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  1. THIS!
    Dochalo got a reaction from Tank in Angels won't bring back Brian Butterfield (3rd base coach)   
    I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina.  But this has a major scapegoat vibe.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from jsnpritchett in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    you clearly used the roster resource arb estimates so you are aware of the numbers they're putting out.  So even if they drop from 8.4 mil to 5 mil then they're at 135m for the luxury tax.  Which means it at 215m which is over the threshold which you may claim doesn't matter.  And that isn't considering that your added AAV is probably light.  
    But just in general.  Payroll at $205m?  Heh.  good luck.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Lhalo in Angels won't bring back Brian Butterfield (3rd base coach)   
    I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina.  But this has a major scapegoat vibe.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from ettin in Angels won't bring back Brian Butterfield (3rd base coach)   
    I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina.  But this has a major scapegoat vibe.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from jsnpritchett in Angels won't bring back Brian Butterfield (3rd base coach)   
    I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina.  But this has a major scapegoat vibe.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from True Grich in Angels won't bring back Brian Butterfield (3rd base coach)   
    I don't know squat about the coaching abilities of either butterfield or molina.  But this has a major scapegoat vibe.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from eaterfan in How to realistically encourage a return to "play like it's 1985"   
    What's so special about 1985? 
    The league batting average was .257 so it's not like teams were tearing it up.  There were about 1500 more stolen base attempts so about 1 every two games.  There was .006 difference in OBP.  Is it just because there were fewer strikeouts?  Maybe I'm an outlier here but I don't want to watch guys ground out weakly any more than I want to watch them strikeout.  
    Maybe most will disagree with this, but I feel like high exit velo contact is more of one of the TTO's than a hr.  And I don't think that's going away regardless of what you do with the fences or the ball.  The emphasis is still gonna be on hitting the ball hard.  And as long as that is the case then hitters are going to continue to sell out on every swing and pitchers are going to continue to keep guys from making that hard contact and the best way to do that is to try to throw 100 mphs and make the guy miss.  
    I say juice the ball and make the plate (ie the strike zone) bigger.  Make guys swing more but make it such they can just make contact with a normal swing to get a hit.  And I agree with making the bases bigger.  Get guys running more.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Gameday Thread: NL Championship games Dodgers vs. Braves   
    I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us.  At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from True Grich in Gameday Thread: NL Championship games Dodgers vs. Braves   
    I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us.  At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from halomatt in Gameday Thread: NL Championship games Dodgers vs. Braves   
    I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us.  At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Angels_Make_Me_Drink in Gameday Thread: NL Championship games Dodgers vs. Braves   
    I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us.  At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Tank in Jose Molina not returning, more changes coming?   
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    Dochalo got a reaction from UndertheHalo in Gameday Thread: NL Championship games Dodgers vs. Braves   
    I can't say I didn't smirk a bit with this outcome but damn it would be nice to root for my team in the playoffs as opposed to rooting against another because they either gave us a bad beat at some point or they're a geographic rival who's org has run circles around us.  At some point we're gonna run out of teams we don't hate even though we're not playing them.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from UndertheHalo in How to realistically encourage a return to "play like it's 1985"   
    What's so special about 1985? 
    The league batting average was .257 so it's not like teams were tearing it up.  There were about 1500 more stolen base attempts so about 1 every two games.  There was .006 difference in OBP.  Is it just because there were fewer strikeouts?  Maybe I'm an outlier here but I don't want to watch guys ground out weakly any more than I want to watch them strikeout.  
    Maybe most will disagree with this, but I feel like high exit velo contact is more of one of the TTO's than a hr.  And I don't think that's going away regardless of what you do with the fences or the ball.  The emphasis is still gonna be on hitting the ball hard.  And as long as that is the case then hitters are going to continue to sell out on every swing and pitchers are going to continue to keep guys from making that hard contact and the best way to do that is to try to throw 100 mphs and make the guy miss.  
    I say juice the ball and make the plate (ie the strike zone) bigger.  Make guys swing more but make it such they can just make contact with a normal swing to get a hit.  And I agree with making the bases bigger.  Get guys running more.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Revad in What do you reasonably hope to see from Marsh and Adell next year?   
    Marsh - good player
    Adell - solid player 
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    Dochalo got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    room from what.   And it's probably closer to 25 for the arb and controlled guys.  Which puts us at 140m or so already.  Plus 80m even conservatively.  Which is 220m.  Plus you've got to lock up Ohatni on top of that which adds to all those contracts you think they're gonna do that extend through 2024 or 2025 at least.  And by then we'll have more expensive guys in arb and have zero room to improve the team in the future.  No frickin chance.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    room from what.   And it's probably closer to 25 for the arb and controlled guys.  Which puts us at 140m or so already.  Plus 80m even conservatively.  Which is 220m.  Plus you've got to lock up Ohatni on top of that which adds to all those contracts you think they're gonna do that extend through 2024 or 2025 at least.  And by then we'll have more expensive guys in arb and have zero room to improve the team in the future.  No frickin chance.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from greginpsca in How would you address shortstop?   
    Has anyone mentioned Joey Wendle?  Solid defender at SS and other spots.  Might be getting too pricey for the Rays.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Taylor in Gameday Thread: AL Championship Series   
    Goncorrea?  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from failos in How to realistically encourage a return to "play like it's 1985"   
    What's so special about 1985? 
    The league batting average was .257 so it's not like teams were tearing it up.  There were about 1500 more stolen base attempts so about 1 every two games.  There was .006 difference in OBP.  Is it just because there were fewer strikeouts?  Maybe I'm an outlier here but I don't want to watch guys ground out weakly any more than I want to watch them strikeout.  
    Maybe most will disagree with this, but I feel like high exit velo contact is more of one of the TTO's than a hr.  And I don't think that's going away regardless of what you do with the fences or the ball.  The emphasis is still gonna be on hitting the ball hard.  And as long as that is the case then hitters are going to continue to sell out on every swing and pitchers are going to continue to keep guys from making that hard contact and the best way to do that is to try to throw 100 mphs and make the guy miss.  
    I say juice the ball and make the plate (ie the strike zone) bigger.  Make guys swing more but make it such they can just make contact with a normal swing to get a hit.  And I agree with making the bases bigger.  Get guys running more.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from jsnpritchett in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    room from what.   And it's probably closer to 25 for the arb and controlled guys.  Which puts us at 140m or so already.  Plus 80m even conservatively.  Which is 220m.  Plus you've got to lock up Ohatni on top of that which adds to all those contracts you think they're gonna do that extend through 2024 or 2025 at least.  And by then we'll have more expensive guys in arb and have zero room to improve the team in the future.  No frickin chance.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Hubs in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    you'd be adding at least 80 if not 90m in payroll.  
  23. THIS!
    Dochalo got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    Oakland - Losing a couple key offensive contributors.  Their farm system isn't very good and they don't really have a ton of young talent on their roster.  There could be a sell off coming so they can be good again just in time for their new stadium to open.   But they'll probably find a couple of randoms to decently replace their key free agents anyway.  
    Seattle - they're improving.  I think they're gonna be very active this off season in trying to improve their offense.   And I could easily see them bringing on one of the top FA pitchers.  I could also see Dipoto trading Crawford for a nice player and then signing one of the top FA SS.   
    Texas - a ways away from doing anything.  
    Houston - losing Greinke, Verlander.  Which frankly, only helps them free up payroll.  Correa will be a pretty substantial loss.  I don't see them throwing the pile of money at him it's gonna take.    Here's something fun to think about.  They're coming off a 95 win season and they'll likely be looking for the same things the halos will.   A SS, some SP, and bullpen help.  Probably not in exactly the same ways, but we're gonna be competing with them to some degree.  And if we are ever going to learn anything from these ahole cheaters, it's to let your top prospects mature.  Tucker, Alvarez, McCullers, Garcia, Valdez, Urquidy, Javier.  Basically, 4 of their starters (and maybe a 5th if they move Javier back into a starting role) are age 24-27.  They could vie for the division for the next 5-6 years.  Frack!
    Angels -  a very good core offense and a solid core of young starters who have all been called into action way before they should have.  They have two of the best players in baseball.  They have a couple of potential star level or even super star OFers.  If they were patient, they're probably a couple years away before guys like Detmers, Sandoval, Rodriguez and maybe Bachman, Suarez and Canning really come into their own.  Around when they hit that 26-27ish range.  By that time a bunch of the hard work they've been doing in latin america will start to pay off.  And we'll start to see the last drafts bullpen hoard make it's way up.  At that point, Trout would be 31, Rendon 33, and Ohtani 28.  
    Until then I just hope they stay conservative and don't make any stupid trades monster multi year mega contracts.    I'm not saying they should sit on their hands in the meantime and not spend money.  In fact, the opposite.  They are at a point where making some key FA acquisitions on short terms could really help the team and they might have a couple of seasons where things go right.  Get the best pitcher you can on a 1-2 year deal (like a Scherzer) and overpay him.  And for the love of everything decent and holy, get some shit right on some of these 1yr guys like a Marcus Semian or Robbie Ray, or Gausman from a year ago.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from Angel Oracle in Will the next several seasons be more challenging than the last few?   
    you'd be adding at least 80 if not 90m in payroll.  
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    Dochalo got a reaction from AngelsLakersFan in Gameday Thread: AL Championship Series   
    Goncorrea?  
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