As the second half is underway, it is time to look back on the offseason and see how we think now. Back before the season started, we at CtPG ranked the acquisitions made by Perry. Some of our takes aged better than others. Here is what we think now halfway through the season.
The shutdown closer had a rough start to the season, but he turned it around and won the fans over. Not only has he pitched multi inning saves, but D-Cell has done so against the toughest teams in baseball. He may be gone, or may get extended, but whatever happens, Raisel has been a great addition to the bullpen for sure.
Replacing Simba was a tough task, but Churches has been up to it. While offensively he has been less than stellar, his defense is just as elite as the platinum glove winner. The amount of plays he has made is extensive, and he isn’t a black hole at the plate either.
Cobb was immediately disliked by Angels fans. This was the starter to nab? Out of everyone available? He wasn’t that good in Baltimore, relying on being fixed was a foolish endeavor! Well, we were wrong about that. He has been one of the better starters this season and the only vet that has been good. Only Jeff even remotely liked him in the spring, and he seems to have been right about Cobb.
Someone that was added at the last minute has been a staple in the pen. As a former Cub, of course he made Maddon’s team, and he is by far his favorite arm in the pen. This has been good and bad. While he has struggled quite a bit, lately, he has been actually shutting teams down. Hopefully he keeps this up, as he is shaping to be the second best option out of the pen.
The bullpen needed help and Claudio was one of the arms brought in. He became one of Maddon’s favorites, which would be nice if he was good. Instead, dread is what fans feel when he is brought in. While not the worst guy in the pen, he certainly has not been what we have hoped.
I was bullish on Slegers. He crushed the Astros in the playoffs last year and is from the Rays system. Surely this would be a good deal. Unfortunately, he has instead been the one to give up inherited runners and shows again, why you never, ever trade with the Rays.
The veteran catcher looks more like an old catcher this year. While there wasn’t much riding on him, the way he has been so bad, especially defensively, has made his signing rather unfortunate to say the least. That his offense has been offensive is just icing on the cake.
Oh Q… we had such high hopes for Quintana. An actual starting pitcher, sure we didn’t expect ace stuff, but we expected him to be good. That he was the first one out of the rotation really shows how we can’t predict how things will go in March. A real shame.
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What do you think of Perry’s offseason acquisitions now?