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Turks Teeth

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Marrying the sabermetric tendency with the exotic of true fan bitterness.

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6 Questions from Athletics Nation: Beckham, Shoe and Haiku Too
Posted on Aug 28 2014, 6:35p
Hasn't pitched all year.
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels doing all the right things to reach playoffs on Aug 27 2014, 9:51p - 1 reply
Now up to 10 Ks over his first 4 innings.
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels doing all the right things to reach playoffs on Aug 27 2014, 9:22p - 1 reply
Sean Newcomb finally showing what he can do with the Burlington Bees today.
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels doing all the right things to reach playoffs on Aug 27 2014, 9:14p - 3 replies
Moreover, come Sept 1st, this is all moot, as Cron can be called up as rosters expand.
Commented on Wednesday Halolinks: Angels doing all the right things to reach playoffs on Aug 27 2014, 8:58p - 1 reply
Just my guess, but...
Commented on Angels Announce Arizona Fall League Roster on Aug 27 2014, 5:43p - 1 reply
I really going on velocity, HS repertoire and draft status.
Commented on Angels Announce Arizona Fall League Roster on Aug 27 2014, 5:39p - 1 reply
There are more constraints for the AFL.
Commented on Angels Announce Arizona Fall League Roster on Aug 27 2014, 5:01p - 1 reply
He's still only hitting .222 in August.
Commented on Angels Announce Arizona Fall League Roster on Aug 27 2014, 4:54p - 2 replies
Personally, I would give up on him as a starter, given his excellent transition to the pen.
Commented on Angels Announce Arizona Fall League Roster on Aug 27 2014, 4:30p
To be determined, really.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospects: 4 & 5 on Aug 27 2014, 2:19p
I'd say back of the rotation guy.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospects: 4 & 5 on Aug 27 2014, 2:18p
But did you like it as much as Shoebacca?
Commented on Matt Shoemaker pitches Angels back into first place, 8-2 on Aug 27 2014, 2:05a - 1 reply
He'll also surpass Tanaka for the most wins for a rookie pitcher.
Commented on Tuesday Angels Game Thread on Aug 26 2014, 11:21p - 1 reply
The most disappointing double of the night.
Commented on Tuesday Angels Game Thread on Aug 26 2014, 11:09p
Say hullo to my little friend...
Commented on Tuesday Angels Game Thread on Aug 26 2014, 11:06p - 1 reply
And like clockwork, the pattern repeats.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospects: 4 & 5 on Aug 26 2014, 10:08p
Well, he has a few fastballs he throws, including a devastating splitter.
Commented on The Angels skipped out on Bartolo Colon with good reason on Aug 26 2014, 9:41p - 1 reply
Yeah, that was something I should have mentioned...
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospects: 4 & 5 on Aug 26 2014, 4:51p - 1 reply
Then might as well have added it to the links with those reservations.
Commented on MondoLinks: Angels survive matchup with A's on Aug 25 2014, 8:02p - 2 replies
I don't know that that reaches the level of "big red flag".
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospect List: Rookie Ball Arms, 6th-8th on Aug 25 2014, 4:41p
I'd call that the Arte Moreno disaster.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospect List: Rookie Ball Arms, 6th-8th on Aug 25 2014, 3:18p
The Angels were one of 28 teams scouting him.
Commented on WeekEnd HaloLinks: MLB summit as Angels battle A's in Oakland on Aug 22 2014, 9:31p - 1 reply
On Pujols, Pique & Pitch Framing
Posted on Aug 22 2014, 3:29p
Both Yarbrough and Eaves have the "baseball rat" reputation.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Top 30 Angel Prospect List: 9 & 10 on Aug 22 2014, 12:52p - 1 reply
Yep. Soon enough.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 10:20p - 1 reply
Not sure if it's been mentioned, but Tyler DeLoach also has a one-hitter he's working on in the 7th.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 10:08p - 1 reply
Auuhhhhnnnnnhhhhnnnhhhnn!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 10:01p
We'll make an exception for this one:
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 10:00p - 4 replies
Kanji
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:54p - 1 reply
takeinana40
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:51p
Uh...
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:48p - 2 replies
Aren't we going with Shoebacca?
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:19p - 1 reply
I kid my fellow frontpagers. I kid them, I do.
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:06p - 1 reply
"Smoke and Mirrors" came to pitch to pitch tonight, eh, girls and boys?!
Commented on Angels Thursday Roadtrip Game Thread on Aug 21 2014, 9:04p - 1 reply
It's not like Beckham has been particularly golden with the glove the past couple seasons.
Commented on Angels acquire Gordon Beckham from White Sox on Aug 21 2014, 7:18p - 3 replies
The Angels only had two starters who had experienced anything like a pennant race before.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 6:53p - 2 replies
Why not? That was Zach Borenstein, no?
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 6:16p
Santiago was already a swingman through much of the season, and CJ was on the DL through half of July.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 6:11p - 1 reply
OTOH, we have plenty of citations straight from the GM's mouth that his focus was going to be the bullpen...
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 5:59p - 1 reply
Though that's kind of the point.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 4:10p
All complicated by the fact that Scioscia seemed to want to play it out as a zero-sum game between Napoli and Mathis.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 3:53p - 2 replies
Yeah, really don't know.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #11-20 on Aug 21 2014, 3:17p - 1 reply
Also, dWAR dislikes his defense (-0.8 wins). Fangraph's Defense metric thinks its league average.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Garrett Richards' injured knee, new format for links on Aug 21 2014, 2:55p - 1 reply
No way.
Commented on Garrett Richards Injures Knee, Leaves on Stretcher on Aug 20 2014, 9:49p
Yuck.
Commented on Garrett Richards Injures Knee, Leaves on Stretcher on Aug 20 2014, 8:46p - 1 reply
Mercy of small samples, naturally.
Commented on Twitter / JeffFletcherOCR: Since July 31... David Freese: ... on Aug 20 2014, 7:47p
I'd prefer to bat Iannetta third.
Commented on Twitter / JeffFletcherOCR: Since July 31... David Freese: ... on Aug 20 2014, 7:36p - 2 replies
Fixed!
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #11-20 on Aug 19 2014, 6:50p
He's still good, but not as good as he was in 2012 and 2013.
Commented on Huston Street, 2014's Best Reliever; Ernesto Frieri, Fifth Worst on Aug 19 2014, 6:47p
Huston Street, 2014's Best Reliever; Ernesto Frieri, Fifth Worst
Posted on Aug 19 2014, 5:43p
And here they are, piping hot!
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 19 2014, 5:17p
One of the guys currently not on this list or the last one (hint, hint)...
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #11-20 on Aug 19 2014, 5:15p - 1 reply
Spring training invite who stuck it out at Salt Lake, where we was briefly lighting the world.
Commented on Tuesday Angels Lineup - Hamilton Returns on Aug 19 2014, 5:00p
Next installment drops at 2pm today.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 19 2014, 3:42p
The best lineup idea in this thread is batting Pujols in the cleanup spot.
Commented on Monday Angels Lineup - Hamilton Sits Again on Aug 18 2014, 7:47p
He has a pretty average walk rate (8-9%), but also does not strike out much.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 18 2014, 6:47p - 1 reply
He could also be Drew Heid.
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 18 2014, 2:52p - 1 reply
There was a good analysis of 29 NCAA pitchers at Minor League Ball just before the draft:
Commented on Halos Heaven's Second-Half Top 30 Angel Prospect List: #21-30 on Aug 18 2014, 1:40p
Ha, Jose Mota was arguing yesterday that Freese should be hitting cleanup.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Sunday Game Thread on Aug 17 2014, 6:00p - 1 reply
They hit him like a pinata.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Sunday Game Thread on Aug 17 2014, 5:59p
This will be the last time that Conger catches Street.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Sunday Game Thread on Aug 17 2014, 5:56p
Man, this kid's head is not in the game these days.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Sunday Game Thread on Aug 17 2014, 4:19p
Best record in baseball!
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 11:12p
I think the problem is that they DO see the scoreboard.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:40p - 1 reply
Yeah, Cowgill in LF, McDonald at 3b.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:29p
Which is worse?
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:27p - 1 reply
Bullpen and defense, it's on you now.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:26p - 1 reply
Sogard looks like a serial killer who writes experimental novels.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:23p - 1 reply
I feel like Stirrups wings it at times, ignores pertinent evidence.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 10:01p - 1 reply
Two other pertinent stats for Josh:
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 9:59p - 1 reply
Stirrups sez Shoe is all smoke and mirrors.
Commented on Angels in Arlington Saturday Game Thread on Aug 16 2014, 9:55p - 2 replies
I agree – he's a bit of a hot mess.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Angels get good pitching, another great 6th inning on Aug 15 2014, 2:39a - 1 reply
I'm rooting for him too.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Angels get good pitching, another great 6th inning on Aug 15 2014, 2:29a
In his 15 starts since June 1, Jered Weaver has a 4.20 ERA, and has averaged exactly six innings per game.
Commented on Thursday Halolinks: Angels get good pitching, another great 6th inning on Aug 15 2014, 2:25a - 1 reply
for Calhoun
Voted on Aug 13 2014, 2:06a
Life's too brief to cut it short.
Commented on OT - RIP Robin Williams - Open Thread on Aug 11 2014, 9:11p
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