Dochalo

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  1. are we doing this? copy and paste the list and insert your prediction followed by your name in numeric order. no repeats. 764 - dochalo
  2. seriously can't stop watching this. At the end when he loses his hat, it makes it seem like his arm came off initially.
  3. I am gonna go with 3/24/2019. Announced before the ST game at Anaheim stadium vs. the the Dogs. Terms? 8/340 opt out after 2023
  4. 5. Most baseball players don't run home to mommy - There is quite a bit of hoopla around Trout being from the east coast. So what. Most players are on a team that isn't close to their home town. Even after they've hit free agency. Especially superstars. A lot of them chase the money. But otherwise they chase wins. The distraction of being at 'home' can actually be a detriment. For a superstar like Trout, it certainly seems like it could be. 4. We're gonna be good - We'll win a wild card spot in 2019 and we'll win the division in 2020. You heard it here first 3. Arte will pay him - there won't be shenanigans. When it comes time, Arte will back up the truck and give him enough to where becoming a free agent won't even be something he will consider 2. Albert Pujols - yes. Albert Pujols, but not for the reason you think I mean. Albert should have stayed in St. Louis. He was beloved by the fans and when you are a declining superstar, that's important. Why? It's called grace. It the reason why David Price hates Boston. Or any other free agent isn't as happy as where they were when they came to the bigs. He'll impart this on Mike. If Albert is worth anything over the next 4 years, it will be this. 1. Mike Trout want to win HERE. Most players want to win with the team they've been with. Not all, but I think Mike does. Because of numbers 2-5 and because he's loyal. He wasn't the the top pick in the draft. The Angels believed in him and he will return the favor. Money and wins need to a be a non issue and they will be. He has no loyalty to the phillies or yanks or any any other teams. So if you remove all the other variables, he will stay.
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    Mathis Validation

    McCann deserves some credit for being better than he'd been given credit for to this point, but he's basically what Realmuto was a few years ago. A guy that was considered a 4 WAR catcher in his prime and eventually becomes a guy that gets passed around in his mid thirties. It doesn't make him a borderline HOFer. Just a good catcher. Not a great one.
  6. the Angels are gonna have to start winning more games at some point. That's a big part of why people talk about Betts in the same breath. Otherwise, it's an amazing season. It's still gonna be Trout vs. the field for the next 4-5 years but the only way he truly brings his legacy to the next level is via the players around him. It's not fair, but it is what it is.
  7. thanks! #6 would have been his interest in the farm system. I didn't know about this until recently. To me this means he was in all along. Not that it guaranteed he'd stay, but that he bought into the process. If we had a terrible farm, I actually think he'd have waited longer to find out where it was going. But the fact that Billy has been able to do what he's done with the farm in such a short period ended up being extremely important.
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    Ichiro

    he is quite limber.
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    It's extension season!

    I think the Angels will make a strong early offer but Cole will likely wait out the market and get that extra year or even two from someone else. Scherzer got 7/210 and Price got 7/217. Greinke got 6/205. If he has a 2019 similar to 2018, he'll get something similar. In the current environment, he might get 6 years but I bet he gets seven. I agree that the Halos won't do that for a pitcher. Not sure what team has a front line starter available for trade at this point though. We have to hope the rockies tank or cleveland falls apart. Wheeler, Wacha or Bumgarner are probably more likely targets.
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    Ichiro

    you didn't have to watch either. just sayin'
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    Angels runs scored contest

    put them in order or you don't get to enter the fake contest where you don't win anything.
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    Ichiro

    uh dude. I didn't watch.
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    Angels runs scored contest

    I hope Hubs wins one of these years.
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    It's extension season!

    Agree. you don't have to punish the buying team anymore with the cbt.
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    It's extension season!

    sign with the team that offers him the most money?
  16. what the hell? your second post in almost a year and that's what you give us? how you been Bruce!!
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    Mathis Validation

    they are not giving the catchers extra credit. they are just reallocating who the credit goes to. Whether they've done so correctly is certainly up for debate. But the total amount of WAR is finite. there is no way that the sum total of umps are exactly the same about of shitty for every team and giving the pitcher no credit for hitting the glove where the catcher puts it is absurd. but it is a skill that needs to be accounted for because giving all the credit to the pitcher (which is what the old way used to do) as for the adjustment to other position players like Trout, it could be related to the league adjustment constants changing
  18. Newcomb Jewell Anderson Mahle Adam McCreery (traded for Chacin.) Ward Fletcher I guess they're also including a guy named John Bormann who we drafted in the 19th round in 2014 but never signed? He was then picked in the 24th round by Pitt next year. He's a backup backup catcher. so two first round picks, four relievers, a backup C, and a util inf. high floor low ceiling btw, probably 3/4th of those players are relievers.
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    Happy Birthday, Eddie Bane!

    is it his birthday too? I'm confused.
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    It's extension season!

    because duh! when have the angels signed anyone to a big contract? for real though, Cole is going to sign with whoever pays him the most.
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    It's extension season!

    if he's available, at least there's a chance. Main reason I don't see him coming here is that Eppler won't wait till March for him to make a decision.
  22. I think the only benefit of Noe over Hudson or someone else is that he can be the long guy. Someone important to start the season.
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    It's extension season!

    I think it will eventually lead to more trades as well.