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Postby thomasps3 » Tue May 09, 2006 10:08 am

McPeherson seems like a never was..he is just plain awful with no inclination to change his habits..their system still looks pretty deep, and you might be assessing the talent based on the first month of the season, which is too small a sample size to acurately judge.

Don't forget they also have Aybar, who is a burner.

Keep in mind that all their prospects seem to be in high demand by the majority of GM's in the bigs, which must tell you something...but this year, I do think the hype will overwhelm the actual performance... also, keeper league's will actually improve the chance that in a year or two the payoff will come...
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Re: Wow, the Angels are pretty bad

Postby PlayingWithFire » Tue May 09, 2006 10:44 am

Y`s Guy wrote:FRod and the starting pitching aren't too bad but when every batter after the cleanup spot is a whose who in baseball putridity then that spells doom for those boys from Anaheim. We're talking juan Rivera? Kotchman? Adam Kennedy? Jose freaking Molina? Tommy flipping Murphy?

That's good news for the other West teams..

And another thing...those Tejas unis with "Los Rangers" on them...are those their normal unis? Or just once in a while?

Rivera is a decent hitter if he gets to play everyday, Kotchman is a good young player(Better than Dan Johnson IMO), Adam Kennedy will make place for Howie Kendricks soon enough, Molina is a decent catcher and nothing less, Murphy has looked good so far.
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Postby Laean » Tue May 09, 2006 12:28 pm

remember when they had vlad, a healthy GA, glaus, guillen, and a healthy salmon in the heart of the order? it's a sad sad drop from that to this.

they'll still win the AL West though. good pitching, good bullpen, smart manager, can create runs ... if only they also had some power.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Tue May 09, 2006 12:33 pm

I saw parts of several of the Angels-Jays games this weekend, and I just wasn't impressed with the Angels at all. The Jays pitched well, but the Angels lineup simply doesn't scare anyone. Every game it seems their bottom four hitters are recent Triple-A callups, or players (like J.Molina) of that quality.

The games went so fast too (2:00 Sunday and 1:59 Monday) that it didn't even seem they were putting up a fight. Janssen really made them look bad on Sunday, which is a good sign for the Jays, but he's a recent call-up himself and only looked average in two games against the Orioles, so the book is still out on him too..

Any game Guerrero/Figgins/Anderson don't have big performances, this current lineup is gonna have a ton of trouble scoring runs..
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