Daily Links for the LA Angels including the Angels regulars win their spring debuts, Trout gets pranked, the veterans get used to their new positions and much more...no comments
Asking who should bat leadoff for the Angels might be a asking a question that has no real correct answer, but we're going to have to pick one anyway. So who should it be? Who is the least incorrect? Can anybody on this team become the much needed spark atop the Angel batting order?
Time to vote!
The more things change, the more they stay the same. A new season is on the horizone for the LA Angels, but a solution to their problems at the top of the order is not. We all know the Halos struck out in finding a new leadoff man in free agency, so they will once again have to look within to find someone to spark their flagging offense.
Seeing Aybar hit leadoff in 2010 was painful, but could it happen again in 2011?
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Cactus League play gets under way, Morales looks like he might have to start as DH, Abreu in a make-or-break year and much more...no comments
Last year's big free agent bargain is back for another go. Can Pineiro continue to be a pleasant surprise in the Angel rotation in 2011 or will durability concerns drag him down once again?
2010 Stats: 152.1 IP, 10-7, 3.84 ERA, 1.24 WHIP, 92 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 146 IP, 8-8, 4.44 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 84 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 193 IP, 10-11, 4.06 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 110 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 157 IP, 10-8, 3.93 ERA, 1.26 WHIP, 91 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 135 IP, 6-8, 3.72 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, 72 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Butcher is cancer free, Scioscia still prefers Izturis in a utility role, Salmon could join the Angels as a minor league coach and much more...no comments
If you're not aware, Baseball-Reference.com allows people to buy sponsorships for player pages on their site. Most of the time, these sponsorships are purchased for legitimate reasons, such as promoting an ad or a website. Other times, the sponsorship powers are used for good, such as when somebody bought a sponsorship for John Lackey's page under the name of infamous American traitor Benedict Arnold. Now that is the kind of idea I think we can all get on board with, so with that in mind, here are some other such sponsorships that I'd like to see.
The ad may now be gone, but the screen capture lives on forever.