Daily Links for the LA Angels including Scioscia has harsh words for Kazmir, Weaver officially gets the Opening Day nod, Moreno says the stadium needs renovations and much more...no comments
We're finally here, the source of all Angels fans agony last season, the bane of the teams existence, the Texas Rangers. We all know how everything came together so well for the Rangers last season, perfect team chemistry, no substantial injuries, and veteran players leading the team to the World Series. The question looming over everyone's head in the offseason: Can they do it again this year? Can they win it all? The only logical answer I can think of is a big fat maybe, we need to take a closer look at the roster of the 2011 Rangers.
The Rangers had a magical playoff run for the ages? Oh i'm sorry, I didn't see it on account of the gleaming silver of this World Series Ring blinding me. Im sure you Rangers fans have had that problem too.
The Angels thought they were getting a versatile starting-caliber infielder when they acquired Alberto Callaspo last season, but his return to the Angel franchise couldn't have gone worse. Will Callaspo continue to make the Halos look like fools for trading for him or can he return to his pre-trade form?
2010 Stats: 562 AB, .265 AVG, .302 OBP, .374 SLG, 61 R, 10 HR, 56 RBI, 5 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 500 AB, .274 AVG, .319 OBP, .396 SLG, 62 R, 9 HR, 53 RBI, 3 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 455 AB, .281 AVG, .333 OBP, .396 SLG, 56 R, 7 HR, 47 RBI, 4 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 518 AB, .280 AVG, .329 OBP, .403 SLG, 62 R, 9 HR, 56 RBI, 5 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 365 AB, .285 AVG, .333 OBP, .419 SLG, 33 R, 7 HR, 37 RBI, 3 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Kazmir gets rocked, the Halos scout Doug Davis (a potential Kazmir replacement?), Keith Law rips Tony Reagins and much more...no comments
I know this is Top Ten Thursday, but today, I refuse to be bound by any numeric limitations because today I am doing my own personal power ranking of all the players on the Angel roster. Talent? Performance? Please, I'm far too subjective to base this ranking on anything so objective. Nope, the only thing that matters is how much I like or dislike the player (apologies in advance to Scott Kazmir). Let's do it!
Only I have the power in these rankings!
Angels training camp is set to break in just a few days but many a roster mystery remains unsolved. With a recent spat of injuries and the sudden creation of some new roster spots and thus some thinned out depth, the Halos have some tough decisions to make before they head back to Anaheim. Whatever shall they do? Don't worry, I'm here to crack the case.
Wait, is Robert Stack even still alive? Dammit! Now we'll never solve these mysteries.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Wells tweaks his hamstring, Conger might actually make the Opening Day roster, Muhammad Ali visits Angels training camp and much more...no comments