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    eligrba reacted to WicketMaiden in What are your least favorite things about baseball?   
    You don't like men who impersonate chickens?
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    eligrba reacted to Lou in Angels minor leaguers blast Arte Moreno for terrible living conditions   
    Considering what happened when salaries were raised for minor leaguers recently, i think we know the answer. 
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    eligrba reacted to AngelsLakersFan in Angels minor leaguers blast Arte Moreno for terrible living conditions   
    It is exactly the problem. If they got rid of MLB's anti-trust exemption this problem would solve itself. Either these players would be compensated more competitively or their positions would no longer exist. 
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    eligrba reacted to WicketMaiden in League Leading Angels   
    Fletcher and Ohtani - the best 1-2 punch in baseball. Baseball Reference American League leaderboards for the year to date:
    Fletch leads the AL in:
    Singles - 91
    Sacrifice hits - 6
    AB per SO - 9.4
    Shohei leads the AL in:
    HR's - 35
    Extra Base Hits - 61
    Slugging % - .684
    AB per HR - 9.5
    WAR - 6.2
    Win Probability Added - 3.8
    Power/Speed Combination - 19.0
    So if you're the opposing pitcher starting against the Angels, you will first face the man who is simultaneously the most likely to hit you for a single and least likely to strike out, followed by the man most likely to take you for extra bases or hit you out of the park. Fun times!
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    eligrba got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Angels minor leaguers blast Arte Moreno for terrible living conditions   
    So, the fact that MLB got an exemption from paying federal minimum wage is not a problem? 
     
    Asking for a friend.
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    eligrba reacted to Blarg in Angels DFA Alex Claudio to make room for Barria   
    Cischek is shit. That's not perception, it is fact. Over 50% of inherited runners score when he takes the mound. That's shit. 
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    eligrba reacted to Second Base in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    Yeah, that pretty much covers it. 
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    eligrba reacted to Lou in Official 2021 MLB draft thread   
    Then he'll roll home in his Benz while the other guys pool their money for an Uber. 
    And then they'll get picked up by Lovegrove. 
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    eligrba reacted to jsnpritchett in OC Register: Angels’ Mike Trout still ‘feeling something’ in his calf, set to see doctor on Monday   
    You mean a guy with a career OPS+ of 112 who also has the 4th-most defensive WAR ever?  Yeah, they're everywhere.
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    eligrba reacted to Lou in OC Register: Angels’ Mike Trout still ‘feeling something’ in his calf, set to see doctor on Monday   
    You mean guys with a career OPS of .788?
    Sorry, but they're everywhere.
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    eligrba got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    Heaney would have never made it out of the first inning.
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    eligrba reacted to Inside Pitch in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    There was a Spanish language newspaper article that had an interview with him a while back.  Barria said that marriage and fatherhood had changed his outlook on a lot of things, made it easier to take a breath and look at baseball differently.  I don't recall how it was he actually said it but the gist of it was that when all he had was baseball, he had a hard time walking away from a bad outing and now that he's a Dad, he's not feeling like he's defined by baseball anymore.   Dude is expecting baby number 2.   Like Suarez he seems a lot more relaxed than in the past.  
    I think Angels fans always forget Barria is in his age 24 season, Suarez age 23.   They got thrown to the wolves.
     
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    eligrba reacted to Chuckster70 in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    Has anyone noticed the FB velo spike for Barria today?
     
     
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    eligrba reacted to ten ocho recon scout in Dodgers sign Pujols   
    https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/cdf682c4-793d-4cad-9f9e-e126f5e6a91b
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    eligrba got a reaction from stormngt in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    Heaney would have never made it out of the first inning.
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    eligrba got a reaction from Taylor in Gameday Thread: Angels @ Twins (7/25/21): Barria on the mound   
    3 unearned runs
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    eligrba got a reaction from ukyah in Angels DFA Alex Claudio to make room for Barria   
    You are correct, he is actually worse.  Cishek has mastered the ability to enter a game with inherited runners, allow a couple hits allowing those inherited runners to score, and then getting the last out before the hits he allowed score.  The other pitcher's ERA increases and Cisheks ERA decreases.  It makes him look like he is doing one helluva job.
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    eligrba reacted to John Smith in Angels select RHP Landon Marceaux, LSU, 80th overall in the 3rd round   
    3rd-rder Landon Marceaux signs w/
    @Angels for $767,800 (full pick 80 value). Louisiana State RHP, intelligent competitor who pounds the strike zone, downer curveball is best pitch, commands low-90s fastball well, also mixes in slider & changeup.
    @MLBDraft
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    eligrba got a reaction from greginpsca in Angels DFA Alex Claudio to make room for Barria   
    You are correct, he is actually worse.  Cishek has mastered the ability to enter a game with inherited runners, allow a couple hits allowing those inherited runners to score, and then getting the last out before the hits he allowed score.  The other pitcher's ERA increases and Cisheks ERA decreases.  It makes him look like he is doing one helluva job.
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    eligrba got a reaction from fan_since79 in Angels DFA Alex Claudio to make room for Barria   
    But yet.......he is still used in this way.  How about letting the starter go a little further?  How about trying someone else?  How about doing a better job during the off season in finding average relief pitchers.  I understand the volatility of a bullpen, but Cishek and Claudio have been remarkably consistent.  Mayers is nearing that level of consistency.
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    eligrba got a reaction from Slegnaac in Angels DFA Alex Claudio to make room for Barria   
    You are correct, he is actually worse.  Cishek has mastered the ability to enter a game with inherited runners, allow a couple hits allowing those inherited runners to score, and then getting the last out before the hits he allowed score.  The other pitcher's ERA increases and Cisheks ERA decreases.  It makes him look like he is doing one helluva job.
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    eligrba got a reaction from Junkballer in Joe Maddon   
    Cishek is garbage.  Overuse of Cishek is Minasian's fault by not finding an average major league relief pitcher.
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    eligrba reacted to ThisismineScios in Could Minasian be Smarter than We Think   
    Yeah I get it. But spend wisely. Alex Claudio was available for $1 mil because he stinks. Don’t sign name guys just because. The last two name guys I really wanted them to sign were Rosenthal and Ottav*no. Filthy stuff. But now look at both. You just never know. 
    Also don’t underestimate how important it is to have an actual ML pitching coach. 
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