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#61 howieramone2

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:26 PM

 

Remember when Blake Parker was our lone FA bullpen addition this offseason and our leadership decided that was enough? 

We spent our money in other places, and didn't go dumpster diving. We still have money, players, and prospects to trade. The night is still young.

 

Ask King Theo wants happens when you spend all your money, you still have glaring holes to fill, and ownership has taken the checkbook away.

Edited by howieramone2, 16 April 2019 - 03:41 PM.


#62 howieramone2

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:29 PM

 

The board wanted Kershaw, and we had to settle for a #5. Where is our mythical ace?


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Posted 16 April 2019 - 03:46 PM

Well, no ones comparing him to Ty Cobb anymore.

I still am. Unfavorably, now. Likewise to Ross Barnes, Rogers Hornsby, and on down to Teddy Ballgame, Sliding Billy Hamilton and (!) the Mets' Jeff McNeil at #14 all-time in BA with 100 PA.

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#64 The Mask of Zoilo

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:13 PM

 

Burdi is hanging in there that's all. 50/50 we get him back. 

Burdi has appeared in 8 games with a 17.55 K/9 and a 1.35 BB/9.He has a -0.31 FIP.He's averaging 97.1 MPH on his fastball.He's absolutely killing it and there's no way he's being returned to the Twins.He only needs to stay on the active roster through May to meet the 90 day obligation.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:15 PM

Burdi is hanging in there that's all. 50/50 we get him back.

The Pirates or any other team simply has to roster Burdi until May 25th (or longer, if he goes on the DL between now and then), and he can no longer be returned to the Twins.

I'd say the odds are near 100% that he isn't returned.

Edit: coke to Zoilo. :)

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#66 Mr. Brooks

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 04:25 PM

The top thing I was worried about was Rocco’s injury history as a player and it seems to be playing out exactly as I feared.
He is deathly afraid of overworking anyone because his career was derailed by injuries so he is babying everyone, giving them days off when it’s not needed when they’ve all had plenty of days off already.


Baldelli's career wasn't derailed by overuse injuries. It was derailed by a chronic disease.

Do you really think that Baldelli is afraid he will give his players Mitochondrial Disease by overusing them?
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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:45 PM

 

I live in LA and the Angels could definitely use Shoemaker right now. hard to keep a guy though who gets hurt and misses most of two years in a row. That team has had more starting pitching injuries than any team should have to live with. 

 

And drained a farm system of all it's top soil to acquire the expensive experienced players. 

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 05:47 PM

 

I was watching the game with my wife and basically said the same thing, telling her they should let Harper keep pitching since he looked so good. She told me I didn't know what I was talking about and that Mejia was coming in since he was already warming up. I took offense to her questioning my brilliant baseball mind :-), argued with her, and made some grandiose statements that if I was coaching our older sons college team they would be winning their conference and our younger sons high school team would be going to the playoffs if I was in charge. During the next half inning I had to go pick up our daughter from work and I got a text from her "Guess who's in the game pitching jackass" So I sat waiting for my daughter watching the game slip away on my phone and thinking about how I was going to rub it in for how right I was. Strangely it didn't feel good being right and man I wish they had won that game. Any time she questions me again for the rest of the season, I'm gonna have that one in my back pocket to use on her.

 

Any wife that watches baseball with you is a keeper.:)

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:07 PM

And drained a farm system of all it's top soil to acquire the expensive experienced players.


I don't think the Angels have sacrificed many good prospects, as much as they simply failed to sign/draft/develop good prospects in the first place.

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:41 PM

 

I don't think the Angels have sacrificed many good prospects, as much as they simply failed to sign/draft/develop good prospects in the first place.

 

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#71 jokin

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Posted 16 April 2019 - 08:43 PM

 

We spent our money in other places, and didn't go dumpster diving. We still have money, players, and prospects to trade. The night is still young.

 

Ask King Theo wants happens when you spend all your money, you still have glaring holes to fill, and ownership has taken the checkbook away.

 

He uses his credit cards?

 

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Posted 17 April 2019 - 05:25 AM

 

I say don't sign anyone who didn't make it to ST. 7 or 8 teams have no intention of contending, get a pen arm from one of them. Dangle Larnach, Mejia, and/or Trevor May.

I am fine with that too.I am not sure a closer needs spring training as much as a starter. But, what I want to communicate is that I have been in desperation mode since before spring training about our bullpen. It stinks, and why our FO sees it any other way is a mystery.If you want to contend, you need a closer.We have salary budget available to sign anybody we want for a two year deal.Pleas do something FO.  

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Posted 19 April 2019 - 09:21 AM

 

This would be loss number 2 that was blown by the pen.

My bad...two.

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