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Andrew Heaney will pitch tonight (+ other injured)

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Glen    6,414
38 minutes ago, SlappyUtilityMIF said:

Question:

How many tendons can one team go through? Is there a maximum # at the used tendon factory?

The good news is the Angels are one punch away on their card from a free tendon.

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Dochalo    10,644

this thread has everything!

I'd like to see Heaney pitch out of the pen the rest of this year to build up strength.  

Sometimes I forget how good Richards was in 2014 and the potential that Heaney and Skaggs have

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zenmaster    749

It's crazy to think that our 2018 rotation could be Richards, Shoemaker, Heaney, Skaggs, and Tropeano. If these guys all get and stay healthy we are going to have to make quite a few roster decisions.

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Angel Oracle    5,481

But four of those five will need to control innings pitched in 2018.   If ALL goes well, MAYBE by 2019 they can all pitch at least 180-190 innings. 

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Tank    9,389
5 minutes ago, Angel Oracle said:

Seeing that this is essentially like a first ST start, Heaney may be ready as early as around August 20.

yep. mid-august is fine, and there's no need to rush him up here any sooner than that.

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arch stanton    5,133
57 minutes ago, Angel Oracle said:

But four of those five will need to control innings pitched in 2018.   If ALL goes well, MAYBE by 2019 they can all pitch at least 180-190 innings. 

So if all goes well we have a nice 6 man staff

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red321    3,148
1 hour ago, Dochalo said:

this thread has everything!

I'd like to see Heaney pitch out of the pen the rest of this year to build up strength.  

Sometimes I forget how good Richards was in 2014 and the potential that Heaney and Skaggs have

Why have him pitch out of the pen? Unless the Angels are in serious contention for a playoff spot, let him act like it's spring training.  Have him go a few innings every 5 to 6 days, have him build up strength as a starter rather than have him do something he's never done on a regular basis. Quick warmups in high leverage situations every other day. 

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AngelsLakersFan    3,067

It's important to remember that just about everyone sucks when they first get back from Tommy John surgery - something about losing feel for your pitches and tingling in your fingertips. He can probably be ready by mid August, but don't expect him to have much success until next season.

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ettin    2,173
5 hours ago, Glen said:

The good news is the Angels are one punch away on their card from a free tendon.

If you had attached a Kate Upton booby pic to this it would have been the most perfect post in the history of AW.com! :D

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ettin    2,173
4 hours ago, Dochalo said:

this thread has everything!

I'd like to see Heaney pitch out of the pen the rest of this year to build up strength.  

Sometimes I forget how good Richards was in 2014 and the potential that Heaney and Skaggs have

The potential return of Heaney, Street, and possibly Bailey makes the sell-off of Norris, Hernandez, and Petit more likely. You are correct pitching out of the bullpen would probably be best for him (could be wrong probably) considering he will be on a careful pitch count (and we'd need the bullpen help perhaps more at that point, although I could be wrong about that too).

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Dochalo    10,644
5 hours ago, ettin said:

The potential return of Heaney, Street, and possibly Bailey makes the sell-off of Norris, Hernandez, and Petit more likely. You are correct pitching out of the bullpen would probably be best for him (could be wrong probably) considering he will be on a careful pitch count (and we'd need the bullpen help perhaps more at that point, although I could be wrong about that too).

it depresses me that you included heaney in with bailey and street.  

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Vladdylonglegs    1,314
12 hours ago, zenmaster said:

It's crazy to think that our 2018 rotation could be Richards, Shoemaker, Heaney, Skaggs, and Tropeano. If these guys all get and stay healthy we are going to have to make quite a few roster decisions.

By crazy do you mean having 4 prospects and 1 decent MLB pitcher making up a rotation?

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Jason    3,853
On 7/14/2017 at 9:32 AM, zenmaster said:

It's crazy to think that our 2018 rotation could be Richards, Shoemaker, Heaney, Skaggs, and Tropeano. If these guys all get and stay healthy we are going to have to make quite a few roster decisions.

Decisions? Dumping most of the current rotation would be a good thing 

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ettin    2,173
2 hours ago, John Smith said:

Andrew Bailey pitching tonite for AZL Angels

Isn't it amazing how all of our injured pitchers are on the way back to the Majors just in time to replace the players we are about to trade away? Uncanny. :D

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Jeff Fletcher    1,518
22 minutes ago, nando714 said:

None of them are gonna beat out Bridwell or Ramirez for spots

Nolasco, Chavez, Ramirez, Bridwell, ????

Meyer is in the minors, so no one has a hold of the 5th spot at the moment. They need another starter on July 29. That could be Meyer but then by the next turn Skaggs could be ready. 

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nando714    3,083
18 minutes ago, Jeff Fletcher said:

Nolasco, Chavez, Ramirez, Bridwell, ????

Meyer is in the minors, so no one has a hold of the 5th spot at the moment. They need another starter on July 29. That could be Meyer but then by the next turn Skaggs could be ready. 

I meant more long term. 

Lets say everyone returns who's supposed to

Richards (arb)

Skaggs

Shoemaker

Tropeano

Bridwell

Ramirez 

Heaney

who would be odd guys out? Skaggs? Shoe? 

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Jeff Fletcher    1,518
24 minutes ago, nando714 said:

I meant more long term. 

Lets say everyone returns who's supposed to

Richards (arb)

Skaggs

Shoemaker

Tropeano

Bridwell

Ramirez 

Heaney

who would be odd guys out? Skaggs? Shoe? 

You forgot Meyer. 

And it's obviously impossible to know who will be in since there are so many health questions. 

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John Smith    685

Nate Smith must have had another set back. Last pitched on July 4th. This after pitching three games rehabbing in Arizona.

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