Mike Trout 20 year deal
Why do you think every pitcher out there is gonna cost us a draft pick?
He was not given a qualifying offer. Of the starting pitchers left in free agency, ONLY Lohse would cost us a draft pick. At this point, Dipoto shouldn't be worried about "over paying." He will sign cheaper than Greinke, and he and Greinke have been very similar pitchers for the last three years. Sanchez is way more bang for the buck and he would be the perfect #3 pitcher behind Wilson to make up for the weak 4 and 5 spots in our rotation.
2010 IP 195 BB 70 K 157 WAR 2.9 ERA 3.55 WHIP 1.34
2011 IP 196.1 BB 64 K 202 WAR 3.5 ERA 3.67 WHIP 1.28
2012 IP 195.2 BB 48 K 167 WAR 2.6 ERA 3.86 WHIP 1.27
2010 IP 220 BB 55 K 181 WAR 3.2 ERA 4.17 WHIP 1.25
2011 IP 171.2 BB 45 K 201 WAR 1.4 ERA 3.83 WHIP 1.20
2012 IP 212.2 BB 54 K 200 WAR 3.3 ERA 3.48 WHIP 1.20
I don't think he will necessarily come "cheap" but he sure as hell will come cheaper than Greinke.
It's an investment that Dipoto and Moreno should be willing to make to back up last year's offseason.
Because without further investment this season, I doubt Arte's investment in Pujols and Wilson will be worth it. We need a stronger rotation to compete for a Championship, and Championships make those investments worth it. It's a cycle.
I think our offseason is pretty much done. MAYBE another relief pitcher but that doesn't even seem likely
As it stands we have 39/40 on our 40 man roster normally you want to leave at least one spot if someone shines in spring training. There are guys that can easily be taken off though. The only way we sign a bigger name guy is if he waits till around spring training to sign. Like Abreu back in the 08/09 offseason, and Edwin Jackson last offseason (I believe)
If Jackson or Marcum is sitting out there in late January early February I could see us offering a one year deal somewhere between 7M-10M. But with the way the pitching is being treated I doubt it.
I also really really don't expect anything offensively. Dipoto has said a couple times that he is content with what we have.
That Royals/Rays trade was so stupid for the Royals.
Even if they were World Series contenders that would be a stupid trade
We have taken one step forward and two back, DePoto needs to add a solid SP and RP . Plan on a busy summer for the pen and at least two SP missing a few starts. He talks about depth, and we need it with what he has picked up, just filling spots. Now surprise me and bring on Sanchez! Then we will have a little depth.
This off season has sucked. If Tex loses Hamilton the hits we have taken will be lessen.
This off season was not as bad as people are making it out to be. Did you really expect the Angels to sign Greinke at that price? No way. They bolstered the bullpen and added a few SP's and could still add one more.
Some fans need to get a better grip on things. The Angels missing out on one free agent that was extremely over paid does not make this "the worst offseason ever," or even a bad one at that.
Now that Grienke didn't sign with the Rangers, and if they don't bring back Hamilton, we might only be 10 games back of them by the end of next year! My grade for this offseason is C-
Last edited by Halo4life; 12-10-2012 at 06:09 PM.
I think if we sign Sanchez, our team and rotation would be a whole lot better. I would only go as high as 5yr 73M for Sanchez. That's only because the pitching market is ridiculous.
MIKE TROUT FOR MVP!!!!!
Edit: this is if the Rangers don't make major additions.
Last edited by GA16Angels; 12-10-2012 at 07:54 PM.