Daily Links for the LA Angels including the meaning of Weaver going to arbitration, the Angels will have a top five payroll in 2011, Trout tops yet another prospect list and much more...no comments
What If Wednesday is back and I think this week's topic all too obvious. As the baseball world waits for Spring Training to begin, there is nothing better to do than focus on the idle speculation of where Michael Young might land once the divorce between he and the Rangers is finalized. Since the Halos are at the center of the trade rumors, it seems like a worthwhile exercise to imagine what it would be like if Michael Young did actually get traded to the Angels.
You have to admit, Young looks pretty good in red.
With training camp opening in a few days, it is time to shift our pre-season preparations into full gear. What better way to do that than to kick off our annual player previews? And what better way to start the player previews than by placing the microscope on the Angels' leader, Torii Hunter? Is this the year that Hunter finally starts to feel his age? Or can a new defensive position and some lineup reinforcements rejuvenate Torii after a disappointing finish to his 2010 campaign?
2010 Stats: 573 AB, .281 AVG, .354 OBP, .465 SLG, 76 R, 23 HR, 90 RBI, 9 SB
2011 ZiPS Projections: 506 AB, .273 AVG, .340 OBP, .460 SLG, 72 R, 21 HR, 81 RBI, 13 SB
2011 Bill James Projections: 569 AB, .272 AVG, .340 OBP, .457 SLG, 81 R, 23 HR, 92 RBI, 11 SB
2011 Marcel Projections: 515 AB, .272 AVG, .340 OBP, .450 SLG, 81 R, 22 HR, 98 RBI, 11 SB
2011 MWaH Projections*: 550 AB, .278 AVG, .350 OBP, .460 SLG, 90 R, 25 HR, 101 RBI, 7 SB
*The MWaH projections are simply my best guess based off my own personal opinion and research
Daily Links for the LA Angels including Weaver to have his arbitration case heard today, more thoughts on the Young-Angels trade rumors, the A's and Angels will play a rare scheduled doubleheader and much more...
Spring Training officially begins in a few days for the Angels and I have but one humble request from the team. It has always been pet peeve of mine that the Angels almost never take a flier on a veteran and invite him to camp on a minor league contract. It seems like a no-lose proposition to me, but the Halos never take the gamble. With depth potentially one (of many) problems for the Halos, I can only hope that this is the year they finally roll the dice on a veteran rather than count on their minor league system to provide whatever depth they might need. Since this is such a new concept for Tony Reagins and company, I've got a few ideas for guys the Angels might want to consider sending a Spring Training invite to.
Clap your hands if you want to play for the Angels!
Daily Links for the LA Angels including how Michael Young could end up an Angel, the 2011 PECOTA projections are out, the Angels hope to return to elite status and much more...no comments
The Texas Rangers seem ready to dump their former All-Star Michael Young and the Anglels seem to be a prime destination. But is dealing for the aging Young and his big remaining contract really worth it for the Angels, even with their obvious need for a third baseman? Should the Angels trade for Michael Young?
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