halomatt

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  1. I’d extend him for the next ten years right now. Get him to his age 36 season and everyone wins. If he hasn’t fallen off a cliff by then but still wants to stay I’d go year-to-year if he’d take that.
  2. Ohtani??

    I say yes. Do whatever is necessary to get him. He's young and many who have seen him say he's the real deal.
  3. Gordon or Moustakas

    Where is "Neither"? Neither.
  4. I don't see the Angels biting on Stanton, as much as we all might wish. Instead, I see the Angels taking another year of small bites. Maybe a trade for second base; someone that the Angels control for multiple seasons. I would also like to see this be an offseason of extensions. Mike Trout needs to be locked up for the next ten years. Then Simmons. Extend him another three/four years. I'd also like the Angels to lock down Richards, Skaggs and maybe even Heaney. These guys don't have much value out there, so why not see if they will take the security of a four year contract? The Angels might get tremendous value while locking them up at lower rates. I don't even care too much about Upton. I don't see anything but misery in the kind of contract he would get if he opts out. In all, I'd rather be patient and let these outfielders (and other prospects) get another year of development in them, and then see what they're worth in trades, while also going all in on guys like Machado in future offseasons.
  5. Chili Davis going to Cubs

    Argument from Ignorance, no?
  6. This is what I would hope for in this case. I dunno. Part of me thinks that this team should, once again, plug left field, and wait for the farm kids to develop. From what I've read here, some are getting close to contributing. Some might say we are "close to competing", but as someone else pointed out here, the only reason the Angels even made it a close race is because everyone was an average team too. What I wouldn't want is another Hamilton contract. If the Angels did extend or re-do the contract, I'd rather see Upton make more money over the same time span(four years). I'm not sold on how this particular player will age.
  7. MLBTradeRumors: Angels Three Needs

    Brandon Phillips is on this list. I wouldn't mind him back as long as it's one/two years max. Old? Yep. But he buys time for our farm and won't break the bank or block anyone who might develop within the next five years. I liked it so much, I posted twice! Oops.
  8. MLBTradeRumors: Angels Three Needs

    Brandon Phillips is on this list. I wouldn't mind him back as long as it's one/two years max. Old? Yep. But he buys time for our farm and won't break the bank or block anyone who might develop within the next five years. Most free agents are gonna get old and block someone younger. Phillips gives the team a known quantity and an opportunity for immediate improvement to try and get Trout to the playoffs. Would direct more money for use on an impact pitcher (Otani is the dream.) or for use next off season with someone like Machado.
  9. What everyone is thinking?

    They are what they've always been: a mediocre team. That they have been in contention is only significant in that so many teams have shared their mediocrity for this "wild card race". I believe that this team will be only marginally improved next year. As many have said, there's just too many holes and inconsistent players on this roster. I don't believe that the owner will spend the significant amounts of money or trade away the few assets the team has to bring in "talent". However, if Pujols retires, all bets are off. "Worst Player in Baseball" has a nasty ring to it.
  10. Weekend Shenanigans - Mid-stream

    Feels good to have DR writing for us. Seems like it's been a long stretch. Thanks.
  11. Confederate Monuments

    Best thing I saw on Twitter all day.
  12. Should Scioscia be in the running for MOTY?

    I think Scioscia ain't "running" for anything.