Daily Links for the LA Angels including Downs out a month with a broken toe, Morales still hoping to be ready for Opening Day, Trumbo suffers a groin injury and much more...no comments
So Scott Downs somehow managed to break his toe playing with his kids (note to Scott, kicking cinder blocks is a bad idea for a game). This little injury can't be making the Angels organization happy, but there are certain members of the team who are no doubt viewing it as a WINNING opportunity.
Breaking your toe while playing with your kids is definitely not WINNING.
The Angels finally got a full season out of Howie Kendrick in 2010, but they still haven't gotten that much-promised batting crown (or anything remotely close to it) out of him. Can this be the year Kendrick finally breaks out or will he prove to be nothing more than a stopgap until the Angels can find an upgrade?
2010 Stats: 616 AB, .279 AVG, .313 OBP, .407 SLG, 67 R, 10 HR, 75 RBI, 14 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 544 AB, .279 AVG, .315 OBP, .415 SLG, 67 R, 11 HR, 68 RBI, 15 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 543 AB, .295 AVG, .329 OBP, .435 SLG, 71 R, 10 HR, 73 RBI, 13 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 529 AB, .284 AVG, .323 OBP, .414 SLG, 67 R, 10 HR, 68 RBI, 13 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 535 AB, .303 AVG, .330 OBP, .442 SLG, 68 R, 14 HR, 80 RBI, 17 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
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