Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales takes fielding drills and runs outside, the Halos drop both of their split-squad games, Kazmir to pitch in a B game to work on his delivery and confidence and much more...no comments
Kendrys Morales may be the best player on the Angels, but apparently that didn't stop us from not knowing how to really spell his name. To atone for this unforgiveable spelling blunder, I figure the least I could do is let everyone know ten other names that Kendrys (not Kendry) would like us to call him.
I don't know how, but somehow Kendrys lost an "s" during his escape from Cuba.
With the Angels' 2011 Cactus League schedule now one-third complete, it is time to check in with the club and see what we can learn from the early spring action, even if we do so knowing full well that drawing conclusions from Spring Training games is usually a fool's errand.
Lesson 1 - Spring Training always features a bunch of players standing around doing nothing in front of a half-filled stadium... just like a regular season Pirates game.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales' real name is actually Kendrys, Kazmir takes a big step backwards, Scioscia reconsidering his prefence to carry 12 pitchers and much more...
I've been trying to find just the right weekly feature to fill this slot for awhile now. What If Wednesday and Wishful Wednesday were nice ideas, but they just weren't working out. But now, I think I've got a winner, literally. As it turns out, the solution lies where all great solutions can be found: in Charlie Sheen's drug-addled, whacked-out brain. I thus present to you all... Winning Wednesday.
Winning Wednesday is pretty straightforward, it is a weekly post where we feature the big winners for the Angels for the week. I love this idea not only because it fills a content hole for me, but it also forces me to inject some positivity into that content, something which I know is severely lacking at times. I guess you could say it is a "win-win" situation. OK, so without further adieu (or terrible puns), let's get this inaugural Winning Wednesday off and running.
No tigers were harmed in the production of this blog post.
Ervin Santana got his groove back in 2010 and once again appears to be back on track to have a long and prosperous career. But was that just another peak in Santana's rollercoaster of a career or has he finally matured to a point where he can realize his full potential?
2010 Stats: 222.2 IP, 17-10, 3.92 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 169 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 195.2 IP, 12-10, 4.23 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 164 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 211 IP, 11-13, 4.14 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 169 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 185 IP, 13-9, 4.09 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 148 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 205 IP, 15-12, 4.35 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 158 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 agent who stole from Kendry Morales gets charged with grand theft, Scioscia not worried about Rodney (yet), figuring out what to do with Mark Trumbo and much more...no comments