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...
A lefty in the Angel bullpen? What a novel idea! The Halos made a big investment in veteran Scott Downs this off-season, but will his addition be enough to turnaround an Angel bullpen that struggled mightily in 2010? Could Downs possibly even take over as the closer? Or is this just the next in a long line of regrettable free agent reliever investments by Tony Reagins?
2010 Stats: 61.1 IP, 5-5, 0 SV, 2.64 ERA, 0.99 WHIP, 48 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 55.1 IP, 4-2, n/a SV, 3.42 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 46 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 58 IP, 4-3, 0 SV, 3.26 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 47 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 60 IP, 3-4, 3 SV, 3.38 ERA, 1.22 WHIP, 47 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 68 IP, 4-4, 10 SV, 3.15 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 52 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and researchno comments
Daily Links for the LA Angels including waiting on Bourjos' bat to come around, Rodney wants to claim the closer job for himself, Mathis still isn't "the man"and much more...