Daily Links for the LA Angels including Scioscia leaning towards carrying 12 pitchers, former Angel John Lackey's wife has breast cancer, Takahashi knew almost nothing about the Angels before signing and much more...
Another year, another laundry list of injuries for Maicer Izturis. That was his story in 2010, but can 2011 be any different? With a starting job at third base and an opening at leadoff hitter, the door is wide open for Izturis to become a key player for the 2011 Angels, but will his body allow him to take advantage of the opportunities?
2010 Stats: 212 AB, .250 AVG, .321 OBP, .363 SLG, 27 R, 3 HR, 27 RBI, 7 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 308 AB, .273 AVG, .333 OBP, .386 SLG, 45 R, 5 HR, 43 RBI, 9 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 352 AB, .278 AVG, .347 OBP, .394 SLG, 49 R, 5 HR, 39 RBI, 10 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 363 AB, .269 AVG, .332 OBP, .389 SLG, 49 R, 6 HR, 44 RBI, 10 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 350 AB, .284 AVG, .358 OBP, .390 SLG, 52 R, 5 HR, 35 RBI, 12 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and researchno comments
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Hatcher says Morales looks good and healthy, Kazmir improved his conditioning over the off-season, Scioscia opens the door for Rodney to lose the closer job (or does he?) and much more...no comments
Spring Training literally just started and things are already getting off on the wrong foot both literally and figuratively. Every Angel fan's worst nightmare came one step closer to reality when Kendry Morales publicly questioned his own ability to be ready for Opening Day. Is this really just the team and their star being overly cautious or is this the next chapter in Kendry's Cuban Ankle Crisis?
Almost a year after his embarrassing injury and Morales still isn't right? Say it ain't so!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Morales may not be ready for Opening Day, Scioscia wants Izturis to leadoff (when healthy), Butcher misses workouts as he recovers from cancer treatment and much more...no comments
Spring Training can be a real fun experience, but it isn't just fun and games, there are some real decisions to be made before everything is said and done. Like any other team, the Angels have some position battles to be settled, in fact, they have quite a few, but which is the most important?
Time to vote!
With all apologies to my wife, this year, I want to know just one thing. Spring Training, won't you be my Valentine?
I'm guessing my wife would be pretty pissed if I got her this shirt for Valentine's Day.