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The Official 2019 Angels Spring Training News & Gameday Thread

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2 hours ago, Dochalo said:

@Jeff Fletcher  - when Meyer comes back, will he work as a starter or reliever?  

At this point you have to assume he won't throw pitch on the big league team this year.

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22 hours ago, Dochalo said:

I think Cozart should start the year at 2b.  I didn't like his 3b D at all last year but he looked solid at 2b to start the year.  

To be fair -- that may be why they are going to give him reps at 3B....   Because he did look better at 2B than he did at third.   Ward can still press the issue IMO.

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I dont understand how people can think that Ward will be able to break camp and be an option at third, barring an injury setback to either Fletcher or Cozart. The guy actually hit worse in September against September call ups. What could he have done between now and then that would generate this kind of consideration?

Even if he has an unbelievable spring (when pitchers are really just working on pitches, not trying that hard to get guys out), the guy starts the season in AAA. He has work to do on his swing, his fielding, etc. 

Fack et cetera, what else is there, besides those two traits, for a third sacker?

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7 minutes ago, WeatherWonk said:

I dont understand how people can think that Ward will be able to break camp and be an option at third, barring an injury setback to either Fletcher or Cozart. The guy actually hit worse in September against September call ups. What could he have done between now and then that would generate this kind of consideration?

Even if he has an unbelievable spring (when pitchers are really just working on pitches, not trying that hard to get guys out), the guy starts the season in AAA. He has work to do on his swing, his fielding, etc. 

Fack et cetera, what else is there, besides those two traits, for a third sacker?

Was his first cup of coffee. Trout 's first cup wasn't all that great either. both had the exact number of ab's. They both walked 9 times. Ward hit more homers.

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2 minutes ago, WeatherWonk said:

For sure.

And he started 2012 in AAA, after struggling in 2011.

he started in AAA ONLY because he was recovering from a virus. He needed to get his strength back.

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13 minutes ago, WeatherWonk said:

I dont understand how people can think that Ward will be able to break camp and be an option at third, barring an injury setback to either Fletcher or Cozart. The guy actually hit worse in September against September call ups. What could he have done between now and then that would generate this kind of consideration?

Even if he has an unbelievable spring (when pitchers are really just working on pitches, not trying that hard to get guys out), the guy starts the season in AAA. He has work to do on his swing, his fielding, etc. 

Fack et cetera, what else is there, besides those two traits, for a third sacker?

It’s more about what he might do in spring training.   He just has to beat out Fletcher.  

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3 hours ago, Stradling said:

And that had zero to do with his performance in 2011.  

Says the hamburger guy to the retiree in Mexico. 

Did you write the note from him mum in April, saying "Mikey can't play in the big leagues right now, he's sick.But traveling the PCL circuit by bus and plane would be fine for his virus!"

He still needed 100 PAs in SLC in 2012, according to someone in the ORGANIZATION. 

They had an overload in the OF that year. They had  salaries they weren't going to sit, without cause. Abreu. Wells. It was a numbers game as much as anything. He came up when they released Abreu in late April.

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1 hour ago, WeatherWonk said:

Says the hamburger guy to the retiree in Mexico. 

Did you write the note from him mum in April, saying "Mikey can't play in the big leagues right now, he's sick.But traveling the PCL circuit by bus and plane would be fine for his virus!"

He still needed 100 PAs in SLC in 2012, according to someone in the ORGANIZATION. 

They had an overload in the OF that year. They had  salaries they weren't going to sit, without cause. Abreu. Wells. It was a numbers game as much as anything. He came up when they released Abreu in late April.

No you condescending jackass, he needed to get his strength back. He was sick and the reports were he lost 10 lbs during spring because of his sickness.  He didn’t really play in the spring, so he got his reps in the minors for the first few weeks.  

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23 hours ago, Ace-Of-Diamonds said:

Fletcher looked better at 2B, than Ward did at 3B, so I would expect Cozart to play 3B at least at first...

Ha.  Think Fletcher looked better at 3rd than Cozart.  Cozart should start at 2B and let the battle at 3B run its course.  Either way Fletcher makes the 25.  

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16 minutes ago, Fregosi said:

Ha.  Think Fletcher looked better at 3rd than Cozart.  Cozart should start at 2B and let the battle at 3B run its course.  Either way Fletcher makes the 25.  

I think fletcher starts out in aaa. I believe he has an option left 

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"Mike Trout showed up in spring training in 2012 with a mysterious illness. He had lost 15 pounds and was too weak to play in the initial Cactus League games. The Angels described the illness as a type of flu bug or virus. Trout was taking medication although doctors could not pinpoint the exact condition, after ruling out a thyroid disorder or Valley Fever. The result was that his chances of making the big league team shrank to nothing, and he was assigned to the AAA Salt Lake Bees to start the season."

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6 hours ago, Lou said:

"Mike Trout showed up in spring training in 2012 with a mysterious illness. He had lost 15 pounds and was too weak to play in the initial Cactus League games. The Angels described the illness as a type of flu bug or virus. Trout was taking medication although doctors could not pinpoint the exact condition, after ruling out a thyroid disorder or Valley Fever. The result was that his chances of making the big league team shrank to nothing, and he was assigned to the AAA Salt Lake Bees to start the season."

Dude had an historic rookie season, despite being very weak from the illness to start ST.

Let that sink in.

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