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Posts posted by Picard56

  1. 9 minutes ago, Fbaseballgod said:

    Since his red hot start, Acuña’s average has been slowly dropping.  I’m honestly amazed- he is barely striking out and always whacks the ball.  Is it just a slump, bad luck, or something else? His Xba is in the 100th percentile 

    I would just chalk it up to the ebb and flow of the season.

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  2. 8 minutes ago, BMcP said:

    Vasgersian’s script involves a requisite “Scotch-Irish” mention (has to be a shtick) and refraining from mentioning SP’s full repertoires.

    Vasgersian is annoying, I used to like him when he did Mlb Central but when he started doing the sunday night games for espn I find him unbearable.

  3. 6 minutes ago, murraygd13 said:

    Snell has to be the most ineffcient starting pitcher... 2 2/3 IP so far and he's at 62 pitches already.

    He is upset he isn't a diamond rating on the show. Whatever that means haha

  4. 7 minutes ago, jb_power said:

    This guy is horrid.  Hard to fathom that he hit 38 HRs with a .871 OPS in 2019 preceeded by a 24 HR rookie season in 2018.



    Yeah I don't know what happened, seems like every AB I see is just weak contact

  5. 2 minutes ago, mks said:

    Angels blow a 3 run lead. How is that Get Mike trout to the postseason plan working out for them. The player they signed to a HUGE contrect A Rodon is hurt and they are currently in last place in the division . Congratulations Front office bozos! They should have fork the money for Bauer, Darvish  and Hendrik if they wanted to be serious about playoffs.

    Oh wow, didn’t realize the rangers have a better record. 

  6. 11 minutes ago, BMcP said:

    Bad look for the franchise to handle it this way - they could’ve been more gracious and at least calculated in saying farewell to him.  This is a guy that they routinely feted and celebrated as he approached MLB milestones.


    It makes me wonder what the heck happened behind the scenes to warrant a flat-out DFA - has to be more to it than he was upset about not getting to face a particular Rays reliever.

    Might of been a growing rift and the Yarbough thing was the last straw. I remember a few years ago Pujols didn't want trout stealing second while he was batting cause it distracted him. Could be them just sick up his behind antics that we don't know about.

  7. 16 minutes ago, Slatykamora said:

    Walsh has played in 28 games and no one on the team has played more then 29. He was already an everyday player.

    So, cool story?

    No, he was playing RF a lot to make way for Pujols. it just means he is now in his natural position everyday. so cool story indeed

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  8. 5 minutes ago, The Big Bat Theory said:

    This is the last year of his contract.  He is NOT playing in 2022.  Cards can sign him for $1 for September 30th game this year.  Angels have to pay the difference so no skin off Cards' nose for last game of regular season.

    Oh his is but the first.   Well, Bonilla too but Pujols one sticks out like a sore thumb.  And Mets fans are already thinking about the Lindor contract going to be even worse.  As a Red Sox fan I can think of a few.  Pedroia's and that Cuban prospect that fizzled etc etc.  But Pujols one is the poster contract on what NOT to do.

    Meanwhile over 300 pitches thrown in Tigers at Boston game and it is still just the top of the 8th.  9-8 Tigers right now.  Goodrum playing like an all star and poor Bobby Dalbec is now 0 for a zillion and struck out with the bases loaded.

    oh man, I wish I remembered the name of that Cuban guy. That was like 4-5 years ago. People here were pretty hyped for him.

  9. 52 minutes ago, Overlord said:

    I would argue that the Cardinals management was secretly THRILLED that he didn't accept their ten year offer and left.  A deal worth 210 million with 30 million deferred represented a massive overpay for his likely production between his age 34ish-44ish seasons and the Cardinals, who have generally had a smart front office while the Angels have generally had a historically dumb front office, almost certainly knew it.

    I remember at the time there were already whispers that Pujols was in decline

  10. Just now, Mikewastaken said:

    By releasing him (as opposed to him retiring) aren't the Angels still responsible for the rest of his contract? They're just freeing up a roster spot. 

    I believe they still have to pay him and then he could sign somewhere else and the other team doesn't have to pay his contract with the angels. but someone can correct me if I am wrong. I bet he signs a one day contract with the cardinals and retires that way.

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  11. 2 minutes ago, mks said:

    IF you took Pujols numbers with the Angels the last 10 yrs He ain't a HOF player. Its amazing the diffrence in 1st ten with the Cardinals and 2nd ten with the Angels. He did not have 1 year with the Angels better then any yr he had with the Cards Not even 1. 

    I know, it might go down as the worst contract in mlb history.

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  12. 1 minute ago, jmcampbe11 said:

    I'm thinking the Angels told Pujols he wasn't going to play everyday and then Pujols asked for his release. 

    I was just reading that. I know how he wants to play, but.... how can he be in a position now to basically demand that with his crappy play.

  13. 1 minute ago, slaphitter said:

    Interesting. Pujols is a proud man. This was going to come to a head at some point. Better to get it out of the way early. Has his wife tweeted yet?

    I don't know, does she have a history of tweeting outlandish things?

  14. 2 minutes ago, Wieties said:

    I'm surprised they're doing this at this time.

    Why now?

    He pretty much made it clear this was his last season. It seemed they were planning this "final tour" for him.

    Maddon even gave him the opening day start and sat Walsh on the bench for the 1st 2 games of the season.

    I wonder if there's another shoe to drop in this?

    Maybe the Angel's have a replacement in mind.

    Walsh, and to make room for marsh or adell.


    Kind of feel sorry for pujols going out like this, but he simply can't play anymore.

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