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    Comfort in the box

    "If you have eight or nine hitters that are comfortable in the batter’s box, it’s difficult to be successful as a pitcher.” This is from Ausmus regarding Suarez possibly tipping his pitches. I'd like to know what this means to you. There are a lot of pitchers who throw hard and inside. Does that mean that the batter isn't comfortable? Some of these pitchers aren't that good.
  2. Why does the ranking have to be attributable to Trout? It almost seems like a dig to the announcers..
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    I've used up my free articles for The Athletic. Would someone print what's been written?
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    We're not done yet

    Can we split with Boston and subsequently win about 11 more games the rest of the month? If so, we may have a chance to get into the wild card race.
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    Gerrit Cole seems to be a must signing.

    Has this been seen?
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    We're not done yet

    So the consensus can be up on Eppler but down on the team? It really is strange here.
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    Time to Abandon the Opener

    I do think it's futile. Just pitch for five innings or so. I don't think they make a difference.
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    Eppler Polls

    I said above 60 for 1 year. It's an extremely tiresome situation and Eppler may have to be the scapegoat.
  9. Torridd Members!!

    I'm glad your grandson is doing well. The best to you and your family!
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    In Defense of Eppler

    I agree that the original post was well thought of. However, I dislike that a whole bunch of name calling starts when someone disagrees with it. Eppler has done a lot to like and dislike.
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    Angels DFA Jonathan Lucroy

    I like what he's done with the minors, but he messed up this year. There's no doubt about it. It's embarrassing for an organization with the wherewithal of the Angels to go this long without being in the playoffs.
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    Angels DFA Jonathan Lucroy

    LOL! Yeah, right! The leeway for Eppler to do his thing is getting ridiculous.
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    Angels DFA Jonathan Lucroy

    I have trouble believing that.
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    Angels DFA Jonathan Lucroy

    Yet, he's a major leaguer.
  15. I know that the team is basically playing .500 ball, but I'm disappointed that nothing's been done to solve our pitching state. I think Eppler has to take the fall for that. Thoughts?
  16. Shouldn't he be more apt to make a move since the staff id decimated? I know he doesn't want to come across as desperate (although he is) but it's hard to believe that nothing could be done.
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    Happy Birthday Chuck Richter

    Happy Birthday, Chuck! Happy first!
  18. Why would the tragedy stop any movement?
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    Are the Angels a dysfunctional organization?

    The definition of dysfunctional is abnormal functioning. I don't think the Angels have functioned abnormally as an organization. All teams have made wrong decisions, just like a family, but I wouldn't call them abnormal. Re the definition, I would say none of the teams, with maybe the exception of Miami, is. Some have slower processes in winning, but that's just a choice. The Angels have had an incredible run of "bad luck" over the last 15 years. Moreno tried spending his way to a championship but it didn't work and now he's onto a slower process. I'm not necessarily happy about it, but it's not abnormal.
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    LaStella Status

    Has anyone heard anything where he is in his recovery process lately?
  21. I've been a fan since '79 but I seem to remember at least one 15-game winner amongst the rotation. Am I wrong?
  22. It REALLY is time we got a decent starter, preferably two. The team isn't going anywhere at this pace.
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    Jo Adell chooses Adidas

    Does this mean he's a "sure thing?"
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    Thoughts on Thaiss?

    I'd like assessments on how good you think he could be and will be. Is Don Mattingly-like a pipe dream?
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    Kole Calhoun 2.0 and 2020

    If Eppler doesn't believe the team will compete for the wild card this year I wholeheartedly expect Kole to be traded. I don't see any reason he'd keep him when he's a free agent next year.