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  1. Uh, isn't the Angels ranking #6 according to your link?
  2. That kid misspells Placentia.
  3. Capital_Dave

    Tyler Skaggs, R.I.P.

    There aren't many ballplayers that have the talent and intangibles to make a GM trade for him not once, but TWICE. And yet Jerry Dipoto did. And whatever else you might think about Dipoto, we at least have him to thank for bringing Skaggs to Anaheim. Tyler Skaggs wasn't an ace by traditional measures, but he was our ace... a leader who always wanted the ball, who hated it when his manager took the ball away. A hometown boy. I always had more confidence in the team when I saw #45 on the mound. RIP to an Angel hero.
  4. Oh man. Listening to it in context doesn't make it any better at all. F*ck Pujols.
  5. Capital_Dave

    Your most unpopular Angels take?

    Nick Adenhart was overrated. ...did I win?
  6. Capital_Dave

    $28.5M spent on pitching in free agency...

    2.06, 2.57, 3.31, those are really good ERAs! Oh, wait...
  7. Did anyone see whether Buttrey or Robles was warming up behind Anderson in the ninth? May be an indicator of who's going to get the first traditional save chance.
  8. Capital_Dave

    Former angels we wish we still had?

    Orlando Palmeiro
  9. Ausmus' bullpen usage is odd this game. As the home team, wouldn't you usually have your closer or your best pitcher pitch the ninth or tenth? Unless I missed a memo, those two pitchers would be Allen and Buttrey... Buttrey, at least, seems rested... and competent.
  10. Albert Pujols up in the eighth with a 1-0 count and men on second and third, no out. They pitch to him. He taps out softly to second, no runners advance. Brian Freaking Goodwin comes to bat... and they intentionally walk him. This is just getting sad. How can Albert look at himself in the mirror at this point and see a viable contributor to a major league club?
  11. I don't know if anyone else here listens to Effectively Wild, the Fangraphs podcast. Today they held a "draft" of all major league teams, in order of how "fun" they are. (It was up to each of three podcast hosts to define "fun" as they drafted.) The #1 pick, by the show's primary host was... your Los Angeles Angels. The rationale: Trout is the most fun player in the league, Ohtani is the second most fun, Simmons is one of the most fun... so what if the fourth most fun player on the team might be... Tommy LaStella? The Phillies and Dodgers rounded out the top three. Take a listen:
  12. Capital_Dave

    Pujols back at cleanup 4/2 Gameday thread 7:10 PM

    PINCH HIT FOR PUJOLS. Who is more likely to ground into a double play here?
  13. Capital_Dave

    Which prospect do you think. . .

    I think Matt Thaiss will be a great 1B... but not for the Angels.
  14. Capital_Dave

    Angels runs scored contest

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  15. After all the DRAMA over Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, planes flying in and out of Vegas, the White Sox recruiting friends and family members, stake outs, one-year-deal rumors, endless ESPN pablum. Mike Trout, with no build up at all. At 7AM. On a Tuesday. Quietly, humbly, and with finality. So Mike Trout.