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  1. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Trumped

    I don't mean anything. Just posting the story. A few years ago I was laid off and lost my insurance and do to a preexisting condition couldn't get insurance even if I could have afforded it. I was lucky I found a loophole in the MediCal policy that saved my life. I'm hoping the Supreme court once again rules in favor of the ACA.
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    Trumped

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/trumps-next-chief-of-staff-called-him-a-terrible-human-being-just-before-he-was-elected-president During a debate with his then-congressional challenger, Democrat Fran Person, on Nov. 2 of 2016, less than a week before Trump was elected president, then-congressman Mulvaney was blunt with those gathered at York Middle School in York, South Carolina. After decrying the Democratic nominee, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, as a liberal who would take the country in the wrong direction, Mulvaney said he was supporting Trump, essentially by default. “Yes, I am supporting Donald Trump, but I’m doing so despite the fact that I think he’s a terrible human being,” he said, according to a report in The State newspaper.
  3. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Trumped

    https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Federal-judge-in-Texas-rules-Obama-health-care-13468070.php Federal judge in Texas rules Obama health-care law unconstitutional
  4. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Yusei Kikuchi

    I hope these rumors are wrong.
  5. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Tipsheet: Angels will force Pujols to compete for 2019 at-bats

    Bour vs RHP .242/.356/.463/.819 - 18 HR - 47 RBI - 298 AB needs to platoon
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    Yusei Kikuchi

    Translation sort of: Yusei Kikuchi's agent, Scott Boras, said on Wednesday that the Japanese left-hander will meet with interested teams later this month in Los Angeles. With the rumor he prefers to play on the West Coast, he is connected to the #Giants, #Padres, #Dodgers, #Angels and #Mariners.
  7. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    BREAKING: Angels acquire....

    My bad I was thinking Cozart for some strange reason. I was reading the paragraph about Cozart just before I read this one. No excuse.
  8. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    BREAKING: Angels acquire....

    Simmons was an All-Star the year before we traded for him. If Upton's range is increased, why would his defense get worse? Wouldn't him getting to more balls help his defense? One can only hope that's happens but yeah you're way out on that limb...
  9. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    BREAKING: Angels acquire....

    Trump says they're not all bad, there are good and bad on both sides... LOL
  10. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Tipsheet: Angels will force Pujols to compete for 2019 at-bats

    Ohtani might as well have missed spring training last year based on his results. He is only going to DH, he should fine. I think the Angels may be too cautious, sometimes.
  11. https://www.stltoday.com/sports/columns/jeff-gordon/tipsheet-angels-will-force-pujols-to-compete-for-at-bats/article_45ff2922-7ee3-5c51-baa5-2eae35f03ea1.html Tipsheet: Angels will force Pujols to compete for 2019 at-bats Say, is former Cardinals icon Albert Pujols ready to finish his career fighting for at-bats as a part-time player? It sounds like he needs to brace for that possibility after the Los Angeles Angels signed first baseman Justin Bour. That could leave Pujols fighting for time at that position and in a designated hitter platoon with slugger/pitcher Shohei Ohtani, who is on the mend from Tommy John surgery. While Ohtani won't pitch in 2019, the team believes he will eventually resume hitting. Meanwhile, Pujols is recovering from knee surgery. "There's going to be a balance," new Angels manager Brad Ausmus told reporters at the winter meetings. "We don't expect Ohtani to be ready when the season (starts). There will be DH at-bats earlier in the season made available to (Pujols). And hopefully he gets off to a hot start. But for me, the bigger and more delicate balance is how often can he go to first. That's really the most important thing based on the health of his knees." This is one of the fallouts from Ausmus replacing Mike Scioscia as manager. Just because the Angels owe Pujols $28 million, $29 million and $30 million the next three seasons doesn't mean he is ensured a full-time role. "In my mind, he is one of the top five best hitters ever in the game of baseball," Ausmus said. "I saw him up close and personal when I was in Houston and they were in the National and Central and the Cardinals as well. This guy is a phenomenal talent. But going forward, it's just going to be his health and performance. It's a performance-based game." And Ohtani can sure perform. Last season he hit .285 with 22 homers, 61 RBIs and an on-base plus slugging percentage of .925. "I remember watching him take batting practice the first day in Tempe when I was there, and the one thing that stood out is how the ball came off his bat," Ausmus said. "The only way I can describe it is it's very similar to Miguel Cabrera. And these guys have tremendous power. And even more notable, they have tremendous power to the opposite field. And you just don't see guys like that. The other thing that was really impressive was his speed." As for Bour, he hit .227 with 20 homers and 59 RBIs for the Marlins and Phillies last season. So the door to first base should remain open if Pujols can pull himself together this season.
  12. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Trumped

    Doesn't he work from home.
  13. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Why not waive Pujols?

    Pujols went on the DL early because he knew Ohtani was the better DH. If they would have needed Albert I think he would have gutted it out.
  14. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Why not waive Pujols?

    He is eating it whether Pujols plays or not. In fact it makes it worse for him to let Albert play. The teams chances of going to the post season drops. With every game the Angels lose because Albert is taking AB away from Ohtani or another 1Bman causing a drop in attendance, sells from concessions, merchandise, and parking revenue. Pujols gets paid either way so why pay someone to make your team, worse when you could pay him off and done with it.
  15. Ace-Of-Diamonds

    Why not waive Pujols?

    If it was possible to trade Pujols they would have, but with the worst contract in baseball there are no takers. He plays like a AA player for a Harper type salary.