Sometimes coming up with these Twitter Trends is real tough. This week? Not so much. In fact, I'm not even coming up with it, I'm stealing it. Originally created by OC Register's Bill Plunkett and adopted by AngelsNation.net, this topic could be pretty popular because it focuses on someone so unpopular. So, without further adieu, the trending topic is: #NotKazmir
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales cleared to take BP, Wells held out with more hamstring issues, Downs recovering quickly and much more...no comments
With John Lackey leaving via free agency, the Angels needed Jered Weaver to step up in 2010 and become the team's ace. He did that and so much more, but can he repeat the same kind of success in 2011?
2010 Stats: 224.1 IP, 13-12, 3.01 ERA, 1.07 WHIP, 233 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 201.1 IP, 15-8, 3.53 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 195 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 222 IP, 14-11, 3.45 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 199 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 193 IP, 12-10, 3.50 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 176 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 215 IP, 16-9, 3.38 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, 192 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
The season hasn't even started, but the Kazmir situation has already reached a critical mass. Public consensus is that Kazmir has nothing left, but that hasn't stopped the Angels from keeping him in the rotation. But how long will that last? Is this just delaying the inevitable or should the Angels start making different plans for their embattled pitcher?
Time to vote!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Scioscia has harsh words for Kazmir, Weaver officially gets the Opening Day nod, Moreno says the stadium needs renovations and much more...no comments
We're finally here, the source of all Angels fans agony last season, the bane of the teams existence, the Texas Rangers. We all know how everything came together so well for the Rangers last season, perfect team chemistry, no substantial injuries, and veteran players leading the team to the World Series. The question looming over everyone's head in the offseason: Can they do it again this year? Can they win it all? The only logical answer I can think of is a big fat maybe, we need to take a closer look at the roster of the 2011 Rangers.
The Rangers had a magical playoff run for the ages? Oh i'm sorry, I didn't see it on account of the gleaming silver of this World Series Ring blinding me. Im sure you Rangers fans have had that problem too.