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  1. It is also telling that Fabian and Fletcher have yet to comment, either way, on Torres' article.
  2. The article has no quote from the front office. It reads like an opinion piece with a sensational title.
  3. Ohtani. Hasn't been healthy but is still a good signing.
  4. I'd love to see him in a color commentary role. Wonder if Gubi is going to stay on?
  5. Whoever takes over for Victor has some big shoes to fill! But for the love of God, please don't let it be Terry Smith! He is constantly behind on plays and it is agonizing. Trent Rush is better but he may be too much of a Homer. We would be better off with an outside hire.
  6. I'd bet Hand will get a multi-year deal. Who knows, maybe we still are in on Hand. It might also be worth gambling on Yates now that we have security in the pen.
  7. Love this deal. The money saved on Robles, Andriese, Middleton, and Noe is used on Rasiel.
  8. With the way the Angels have been preaching family and Angels history, I think Hollander is a good bet.
  9. I listened to the interview and there were a few good takeaways. Rodger asked if he would be comfortable with Fletcher as the SS next year, Arte said yes but he also said he is a good 2B... I am paraphrasing but Arte said the pandemic will play a role in how much he spends in FA. He mentioned that they only hit about 37% of their projected revenue this year. He alluded to the fact that the amount of spending will be dictated on if we have fans in the stands next year and play a full season. He mentioned MLB will give some indication on how the season will play out soon. Talk
  10. I don't think getting Joc opens a trade for Adell or Marsh. Joc is a FA next season, Marsh will be ready then. Adell still has room on this roster.
  11. One in the hand is better than two in the bush...
  12. I think Adell for Clevinger is a perfect trade in that I could see both the Angels and Indians saying no. While it would hurt to move Adell, such a great home grown prospect, I would do it for Clevinger. 3 years of control of a likely top 5 SP in baseball is exactly what this team needs right now. Having Rendon in the lineup for the next 7 years and Marsh right behind Adell makes the decision easier. I understand why the Angels FO and the fans on the other side of would say no to the trade (I would be content if they didn't make the trade) but I think Clevinger would put the Angels
  13. I don't think Taylor Blake Ward would be the one to break any Angels news.
  14. I think it is important to keep in mind that Eppler likely knows his job is on the line this year. If he had unlimited resources from Arte, then he likely would be happy to overpay to bring in Ryu or Keuchel to help save his job. That didn't happen for one reason or another. It is reasonable to assume that either Arte refused to shell out the extra money to bring one of those guys in or Eppler cares more about the long term health of the team despite his job being at risk which is admirable. Would an oft injured Ryu push this team over the top in 2020? Maybe...probably not. Would Keuch
  15. C) B. Molina 1B) Erstad 2B) Kendrick 3B) Glaus SS) Simmons LF) Anderson CF) Trout RF) Guerrero DH) Salmon SP) Ryan RP) Percival
  16. I wouldn't say he was exactly fine. He missed the majority of spring training with knee tendinitis.
  17. I don't think WAR is generally regarded as a great measurement for pitcher value. Taking the average of the player's 3 seasons more traditional stats prior to FA says Cole is worth the money his peer's received. Cole has more then proven he belongs on that list, and his greatest advantage is he is entering the market a year younger than Max and David did. A 7 year deal is much more palatable for a 29 year old than a 30 year old. If it's my money, I am spending $1 million more than the next highest bidder to make Cole a Halo.
  18. The winner of the Sporting News MLB Player of the Year award has gone on to win the BBWAA MVP award, in their respective league, 12 of the last 13 years. The only exception was in 2016 when Altuve won the SN award and Trout was named AL MVP. History bodes well for Trout's chances of taking home his 3rd AL MVP award next month!
  19. And what about his real family? His wife, mother, friends and relatives? Does this also "blow away" the myth that they were his family because they didn't know Tyler was an addict either? I hate hearing all the blame being placed on the Angels shoulders. If the Angels should have known then his real family should have as well. It is unfair to point the finger at the Angels and say they let this happen, when it is much deeper than that.
  20. He had a stress fracture in his back his freshman year and a pre-draft MRI that showed "potential issues". "Canning was a workhorse for the Bruins, leading the team in innings pitched each of the past two years. His 119 innings this season were a career-high, and he started 17 games. He suffered a stress fracture in his back late during his freshman year, which caused him to miss the postseason when UCLA, the No. 1 overall seed, lost in the regional round". https://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/12/mlb-draft-uclas-griffin-canning-goes-47th-overall-to-angels/ "That is what appears
  21. He won a Cy Young in the AL. I'm sure he will be fine.
  22. You don't know that. He had an opt out and the Angels extended him to keep him from exercising it.
  23. Billy has an option in his contract for 2020. I'd be willing to bet he will get an extension soon. https://www.ocregister.com/2019/02/18/angels-owner-arte-moreno-addresses-teams-payroll-stadium-and-gm-billy-eppler/
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