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  1. Angelsjunky

    How about all-in on Corbin?

    He's going to be very expensive, but is certainly worthy of consideration.
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    The Official 2018 Major League Baseball Thread

    Gerrit Cole, Max Scherzer, and Justin Verlander are also all in the top 20 seasons this year. I think we're at Peak Three True Outcomes.
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    The Official 2018 Major League Baseball Thread

    Chris Sale's 13.50 K/9 IP is currently the highest in major league history among all qualifying pitchers. Here are the top 5: 1. Sale, 2018 13.50 2. R Johnson, 2001, 13.41 3. P Martinez, 1999, 13.20 4. Sale, 2017, 12.93 5. K Wood, 1998, 12.58
  4. I think the best-case scenario is that the pitching talent really starts actualizing next year, like the hitting did this year. But I agree with @totdprods that it has been rather disappointing this year. This is why I've said that our farm is really almost two systems: the hitters who rank close to the top 5 in the majors as a group, and the pitchers who are more in the 20-25ish range. Hopefully next year we'll see the hitters consolidate as #5ish and the pitchers move up into the #15ish range...the talent is there, but we need to start seeing some of the Soriano/Rivera/C-Rod types start showing more.
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    Who Gets Called Up in September?

    As much as I’d like to see Pujols put to pasture, the Angels haven’t had—and still don’t have—an obviously superior option. Thaiss, Fernandez, and Walsh could all be better, at least eventually, but none are clearly better right now. That might all change next year. One of those three could step up, or Adell or Marsh could come knocking at the door and push Kole to 1B. The point being that as mediocre as Albert has been, the other options aren’t hugely better...but hopefully soon will be.
  6. Unless Deveaux catches fire in the next month, it is hard imagining him starting in Burlington next year. On the other hand, they might want to keep him with that cohort and start him in Burlington and then if he struggles, send him back to extended spring and then AZL/Orem.
  7. I could see the Angels giving Rivera at bats if they actually think they can get something in trade for him, but that seems unlikely. I'd much rather see Ancia and Briceno for the rest of the year as one or both could figure into next year (hopefully as Grandal's back-up).
  8. Look for Trout to be sitting in a VIP box with Andy MacPhail and John S Middleton.
  9. In before... ....he goes 0-4 in his first start and AW calls him a bust. ....after hitting his first HR, Scioscia benches him the next day for Marte.
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    Mike Trout should never be used as a comparison for anybody.
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  12. 2016, 6th round. So on one hand he’s just par for the course...not every draftee works out, and most 6th rounders don’t. But he was considered a higher upside pick.
  13. Yes, exactly. And Deveaux was/is considered to have superior tools. But yeah, they're young.
  14. D'Shawn Knowles is a badass. He's now hitting .441/.525/.735 in 9 games in Orem, .333/.418/.463 overall in 39 games. 17 years old.