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    Second Base got a reaction from Chuckster70 in Angel players you thought would become stars   
    I've actually kept track of these. The highlights include...
    Grant Green - Not enough glove.
    Taylor Ward - Wrong disposition for catcher.
    Brandon Wood - Headcase.
    Michael Kohn - Lots of movement and velocity, but no outpitch.
    Kyle Kubitza - I honestly don't know what happened. He was impressive in person and on Milb.tv
    Trevor Reckling - Lost velo, never regained it. Couldn't succeed in baseball without it.
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    Second Base got a reaction from PattyD22 in Angel players you thought would become stars   
    I've actually kept track of these. The highlights include...
    Grant Green - Not enough glove.
    Taylor Ward - Wrong disposition for catcher.
    Brandon Wood - Headcase.
    Michael Kohn - Lots of movement and velocity, but no outpitch.
    Kyle Kubitza - I honestly don't know what happened. He was impressive in person and on Milb.tv
    Trevor Reckling - Lost velo, never regained it. Couldn't succeed in baseball without it.
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    Second Base got a reaction from Vladdylonglegs in Angels sign Cuban IFer Roberto Baldoquin   
    The most astounding part, at least to me has to be the price.  14 million for him, 8 million for Vlad Jr.  They probably could have got Vladito for 10. 
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    Second Base got a reaction from Franklin Bluth in Angels sign Cuban IFer Roberto Baldoquin   
    I'm surprised you saw a Segura in him. This guy is so much more fluid in his motions and is much stronger (or so it appears) on his top half than Jean was. Of course Jean had tree trunks for legs.
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    Second Base got a reaction from PattyD22 in AngelsWin.com Breaks the Ten Million Post Mark!   
    Congrats to all Angelswin.  It's a testament to this team's fan base.  Die hard fans that love the game and form a community.  Just an outstanding development 10 years in the making.  
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    Second Base got a reaction from Vegas Halo Fan in Simmons Extension?   
    Simmons helps out the pitching staff. I'd keep him as long as he can stay healthy.
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    Second Base got a reaction from GregAlso in Pitcher List on Angels starters in 2020   
    Again, it would appear AW has been so dumbed down that your best posters legitimately believe Bundy and Teheran are the answer.
    I feel legitimately sorry for you. I provide numbers and you throw a tantrum. I offer opinion, and you disagree. I offer common sense and you cover your ears. 
    Sorry guys. The Angels rotation sucks at this point in time. There's just no way around that. And if you can't recognize that, it's either because your choosing to ignore the obvious or you're just that plain dumb. I can't answer that for you.
    For the most part though, what I'm seeing is a large collection of individuals that are smart enough to be stupid homers. Alas, hope springs eternal. And some things, will never change.
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    Second Base got a reaction from Franklin Bluth in Pitcher List on Angels starters in 2020   
    Again, it would appear AW has been so dumbed down that your best posters legitimately believe Bundy and Teheran are the answer.
    I feel legitimately sorry for you. I provide numbers and you throw a tantrum. I offer opinion, and you disagree. I offer common sense and you cover your ears. 
    Sorry guys. The Angels rotation sucks at this point in time. There's just no way around that. And if you can't recognize that, it's either because your choosing to ignore the obvious or you're just that plain dumb. I can't answer that for you.
    For the most part though, what I'm seeing is a large collection of individuals that are smart enough to be stupid homers. Alas, hope springs eternal. And some things, will never change.
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    Second Base got a reaction from RBM in Pitcher List on Angels starters in 2020   
    I just have a really difficult time buying into this optimism when the same exact group of gentlemen were right here one year ago celebrating Matt Harvey and Trevor Cahill signings, talking about the difference they'll make, how shrewd Eppler is, the playoffs, etc...
    Harvey's fastball velocity and Cahill's ERA clearly indicated they'd be pretty good. And Bundy's sinker and Teheran's ERA both say the same thing. 
    I have a difficult time seeing how these guys are different, other than the IP. Are we supposed to be optimistic because the Angels got themselves Joe Blanton and Joel Pineiro all over again? 
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    Second Base got a reaction from GregAlso in Pitcher List on Angels starters in 2020   
    So to summarize....
    The Angels have four #5 starters. Two of them are the inning eater types (Teheran and Bundy), one of them should be better (Heaney) and the last figures to be better someday (Canning). 
    The Angels are probably going to have the worst rotation in baseball, among teams that will contend. I mean the Yanks, Red Sox, Rays, Twins, Indians, White Sox, Astros, Rangers, A's.... They're all better than the Angels on the mound. 
    The real reason why the Angels will contend is that offense. They figure to be every bit as good as any team in the AL outside of Minnesota.
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    Second Base got a reaction from AngelsFaninGA in Wristbands Baker makes a comeback   
    I was hoping they'd hire Ausmus, so I could watch that team descend into the pits of mutiny. But Baker will burn through their arms until there's nothing left at the end of the year.
    He will do..
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    Second Base got a reaction from Lhalo in Wristbands Baker makes a comeback   
    I was hoping they'd hire Ausmus, so I could watch that team descend into the pits of mutiny. But Baker will burn through their arms until there's nothing left at the end of the year.
    He will do..
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    Second Base got a reaction from Lou in Wristbands Baker makes a comeback   
    I was hoping they'd hire Ausmus, so I could watch that team descend into the pits of mutiny. But Baker will burn through their arms until there's nothing left at the end of the year.
    He will do..
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    Second Base reacted to ten ocho recon scout in News: Mariners suggest Astros', Red Sox' titles be awarded to them instead   
    Jerry absolutely did not bang trashcans in games. He did, however, draft from them.....
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    Second Base got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Wristbands Baker makes a comeback   
    I was hoping they'd hire Ausmus, so I could watch that team descend into the pits of mutiny. But Baker will burn through their arms until there's nothing left at the end of the year.
    He will do..
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    Second Base got a reaction from Angel Oracle in The Official 2020 Los Angeles Angels Minor League Stats, Reports & Scouting Thread   
    On a more serious note, does anyone else notice that baseball movies don't suck at the same rate as other movies? Or moreover, baseball movies develop quite the fandom. 
    Obviously bad ones have been made, but in my lifetime alone, Field of Dreams, A League of Their Own, Sandlot, The Rookie, Little Big League, Angels in the Outfield, For the Love of the Game, Moneyball....
    They don't come out as often as they used to, but the 90's was a great decade for baseball movies.
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    Second Base got a reaction from Angel Oracle in The Official 2020 Los Angeles Angels Minor League Stats, Reports & Scouting Thread   
    I don't get the Knowles love. He's more of a 4th OF as I see it. Not a ton separating him from someone like Orlando Martinez. 
    But I do like the Adams inclusion.
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    Second Base got a reaction from Lou in The Official 2020 Los Angeles Angels Minor League Stats, Reports & Scouting Thread   
    You dirty bro. But she kinda likes that about you. Keep an eye out though. Perfect age for Mike Fiers.
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    Second Base got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in THE Official 2019-2020 Hot Stove Thread   
    How could you be so obtuse?

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    Second Base reacted to vladdy#27 in The Official 2020 Los Angeles Angels Minor League Stats, Reports & Scouting Thread   
    Cody Bellinger had 22 DRS in 2019 in the outfield, that was tied for 2nd in all of baseball. His UZR was 10.3, good for 4th in all of baseball. So safe to assume he was one of the best defensive outfielders in all of baseball last year. The Dodgers still had him start 28 games at 1B 
    In 2018 he started 85 games at 1B and only 50 in the OF
    In 2017 he started 83 games at 1B and only 43 in the OF
    Marsh isn't Cody Bellinger. If he can learn to play first and that gets him into the lineup in 2020 and allows flexibility going forward then that is great considering we have Trout, Upton, Adell, and Adams not too far behind. 
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    Second Base reacted to tdawg87 in MLB turning into Jerry Springer Show...   
    Verlander joking about the Astros cheating:
    https://mobile.twitter.com/short_porch/status/1221295033258782721?s=19
    These guys really don't give a shit.
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    Second Base got a reaction from rafibomb in THE Official 2019-2020 Hot Stove Thread   
    I hardly even care a about this discussion, that gif is freaking hilarious!
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    Second Base got a reaction from Stradling in THE Official 2019-2020 Hot Stove Thread   
    I actually really like the relief moves Eppler has made this winter. Lots of velocity, spin rate, minor league success and projection and minimal investment. It's a recipe for success. One or two of them are likely going to work out, and having Middleton back full strength should help. Buttrey faded down the stretch and I think he'll be back in form. 
    The pen should be good.
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    Second Base got a reaction from RBM in THE Official 2019-2020 Hot Stove Thread   
    I actually really like the relief moves Eppler has made this winter. Lots of velocity, spin rate, minor league success and projection and minimal investment. It's a recipe for success. One or two of them are likely going to work out, and having Middleton back full strength should help. Buttrey faded down the stretch and I think he'll be back in form. 
    The pen should be good.