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  1. Gameday: 3/17 Angels vs Mariners

    What a wasted draft pick Cowart was. Carter deserves to make the Angels Opening Day roster, not only because he is having a good Spring Training but he's also had a lot more success than Cowart in the majors.
  2. Blowtani

    Eh, Trout didn't do so good last season with the Angels, as he posted an OPS under .700 in 40 games. I don't think Trout will do any better in 2012 and beyond. What another wasted draft pick by the Angels. Brandon Wood 2.0.
  3. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Need to not have too high of expectations for Ohtani in his rookie year. Not every star players is Trout in their rookie years.
  4. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Heard from someone on here that Calhoun likes even years and this is an even year.
  5. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Trout hasn't even struck out once yet this Spring Training.
  6. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    He only had like 5 great seasons. Which is why you can no doubt make a case that Trout should make the HOF after he plays at least 10 seasons in the big leagues.
  7. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Another great player example would be Greg Maddux. He was pretty bad in his rookie season way back in the 1987 and would go on to have an outstanding MLB career.
  8. Gameday: 3/16 Angels vs Rockies

    Ohtani could struggle in his rookie season but not every great players do well in their first year in the majors. Kershaw was mediocre in his first season in the majors in 2008.
  9. The last roster spot

    Using WAR to prove your point!? Cowart doesn't belong in the big leagues. WAR is very overrated and flawed.
  10. The last roster spot

    Cowart's career numbers in the minors with the bat wasn't even good, either. He was a bad pick by the Angels. Give the roster spot to Carter! He's like two years removed from a terrific season with the Brewers. And had a couple of good years with the Astros. Angels are a team trying to win now, not a team trying to give unproven guys a chance at succeeding in the big leagues.
  11. The last roster spot

    Cowart's horrible. They gave him a chance as a starter in August and he still didn't do anything to prove to me that he belongs in the big leagues.
  12. The last roster spot

    Like Chris Carter and happy about his big performance so far this Spring Training. Still don't know where else he can play other than first base. Pujols and Valbuena are already going to start there.
  13. These are the most improved teams in MLB

    Cole is a mediocre pitcher. Don't get all the love he's been getting. He had a hard time pitching like a good pitcher despite the fact that he was pitching half of his games at a very pitcher friendly ballpark for half of his games, at home when he was with the Pirates. And with no DH. He's in for a rude awakening. Smith,m hasn't been good since 2014. Astros will no doubt be a lot worse this year than last year. A lot of their mediocre players had fluke seasons last year, like Marwin Gonzalez. I agree that the Angels get no respect, whatsoever. And hope that Trout feasts on the Astros pitchers this season and beyond.
  14. Pick 6

    Above: Calhoun: He's been using the whole field this Spring Training and that basically is what he did in 2016, when he posted a solid slash line. I expect a good OBP, even if the home runs could go up a little big because of the right field wall being lowered. I've stated that Calhoun will bounce back this year and will hit like he did in 2016. Pujols: He can't get any worse than last season. I say he also hits like he did in 2016. I think he'll go the other way more since the right field wall will be lowered. A slash line of .270/.325/.460 is doable for Pujols this year. And since we know some people on here loves RBIs so much, I think he'll get close to 130. Kinsler: I expect that he'll also hit like he did in 2016 since he'll be playing for a postseason contender and he's had good career numbers at Angels Stadium. And he'll be playing for a new contract this season, so even more motivation for him to cash in in what will likely be his last decent contract, Below: Trout: He'll only play below expectations due to the fact that he put up a Ruthian-like slash line last season, and that might be a little bit too much for Trout to do again. Still, I think he'll put up an OPS over 1.030, and yes, he'll do good in the month of M-A-Y. On top of that, he'll put the Angels on his back and put up a monster postseason, and lead the Angels to that second World Series title. Cozart: Nice defense but I see him regressing big time this year. Tough to ignore a guy having his only great year with his bat in his contract year. Bridwell: Yeah, probably. He had a nice season for the Angels last year but he also overachieved. FIP is a little bit way too high and scary to ignore and Angels Stadium will be a slightly better park to hit in this season.
  15. Is Kinsler changing our minds?

    I've never questioned Kinsler's skills as a baseball player. Knew a quite a decent amount about him as a player when he was with the Rangers. He was a good all-around player with Texas and although he's not that guy no more, he can still help this team, especially with his defense. Yeah, I agree that he'll have a bounce back year, since this is his contract year and the fact that he'll get to play with a super talented team that will expect to win and at least contend for a playoff spot.