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  1. Today is a great day, first Safemoon, now this.
  2. All they needed to do was spend 20% more than the 2nd highest payroll in baseball.
  3. Lot of people in here missed that Garlick has been vaccinated.
  4. Hard to grade him now but I’m not really sure what he would have needed to do to get an A+ grade from some people. I think it’s disingenuous to give any grades if an A was impossible to achieve (and save an A+ for pulling a fast one on another GM like the Blue Jays trading Vernon Wells for Mike Napoli without eating money) He didn’t petition the commissioner to make the Angels exempt from the luxury tax and he didn’t convince Pujols to retire. Bauer signed for too much and the aces that ended up getting traded would have completely obliterated our farm system. Was he supposed to conv
  5. I've read some ideas that teams will not have a full 60 player pool to start off with so they have room to add players without having to release anyone and subjecting them to waivers. It would also let you basically trade anyone because you could add someone to the 60 man at any time. Any idea if teams are planning on doing this? I suppose we'll find out tomorrow.
  6. The answer to #2 depends on #1 except then Adell would start in CF. Would not surprise me for Detmers to be training with the practice squad and get a chance to make the team if/when injuries happen. #4 and #5 would probably be answered by #6. Makes sense to have a 6 man and not overwork anyone. Teams with a true Ace might go with a 4 man rotation to get their studs as many starts as possible. #7 depends on what happens during "spring" training. Probably carry more pitchers and not let starters go too deep. #8 Maddon will do what needs to do to win. #9 I can see teams
  7. The players have no incentive to agree to a deal unless they get paid more than the amount they'd get from a 48 game season and full-prorated salary. The 72 game @ 70% guaranteed pays them approximately 48-49 games worth so why would the players agree to play 24 more games for 1 game more salary? It would also come with expanded playoffs which would primarily benefit the owners. I was originally on the owners side because I just wanted baseball back but with the 48 game baseline, I support the players because the owners have not made any effort to improve the money the players would get i
  8. He played 159 games as a 23 year old and then played between 145-154 for the next 7 seasons before playing 63 last year. It would be unrealistic to think he’d play 162 in his age 32 season. It’s less than a day off every 2 weeks. For a guy with 2 PRP injections within the last 18 months, him playing 150-155 would be great. Letting a combination of Fletcher, La Stella, Goodwin, Rengifo, and Adell play 12 more games so Upton stays fresh and healthy (as a 32 year old) isn’t going to ruin the season.
  9. Thanks for providing the data I’d been looking for. I agree that we’ll be able to get more starts from our better pitchers this season but you still only have 162 games to amass those innings. We have a plethora of guys who will be able to contribute quality innings. There were 5 AL teams in the top 15 and 9 AL teams in the bottom 10. Bundy and Teheran averaged 5 1/3 IP per start last season so I’m not sure who we’re getting 7 inning starts from to boost the average. i think we have good pitching depth and we should be able to get a lot of starts from the top 8 guys we have but to bo
  10. Only two teams had more IP from their starters last season, the Nationals and Mets. Here’s the top 5: 1. Mets 941.1 2. Nationals 938.2 3. Indians 930.1 4. Astros 907.1 5. Dodgers 893.2 6-11 were between 880 and 890. The Angels were dead last 20 innings behind the Rays at 680. It should probably be amended based on how often we used an opener last season (I’ve wanted to go back and see how many innings that would add to our “starters” but haven’t been bored enough to check). Getting up to 880 would be huge to help take pressure off the bullpen. The Giants were 16 a
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