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  2. Or you can wait to complain until Shoemaker is signed by another team and we don’t upgrade.
  3. This is how I feel about it. He had an injury that was incredibly difficult to diagnose. I think they went in to do one surgery and found the actual problem. I understand the people on here that are risk adverse and want a different pitcher. But if most of his issues were based on this one injury, it is tough to call him injury prone.
  4. Stradling

    Why the Angels won't sign Yasmani Grandal

    What is crazy is the large sample size shows that Grandal is a pretty good player and since he had a poor playoff his stock is dropping it appears. Kelly and Eovaldi were average to below average and get grossly overpaid based not he playoffs.
  5. Only when I am in a state that doesn't have INO
  6. Second Base

    Yusei Kikuchi

    I doubt they're wrong. Henry Schulman isn't as much of a clown as others, and he's very confident in his source. But personally, this tells me nothing other than Yusei Kikuchi isn't afraid to sign with the Giants, if they offer the most money. It makes sense. The Bay Area has a lot of Japanese, and I'm sure he'd be a huge draw. And the Giants really are a classy organization, top to bottom. It'd be a great situation for him. But there are a few factors indicating the Giants won't be strong players. Farhan Zaidi was hired on to oversee a rebuild that would completely restructure the organization. The Giants aren't competitive right now, already have a bloated payroll and aging roster, have no farm system and are in dire need of a rebuild. There's nothing wrong with that either. They took their shot and won three World Series, and now they're on the natural downslope coming off those. Last year they were a 200 million dollar losing team. Their current payroll is at 162. In three years prior, they kept it between 172-180, and that's where they're expected to return to in the initial phase of the rebuild. So the Giants have 10-20 million to work with, and a host of holes to fill on the roster, with a competitive window that's still at least four years away. So yes, SF can sign Kikuchi, but if he signed with them, he'd know going in that he's signing on for a rebuild and they won't be spending money to surround him with talent as much as they'll be slowly but surely developing it from the inside. The Angels on the other hand are in a situation where they need Kikuchi, have money to spend, a strong Japanese contingent and figure to begin their ascent up the MLB hierarchy in 2020. They have a very strong farm system with many young players making their way into the MLB roster in the next couple years, and have Shohei Ohtani and Mike Trout. I expect he'll be an Angel.
  7. hangin n wangin

    Why the Angels won't sign Yasmani Grandal

    He choked on the skin flute pretty bad in the playoffs. It pleased me. He’s still a good player but that was pretty brutal.
  8. Find me a replacement that is better and I will stop complaining.
  9. I forgive the guy for getting hit in the head and almost dying and I forgive him for a doctor misdiagnosing the problem. Like I said it's a good gamble. Get me someone better for the price and I am ok with it. Right now it looks like we are just dumping salary despite pitching being a position of need.
  10. hangin n wangin

    The Most Tired Lines in AngelsWin History

    Best shape of my life. RBIs mang.
  11. TroutField

    Yusei Kikuchi

    Seem like legit sources to me...
  12. hangin n wangin

    #1 and #2 Starters (2019 elephant in the room)

    Shoemaker has shown some potential, but the guy couldn’t stay healthy. I wouldn’t have minded keeping him for 4 million since he has potential for a high 3, low 4 ERA.... but there is also just as much potential for him to be injured the whole year and put up a high 4 ERA. I think the people that are disappointed we let him go are reflecting on that one really good year he had in 2014 with a 3.04 ERA. He hasn’t come close to that production since. That seemed like a year where he outperformed his real talent. I like Shoemaker and wish him the best, but he’s pretty easily replaceable. Especially for Eppler who is capable of finding the cheap hidden gem.
  13. fan_since79

    Obamacare/Trumpcare Horror Stories

    I'm fully expecting Roberts to save Obamacare in the end. Kavanaugh may join him, who knows... 5-4 or 6-3 decision to preserve the ACA. It's chaos otherwise for many millions of Americans. We're stuck with the damn thing at this point.
  14. Yes, they’ve had injuries, lots of them. Not nearly as many injuries or days lost to injuries as the number of these posts you put out.
  15. It’s like Chuck pays some of these people to be repetitive.
  16. It's a tired line but it reflects reality.
  17. It’s like Chuck pays some of these people to be repetitive.
  18. if anyone needs me, I'll be in the "Tired Lines" thread
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  20. Geoff

    Trumped

    I'll never understand the mindset that causes people to vote for someone only because they have an R or D after their name.
  21. We need about eight starters since three or four of them are bound to be on the DL for long periods of time. That's just the way things are with the Angels.
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  24. It's good he got a draft pick, no doubt the high floor low ceiling college player they bring in will make for a fine RP ... But after the money was exchanged and players were sorted out they acquired the older player who will cost them 25 mil this year for the younger player costing 35 mil over two years.... They likely move Encarnacion now, but who needs a 20 mil DH... Not the Yankees, not the Red Sox....
  25. Stradling

    Yusei Kikuchi

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