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Re: Cron scouting report. Let's see if Cron can continue to make contact, since he can't field. If he becomes a terror in the batter's box the way Pujols did he'll be worth something. If he becomes "Bye-Bye" Balboni he'll be worth about what the Yankees got for him from the Royals: Duane Dewey and Mike Armstrong. Remember them? Didn't think so.
2 weeks ago on Halo Headlines: Tustin won't pay for new stadium, Trout won't comment on contract talks
And Tustin SHOULDN'T foot the bill for a stadium. It pretty much never works out in favor of local government. "It will bring in revenue!" Yeaaaaah, no.
Loins girded. Ready for action!
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Halo Headlines: Garza was on vacation when the Angels made their offer, Dipoto content with current rotation
There are no free agent starters left who should cause you any level of excitement. Save it for when some excitement might count. "The hardest part of a zombie outbreak will be hiding my excitement about it."
3 weeks, 2 days ago on Halo Headlines: Pujols and Clark resolve lawsuit, Angels sign Brandon Lyon
"The only stipulation is that you can’t list a player more than once."
4 weeks ago on Halo Headlines: Angels not interested in Suk-Min Yoon, Halo rotation ranked 19th best
Awww, man! I absolutely LOVED Mr. Wizard when I was a kid! Imagine my surprise when I discovered he practically lived around the corner from me in the San Fernando Valley. And that he was still active. Doing what, I don't know, but he was busily doing *something* in that house/studio in Bell Canyon as he sent and received a sxxtload of parcels daily. It was a sad day when he passed away. If I take MLB Network this year I'd hope to be able to watch...well, I'd like to say I'd watch any game I missed during the season, like if they had an MLB On Demand, but the reality is I probably wouldn't. The likelihood is no doubt raised if I were snowbound, as I have been for a couple of days now, but I don't think I'd bet on it.
4 weeks ago on Offseason Angels Showtime
And the winner of Most Obvious Statement In A Pre-Spring Training Role: Concerning Garrett Richards, "consistency has long been an issue. If he can't make good on the opportunity, he seems likely to get banished to the bullpen for remainder of his time as an Angel."He'll have to show me he can because so far all he's shown me is that he can't.
1 month ago on Halo Headlines: Keith Law's top 10 Angels prospects, will the Angels add another starting pitcher?
So...the search for depth should take on the guidelines set forth by Al Davis' Oakland Raiders? I am unable to divine the purpose of this post. It feels a bit like a union workplace; bitching for the sake of bitching.
1 month ago on Forget pitching, the Angels are targeting leadership
My memories of Boesch with the Tigers are pretty positive. If nothing else, I'd like to think he could beat out Shuck to become fourth outfielder. Please have enough left to beat out Shuck, Brennan, please!
1 month ago on Halo Headlines: Angels leaning towards one-year deal for SP, sign Carlos Pena and Brennan Boesch
I don't know. Seems like the Angels might have a good shot at signing Jimenez or Santana...after the season starts. Neither one of these guys is consistently good enough to justify losing a first pick; a team would have to have some real desperation to do so. There, now that I've said it out loud the Angels will sign one of them tomorrow.
1 month, 1 week ago on Halo Headlines: Dipoto explains lack of pursuit of Tanaka, predicting what the Angels do next
Oh, don't worry. If Tanaka has a good year the Angels will get bitched out for not making a better (read: "ridiculous") effort in signing him. People often forget how fortunate they were in "missing out" on the likes of Mark Texieria and Carl Crawford. I'd feel badly for him if it happens but it seems just as likely his arm falls off after 2-3 seasons as it is for him to become a star.
1 month, 1 week ago on The Angels didn't get Tanaka and that's OK
Is the correct word for "positive regression" something like "possession" or "posression"? I'm just dying to hear the latest made-up word. It will most likely be some multi-word term that will leave most of us unsatisfied. "Positive regression"? Ick. By definition, it doesn't work.
1 month, 3 weeks ago on Halo Headlines: Angels poised for positive regression, J.T. Snow got Hall of Fame votes
I'd cheer for Mulder but won't expect much. Seems like Jim Palmer tried a comeback that fizzled in spring training.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Halo Headlines: Angels should pay the luxury tax in 2014, Mike Trout an extension candidate
Oh, here we go again. In what alternate universe is Grant Green even close to Howie? And don't say, "all of them", Sheldon.
2 months ago on Halo Headlines: Angels sign Mark Mulder, Braves not pursuing Howie Kendrick
No, Arte should hold onto his money to make a run at Trout. He won't get him but he should look like he's making his best (futile) effort.
Oh, look! A story about a blind squirrel and his nuts! While I was reading this story yesterday I was struck by the thought that an important caveat was overlooked: Except for Trout, this draft could still easily end up being mediocre. By which I mean that, yeah, they could all wear major league uniforms and that's better than most drafts. But young pitching is so volatile and, assuming they all stick in the majors, this list of pitchers could become a bunch of unremarkable 3-4 guys or even relievers. I certainly see that in the tea leaves for Richards. And Eddie has a long list of draftees who weren't good enough to even be MLB relievers so maybe the point is that this draft was good *by comparison* to the average Bane draft.
I was hoping for big things from Grichuk (meaning major league starting ability) but he's having a little bit of trouble putting it together. Oh, well.
Hey! At least he still has the two gimmees, Weaver and Trout, on his resume´!
2 months ago on Halo Headlines: Dipoto won't comment on Tanaka pursuit, Ibanez talks about coming to Anaheim
@monkeywithahaloSmall 2013 sample size caveat, but...after looking over the stats, why did the Angels feel like they needed to sign Ibanez? Other than his cool guitar name. Green seems to have pummeled right-handed pitching even better than Ibanez did and had an awesome OBP against. No, he was not good against lefties but the guy will never do anything unless he sees them more often. Send him out there against both-handed pitching, time to fish or cut bait. I'm kind of hoping Ibanez (I keep picturing my old beach guitar when I see that name) has some minor injury so Green gets looks at everybody.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Finding a platoon partner for Raul Ibanez
@monkeywithahalo@Rick K. But he's taking up a roster spot. Let him take some reps to a) keep his timing, and b) maybe he will improve against lefties and be a bigger asset (or an asset at all). How specialized can a limited quantity lineup be? And besides, what's Green's role in this specialized world if he's no sum gain with the bat?
Wait a minute...Grant Green doesn't hit well enough to be a platoon partner but he *does* hit well enough to be the everyday second baseman? Something is wrong with this picture.
The Story: The Angels spent less money this offseason and still got better.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Halo Headlines: reaction to the Raul Ibanez signing, how much will Mike Trout get paid?
YAY! That left-handed DH spot is officially taken from Shuck! Nothing against him personally but since I spent quite a bit of the season in Cardinals territory I only saw him hit a few times early in the season and a few times on the MLB Condensed Game and the guy appears to have the upper body strength of Sheldon Cooper. Did he ever get a ball to the outfield grass, because I never saw it happen. And the one or two times I saw him chase a fly ball caused me to hold my breath while he meandered around, apparently trying to get a visual. It was incomprehensible that they couldn't find a better backup, then I saw Brendan Harris. Nothing else, end of story.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on SIGNING: Angels complete deal with Raul Ibanez for one-year, $2.75 plus incentives