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  1. Give @ten ocho recon scout credit. When he shoots, he shoots his whole wad.
  2. May I simply suggest that we not compare Adell vs. Marsh and simply enjoy the embarrassment of riches in the OF and call it a day? Both are quite athletic and can cover ground on defense and although they have different hitting profiles, both will produce in different ways, making this sort of an apples to apples comparison (oops did I compare them?).
  3. You could say that about most Los Angeles coaches.
  4. Even though I constantly use the 'Chavez Latrine' joke, I grew up attending both Angels and Dodgers games with my parents and brother and Lasorda was a Los Angeles baseball icon that will be missed. Rest In Peace Tommy.
  5. I hope Minasian continues to draft with a similar philosophy that Eppler did, which is close to what Doc was describing above. Go for the clearly best available talent with high ceilings and youth and let the rest play itself out.
  6. I know you didn't ask but I think Vera is the better prospect at this moment in time but I will say that Paris seems to have made great strides with his physicality over the last year which has raised him up a notch for sure. Time will tell but I don't think any of us should sleep too much on Arol Vera, he has the potential to be our SS (or 2B) of the future.
  7. I'm starting to get the feeling that Sugano and Kluber are our two acquisitions for SP.... which is okay I think.
  8. The tradition used to be that deals got consummated at the Winter meetings and now both player agents and GM's have realized they should be using the whole off-season to leverage their positions as-needed, thereby taking some of the urgency out of the time-tested path that free agents used to take. Only top free agents will command stupid money and their agents know this and know how to manipulate the market and set the timelines to maximize time spent on the market versus the amount of suitors beginning to dry up. From there it trickles down to the mid- and lower-tier free agents. Some o
  9. Actually I agree, but I was giving the people who want to sign an extra bullpen arm like Bradley a path to that actually happening because of the money that would free up by moving one or both of Heaney and Bundy.
  10. If the Angels were able to sign/acquire 2-3 starters, they could move one or even both of Bundy and Heaney and that might free up enough money to pick up another higher quality bullpen arm. Again another reason why I think this off-season has a lot of paths to victory for Minasian.
  11. Frankly, I'd rather sign Bauer (6 years, $150M), trade Adell + one of Bundy/Heaney + ???? for Luis Castillo + ???? and sign a cheap stop-gap OF on a one-year deal and plug Marsh in next season. Eazy Peazy!
  12. Per FanGraphs, over the last three seasons with a minimum of 150 Innings Pitched, I adjusted the final column to show WAR per IP and sorted highest to lowest (deGrom unsurprisingly is on top as AJ showed) and then I arbitrarily broke them into tiers (about ever 0.002 difference in WAR/IP): Did the Top 31 since everyone is hot and bothered with Hendricks. This is a little different from what @Angelsjunky did as it shows efficiency on a per inning basis. Thanks for starting the conversation AJ.
  13. This is certainly a scenario if the Angels find themselves struggling to find a front-of-the-rotation starter. I actually think that if they do struggle they may pivot to the trade market and pick up a Jon Gray or Vince Velasquez type that only has one or maybe two years of control left and then see where they are at the Trade Deadline. That would allow them to compete effectively and, if they are out of contention, they could potentially sell off one or two starters (Bundy, Heaney, or this hypothetical acquisition of a Gray/Velasquez type of player), sell off Iglesias and Claudio, and an
  14. I suppose Sandoval could play in relief but I personally see him as a starter all the way. Yeah, the only reason I even suggested Rodriguez was that when I ran my FanGraphs top relievers search over the last two years his name popped up and the Pirates are a team that is selling. His FIP has been pretty good over the course of that period. More specifically I suggested he would be a second piece in a Musgrove trade because I feel like the Angels may not necessarily reach out to the Pirates just for Rodriguez alone and since we are looking for a starter, it makes more sense in a larger tra
  15. By Robert Cunningham, Angelswin.com Senior Writer Special Request: Hope for Education is a small, targeted charity sponsored by Angelswin.com. I am humbly requesting a small donation as we enter the New Year and hope that you are in the giving mood as these kids need help to learn in a safe environment from this very deadly pandemic. Please lend a hand, even if it is only a couple of bucks, it does make a difference. Thank you for your time and attention! Important Note: First of all I would like to say Happy New Year! I hope all of you and your families are implementing best-practic
  16. Exactly and more to the point both teams needs have to line up well or it doesn't make sense. So many factors go into a trade decision including how well the players being exchanged have been scouted (the prime reason why Major League players are usually more valuable, simply because you see the results on the field), makeup, prospect ceiling, contracts and value, controllability, and the needs of the organization in-question both in the short and long term. The calculus is complex. It's 4-D chess, not checkers.
  17. Feel like this subject is being approached from both sides at the extremes. Ohtani has played RF before so it is not an unknown to him and the throwing part should be no different than the pitching part. Additionally, from a roster building perspective it could possibly solve issues related to RF if, hypothetically, the Angels used Adell to acquire a frontline starter. All that being said I think it is a low, low probability as Ohtani's health issues, particularly arm-related ones, will hold the Angels back from using him in this secondary capacity if they are still trying to have him pit
  18. Interesting thought @Dochalo. If you look at his BABIP, last year, it is significantly lower than his career rate (.215 vs. .294), which almost certainly contributed to his strong season. Additionally, batting average against was also sharply lower (.159 vs. .233). This was on top of a velocity decrease of approximately 1 mph, too. His K/9 rate was the highest of his career (12.33 vs. 9.67) and his BB/9 rate was the lowest of his career (2.10 vs. 3.43). To account for all of this, an increase in spin rate, as others have mentioned here, combined with increased use of his cutter and s
  19. I see that the hypothetical got you riled up. Good I now know how to provoke future reactions. The only point I was trying to get across there is that we have other valuable assets. I think Canning will very likely be here a long time, I love his potential. Canning, Rengifo, Fletcher, Suarez, et al, all have significant value in trade so anything is possible but I'd prefer to see them all stay in Anaheim.
  20. Hypothetical trade: Griffin Canning, Jordyn Adams, and Alexander Ramirez for Blake Snell Who says no and why?
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