True Grich

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  1. True Grich

    EY Jr

    I think you're painting Angel fans with a broad brush. Certainly some will do just what you said, but that's not the case for all of us. We know he has limits.
  2. True Grich

    EY Jr

    Some of us have been saying he was a better choice way before he was called up this time. Again, we know he's not a difference maker, but some of couldn't understand Chris Young being a better option. It's not a knee-jerk reaction to his last game.
  3. True Grich

    EY Jr

    I'm with you @floplag I didn't understand it either. Not a true difference maker, but definitely a guy capable of providing a spark and a better option than Chris Young or anyone else they've trotted out there. It's a tribute to EY, Jr. that he's hung around this long.
  4. True Grich

    BR Loves Trout

    Blue Horseshoe Loves Anacott Steel.
  5. Pedro Gomez is reporting MIke Scioscia will need TJ surgery.
  6. https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/checking-in-on-the-12-braves-international-prospects-made-free-agents/ Kevin Maitan, SS, Angels Rookie-level Orem The No. 1 prospect in the 2016-17 international class, Maitan made his U.S. debut last season weighing 211 pounds—36 pounds heavier than when he signed for $4.25 million. The Braves insisted he was getting in better shape during the offseason, and after he was declared a free agent and signed with the Angels for $2.2 million, the Angels insisted the same. Instead, Maitan arrived at spring training noticeably heavier, and he was listed at 222 pounds on Orem’s Opening Day roster, a gain of 47 pounds in two years. With all the added weight, Maitan’s athleticism, bat speed and explosiveness have slowed considerably. He is batting just .262/.307/.374 playing at elevation in the hitter-friendly Pioneer League, and defensively he has 16 errors in 17 games at shortstop (as well as four errors in seven games at third base). Opposing evaluators say they now overwhelmingly consider Orem teammate and fellow former Braves infielder Livan Soto a better prospect, with some going so far as to say they have zero interest in Maitan. Livan Soto, SS, Angels Rookie-level Orem The slick-fielding Venezuelan has bloomed metaphorically compared to physically with Maitan. Signed for $1 million by the Braves and given an additional $850,000 by the Angels, Soto is batting .289 with a .379 on-base percentage at Orem with more walks (12) than strikeouts (nine). He also is 6-for-6 on stolen bases. Defensively, Soto has supplanted Maitan as the Owlz starting shortstop and, while still mistake-prone with nine errors in 22 games, has shown the tools and athleticism to remain at short. Livan Soto, SS, Angels Rookie-level Orem The slick-fielding Venezuelan has bloomed metaphorically compared to physically with Maitan. Signed for $1 million by the Braves and given an additional $850,000 by the Angels, Soto is batting .289 with a .379 on-base percentage at Orem with more walks (12) than strikeouts (nine). He also is 6-for-6 on stolen bases. Defensively, Soto has supplanted Maitan as the Owlz starting shortstop and, while still mistake-prone with nine errors in 22 games, has shown the tools and athleticism to remain at short.
  7. True Grich

    The Official 2018 Major League Baseball Thread

    I am loving the Mariners recent struggles, but I hate the idea that the A's are a possible play-off team. This is really a crappy baseball season.
  8. True Grich

    Eric Chavez named new Salt Lake Bees manager

    What does that even mean? No offense intended. "Managing from the sidelines?"
  9. True Grich

    An honest question about Mike Scioscia's future

    I guess I have more of a problem with the way Nightengale framed the discussion.
  10. Fernando Rodney? Just kidding
  11. Last time it was brought up the thread went 37 pages. That's my recollection.
  12. True Grich

    An honest question about Mike Scioscia's future

    apples and oranges.
  13. True Grich

    An honest question about Mike Scioscia's future

    I normally don't think about such things, but this seems different. It's not a trade rumor or about someone breaking the law. It seems like a private matter that for all intensive reasons should remain private. There's no harm in Scioscia keeping his intentions private and he has said he'll address it after the season. That should be good enough. This just bugs me.