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Old 08-21-2021, 09:35 PM
 
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Agree.

40 HR and a 2.79 ERA with an 8-1 record. Amazing.
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Old 08-22-2021, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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40 HR and a 2.79 ERA with an 8-1 record. Amazing.
He could conceivably end the season with 50 HR and double digit wins...not to mention an outside chance at 30 stolen bases. And yet with all that, the Angels are below .500. If once in a century stats cant get you a winning season and at least a trip to the playoffs, then that has to be just disheartening after a while. I hope and pray he doesnt end up becoming the Russell Westbrook of baseball. rack up unbelievable stats with zero shot of winning
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Old 08-23-2021, 01:37 PM
 
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He could conceivably end the season with 50 HR and double digit wins...not to mention an outside chance at 30 stolen bases. And yet with all that, the Angels are below .500. If once in a century stats cant get you a winning season and at least a trip to the playoffs, then that has to be just disheartening after a while. I hope and pray he doesnt end up becoming the Russell Westbrook of baseball. rack up unbelievable stats with zero shot of winning

One player in baseball, even a two way player cannot make a bad team good. But with his pitching and hitting he might have added 10-15 wins to their total. Look at Trout. He has played 3 post season games in his entire career. Probably the best hitter in baseball the past 10 years. In comparison Justin Turner has been in 72 post season games.
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:52 AM
 
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The Angels could fill out their roster with a playoff caliber team but they'd have to trade Ohtani or a healthy Trout to do it. Right now they're paying over $100mil this year to Rendon, Trout and Pujols. Not one of those three has played for the Angels in three months.

Soon, it will be Ohtani who will be paid to nurse an injury. And for what, to ease the load of a scrub who might not even be pitching in the majors next year?
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Old 08-26-2021, 02:25 PM
 
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Ohtani hit homer 41 last night against my Orioles but it wasn't enough; Orioles won 10-6 to snap a NINETEEN game losing streak. Good grief.
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:50 AM
 
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He could conceivably end the season with 50 HR and double digit wins...not to mention an outside chance at 30 stolen bases. And yet with all that, the Angels are below .500. If once in a century stats cant get you a winning season and at least a trip to the playoffs, then that has to be just disheartening after a while. I hope and pray he doesnt end up becoming the Russell Westbrook of baseball. rack up unbelievable stats with zero shot of winning

Hopefully LeBron + AD + Westbrook + Carmelo + Howard + the young kids = the Lakers 18th title next season.
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Old 08-27-2021, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Wylie, Texas
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I remember reading an article years ago. Ichiro was being interviewed. Now he's a guy who always hit for average, not much power. He said he could hit 40 HRs in a season, but then his average would drop from above .300 to around .260, and that was a compromise he was not prepared to make. I wonder with Ohtani if he's not a bit in the same boat. His first two seasons he was batting .280s but only around 22-27 HRs. This season he's on pace for 50+, but that average has taken a beating. I wonder if he would not be more effective with 20-25 HRs, I think with his speed he could definitely be a 30 stolen base guy as well. Going all out for power I think might be detrimental to his all round game.
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Old 08-27-2021, 04:07 PM
 
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40 HR and a 2.79 ERA with an 8-1 record. Amazing.

And yet the team still sucks! Completely wasting the prime years of Ohtani and Trout. Ohtani has been hurt his first 2 years, but Trout's been a top 5 player in the game for most of the last 9 years, and he has won a grand total of 0 playoff games, only appearing in 3
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:10 PM
 
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And yet the team still sucks! Completely wasting the prime years of Ohtani and Trout. Ohtani has been hurt his first 2 years, but Trout's been a top 5 player in the game for most of the last 9 years, and he has won a grand total of 0 playoff games, only appearing in 3
They can demand to be traded I suppose. But Trout seems like like playing in Anaheim. Either he does not care about winning a world series or he believes whatever management has been telling that things will change.

Look. Harper wanted out of DC. He goes to Philly and DC wins a title.
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Old 08-27-2021, 07:19 PM
 
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I remember reading an article years ago. Ichiro was being interviewed. Now he's a guy who always hit for average, not much power. He said he could hit 40 HRs in a season, but then his average would drop from above .300 to around .260, and that was a compromise he was not prepared to make. I wonder with Ohtani if he's not a bit in the same boat. His first two seasons he was batting .280s but only around 22-27 HRs. This season he's on pace for 50+, but that average has taken a beating. I wonder if he would not be more effective with 20-25 HRs, I think with his speed he could definitely be a 30 stolen base guy as well. Going all out for power I think might be detrimental to his all round game.

But people remember the 50 home run seasons not hitting .285. And looking at his hitting. His batting average has dropped from .285 to 270 but his runs are way up as are his RBI's. I think its a fair trade off.
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