Leaderboard


Popular Content

Showing content with the highest reputation since 08/14/2019 in all areas

  1. 16 points
    Wisconsin27

    Cole

    Hi, I have been reading this board multiple times daily for years. I really want to express thanks to the many long-time contributors; particlary Doc, Second, TPod, and the many more who offer the routine contributions on the state of the farm; I have no other trusted source. I have chose to write for the first time in many years because I quite simply don't understand the "Cole or nothing" mantra that appears to have become etched in stone. Let me start by saying that I agree that if we were to draw it up, Cole is at the top of the list. The reasons have been discussed ad nauseum. And I agree with most we need a 3/4 innings eater "in addition to Cole." All of that said, I suggest we pump the brakes. I get the whole "local connection," White, Sassi, etc. But lest we need to be reminded he is a Boras Client. If we know anything about Boras, we know he's going to holdout until very late in the process and likely take the largest offer regardless of location. This leave Eppler, who I admire but also understand currently has one year to prove himself, in a very difficult spot. Does he "plan" on acquiring Cole and proceed by adding that 3/4 starter, only to potentially be left out of the other top players available via FA or trade? Or does he make a "best offer" and proceed with a secondary plan unwilling to wait around? As a Laker fan and recently impacted by the KL debacle, I can fully understand why he would move on despite my desire to roll-the-dice and put us in contention in the most obvious way possible. Am I wrong for feeling it's not a "Cole or bust" offseason? Are people truly of the mindset our '20 season rests largely on attaining Cole? Mike
  2. 10 points
    Taylor

    Update about Angels Stadium news

    That artist rendering looks like graphics from MVP Baseball '98.
  3. 8 points
    eligrba

    Beyond Grateful by Josh Hamilton

    Good For You, Josh Hamilton. Go Fuck Yourself.....
  4. 8 points
  5. 8 points
    Because he's the person directly responsible.
  6. 8 points
    wopphil

    Six man rotation in 2020?

    There must be more than one FA acquisition - they need at least two solid rotation pieces, perhaps three. And they need Ohtani to come back healthy. The rotation truly is that thin.
  7. 8 points
    Adam

    Political Gallery

  8. 7 points
    6ip, 4h, 2er, 1bb, 6k. 4 starts in a row of 6+ innings and 3 runs or less.
  9. 7 points
    Adam

    Political Gallery

  10. 6 points
    Yep, I don't care that he relapsed, that's on the Angels for taking on that risk. But the way he turned himself in to avoid being tested and have his contract terminated and avoid suspension was shady. That language was put in there for a reason and they mistakenly assumed he would act in good faith.... But the second he effed up he went out of his way to circumvent the system and contract. Then he actually said the Angels knew what the deal was. Dude is a c*nt.
  11. 6 points
    As long as they keep their dirty mitts off the Del Taco on State College Blvd I support this ridiculously overdone artist rendering....
  12. 6 points
    m0nkey

    Trout slump

    Could’ve at least mentioned doc by name
  13. 6 points
  14. 6 points
  15. 6 points
  16. 5 points
    m0nkey

    Beyond Grateful by Josh Hamilton

    Not just picking on you but I don’t get it. Sure he sucked ass and had his relapses, so he didn’t live up to the contract for the team I root for. Good for him, life goes on. He didn’t do anything to me personally.
  17. 5 points
    tdawg87

    Beyond Grateful by Josh Hamilton

    Too woke to stay off coke
  18. 5 points
    Catwhoshatinthehat

    Trumped

    Look at the riot police: No it's actually antifa who hide behind riot gear and masks before assaulting people they don't agree with. I don't think fringe groups are ever a good indicator of either side or Americans as a whole.
  19. 5 points
    Slegnaac

    Update about Angels Stadium news

    You won't be able to afford parking, so why worry.
  20. 5 points
    TroutField

    Update about Angels Stadium news

    Yeah that was my first thought lol Francisco Rodriguez on the building is a little funny.
  21. 5 points
    Jay

    Cole

    Welcome to the board, Wisconsin27.
  22. 5 points
    Dochalo

    Trout slump

    who? Melvin Trout?
  23. 5 points
    Jeff Fletcher

    Six man rotation in 2020?

    ^^^ The 6-man rotation was never really a 6-man rotation. The Angels believe the starters are mostly better off with 5 days rest instead of 4, but that’s also a function of the guys they had. I’m sure if they signed Cole he’d pitch more often than the other guys. Also, you can have 5 starters on your roster and call up a guy for a spot start 1-2 times a month when you want to give the other guys an extra day.
  24. 5 points
    Angelsjunky

    Six man rotation in 2020?

    Yeah, that's what I'm thinking. Ohtani gets special treatment, the two imports are basically "normal" starters, and the rest of the rotation is almost like a situation in which whoever pitches well gets the innings. Maybe Heaney is healthy and graduates to "normal starter" status, maybe Canning or Suarez or Sandoval step forward and earn the upgrade. Who knows, by year's end we could have a relatively normal five-man rotation, with a few guys filling in as needed. And of course people get injured. But assuming health to start the year, I could see the March/April starts going something like this: So essentially, depending upon the week, Canning and/or the "other" starter is skipped. I don't like this for Canning, but maybe it allows him to earn his way to more starts: the better he performs, the less he'll get skipped.
  25. 5 points
    This is in a nutshell the Angels 2019 season.


  • Newsletter

    block_newsletter_signup

    Sign Up