Drink More Yakult

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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Angel Oracle in OC Register: Angels’ Justin Upton looks for bounceback season   
    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.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Angel Oracle in 2020 Fearless Predictions   
    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 boost the IP, starters have to go deeper in games, it’s not necessarily a bad thing but we don’t have guys that are going to throw 7 innings each start.
    Last season, we had issues getting starts out of the guys we had because there were constant injuries. This year, I think, we’ll have the starts covered but the biggest area to improve from the rotation will be having them pitch deeper into games.
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to Dochalo in 2020 Fearless Predictions   
    total innings for a starter is a consequence of the number of innings per start.   you can't just add up total innings.  I agree that the primary pitcher for the halos pitched about 770 innings last year.  I think 850 ip which would be an increase of half an inning per start is a very reasonable expectation and unlikely to be any more than that. 
    giving up only 700 runs would put our pitching staff in the top 5.  750 runs would put us middle of the pack.  
    I think our offense could be electric and score close to 900 so I think 890 is still a good optimistic number.  Even if we give up 750 runs that's still a differential of 140 and would put the team close to 95 wins.  Again, pretty darn optimistic but doable.  
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to bruin5 in It’s not about “impatience” if the original deal wasn’t on the table anymore.   
    Isn’t it possible that during the 5 or 6 days when details of the trade between the Dodgers and Angels were leaked that other teams approached the Dodgers with offers that they felt may have been more attractive than what the Angels were rumored to be offering?  Maybe the Dodgers realized they could do separate trades for Pederson and Stradling that would net more than what the Angels were offering?   I can’t see Arte nixing a trade that the organization had already had an agreement to do....
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from ten ocho recon scout in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    I get that Arte has a history of acting like this but I don’t see why the Dodgers would have still done the trade. Their other trades changed their payroll and roster so the Angels trade wouldn’t have brought them under the threshold and they would still need to cut players they wouldn’t necessarily want to cut. By all accounts, the trade was originally in the Angels favor and the changes to the Sox/Twins trades took away the few positives for the Dodgers to move Pederson/Stripling to the Angels.
    Pujols, Wilson, Wells, and Hamilton are all examples of Arte getting in the way to the detriment of the club but I don’t think Arte can be the one to blame for this falling through. There’s just no way the Dodgers didn’t try to change the trade with the Angels giving up prospects or taking on money. Our payroll is already the highest it’s ever been and this move would have taken us pretty close to the tax line originally, I can’t blame Arte for not wanting to take on more money.
    If more info comes out to place the blame on Arte, I’ll gladly shift the blame to his shoulders but right now, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt from looking at the trade from the Dodgers’ perspective and why they would even do it in the first place.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from ELEVEN in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    I get that Arte has a history of acting like this but I don’t see why the Dodgers would have still done the trade. Their other trades changed their payroll and roster so the Angels trade wouldn’t have brought them under the threshold and they would still need to cut players they wouldn’t necessarily want to cut. By all accounts, the trade was originally in the Angels favor and the changes to the Sox/Twins trades took away the few positives for the Dodgers to move Pederson/Stripling to the Angels.
    Pujols, Wilson, Wells, and Hamilton are all examples of Arte getting in the way to the detriment of the club but I don’t think Arte can be the one to blame for this falling through. There’s just no way the Dodgers didn’t try to change the trade with the Angels giving up prospects or taking on money. Our payroll is already the highest it’s ever been and this move would have taken us pretty close to the tax line originally, I can’t blame Arte for not wanting to take on more money.
    If more info comes out to place the blame on Arte, I’ll gladly shift the blame to his shoulders but right now, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt from looking at the trade from the Dodgers’ perspective and why they would even do it in the first place.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Lhalo in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    I get that Arte has a history of acting like this but I don’t see why the Dodgers would have still done the trade. Their other trades changed their payroll and roster so the Angels trade wouldn’t have brought them under the threshold and they would still need to cut players they wouldn’t necessarily want to cut. By all accounts, the trade was originally in the Angels favor and the changes to the Sox/Twins trades took away the few positives for the Dodgers to move Pederson/Stripling to the Angels.
    Pujols, Wilson, Wells, and Hamilton are all examples of Arte getting in the way to the detriment of the club but I don’t think Arte can be the one to blame for this falling through. There’s just no way the Dodgers didn’t try to change the trade with the Angels giving up prospects or taking on money. Our payroll is already the highest it’s ever been and this move would have taken us pretty close to the tax line originally, I can’t blame Arte for not wanting to take on more money.
    If more info comes out to place the blame on Arte, I’ll gladly shift the blame to his shoulders but right now, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt from looking at the trade from the Dodgers’ perspective and why they would even do it in the first place.
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to ukyah in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    if the deal fell apart because of outside reasons, then fine, things happen. if it's because of another organization and we got screwed, they don't owe the angels an obligation to get better. if the deal fell apart because arte moreno threw a tantrum and couldn't hold his milk, then i do have a problem with that because he does owe an obligation to the angels to get better. i'll wait and see what happens/happened because i'm a big boy and i've been in business for a long fucking time and i can hold my tongue even when somebody pisses me off, especially when it's to my benefit to stew silently. i would hope arte in his years of experience has learned the same lessons, otherwise i'll start to believe some of those rumors about his meddling over the years.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Lou in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    If we were willing to trade two top 10 prospects, we’d have Kluber.
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to robblin17 in Angels Will Win the World Series In 2020   
    No doubt about it. 
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to Brandon in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Sucks when you come here to get updates on whether this goes through or not and it’s just being bumped by kids arguing.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from robblin17 in The Angels "could" have a really good supporting cast behind Ohtani in the rotation   
    Stripling (and Andriese FWIW) was over 50% GB last season which was about top 20 for starters. Anybody know if we have good infield defense?
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from ELEVEN in While we wait....   
    You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Tank in While we wait....   
    You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Vegas Halo Fan in While we wait....   
    You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from UndertheHalo in While we wait....   
    You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Kendo36 in While we wait....   
    You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to Jeff Fletcher in Not done?   
    I am sure many of you will be unhappy no matter what. 🙂
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from RBM in Joc Pederson, Mike Trout, Justin Upton & Jo Adell   
    Lead off against RHP. In between two right handed bats or on the bench against LHP.
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Hubs in The Angels "could" have a really good supporting cast behind Ohtani in the rotation   
    Stripling (and Andriese FWIW) was over 50% GB last season which was about top 20 for starters. Anybody know if we have good infield defense?
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    Drink More Yakult reacted to Dochalo in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    Friedman also turned Yordan Alvarez into Josh Fields.  
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from ScruffytheJanitor in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    What kind of contract would Pederson get in FA next year? Maybe something like Castellanos? Would he decline a QO and net us a comp pick? That’s the only thing I could see making the trade a little better but I do like adding a lefty power bat. 
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Hufflepuff in Pederson/Stripling deal is DEAD. MOVE ON.   
    What kind of contract would Pederson get in FA next year? Maybe something like Castellanos? Would he decline a QO and net us a comp pick? That’s the only thing I could see making the trade a little better but I do like adding a lefty power bat. 
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    Drink More Yakult got a reaction from Lou in Pitcher List on Angels starters in 2020   
    That looks a lot better than the 6 ERA you were predicting earlier.