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  1. Gameday: 2/28 Angels vs Indians

    Parker is the least of my worries, as he's posted solid numbers in the past he's just been overlooked. The bullpen as a whole over performed last year and I fear it will regress minus the exceptional innings provided by Petit and to an extent Hernandez.
  2. I am definitely a fan of the Cozart signing, but I have a feeling he'd be another guy left on the outside looking in had we not snatched him up early. Can't complain though as his deal even as is could be a bargain.
  3. Limited Free Agents Left

    He just doesn't seem like a winning player. Talent is all there, but his attitude was horrible
  4. Why not just sign Arrieta?

    I've always been a big fan of Cobb's, but he's really just as much of a question mark health wise as the rest of our rotation. I get that Arrieta has red flags and I wouldn't pay him more than Darvish money, but I would be in favor of signing him to a similar deal with 4 or 5 years. We wouldn't be paying him to be the ace he was, we'd be paying him to be our best starter for this year and next. How much do you guys think he is worth if we're paying him soley based on future performance?
  5. Why not just sign Arrieta?

    I guess it depends on whether or not you think he'd substantially increase our chances of winning the world series. I would say yes, at least for this year and next. Maybe I'm just still on the Eagles superbowl high, but signing Arrieta seems similar to the Eagles trading for Ajayi. Their running game was already solid (about average) as is our current rotation but they took a chance on a talented player who people were down on. I'm almost certain the Eagles don't win the superbowl without Ajayi. Obviously money wasn't the issue in the Ajayi case, but if we want a world series, it's not going to happen with an average to slightly above average rotation.
  6. Why not just sign Arrieta?

    I understand he is over the hill. But that hill was literally being a top 5 starter in baseball. He would still be our best pitcher and would make this team a world series contender without harming the farm.
  7. I see a lot of people saying we should go after another starter along the lines of Odorrizi, Cashner, Lynn. While I have nothing against those options, I don't see how they actually improve the team beyond providing depth. Why not just get the guy who would actually likely be our best starter in a season where we are trying to not just make the postseason, but make noise. I understand he is not the ace he once was, but he would still likely be our best starter (Richards if healthy and Ohtani have equal potential, but key word is likely). This team has the pieces to make the playoffs, but if we are to make an addition to the rotation, why not add the guy who would give us the best chance to get over the hump between playoff team and WS contender. Will Arrieta be overpayed? Yes in terms of his later years likely lacking production, but why tread water with the other guys when we have a lot of key guys in their primes now and not getting any younger (Upton, Calhoun, Simmons, Richards, Cozart).
  8. Yankees do it again, acquire star

    Also a big Eagles fan. Is it too much to ask for an Eagles superbowl and Angels WS in the same year?
  9. I go to A's games all the time, as I live nearby. Parking used to be free at the bart station and made it easy to park there then walk across the overpass, but I'm sure they'll charge on opening day. I'd say eat in Berkeley then bart to the coliseum. Angeline's Kitchen is my favorite spot in Berkeley.
  10. I interviewed for a baseball operations internship with the Reds back around the time qualifying offers were going out, so I looked into their roster in preparation and was impressed by Cozart. Three important trends to look at imo are Outside Zone Swing%, Hard hit%, and BB and K rate. Just from looking at the numbers, Cozart's walk rate, Hard hit%, and Outside the Zone swing% have improved not just last year, but incrementally over the past 3. So basically, he's been selecting better pitches and making harder contact, the only difference being that his BABIP did not increase along with it. This past year it did and it jumped to a completely reasonable .312 from the .250-.270 it had been in the years prior. Add in the above average defense and we might've gotten the steal of the offseason. I told the Reds they should offer Cozart a QO and later in the interview was asked about what I would do for the team I followed. I told them I'd upgrade second, with Cozart being a good target. Didn't get the job but hopefully Cozart can make them pay for letting him go for nothing.
  11. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    Isn't that what Valbuena's for? Harrison I assume would be a full time starter at third with Valbuena getting a 2-3 starts a week between 1b and 3b.
  12. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    If we go with a 3 man bench, which it looks like we will be with a 6man rotation and 7 man bullpen, I highly doubt we keep Valbuena and Headley. Yes to Cozart, no to Headley. I've been advocating for Cozart for a while, as he really seems to have turned a corner after looking at trends in his Hard Contact rate, Outside the Zone Swing Rate, and walk rate. They all validate his improvement and as others have said at worst he is an above average defended with a mediocre bat.
  13. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    I'd be surprised if it was Headley. I'm sure the Padres just want to drum up interest
  14. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    Solarte or Eurgenio Suarez would be cool
  15. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    Alexi Amarista. Or if Cowart can handle 3rd, 2nd and cover short in a pinch, then I'm sure he can cover the outfield.