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.
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Weaver has no hard feelings, Butcher has minor procedure to remove cancerous nodule, Aybar discloses he had knee surgery and much more...no comments
Even though Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow this year, foretelling an early spring, but we Angel fans still need to wait until Sunday for the Halos to officially start their Spring Training. I, however, just can't wait to finally get to see something resembling real baseball and, more importantly, see some real news about the Angels. In anticipation of that juicy news, I figured I'd go ahead and call my shot for how this spring's key stories (as they shall be sold to us by the Angel propaganda machine) will unfold.
We're driving to Tempe, who's coming with us?
Daily Links for the LA Angels including reactions to the Angels beating Weaver in arbitration, Reagins denies interest in Michael Young, Trout won't debut in the majors until 2012 and much more...
Our player preview series rolls on with one of the biggest and most pleasant surprises of the 201 Angel season, Mr. Dan "Don't Call Me Danny" Haren. The Angels like to say their mid-season trade last year for Haren was really their big free agent splash in advance, but can Haren live up his ace billing or will he once again struggle to find consistency?
2010 Stats: 235 IP, 12-12, 3.91 ERA, 1.27 WHIP, 216 K (combined for his time with Arizona and Angels)
2011 ZiPS Projections: 224.1 IP, 15-9, 3.57 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 213 K
2011 Bill James Projections: 238 IP, 15-12, 3.52 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 216 K
2011 Marcel Projections: 200 IP, 12-10, 3.76 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 209 K
2011 MWaH Projections*: 225 IP, 15-10, 3.40 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 190 K
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research