Daily Links for the LA Angels including Garret Anderson retires, Locker says he won't play baseball, Morales' rehab on hold because of the flu and much more...
2010 was a year to forget for Bobby Abreu and with a move to full-time DH this season, he is hoping to get his groove back and become a quality run producer for the Halos again. Can Abreu bounce back or has old age finally caught up to the Angels' senior statesman?
2010 Stats: 573 AB, .255 AVG, .352 OBP, .435 SLG, 88 R, 20 HR, 78 RBI, 24 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 528 AB, .263 AVG, .349 OBP, .428 SLG, 79 R, 17 HR, 79 RBI, 21 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 600 AB, .268 AVG, .372 OBP, .425 SLG, 96 R, 18 HR, 94 RBI, 23 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 522 AB, .266 AVG, .353 OBP, .420 SLG, 78 R, 15 HR, 76 RBI, 21 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 495 AB, .272 AVG, .361 OBP, .421 SLG, 82 R, 14 HR, 73 RBI, 14 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Jered Weaver and the other Angels pulled off a hell of a prank yesterday, displaying Mike Trout's phone number on the scoreboard and encouraging fans to call him with any and all baseball questions. No doubt Mike received so many calls that he had to change his number, but I can't help but wonder what fans would actually call him about knowing this was just a prank. Sounds like a great idea for Twitter Trend Tuesday to me: #MikeTroutPhoneCalls
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