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    Kevinb reacted to Warfarin in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    More than anything else, I want to see Minasian start to build his system and find under-the-radar guys who become significant contributors.
    As fans, it is easy to search for the big names and say yes, let's sign Cole, Bauer, etc .. and all of that is fine and good, but where guys like Friedman, Anthopolous, etc make their money is their ability to continuously find under-the-radar talent and have them play tremendously roles in their team's success.
    Eppler struggled mightily with his one-year free agency deals, but he did actually hit a home run with his trade for Bundy.  It remains to be seen if Bundy can sustain that level of success, but hopefully Minasian can find someone like that, too, and help build this team further.  
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    Kevinb reacted to Jeff Fletcher in Angels sign Scott Schebler to a minor league deal   
    Worth noting that the Angels began working on this deal before Minasian was hired. 
     
    Obviously he could have nixed it once he took over, so he certainly approved it, but it wasn’t his idea. 
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    Kevinb reacted to Second Base in Angels lack of minor league team success.   
    Looks like Angels minor league teams are having similar success to the major league team, which we are reminded, hasn't won a playoff games in over a decade.
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    Kevinb reacted to Trendon in Angels lack of minor league team success.   
    Yes, player development comes first and foremost in the minor leagues, but is it troubling that the Angels minor league teams haven't been successful in recent years?
    The lack of success may just stem from the fact that their minor league system was horrible, but it seems like a problem that Angels players coming up through the organization have no experience winning, even at the minor league level.
     
    Just for reference:
    An Angels AAA team hasn't made the playoffs since 2013.
    An Angels AA team hasn't made the playoffs since 2015.
    An Angels High-A team hasn't made the playoffs since 2014.
    An Angels Low-A team hasn't made the playoffs since 2014.
    An Angels Advanced Rookie team hasn't made the playoffs since 2017.
    An Angels AZL team hasn't made the playoffs since 2016.
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    Kevinb got a reaction from ten ocho recon scout in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Do you think he’d sign with us if we offered a 10 year deal Plus a 5 year personal services contract?
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    Kevinb got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Do you think he’d sign with us if we offered a 10 year deal Plus a 5 year personal services contract?
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    Kevinb got a reaction from Blarg in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    But to honestly answer I wouldn’t sign him to a one year deal I wouldn’t offer him anything. I’d let someone else do it. I’d focus on younger arms personally. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from T.G. in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Do you think he’d sign with us if we offered a 10 year deal Plus a 5 year personal services contract?
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    Kevinb reacted to Stradling in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    @Kevinb what are your thoughts on the Angels pursuit of Happ?
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    Kevinb reacted to ten ocho recon scout in Cano, stupid idiot   
    You could switch the m to a k and id still consider it.
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    Kevinb reacted to Dtwncbad in Cano, stupid idiot   
    Here we go.  Look Bonds and Clemens are taking all the heat but the fact remains that Bonds was absolutely facing juiced pitchers and Clemens was absolutely facing juiced hitters.
    I don’t personally like either player.  But it is what it is.  That was the era and it is more reasonable to believe it was widespread than it is to believe there were a handful of “cheaters.”
    And I can hardly get worked up over the “injustice” of Bonds and Clemens being in the HOF when Harold Baines is in and Bobby Grich is out.
    The HOF is already a trainwreck.  It isn’t any more of a wreck if Bonds s and Clemens are recognized as being the great players that they, in fact, were. 
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    Kevinb reacted to JustATroutFan in Cano, stupid idiot   
    Just remember that Gaylord Perry is in the Hall of Fame despite cheating when he was pitching in the big leagues. Guys like Bonds and Clemens will make the Hall of Fame one day. 
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    Kevinb reacted to Brandon in Cano, stupid idiot   
    I'd do roids if it meant I got career earnings around $248m
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    Kevinb reacted to AngelsLakersFan in Keynan Middleton - no longer an Angel?   
    When a player trash talks the fans, the fans are going to dislike the player.
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    Kevinb reacted to Dochalo in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    If you won't consider a guy like Darvish where you take money on for an older guy then it's gonna be next to impossible to add a potential front of the rotation arm.  No amount of prospects is going to pry away a young front of the rotation starter who isn't owed a lot of money.  
    I agree with you btw that there is tremendous risk with Darvish and his age relative to what he's owed.  I wouldn't trade any of our top prospects for him either.  But the reality is that if that's the Angels stance, then they likely aren't going to acquire a guy who can pitch at the top of the rotation.  
    But I may be one of the few who is ok with that.  I personally feel like we can get away with having a solid rotation as opposed to what we saw with teams like the Nats or Astros a couple years ago.  I don't think people realize how rare it is to be able to put something like that together.  Almost historically good.  
    My main premise is that the Angels need to avoid the Teheran's, the Harvey's and Cahills, and Allens and Giavotellas and Rafael Ortegas and Danny Espinosas or Ben Revere/Maybin combos or Valbuenas (RIP), or Cozarts or Chris Young types or getting -2 WAR from a position or that pitcher with an ERA of 9 that makes half a season worth of starts or pitches half a seasons worth of innings out of the pen.  
    You're never going to completely get away from that so having it at a spot or two is understood.  Just not at like 5 or 6 spots.  
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    Kevinb reacted to Inside Pitch in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Bauer himself has said he went about things differently because of the 60 game season.  Physically he's not in Cole's league.  Career wise, he's not either.  With Bauer I think teams will be looking at his career and not just a 75 inning sample.  
    For me he's more Patrick Corbin than Cole or Strasburg and I think that's where he ends up dollar wise.
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    Kevinb reacted to totdprods in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Yeah, I agree with that assessment totally, but he’s still the best (only?) arm available this year in FA and there will be no shortage of suitors. Maybe the virus and even lack of other arms depresses his value to a ~$27m AAV range, which I think is fair, but I still think he pulls something pretty eye-popping. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from Kendo36 in The Official 2020-2021 Hot Stove Offseason Thread   
    Zero chance on the planet I’d trade anyone for a 34 year old pitcher. None what so ever. The likelihood he gets hurt is high. Why would the Angels trade Adell or Marsh who are young and haven’t even hit their prime yet and not even close. for a pitcher who’s on the decline of his career? Come on now. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from Jeremiah in Theo Resigns   
    I don't care what his reasons are why he quit or why he was "pushed out" All I know is the guy wins and builds winners. The Red Sox were built by this guy who won multiple titles, then was "pushed out" "quit" went to the Cubs won there and "quit" "pushed out" I would hire him in a second. To be what exactly I don't know, I am excited about our new GM. But like I said I wouldn't hesitate to add more smart baseball people to this Angels organization. I'd go after Beane as well. Smart baseball people the both of them. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from Jeremiah in Theo Resigns   
    If it were between Maddon and Theo. I'd sign Theo 1000 times in a row. Maddon and managers mean nothing to me. Gm's and front office personnel are far more important for the present and future of a franchise than a field manager. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from ukyah in Theo Resigns   
    If it were between Maddon and Theo. I'd sign Theo 1000 times in a row. Maddon and managers mean nothing to me. Gm's and front office personnel are far more important for the present and future of a franchise than a field manager. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Theo Resigns   
    If it were between Maddon and Theo. I'd sign Theo 1000 times in a row. Maddon and managers mean nothing to me. Gm's and front office personnel are far more important for the present and future of a franchise than a field manager. 
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    Kevinb got a reaction from NrM in Theo Resigns   
    If it were between Maddon and Theo. I'd sign Theo 1000 times in a row. Maddon and managers mean nothing to me. Gm's and front office personnel are far more important for the present and future of a franchise than a field manager. 
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    Kevinb reacted to Ariamus in Theo Resigns   
    Epstein says he's taking some time off but that he's not done with baseball. I believe the latter and am unconvinced as to the former. I gotta believe the Mets job has to have a lot of people licking their lips.
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