Daily Links for the LA Angels including Crawford still puzzled by how the Angels pursued him, Scioscia already knows how his lineup will look, Santana trying to add a splitfinger and much more...no comments
He might be the most unpopular Angel of his generation, but for better or worse, it seems Jeff Mathis will be the Angels' primary catcher in 2011. Will this be the year Mathis finally gets his act together or will Angel fans spend the year stumping for the call up of prospect Hank Conger?
2010 Stats: 205 AB, .195 AVG, .219 OBP, .278 SLG, 19 R, 3 HR, 18 RBI, 3 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 274 AB, .212 AVG, .270 OBP, .332 SLG, 32 R, 7 HR, 33 RBI, 3 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 146 AB, .212 AVG, .277 OBP, .322 SLG, 17 R, 3 HR, 16 RBI, 1 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 336 AB, ..217 AVG, .279 OBP, .330 SLG, 34 R, 5 HR, 35 RBI, 4 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 385 AB, .225 AVG, .280 OBP, .350 SLG, 36 R, 11 HR, 40 RBI, 2 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Daily Links for the LA Angels including baseball could still be an option for Jake Locker, Mathis hoping to find a groove, Trumbo will have to beat out Wood for a roster spot and much more...no comments
Really, Mike Scioscia? We're really going to have to do this? Some of the names have changed but the situation remains the same as we now get set to embark on the fifth consecutive year of having Jeff Mathis, and his many flaws, rammed down our throat at catcher despite having a seemingly superior option waiting in the wings. Will common sense ever prevail when it comes to Mike Scioscia doling out playing time to his catchers or are we doomed to do this dance forever?
Mathis, why can't Scioscia quit you?
It has been a few weeks, but Twitter Trend Tuesday is back with a vengeance! Spring Training games haven't even started yet and it is already painfully obvious that Mike Scioscia is setting us all up to play Jeff Mathis (BOO!) as much as possible, while sending Hank Conger (YAY!) packing for the minors. But rather than watch this justice unfold unimpeded, it is time to launch a preemptive strike!!! My friends, it is time to take to Twitter and make yourself heard and demand that the Angels #FreeHankConger!!!!!!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including the Angels are convinced they have improved, Trumbo to get time in the outfield, Scioscia says Trout isn't a finished product yet and much more...
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales might have to start the season at DH, Wells bashes Texas for the way they treated Young, Wood got swing help for the Yankees' Kevin Long and much more...