Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales officially headed for the disabled list, Pineiro leaves his start early with a shoulder injury, Scot Shields officially retires and much more...no comments
Its been five years since Oakland has won the division, finishing behind the Angels every year since then. Now boasting a retooled offense and a few upgrades to their already phenomenal pitching staff, Oakland may be an obstacle in the long road back to the top of the AL West for the Angels. Will they falter like they have year after year since 2006, or will they make a run for it all on the back of their pitching?
This is the only interesting picture of anything A's based on the Internet. It's the best I could find, trust me.
Hisanori was an under-the-radar free agent signing for the Angels that could pay big dividends this year or turn into another case of the Angels overpaying for mediocre bullpen talent. Which will it be?
2010 Stats: 122 IP, 10-6, 8 SV, 3.61 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, 114 K
2011 ZiPS Projections: 106 IP, 8-6, n/a SV, 4.16 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, 95 K
2011 Bill James Projections: not available
2011 Marcel Projections: 94 IP, 7-5, 4 SV, 3.93 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 82 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 87 IP, 7-3, 0 SV, 4.05 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, 75 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 Morales is running out of time, Trumbo to rest his groin for a few days as a precaution, examining how the Angels can make an aging roster younger and much more...no comments
Having trouble filling out your bracket? Well, it is a little late for me to help now, but I can offer some belated advice that should help any Angel fan draw up a bracket that will at least please their Angel fan sensibilities (Win your pool? Yeah, not so much.)
You didn't really think I was going to show you my real bracket did you?
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.