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  1. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    GAME DAY THREAD!!!!! (ST - 2/23/2019)

    they said the same thing about the A's last season after Ohtani nearly no hit them.
  2. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    GAME DAY THREAD!!!!! (ST - 2/23/2019)

    Like a bad penny.
  3. The players may think they are worth more than are. Anything (or player) are worth what someone is willing to pay...
  4. He had one of the best contact rates in baseball last season, so if he can add more pop to his swing that would be amazing...
  5. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/26056978/judge-rules-lorena-martin-seattle-mariners-go-arbitration Judge rules Lorena Martin, Seattle Mariners must go to arbitration
  6. https://thesportsdaily.com/2018/11/08/los-angeles-angels-2019-top-30-prospects-a1w1/ 1. Jo Adell OF (age 19) Stats: 290/.355/.543, 20 HR, 15 SB in 99 games at A/A+/AA. Ranking Trends: Consensus #1. ETA: 2020. Comments: Despite a weak finish that saw his overall numbers fall, Adell was everything the Angels hoped for and more, playing at three levels as a teenager. Some scouts and analysts—and not just Angels fans—see him as being one of the highest upside players in the minors. He’s a consensus top 20 prospect in all of baseball, currently ranked #15 on MLB.com’s Pipeline rankings and #17 on Fangraphs’ The BOARD. There’s a real chance that sometime in 2019 he’s the #1 prospect in the minors. He’s the best Angels prospects since You Know Who and a probable future star. 2. Griffin Canning RHP (22) Stats: 4-3, 3.65 ERA, 44 walks and 125 strikeouts in 113.1 innings at A+/AA/AAA.Ranking Trends: average 2.1, median 2, range 2-3 (eight 2s, one 3). ETA: 2019. Comments: Not bad for a first professional season. Canning utterly dominated A+ (0.00 ERA in two starts) and AA (1.97 ERA in 10 starts) before struggling in the hitter’s paradise that is the Pacific Coast League (5.49 ERA in 13 starts). Expect him to adjust in 2019 and be in the majors at some point. His floor seems to be that of a good mid-rotation starter, his ceiling that of a borderline ace. MLB.com has him ranked #72 and Fangraphs #90. 3. Brandon Marsh OF (20) Stats: .266/.359/.408, 10 HR, 14 SB, 73 walks in 127 A/A+ games. Ranking Trends: average 3.3, median 3, range 2-6 (2, six 3s, 4, 6) ETA: 2020. Comments: On first glance, a disappointing year – especially after a strong start in A ball. But Marsh greatly improved his plate discipline and showed flashes of better things to come. He’s a good candidate for a breakout in 2019, when he should spend most of the year as a Trash Panda (AA). MLB.com ranks him #98, Fangraphs #58. 4. Jose Suarez LHP (20) Stats: 3.92 ERA, 44 walks and 142 strikeouts in 117 innings at A+/AA/AAA. Ranking Trends: average 5.3, median 6, range 3-7. ETA: 2019. Comments: Like Canning, Suarez dominated in A+ (2.00 ERA in 2 starts) and AA ball (3.03 ERA in 7 starts) before struggling in AAA (4.48 ERA in 17 starts), but he did eventually adjust. Also like Canning, he’ll start games in the majors next year. 5. Jahmai Jones 2B (20) Stats: .229/.337/.380, 10 HR, 24 SB, 67 walks in 123 A+/AA games. Ranking Trends: average 5.3, median 6, range 3-8. ETA: 2020. Comments: See Marsh; not a great year statistically, but not only did his plate discipline improve but he adjusted back to second base. I wouldn’t be concerned until we see how his second year at 2B is. There’s a sense that Jones is teetering between a breakthrough to future star status and more of a average regular. #75 according to Fangraphs. 6. Luis Rengifo SS (21) Stats: .299/.399/.452, 7 HR, 41 SB, 75 walks in 127 A+/AA/AAA games. Ranking Trends: average 6, median 5, range 4-10. ETA: 2019. Comments: Rengifo was a revelation, one of the most dynamic performers in the minor leagues and probably the Angels prospect whose value jumped the most. At the very least he’ll be a very nice super utility player; he may also challenge David Fletcher and Jones for the long-term gig at second base as soon as next year. 7. Jordyn Adams OF (18) Stats: .267/.361/.381, 0 HR, 5 SB in 29 Rookie games. Ranking Trends: average 7.4, median 8, range 5-9. ETA: 2022. Comments: 2018 first round pick Jordyn “The Dunk” Adams held his own in his first exposure to professional ball. He seemed to be taking a step forward in Orem, hitting .314/.375/.486 in 9 games, before going down with injury. A very athletic player with a high upside, but there’s still quite a range of possible outcomes. 8. Taylor Ward 3B (24) Stats:.349/.446/.531, 14 HR, 18 SB, 65 walks in 102 AA/AAA games; .178/.245/.333, 6 HR, 9 walks and 45 strikeouts in 40 MLB games. Ranking Trends: average 8, median 9, range 5-10 (with three not ranked due to loss of rookie status). ETA: 2018. Comments:: Angels minor league player of the year? While a dozen or more prospects have higher upside, Ward might have had the best year of any Angel minor leaguer. He struggled at the major league level but deserves the benefit of the doubt. Unlikely to be a star, he could be a solid performer at 3B. 9. Patrick Sandoval RHP (21) Stats:2.43 ERA, 29 walks and 145 strikeouts in 122.1 A/A+/AA games, including a 0.79 ERA in 7 starts in the Angels organization. Ranking Trends: average 9.1, median 9, range 5-14. ETA: 2020. Comments: Acquired for Martin Maldonado, Sandoval is a very welcome addition to the farm system. Most seem to think he is a future back-end of the rotation starter, but the numbers alone speak of mid-rotation potential. 10. Matt Thaiss 1B (23) Stats:.280/.335/.467, 16 HR, 44 walks in 125 games in AA/AAA. Ranking Trends: average 10, median 10, range 5-12. ETA: 2019. Comments: Thaiss continues to improve incrementally, although perhaps not quickly enough to get excited about. The jury is still out on his future, whether he’ll be an above average performer or more of a fringe starter/platoon player.
  7. With all due respect to Albert, the best way he could help the Angels win a championship at this point in his career would be to retire and free up his $30M salary to some younger and better talent. Just saying...
  8. If the rumor is true and Trout doesn't take this deal he really doesn't want to stay here. That's a crazy amount of Benjamin's.
  9. Wouldn't an extension be added to existing contract therefore extending the contract making it 10 yrs? Otherwise wouldn't it just be ending the existing contract and signing an entirely new contract for 8 yrs?
  10. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Trumped

    https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2019/02/trump-nobel-peace-prize-shinzo-abe Trump Forgot the First Rule of Asking Someone to Nominate You for a Nobel Prize You're not supposed to tell anyone about it.
  11. https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/46653/2019-prospects-the-top-101/ 1. Vladimir Guerrero Jr., 3B, Toronto Blue Jays 2. Jo Adell, OF, Los Angeles Angels 3. Fernando Tatis Jr., SS, San Diego Padres 4. Eloy Jimenez, OF, Chicago White Sox 5. Victor Robles, OF, Washington Nationals 6. Keston Hiura, 2B, Milwaukee Brewers 7. Forrest Whitley, RHP, Houston Astros 8. Royce Lewis, SS, Minnesota Twins 9. Nick Senzel, 3B/2B/SS?/OF?, Cincinnati Reds 10. Wander Franco, SS, Tampa Bay Rays
  12. FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Angels' Albert Pujols, right, watches his three-run home run in front of Seattle Mariners catcher Chris Herrmann during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif. Pujols has a bold if unrealistic prediction for his 2019 season. "I'm expecting to play 162 games," the Angels first baseman said Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Alex Gallardo, File)