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Zu Long

  • joined Mar 11, 2008
  • last login Jul 27, 2012
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Rich Thompson up, Trevor Bell down

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Heard it on the radio broadcast of the game, confirmed by NBC

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All-Time 9s

Saw this survey on mlb.com, and thought it would be cool if people posted their picks/reasons/arguments in this thread. C- Molina 2005. While the other guys may have had better offensive seasons,...

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Zu Long's Birthday Road Trip-Part 2

Well I had a ton of fun in KC. Got myself on TV, watched the Angels win a pair of exciting games followed by a nice leisurely finale on Sunday. To review the ol' birthday wishes, looks like I only...

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Zu Long's Birthday Road Trip

So, today's my birthday. As luck would have it, the Angels are playing at a stadium roughly 3 hours driving time from where I live over my birthday weekend. This being the case, I did what any...

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On the Subjects of "Luck" and The Los Angeles Angels

Are the Angels just "lucky" as many statistical analysts claim? An in-depth examination.

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Fuentes and Figgins Text Messaging During ASG

((The following is a parody based loosely on The Dugout in format. Some themes have been carried over from parodies of previous ... seasons All-Star games.))Top of the 6th GetFiggyWitit: Brian, you...

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Angels 2009: A Half-Season in Retrospect

If at the beginning of the season, you had told me that by the time we reached the All-Star Break, Howie Kendrick and Vladimir Guerrero would be our biggest offensive liabilities, John Lackey and E...

Angels #1 in 2009 Ultimate Standings

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ESPN rarely gives us what we believe is our due, but when given the opportunity to speak for ourselves, plus a few unbiased metrics, we always take our spot among the best franchises in sports. We've been number 1 among MLB teams for several years running, and this year we finally made it to #1 overall. Check it out.

Ichiro to the DL

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He'll probably be back in time for Seattle's first series against us though.

Prospect updates from Baseball America.

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This is a really great quick hits for our minor leaguers, and it answers some questions people wanted to know about. Hank Conger may be catching at Arkansas after all. Young Il Jung, that Korean guy we all heard about, had Tommy John surgery and will be back in June. On the bad news front, Luis Jimenez, one of our rookie league standouts from last year will miss this season with shoulder surgery, which is too bad. There's other stuff there too, so check it out. While we're on the subject of BA articles, there's a cool write up on Jordan Walden as well.

Torii is fine

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Apparently he has a nasty lump on the side of his face, but is otherwise okay. The Angels will keep him out tomorrow, but don't expect any long term problems.

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WBC: USA vs Japan

It's the USA vs Japan in the WBC semi-finals, playing to determine who faces Korea in the Championship game, and who goes back to spring training. The Team USA is hurting, and without a real first...

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Prospects in Review: Arkansas Travelers

Previous Prospect Posts: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes, Cedar Rapids Kernals, Orem Owlz, AZL Angels, DSL Angels Sixth in the series. The Arkansas Travelers were the only team to win their league...

Angels Playoff Promo

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Yesterday in the post-game topic I mentioned an Angels postseason promo I saw that was, in a word, awesome. Some others missed it, and were wondering about it. Lo and behold, it's on MLB.com.

"Rays sell out first two home games of NLDS"

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The text above is what the ESPN headline of this article reads as of 9:30 AM central time. It has been that way for roughly 30 minutes now. We'll see how long it takes them to change it. In the mean time, have a good chuckle and wonder how these people get paid. Screen shot of the headline in the comments.

Baseball America puts out the AZL Top 20 Prospects List

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5. Manuarys Correa 12. Tyler Chatwood 18. Terrell Alliman Only the Giants (who beat the Angels for the league championship) had more prospects. My own review of our prospects at that level is here. Correa and Alliman made the top prospects cut in my post, but Chatwood got left off entirely, due to a high BB-rate. In retrospect, his high K-rate and relative youth were probably good enough reasons to at least include him on my "worth mentioning" list, though I'm still not sure I'd take him over Amarista.

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Prospects in Review: Rancho Cucamonga Quakes

Previous Prospect Posts: Cedar Rapids Kernals, Orem Owlz, AZL Angels, DSL Angels Fifth in the series. The Quakes were the only team in our minor league system to miss the playoffs this year, due...

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Prospects in Review: Cedar Rapids Kernels

Previous Prospect Posts: Orem Owlz, AZL Angels, DSL Angels Fourth section in the series. The Midwest League Kernels had some interesting talent this season, and performed well despite flooding...

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Prospects in Review: Orem Owlz

Previous Prospect Posts: AZL Angels, DSL Angels Third section in the series. The Pioneer League Orem Owlz are managed by Tom Kotchman, and are perennial winners in the league. This year's team was...

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Prospects in Review: AZL Angels

Previous Prospect Posts: DSL Angels Second part of the series I'm doing on the Angels Minor League prospects. When I looked at the Arizona League Angels back in July, they hadn't been playing very...

Angels a Winning Organization

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  1. AAA Salt Lake Bees- Made Playoffs
  2. AA Arkansas Travelers- Made Playoffs
  3. High A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes- Not in Playoffs
  4. Single-A Cedar Rapids Kernals- Made Playoffs
  5. R Orem Owlz- Made Playoffs; R AZL Angels- Made Playoffs; R DSL Angels- Made Playoffs
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Prospects in Review: DSL Angels

This is the first in a series that I'll be doing about our minor league prospects; as each league finishes it's regular season, I'll make a post talking about the standouts at that level. I'm doing...

From the I-Cubs-Bees game I attended today. Just thought some people might appreciate knowing tha...

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Woodhomerzu8

From the I-Cubs-Bees game I attended today. Just thought some people might appreciate knowing that Wood doesn't need SLC air to crush the ball. 13 homers in his last 21 games and counting.

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Raising a glass for those departed...

It didn't really hit me untill this morning, I think. Casey Kotchman is no longer an Angel. It's almost like my cat died. I don't think I've been this irrationally distraught over a player leaving...

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Mid-2008 Guide to the Angels Farm System

Well, it's the All-Star Break, and that means no major league baseball for the next week. But if you still need a fix, you can always head to the minor leagues and check them out. A lot of us pay...

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ASG 9th inning (and beyond) Thoughts Transcript, 2008 edition

A few of you may remember this fanpost from last year where I created a parody transcript of the players' inner thoughts and private conversations from 9th inning of the ASG, loosely based on The...

"2008 AL WEST CHAMPION MARINERS"- No matter how many times I visit this page, it always makes me laugh.

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"2008 AL WEST CHAMPION MARINERS"- No matter how many times I visit this page, it always makes me laugh.

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Eckstein Returns

For the first time since he was released to free agency after 2004, David Eckstein will once again be standing on the Angel Stadium grass. He's picked up some hardware while he's been away- two...

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All those who dream of someday being a major league pitcher, engrave these words on your heart:

"First-pitch strikes, get ahead in the count, and don't give credit to nobody." The quote is from Santana in today's LA Times, talking about how he turned it around. I'm considering putting it in...

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Rich Harden to the DL

Link here. Is anybody surprised? Anybody? No? What do you suppose it is about guys like McPherson, Harden or Prior that they just can't ever seem to get healthy? It's just weird that some people...

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