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  1. 6 points
    Two days in, two potential starters down................... "You only changed the names on the roster, you bastard, YOU NEVER REMOVED THE BODIES !!!!"
  2. 5 points
    Just get the TJ surgery now, and go have a nice vacation with Ryan Madsen.
  3. 5 points
  4. 4 points
    Geoff

    2020 Republican Field

    The never ending struggle between the heart and the wang.
  5. 4 points
  6. 4 points
    floplag

    Win the day?

    please bring back those unis..... pretty please.
  7. 4 points
  8. 3 points
    Geoff

    Trumped

    Thanks to everyone who's been calling to check on me.
  9. 3 points
    Ive said several times id be ecstatic to sign Harper. Harper / Trout would be insane. That said, yes, he is overrated. Hes basically baseballs version of an NBA star. His rep goes back to before he was drafted. I cant think of anyone even close. No one knew who trout, kershaw, stanton, altuve etc etc were in high school (except scouts). But harper was on SIs cover already. Then the hype continues in the minors. Gets called up, does pretty well...but overshadowed (big time) by trout. He finally has a monster season, and its "hes arrived!" Then hes back to "someday hes gonna put it all together!" If you took away the myth surrounding him since he was 16, and he was just another prospect in the minors, everyone would see him totally different. Talent off the charts. Gamer. Still super young. But youth aside, hes also a 7 year MLB vet...have the 7 years been what we expected? No. Will the next 7 be? Maybe... but I think in the current age, we can throw the argument that guys oeak at 28-30 out the window. That was back in the day when most guys came up at 23/24 or so. The stats were skewed by the masses, not the stars. I just cant see how he would suddenly turn a corner simply by aging. Hes seen the league for almost 2 presidential terms already...whats left to learn? But i still think hes as solid as anyone to give you .270, 40 home runs the next 4 years. Not sure if thats worth $300 mill, but... ... ITS NOT MY MONEY! (Say it in your head like a catch phrase, like "ill buy that for a dollar!")
  10. 3 points
    Tank

    AOC Thread

    recycling energy?
  11. 3 points
    Tank

    Random pics or Gifs for no reason

    how much do i love you?
  12. 3 points
    WeatherWonk

    2018 Hot Stove League

    I found this rather interesting (as well as a future predictor?) of where baseball could be going; given the disdain for long-term contracts. From MLBTR. From a payroll perspective, the Twins have zero issues fitting Polanco — or virtually any player in baseball — onto the long-term ledger. Minnesota is the only organization in MLB that doesn’t have a single guaranteed contract on the books for the 2020 season, with the only dollars they’re technically committed to beyond 2019 coming in the form of a $300K buyout on Nelson Cruz’s one-year contract.
  13. 3 points
    So what they are saying is that Harvey is a little butthurt?
  14. 3 points
    Oh. I thought he was just a really really really dedicated Garrett Anderson fan.
  15. 3 points
    Kevin

    Trumped

    Why not both?
  16. 3 points
    Lou

    Trumped

    yep. so is Mike Napoli
  17. 3 points
    So a couple of hours ago, I was alone in my car driving down the street when I heard the guy read some sports headlines on my humble AM radio. The words "Matt Harvey" register and are followed by "first injury of the spring" and "out" for a while. I BROKE INTO A FIT OF HOWLING LAUGHTER!!! Witnessed only by me. But I assume it echoed from San Diego to Seattle. I'm still periodically chuckling. How are Albert's knees and feet doing so far?
  18. 3 points
    I'm quite certain someone in this forum uses voodoo dolls to make this kind of stuff happen. I have my suspicions as to who that might be; as I'm sure some of you do too.
  19. 2 points
    The San Diego Padres were just ranked as having the best farm system in baseball by Baseball America. Did you know the last time the Angels were ranked with the #1 farm system in baseball? 2005. Unlike the Padres, who haven't been in the playoffs since 2006, the '05 Angels made the playoffs the year prior to being ranked as the No. 1 farm system, and were the World Series champions three years prior to that. After being ranked as having the best farm system in baseball in 2005, the Angels went on to make the playoffs in four of the next five seasons. The Angels' top 30 prospects in 2005 had a bunch of talent that made it to the big leagues. Twenty of them made it to the big leagues, and half of them had a solid career. That was an incredible amount of talent. Now, think think about the fact that we finally have a top 10 farm system again. Combine that with the talent we have on the Major League club such as Trout, Ohtani, Simmons, Upton, Skaggs, Heaney, Barria, Buttrey, and Anderson. I liken our 2019 club to our 2006 team. We graduated most of those '05 top 30 prospects that year and they began contributing along with our existing core of vets in Vlad, GA, OC, Weaver, Lackey, K-Rod, Shields, Escobar, Colon. This year, we should do the same with many of our current top 30 prospects starting to contribute along with our current core of vets. Now consider that next year, in our 2020 season, we'll have an established mix of veterans and young core that can hit the ground running. That could lead to a magical run like 2007-2009. While it may wear on our patience at times that the 2019 Los Angeles Angels may resemble the 2006 club, especially by missing the playoffs, ultimately, we need to see that this year will be a stepping stone, much like 2006 was. Making the playoffs for 3 straight years couldn't have happened without that transitional season in 2006. We needed the '06 season to introduce to the prospects to the Majors and give them the opportunity to succeed. I believe the present Angels may have a chance to be a bit better and sustain longer success than they did from '07-'09. Eppler appears to have set up this club up for more success than we had in 2007-2009. His one year deals for veteran help this season could catapult the Angels into a playoff berth this year. Or, they could end up being yet another boon to the farm system by adding more players like they did in the Maldonado and Kinsler trades. The Angels have the talent to acquire a piece in a trade, if warranted, or, can continue to stock up on talent to sustain the parent club for years. By the end of 2019, the Angels could very well be a top 3 farm system. And, at the same time, they could be on the verge of challenging the Houston Astros in the standings. This season will be an integral part of a larger plan to vault the Angels back into dominance of the A. L. West for a long time.
  20. 2 points
    nate

    Trumped

    One of @Glen's overlapping ven diagrams: Those who are against imminent domain and those who support the border wall.
  21. 2 points
    Lhalo

    Trumped

    We’ll put you in charge of measuring. It will give you a chance to break in those new pads.
  22. 2 points
    arch stanton

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Maybe they’re all just wary of paying $48 million for the 2014-15 version of Justin Verlander
  23. 2 points
    nate

    AOC Thread

    One thing she is right about is that it is stupid to spent tax money on sports arenas and corporate headquarters. Everything else she is a complete idiot about. Boobs
  24. 2 points
    This is cool. Like the idea of versatility on our roster.
  25. 2 points
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