further Away? Just Sail Away From Me
  12. This concept comes from the Old English word Furþor, which came from "fore-ther" or "more fore." "Farther" is just an form that developed when people stopped thinking of "Fore" in the way we used to.
  13. Patrick Sandoval. Projections (even the super stingy ones) suggest that he is an average-ish pitcher right now; any development or new pitches could make him a sneaky mid-rotation starter by the end of the year.
  14. I don't know where to begin. 1) I wasn't suggesting that are definitely going to get two great pitchers. I was simply saying that there is enough in our rotation NOW that two aces would make our rotation look "deep" rather than "fairly suspect." 2) Look at that list again. Ohtani, Bundy, Canning,Tehrean and Heaney don't have perfect track records of health. It wouldn't shock me if only two or three of those guys broke the 160 inning limit. I don't think that our health will be that bad, but there are going to be plenty of starts made by pitchers not in the rotation. 3) Our havin
  15. This is where I am at. Our current rotation is a punch in the gut, but last year our rotation was a punch in the nuts with brass knuckles. Certainly not ideal, but I think we should avoid major testicular damage. Could I be wrong? Could be. I am sorta just assuming that Tehran runs out of magic juice and has like an era of 6. But I also think it's probable that we have 5 pitchers (Ohtani-Canning-Bundy-Sandoval-Heany) that are average-ish or better. (Remember: the average starter is roughly 4.30 ERA.) Is that good enough? Hell no. Even if all five pitchers had an ERA of 4.00, that rotatio
  16. Eh... I think it's more like 2 #4s (Heany/Bundy) and 3 #5s. But your point stands. You put two bonafide aces at the top, and that would be workable. However, since we don't have that, we look like an injury or a drop-off away from.... last year again.
  17. Man, if Price were just a tad bit better/3 years younger (or they would take Upton) AND We could do this without giving up Adell I'd be all over this -- even if we'd only get Betts for a year. Because, Man, what a fun year. Trout, Betts, Rendon, Ohtani, Simmons - in other words, five of the top 15 most entertaining players in the world -- on the same team? With Fletcher, La Stella, and Castro providing support? And Adell in the wings? Heck, Pujols' corpse is probably going to move up a spot or two in the HR list. I know it's daft - but, like drinking tequila in Florid
  18. I think this is overblown a bit. For one, he's a ground ball pitcher playing in front of an awful defense in an awful park, so his performance has outpaced his production for a while.
  19. Question here becomes -- Are we willing to surrender Addell + Marsh (and more) to get this done?
  20. Underrated option here. He keeps the ball on the ground, and Rendon-Simmons-Fletcher would be a perfect fit for his style.
  21. Christ people- Tehran isn't coming here to be Noaln Ryan 2.0. He's coming here to soak up innings. It's almost like none of you remember Chris Stratton started like 7 games last year.
  22. One thing I haven't seen considered: The Angels could bring on a mid-level guy (like Tehran or even Gio Gonzales) and then include Heaney or even Canning in a trade. The addition of a promising mid-tier pitcher might be enough to make an ace a viable option.
  23. Best part? We have David Fletcher (who would start at short for a bunch of teams) on our roster with Paris, Jackson, and Vera in the pipeline. Should have a solid-to-excellent player there for the next decade.
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