Daily Links for the LA Angels including Halos use the long ball to defeat the Padres, seven sent down to the minors, Morales is close to being put on the disabled list and much more...no comments
I think we all knew this day was coming, but perhaps not quite so soon. After looking decidedly unimpressive in a "B" game on Monday, the "please reserve judgment" sign has now been turned off on Scott Kazmir's spring struggles. Some of us are still on the fence as to what to make of his pre-season performance though. Who better than to debate Kazmir's future than our old friends, Good and Evil.
Dare we still harbor hope for Kazmir, or should we just abandon ship now?
It is time for another Twitter Trend Tuesday, but I'm going to shake things up a bit this week. Instead of trying to trend a topic, I'm going to do more of a public service announcement. In the last month, there has been an explosion of Angels joining Twitter, which really should be any fans dream since it gives us a chance to interact with our favorite players. I say let's encourage them to stick with Twitter by giving them all warm welcomes and asking them plenty of questions. Who knows, maybe it will even convince more Angels to join? Sounds like fun to me, so let's all fire up our computers and cell phones and Tweet with the Angels!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Trout and nine others assigned to minor league camp, Kazmir turned in mixed results during his "B" game start, Bourjos continues to work on his game and much more...no comments
With more than half of the Spring Training schedule now in the books, things are starting to get serious in the Angels' training camp. The competition for the final few roster spots are heating up and at least a few guys can't be feeling too good about their odds of breaking camp with the team. Which Halo player has the most to be worried about right now? You decide!
Time to vote!
It wouldn't be an Angel season if it didn't include a much-maligned closer and this season it is Fernando Rodney's turn to star in that role. But can Fraudney actually hold down the closer's gig or will Mike Scioscia's patience for the enigmatic reliever finally run out?
2010 Stats: 68 IP, 4-3, 14 SV, 4.24 ERA, 1.54 WHIP, 53 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 59.2 IP, 3-3, n/a SV, 4.53 ERA, 1.53 WHIP, 52 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 74 IP, 4-4, 19 SV, 4.14 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 67 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 67 IP, 3-4, 16 SV, 4.23 ERA, 1.45 WHIP, 53 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 66 IP, 2-5, 22 SV, 4.40 ERA, 1.51 WHIP, 56 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Daily Links for the LA Angels including the Angels begin making cuts, Haren dealing with dead arm, Takahashi's family is OK in the wake of the disasters in Japan and much more...