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  1. Well it's obvious that Mike Trout is going to break somebody's heart someday. Let's just hope it's not ours.
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    No more "Disabled List"

    Stupid! They change the name of the 'Disabled List', but they don't change the team names (or mascots names) of some teams. Indians, Giants, Yankees, etc. Those names are already offensive to some people. In fact, even the 'Angels' name could be considered offensive to Atheist's. I just can't get behind the 'politicly correct' movement.
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    Would it be unsatisfying in any way?

    If I had Arte Moreno's money and owned the Angels - that's what I would do. But I'd be bummed that I had to sell my yacht.
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    RIP Eli Grba

    I was lucky enough to see the first home game the Angels played in Wrigley in 1961. Eli Grba pitched for the Angels against the Minnesota Twins that day. I went with my Dad. He was a huge PCL Angel fan (back in the Day), and I had attended many of those games with him as well. We sat right behind the 3rd base dug-out. I remember Steve Bilko tossing a ball into the stands just before the game started. It landed just a couple of seats away from where we were sitting. Dammit, I really wanted that ball. Sadly, we lost 4-2 to the Twins on our inaugural Home Opener in 1961. Ty Cobb threw out the First Pitch before the game. (I Have always wondered if that 'Ty Cobb' ball is in the Angels Hall of Fame).
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    RIP Eli Grba

    A little known fact: Yes, Grba was the first ever player drafted by the Angels, but he was not the first signed by the Angels. That honor goes to Del Rice. Rice had been given his unconditional release by the Baltimore Orioles at the end of the previous season. So when he heard about the formation of the LA Angels baseball team he approached Gene Aurty and Fred Haney and offered his services. The Baseball Guide, 1972 edition. St. Louis: The Sporting News, p. 313. --- Rice became the first player ever to sign with the Los Angeles Angels expansion team. He played in 30 games during their inaugural 1961 campaign and was released as a player at the end of the season, but was retained within the organization. He played in his final major league game on 31 August 1961 at the age of 39.
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    Angel freakanomics

    Letting Nolan Ryan walk because two 9-8 pitchers (I believe that was the number) could take his place.
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    An optimistic view of Harvey and Cahill signings

    Every time I hear the names 'Harvey and Cahill' I can't help but associate them with Appier and Sele. A couple of journeyman pitchers who helped us win a 'wild card' spot in 2002. Hopefully they will bring us some luck, but I really don't think they are going to take us deep into the play-offs. At least not with the batting order we have now.
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    The Most Tired Lines in AngelsWin History

    The old "Run-on-Contact' play!
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    Do you think Dipoto would trade for Skaggs again?

    Dippy might fancy Ward as a trade piece too. Didn't they have a dance party when he was drafted a few years back?
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    Qualifying offer/draft pick loss

    I kind of like this idea, but I think I would flip it around a bit. The team that loses the Free Agent gets the signing teams first round pick. However the signing team still gets a pick as a supplemental pick after the first round.
  11. Isn't a 'Free Agent' an 'Oxymoron'? Why don't they just call them 'Currently Unemployed Ballplayers'? ('CUB"s' for short).
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    Kris Bryant??? Yes please!

    Your right 'EG', those were some difficult years. But you know what, I don't look back at it that way. I still have some fond memories of those years. We had some really fun players to watch. Jim Fregosi, Dean Chance, Nolan Ryan, Frank Tanana, Brian Downing, Devon White, Wally Joyner, Jim Abbott, Bobby Grich. And there were a lot of memorable games too. Some 'No Hitters', some fantastic 'come-from-behind-wins', and even some great personal performances by individual players. I even enjoyed watching some of the 'All-time Greats' come thru our stadiums to play us. Great Memories, but some really awful Teams.
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    Taylor Ward

    I think they should give Ward a chance. If he doesn't work out you still have the trio of Cozart, Fletcher and Rengifo (and possibly Jones) to fill in and rotate around the infield. Then next year make a run at Arenado.
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    Seattle considering full rebuild...

    Hey! It's the Hudson Valley Renegades. Don't be disrespecting them. My great-nephew pitched for them last year. They won the NY-Penn League with a pretty good team. And I'm sure that Tampa Bay organization doesn't want anything to do with 'Jerry D.' either.
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    Brian Dozier?

    I don't think he is going to get a lot off offers, so why not wait until just before spring training and see if he can be had for a lesser price. Or maybe even a minor league deal.