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  1. The Official 2017 MLB Winter Meetings thread

    He's a great fit for Philly, IMHO. His offense will play well there and he'll be a solid, steady vet presence to the youngster around him. $20 per is high, sure, but it's not like Philly can't afford it with how young that team is and how deep their pockets are. The fact they kept it to 3-yrs is fantastic.
  2. 4th OF?

    In the roster reconstruction thread, I laid out an idea that the Angels would forego both the traditional UT IF and 4th OF spot on the bench. Cozart/Valbuena give you all the coverage you'd need from a UT IF, and a left-handed/switch-hitting bench player could simply cover corner-infield/outfield roles if that player is easier to obtain, with Upton or a AAA OF recalled covering CF in a pinch. Ohtani could play himself into OF depth by end of year too.
  3. 4th OF?

    He won't get many ABs, that'd be my only concern. I'd rather he get full-time reps in SLC and be first guy up if anyone gets least for the start of the season.
  4. 4th OF?

    If we do get a conventional 4th OF, I think it will be someone cheap, young, and optionable to alleviate the recent trade of Montgomery and give us another young, controllable OF. Hoying may already fit the bill. I don't think it will be anyone like Revere, Davis, EYJr, Dyson, Suzuki (he'd be interesting actually if Ohtani is actually open to it)
  5. Yes - it eliminates needing a bench UT IF completely and creates an extra roster spot for a 6th starter/7th or 8th reliever.
  6. Yes, I will agree that filling the last bench role with another CIF/COF guy in the Moreland, Headley, LoMo mold does significantly slow the team down. That's the biggest flaw. But, as much as the speed and SB was nice last year, it also didn't result in a successful offense. The biggest reason I like adding another left-handed/switch-hitting corner fielder is it adds significant insurance to the risks we are taking - if Cozart's bat proves a fluke, we have Valbuena/whomever. If Kinsler's age catches up with him, Cozart can move to 2nd, and again Valbuena/whomever step in. If Pujols' legs give out or he continues a sub .700 OPS, you've got 1B insurance again in Valbuena/whomever. If Ohtani can't hit? Again, Valbuena/whomever. We shouldn't need a 4th OF too often. Have some guys at the ready in AAA and if we need it, bump down that 13th pitcher for a spell.
  7. One step closer for this. Headley looking a little less likely now, but I could see him replacing Cron still. Mitch Moreland is someone to keep an eye on - very good defense, another left-handed bat, can offer depth at 1B, LF, and RF. Only cost $5m last year. His numbers have been inflated a bit by playing in Texas and Boston, but he'd be reasonable in place of Cron. At that point, you only need a 4th OF who can play CF, and that's someone you could simply bring up when Trout needs a day off. For what it's worth, Upton started 4 games in CF last year as well.
  8. Jerry Dipoto

    I actually think A's are due for one of their resurgent seasons. Rangers and Mariners are just as likely as the A's to crash.
  9. Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    Defense is gonna be nuts. Any groundball heavy starters or relievers out there?
  10. Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    I hope not we're RHH heavy as fuck and Cron can only play one spot.
  11. Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    Headley, Moreland, or LoMo could replace Cron - most of those guys could serve as a lefty/switch option who could provide depth at COF/CIF
  12. Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    Don't need a back-up IF anymore.
  13. Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    Is this Eppler's first multi-year FA commitment?
  14. The Official 2017 MLB Winter Meetings thread

    Great deal for Phils and Santana.
  15. Angels on the “verge” of acquiring 3B...

    His defense is fantastic and there is evidence that he did transform his game offensively. I don't think last years numbers are necessarily repeatable, but I think something in between is wholly realistic.