Barrett

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  1. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    You are kidding right? You want to be paying a 36 year old catcher 15 million dollars a year? Please tell me you are joking.
  2. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    You would go 5 years for a 31 year old catcher? ......
  3. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Only way I'd go 2 is if the 2nd was a team option.
  4. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Where is there any evidence or rumors that Kershaw would be traded? Didn't he just sign an extension?
  5. Shit happens. If you are going for just winning a wild card I don't think any team should be opening the season just hoping for a wild card spot. I think that's foolish. You are either good enough to win the division or you just aren't there yet. Injuries happen plenty, teams are either better than or worse than they expected once the season starts. But I don't think you can go into a season hoping for a wild card. There are too many variables that way. But if you think you have a team to compete for the division title and fall short then that's different than not having the horses to compete for that title.
  6. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    How many years would you go?
  7. Being mediocre doesn't get you a wild card spot. I understand going for it I understand holding back. But just settling for mediocrity does nothing for me personally or in my sports teams. I've said it before but I would rather finish last in the division than 3rd. I don't see the point in finishing 3rd.
  8. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Ya. Let someone else go more years on a catcher over the age of 30. I don't know much about Kikuchi but young good pitching on this team can never hurt.
  9. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    Wilson Ramos is a 31 year old catcher. The most you give him is a year and maybe an option for a 2nd. No way do you give this guy more than that. Catchers don't age well.
  10. I agree. It looks like Dipoto is trying to gut the MLB Roster and build for the future. I like the approach. I would much rather be terrible for 2-4 years and then good for a while after then mediocre. Being mediocre to me is worse than being terrible.
  11. @Inside Pitch I guess my thinking on not adding is kind of my thinking for the Angels in general. I don't see any positive to finishing the year 500. I don't believe in a carry over effect I don't believe in momentum. I think both are myths. I would rather the Angels be worse now and better in the future than be mediocre now and who knows about the future. Saving the money now then spending up to their cap just to finish 20 games below the Astros was kind of annoying to watch. I guess I don't see the point in having an Upton type if by the time the Angels are actually competing for division titles he will be past his prime and in his later 30's. But maybe that's me.
  12. The same argument about the Astros getting older could be said about the Angels as well. Simmons will be 30 this upcoming year. Upton will be 32 this year. Pujols is a year older etc. If by waiting for the prospects to get here in 2020 or later the core of Simmons Upton and Trout will be well in their 30s and the decline will start. Most prospects amount to not much, There are thousands of prospects across all the minor leagues most don't turn into stars, some do. To think that out of 15 of the prospects coming up in the next 3 years some will be stars I think is greatly exaggerated maybe one will be a star maybe a couple will be good the rest will be either mediocre or will flame out. To think about it this way since Trout has gotten here who is the best player in the league what other players that have come up through our system have been stars that are on our team currently? Is Kole Calhoun really a star? Tyler Skaggs? I really want the Angels to be good. I understand the argument on not spending idiotically on free agents, it's usually a bad idea. Unless some "major" upgrades happen this off season I just don't know how the Angels win the division next year, and just hoping to compete for a wild card is absolutely settling. I would rather the Angels just sit tight with what they have now and let the kids play and keep building up the farm. My ideal situation would be to trade off assets that won't help us when the farm gets here but I don't see the Angels doing that either.
  13. Barrett

    Break the bank?

    So you are not for adding better position players to this team? You don't think adding Harper would make this team better on offense? For an offense that finished middle of the road adding more offense would significantly alter this team.
  14. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    He can predict anything. I am saying to predict something and lay something on the line if you are wrong. Like AO does when he self bans himself for a week etc.
  15. Barrett

    2018 Hot Stove League

    wtf did you do ?