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  1. Bogdan Bogdanovic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    At this point, there's really no reason he shouldn't be leading the team in MPG. He's by far their best player and also one of their smartest BBIQ guys out there.
  2. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    The current cost of a win is estimated at $9 million. Cozart at $12.6 million AAV means he barely needs to surpass 1.5 WAR to be of plus value, which is something he's done each of the past 3 seasons. With Kinsler on a 1yr deal, it's looking likely that after this season they'll shift Cozart to 2B(Angels already said that their original talks with Cozart were for him to play 2B, and then the Tigers called them about a potential Kinsler trade). Moving to 2B after this season puts a bit less emphasis on his bat than it would at 3B, so I'd say all in all it's a pretty safe and reasonable contract. At worse, he doesn't hit well enough to start but can be a super utility guy who can play 2B/3B/SS lol mevins, you taking a break from asking this in the Harper thread? Angels will certainly have the money to be able to offer Trout another extension, but it's way too early to answer this.
  3. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    Cozart gonna shift to 2B next season when Kinsler's gone freeing up 3B for Machado
  4. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    The Angels can't operate on the assumption that Trout is walking after his contract is up. The goal is obviously to convince him to STAY and sign on for another extension. The best way to accomplish that is to build a sustainable winner/contender for the long haul. The past 2 regimes(Reagins and Dipoto) are responsible for why the Angels have been stuck in a bad place during Trout's time in the bigs so far. Eppler has had to navigate around the crap he inherited the past 2 seasons and IMO has been doing a good job so far. Farm system is starting to show promise at the lower levels, they're active again in the international market, and their payroll situation is in good shape going forward(the pujols sunk cost notwithstanding).
  5. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    Yes, it's at $197 for 2018 and again it goes by AAV of the players contracts. So while Upton is only making $16 million this yr towards the payroll, his AAV is $21.2 which is whats being counted towards the luxury tax threshold. Also, regarding Moose, he apparently has the Angels as his preferred destination. If he took a discount, I could accept it, but with Boras as his agent, I'm not seeing that. I'm just not sold on him being a good investment for the short-term or long-term. He doesn't dramatically improve the roster IMO and I'm wary of his HR spike in a yr where everybody was hitting hr's. He's a bad bodied 3B who will be entering the wrong side of 30 who doesn't get on base or draw walks. Todd Frazier platooning at 3B with Valbuena is more appealing to me as far as value goes. It sounds like the Angels are trying for Headley which....meh, not really thrilled about that. Rather get Solarte if they're looking for somebody from the Padres
  6. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    The structuring doesn't matter when it comes to the luxury tax as it goes by AAV. Angels signing Moose would be just about it for them this offseason with the commitments in tow + arb raises. That's putting too much in the basket on a guy who was barely worth over 2 WAR despite hitting 38 hr's and has a bad body. Eppler has routinely mentioned OBP% as a need for this team so that alone leads me to believe Moustakas isn't even on their radar I think it's far more likely they trade for Headley or Solarte, then look at filling out RP and maybe SP with another arm. With the upcoming FA class poised to be one of the best in a long time, it makes sense for the Halos to look at 1yr options so they can be major players next offseason
  7. Los Angeles Angels 2018 Outlook

    That's the kind of thing that got them into their current situation they've been digging themselves out of the past few yrs. Would Moose be an upgrade for them? Sure, but only a marginal one. Far better ways to accumulate value IMO. I thought the same way but as the last few seasons showed, the Angels, while they can spend more than most, aren't on the level of NY/LA/Boston etc. The luxury threshold is something they do not want to exceed and that's been made abundantly clear with their lack of big moves the last 2-3 seasons. The Hamilton contract completely handicapped them. The Pujols contract continues to handicap them. They're finally able to spend a bit more this offseason since they're finally free of the $24 million that Hamilton ate up on the payroll
  8. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    His career high is only like 160 IP and he was limited to just 25 IP last season. I'm not sure I see him pitching more than 150 IP in 2018.
  9. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    His raw power is legit but he struck out a lot in limited AB's in Japan. That swing and miss will be exploited even more against better pitching in MLB. With his pitching potential far exceeding that of his hitting potential, I just don't see him being given enough time and development to truly work on the issues he has as a hitter. I think within 3 yrs he and his team will completely scrap the hitting thing and have him solely focus on pitching.
  10. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    No because I don't think Ohtani is hitting next to or near Trout and I don't think Ohtani is a good hitter. Angels will likely add a 2B like a Neil Walker or perhaps trade for Cesar Hernandez who could hit at the top of the lineup with their solid OBP%. Would mean more chances with runners on base for Trout
  11. Shohei Ohtani - SP/OF Japan (was: Otani)

    As an Angels fan I'd love to have Ohtani but is it weird that I'm rooting for the Padres to actually sign him? It's cool to see a team like that have a legitimate shot at a talent like this.
  12. Buddy Hield 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    What's wrong with cheering for VC still dunking at 40 though Also, you need to take a deep breathe lol. IDK what your expectations are with Buddy Hield, but their decision to remove him as a starter has led to a positive outcome regarding his development. He can now fully embrace the role he's best suited for in the NBA. He had a tough go last night with Iggy locking him down on the offensive end and with him not being much of a playmaker or good defensive player, not sure what leaving him out there for 30 minutes does. Also of note was he just returned from his sprained ankle and even the Kings announcers noted that he looked a little hobbled in the 2nd half last night.
  13. Bogdan Bogdanovic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    lol well they were losing by like 20 from the start and never got any closer so technically the entire game's been garbage time for the Kings. He was the only one who looked good today though and he tried all he could to get his team mates involved/get them easy looks. Bogi was the only one out there who looked in control and knew what he was doing on the court. Rest of the team was a disjointed mess
  14. Bogdan Bogdanovic 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Fox has flashed but this game and last he's looking every bit the unpolished with that said, Bogdan is probably the best player on the Kings this season. Mature physically, smart and instinctive with good court vision