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  1. Blowtani

    Best part of that article is reading that he had a history of tanking during Japanese spring training too.
  2. Spring Training stats: Do they matter?

    out of reverse....
  3. Blowtani

    Dude , the WBC uses Rawlings baseballs .... Same balls used for MLB and they pitch off a regulation mound. The only differences between the mounds over there is the type of clay they use but they are the same exact height.... I get being concerned but guys get lit up in AZ during Spring Training all the time. The combination of thin air and altitude can make for some curious results... Add in all the other crap and it's not a real shock he's been awful. Dude needs more innings imo.
  4. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Even with that being the case -- the BABIP is completely fluky... He's neither as good as his K rate has been nor is he going to give up hits on 70% of his batted balls... The highest recorded BABIP ever was .433 in 1894... Since 2000, there have been two guys with a BABIP over .400 in any one season. Manny Ramirez and Jose Hernandez. He's pitched 8.1 innings... Its hard to make any real decisions based on such a small sample. FTR, I'm not opposed to sending him to AAA, I just don't know that what we are seeing isn't just noise still.
  5. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    So... if Fletcher's numbers are correct, Ohtani's BABIP allowed is like .714 Meanwhile his K/9 is 20.52.. Neither one of those numbers is sustainable or a realistic gauge of his ability....
  6. Blowtani

    Again, there is a Garza similarity... He's pitched well vs. NYY, Bos, and Baltimore. It's been the Royals, Astros, Angels, and Mariners, that have wrecked him. Weird stuff really. Wonder if it's a travel thing or something.
  7. Blowtani

    Bidwell has been pitching like his peripherals predicted him to. His ERA last year screamed fluke when compared to his peripherals.. He was closer to a 5.00 ERA guy than the mid 3's he posted. That's not to say that pitcher's can't outpitch their peripherals but Bridwell has done it for all of 20 starts in his entire career minor and major league.
  8. Blowtani

    I like Cobb, but people are overrating him based on ERA... not as bad as they did with Matt Garza but still overrating him. He's one year removed from being a bigger question mark than people consider Richards to be and for his career he's been close to a 4.00 ERA guy in neutral parks. Cobb's got some upside in him but he's pitched his entire career in front of great defenses and in a pitcher's park.
  9. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Ugly start... He's stuff is better than it's played and Fletcher is kind of hinting at him being BABip'ed to death... I think people are overreacting, I also think the Angels need to maybe sit him down and explain that while they know he's used to doing things a certain way this isn't Kansas anymore... (Or Hanshin if you'd rather). He will be pitching in MLB, and instead of trying to make things adapt to him they really should consider working to get him to start adapting to MLB... All the "he used to doing ____ in Japan" stuff needs to stop... He won't be pitching in Japan again.. unless he fails. Time to teach him what it takes to succeed in this league... Everyone knows he was great over there. Also .. AO -- if you can forgive me for stepping on your toes -- Hows "Bohtanquin" for a nickname.... Just having some fun with his struggles today...
  10. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Much ado about nothing.. this Kei Igawa fellow will be fine.....
  11. Gameday: 3/15 Angels vs Rockies

    I hope he gets sent down ....
  12. Something I Never thought I'd see

    Never doubted the kid or Jerry.... Yup..... Anyone know how Salas is doing this Spring? Was always a favorite of mine...
  13. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    A week ago people were losing their shit because the starting rotation was giving up HRs in AZ and Arrieta was the savior..... This week it's the pen and Holland is the messiah. I'm sure everyone was stoked when Blake Parker, Yusmero Petit, and Bud Norris, were being looked at to log significant innings out or the pen last year. I'm not a fan of Blake Wood, but I'm not as terrified of the rest of the bullpen candidates.
  14. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    It's just money... Let's go for it now!... How do you know prospects will amount to anything? Who cares about losing a pick.... We Got Pujols!!! 2012-2015 says hello...
  15. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    You can trade players you may no longer see as essential, or where you have depth. When you trade a prospect you're actualizing his value... or at least trying to. When you throw away bonus pools you're pissing value away. Because of the changes to the CBA, pool money carries much more value than its real world equivalent. It's a pretty simple concept.