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  1. 14 points
    DMVol

    Trout free agency

  2. 13 points
    True Grich

    2018 Hot Stove League

    10 day or 15 day DL... doesn't really matter. Angels' pitchers only use the 60 day DL
  3. 12 points
    Lou

    The State of Free Agency

    free agents aren't undervalued, they were just overvalued in the past. also, Harper turned down $300 MILLION. the poor little ball player act is a crock of shit.
  4. 12 points
    Jeff Fletcher

    Team has gotten worse?

    They have done exactly what Eppler said they were doing. They made as many small short term improvements as they could to give themselves a chance at the playoffs this year, while sacrificing none of the farm system and taking on no large financial commitments. They have a chance at 90 wins this year, and next year the farm system will be even better. Remember, an improving farm system helps you in 3 ways: the players play for you, they save you money to spend on established players, they give you capital to spend to trade for other players. A good farm system is the only way to have an extended window of success, so they’ve been operating around that. It’s like having half the store open while you’re doing renovations, as opposed to closing the whole place (tanking). Next year’s FA’s include OC natives Gerrit Cole and Nolan Arenado.
  5. 12 points
    Transition year. Either way it’s baseball and I’m ready
  6. 11 points
    Blarg

    Crisis in Baseball

    "They are again fielding offers, when there are offers, that are identical from team to team to team." The identical offers comes from identical data that says any one particular player is only worth x for y year(s). Teams no longer look in awe of Boras' 60 page dossier on a mid tier player skewing his value by misleading data. They now know exactly what is worth market value and what is just smoke and mirrors. Players holding out just means holding their dicks because it doesn't favor a GM to get Pujol'ed by a long term contract for short term production. Passing on any top tier free agent isn't going to ruin the franchise. Investing in the wrong one will. It's not collusion when it's based on facts. You either want to play and make more money than any other job your skills provide or sit out the season. Pretty simple.
  7. 11 points
    Jeff Fletcher

    Trout free agency

    If Trout makes it to free agency, that would mean he and the Angels have failed to reach a deal over 12-18 months of trying, so I highly doubt he'd re-sign. I still think it's more likely than not that he agrees to an extension and never gets to free agency.
  8. 10 points
    I'll always root for any other team in the Doyers division unless it's 2002.
  9. 10 points
    m0nkey

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Don’t know where else to put it but this is cool
  10. 10 points
    krAbs

    Kaleb Cowart

    I stand by my question.
  11. 10 points
    Adam

    Trumped

  12. 10 points
    Dochalo

    What's up with all these 1-year deals?

    if you can't get your target guy on a multi-year deal, don't sign a guy you're not all that high on for fewer years just because he's the next best option. Go with a solid one year option on a guy with upside so if he does well and the team doesn't, you can trade him and if he doesn't do well then f'it. It's one year.
  13. 9 points
    Lou

    The State of Free Agency

    it's players like Longoria who have given owners pause. he signed a $100 million contract then proceeded to have the worst two seasons of his career.
  14. 9 points
    Probably, why do you ask Gleny?
  15. 9 points
    Dochalo

    The Eppler way?

    btw, there are going to end up being a total of 7 deals of 4yrs or more this year. Corbin, Eovaldi are done. Harper, Machado, Pollack, Kimbrel and Keuchel are left and I'm not convinced that Keuchel and Pollock are going to get 4+. Most likely, but it's not guaranteed at this point. On top of that, there are another 7 guys who have gotten 3 year deals. there are probably 2-3 more that are going to get 3 years. that's a total of 15 or so players with deals of 3 years or more. About one for every other team. Everything else is a 2, 1 or minor league deal for the other 200 free agents out there. do you know why it's unusual that Eppler is handing out so many one year deals? Because it's highly unusual that a team with this many holes to fill would want to try to compete or that they would spend money. Most of the time teams will have guys from the farm taking a bunch of those spots or just sit on their hands. People are mistaking/confusing the ancillary benefit that the Angels have in inking these one year deals with the intent. The intent of doing this is that they want to win. Just like the intent of pursing Corbin, Eovaldi, Happ, Ramos and others is to win. The ancillary benefit of 1yrs deals is two fold. You can trade them if they're performing or you can bag them and have that money free for next year if they don't. The strategy is the make the team better now and in the long term. If there's a player warranting a long term deal next off season and Eppler feels he fits that criteria then he won't hesitate to sign him. If someone can tell me where we've missed that opportunity this off season, I would love to hear it.
  16. 9 points
    There it is. As boring as the last few years have been, im ready for it to start up. Boring or not, its still better than no baseball.
  17. 8 points
  18. 8 points
    mtangelsfan

    Trumped

    You never go full Nixon.
  19. 8 points
    How much longer until an @Angel Oracle or @tdawg87reaction is available.
  20. 8 points
    Let's start talking about where he will go when he's a FA. Too early?
  21. 8 points
    ten ocho recon scout

    Mariano Rivera Stat

    Man, lol, thats a pretty badass way to put it. Ill have to check with Vladdylonglegs if its accurate though.
  22. 8 points
    AngelsLakersFan

    Mariano Rivera Stat

    As I'm sure many of you do - I'll never forget that 5 run 9th inning come back in New York off of him - Capped off by Mo Vaughn's 3 run game tying homer, Erstad's impossible game saving bottom of the 9th catch and his game winning solo shot in the top of the 10th. One of the best games I've ever seen from this team and so much of it was tied to the seeming impossibility of coming back from such a large deficit against perhaps the greatest finisher of all time. Thanks Mariano.
  23. 8 points
    UndertheHalo

    Kaleb Cowart

    I encourage Kaleb and all major leaguers to follow this strategy when it’s going bad. I think the Angels should post this in the club house.
  24. 7 points
    a tdawg reaction would be NSFW
  25. 7 points
    NJHalo

    Mariano Rivera Stat

    As much as I hate the Yankees, and pretty much every guy who put on the pinstripes, I never disliked Mariano. He was just so dominant, without being a dick. Always a classy guy on the field, and off. Never showed up a batter after making them look foolish.