Angels CY Rookie the A’s to a 2-0 Win

The Angels went up to Oakland and had themselves an old fashioned pitching duel. Unlike previous years, this year, the Angels had themselves a Cy Rookie on the Hill and dominated the pathetic A’s offense. Ah yes, the shoe is on the other foot this time.

Chase Silseth went 6 innings, allowing no runs and only one hit in his MLB debut! The 11th round pick by the Halos is the first one of any team from last year’s draft to make it to the Big Leagues! He make quick work of the A’s and I do mean quick, as his fast tempo kept the Athletics off guard. In fact, he could have gone more, as it took only 76 pitches for him to get through those 6 innings.

There was barely any offense at all for either team, but Velazquez hit his first home run as an Angel! Marsh also drove in a run, which was nice. Trout and Ohtani, however, went 0-8 combined, and of the 6 hits total for the Halos, 4 were singles.

Highlighted Recap

Immediately out of the gate, Chase looked locked in. In the first, our Cy Rookie got his first strikeout! There ya go!

Welcome to the Majors!

Things were quiet for a bit, as both sides looked lost on offense. That is, until the top of the 3rd inning. With two runners on and one out, Chase had himself in a bind. Luckily, Marsh helps out with an outfield assist to keep the game scoreless!

GOLD GLOVE ARM!

And so of course Marsh had himself be the hero again the next half inning. With Rendon on with a double, Brandon Marsh drove in the first run of the game in the 4th!

First run of the game!

After a quick bottom of the 4th, the Angels scored again in the 5th. This time it was from a less expected place as Velazquez hit his first home run for the Angels!

2-0!

After a duo of excellent bullpen work by Loup and Tepera for the 7th and 8th, D-Cell closed out the game!

WOO!

The Angels win 2-0!

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DowningDude
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2 days ago

NO TROUT – RAGE RAGE RAGE – CAL RIPKEN JR – RAGE RAGE RAGE – FAT KID – RAGE RAGE RAGE – STUPID JOE – RAGE RAGE RAGE – ASTROS WINNING – RAGE RAGE RAGE

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
2 days ago

no Trout? no Ward? what?

JakeTaylor
Member
2 days ago

I really don’t understand Trout not being in there. Ward just coming off the DL….yeah, I get that but Trout just coming off not playing Wednesday and Thursday, no excuse for him not to be in the lineup.

Last edited 2 days ago by JakeTaylor
JackFrost
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2 days ago

Double -Header. Both play in 2nd game.

Guaranteed.

halofansince1978
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2 days ago

Main Stream Media Love…Halo Power Baby!!!

https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-teams-on-pace-to-win-100-games-in-2022

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
2 days ago

that didn’t read as media love to me. The Yanks are awesome. The Dodgers are awesome. Houston is awesome. The Angels….hey, make the playoffs first and we’ll reconsider.

halofansince1978
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2 days ago

The fact that we’re even on an east coast bias outlet list constitutes love.

fishfarm
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2 days ago

WTH is this?!?!?!

Angels are supposed to be Cy Rookie’d! Now we are doing the rookie’ing?

Crazy times

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
2 days ago

A Team lineup for the first game.
Ward
Trout
Ohtani
Rendon
Walsh
Marsh
Wallach
Wade
Velasquez

Cowboy26
Super Member
2 days ago

Same lineup as last night. Do you think they slept in their uniforms?

GrandpaBaseball
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2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

A winning lineup!!!!! Go Angels!!!!

LanaBanana
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2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

I’m surprised that Joe is letting Wallach catch a day game after a night game.

Cowboy26
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

We’ll either way he’s catching a game today so maybe Joe & Wallach preferred that he works with Diaz. I think Wallach has caught Diaz at AAA multiple times and considering last nights game was like 2-1/2 hours maybe his grit will carry him through.

Twebur
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2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

Our pitchers appear to be working faster this year, more aggressive. Must be one of our new Strategerys

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Cowboy26
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2 days ago
Reply to  Twebur

I think we’re also seeing the benefit of the pitch clock in the minor leagues as these guys start graduating to the Bigs.

MarineLayer
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2 days ago

Rendon should be 6 until he can prove he can hit. As is, it feels like Pujols 2.0.

Simba
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2 days ago
Reply to  MarineLayer

This the night after he was the only Angel to have 2 hits, including a 1 out double, and scoring on weak Brandon Marsh single through the infield for the game winning run. Pujols doesn’t do that, and Pujols didn’t field his position like Rendon does, either.

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FungoAle
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2 days ago

Good

ihearhowie3.0
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2 days ago

Jeff Fletcher has a very different Game 1 lineup FYI

1.      Marsh – LF
2.      Rengifo – 2B
3.      Ohtani – DH
4.      Walsh – 1B
5.      Mayfield – RF
6.      Wade – 3B
7.      Velazquez – SS
8.      Romine – C
9.      Whitefield – CF
SP. Diaz

admkir
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2 days ago
Reply to  ihearhowie3.0

Angels PR as well

JakeTaylor
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2 days ago

According to MLB.com, the lineup for the first game is:

1. Marsh
2.Renigfo
3. Ohtani
4. Walsh
5. Mayfield
6. Wade
7. Velazquez
8. Romine
9. Whitefield

JakeTaylor
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

They’re sure giving Trout lots of games off.

LanaBanana
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

It sucks to get old.

FungoAle
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

We put the ice to Trout’s hot streak all by ourselves. #Way2GoJoe

Cowboy26
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

This is a white flag lineup

FungoAle
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

Man, I just saw this too via a MLB text…I simply cannot stand this manager. Imagine, dropping dollars to park your car, get past the gate, put your butt in the seat, look-up at the scoreboard to see the line-ups and see this??

Cowboy26
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2 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

So load management is a big load?

halofansince1978
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2 days ago

OOPS…apparently I need to hit the refresh button.

DowningDude
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2 days ago

 😂 

Halo71
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2 days ago

I don’t get people who still complain after wins, even against bad teams. I don’t care if we beat the Reds, 1-0, on a wild pitch. Wins are wins, you aren’t given anything extra for style points.

Cowboy26
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2 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

So like the perfect demonstration of dominance would be if you no hit and pummeled the team with the best record in baseball last year say by the score of 12-0? Gotcha.

Halo71
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2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

??

Twebur
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2 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

Kicking the shit out of TB 12-0 while throwing a no hitter, is only 1 in the win column….

Wins are wins, you aren’t given anything extra for style points.

However not all wins are the same, you do receive 2 Brownies for Style Points for


the perfect demonstration of dominance

Last edited 2 days ago by Twebur
MarineLayer
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2 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

The question it raises is how repeatable are wins at this rate over a 162 game season. With half a lineup and a lot of unproven SP it is at least debatable.

JakeTaylor
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2 days ago
Reply to  Halo71

For me, it’s discouraging when we continue to struggle scoring on pitchers who have ERA’s north of 5. We’re making these guys look better than they actually are…..but not gonna complain if we keep winning.

Halo71
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2 days ago
Reply to  JakeTaylor

The difference is that in years past our pitchers would’ve given up six runs

Jerseyhalofansince82
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Reply to  JakeTaylor

I get we are a fanbase that’s experienced plenty of disappointment lately, but you’re complaining about not performing against bad pitchers during a season where we lead MLB in runs scored.

Rahul Setty
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2 days ago

Well, all aboard the ToD 🥳

TheOrangeCurtain
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2 days ago

Trout and Ohtani go a combined 0 for 8, the team pushes across scraps for offense — yet walks away with another W. Compared to Angel teams of the past 5-7 years, that’s the drastic difference in being a mediocre team and one at the top of the league standings hanging in with a rival who is on an 11-game win streak.

UtahAlumnus
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2 days ago

Could someone remind the Astros this is OUR year?

AnAngelsFan
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2 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

I think the Angels will have to remind them in July.

FungoAle
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2 days ago
Reply to  AnAngelsFan

Agree. The only way to snatch the division is to whip up on the Head-2-Head competition

Last edited 2 days ago by FungoAle
LanaBanana
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2 days ago
Reply to  FungoAle

Next year will be interesting with the crazy new scheduling . We may only play Houston 6 times? If the standings were what they are now, we may have already have played them and wouldn’t have a chance to go head to head again.

FungoAle
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  LanaBanana

I think I was one of the only posters here to voice displeasure with the MLB (Manfraud) change to limiting the inner-divisional games. Lana, you raise the exact point I was making. Coming down to the wire, you want to play the team(s) you are competing for the division title and earn wild card bye.

Seriously, as an Angel fan, I don’t care if we had not played the Marlins or Phillies, etc. in 1-3 years. If I really wanted to, plenty of opportunities to see them play by streaming. Maybe the local transplants and supporters of those teams would feel left out but we are satisfying the minority.

JackFrost
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  UtahAlumnus

Does “our year” mean getting to the Wild Card game and losing?

I don’t know about you, but to me the Wild Card does not count as “making the playoffs.”

You have to play a series, not a single game.

TheOrangeCurtain
Trusted Member
2 days ago
Reply to  JackFrost

Um, this year the wild card round is a best of 3, so technically, a series…
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/mlb/news/mlb-expanded-playoffs-postseason-2022-teams/sayv4pysmmlopks7hg2o2lbv

Last edited 2 days ago by TheOrangeCurtain
JackFrost
Super Member
2 days ago

Thanks. I did not know Wild Card was a now a series. In recent years it has been a single elimination game.

Last edited 2 days ago by JackFrost
gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  JackFrost

Well. You’re wrong.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
2 days ago

Watching what is happening across the organization, there are going to be other teams that will copy our pitcher-only draft. You can always trade a pitcher performing for position talent. We have several guys already up in AA and dealing. The future is bright. I doubt we do it again, but I wouldn’t doubt another pitcher-heavy draft this year. The problem is having enough spots in the minors to give them reps.

HalosFanForLife
Trusted Member
2 days ago

Both those starters from last night have filthy change-ups. Pure nasty. I just love a great change.

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
2 days ago

We’re going to be talking about what we did in the 2021 Draft for a long time.

Nobody had ever heard of it being done before when we took twenty pitchers.

Fansince1971
Super Member
2 days ago

I’m in another time zone. Was great to wake up to the win!

halofansince1978
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2 days ago
Reply to  Fansince1971

The seventies are calling…5th place in team ERA!!!

MikeSalmon
Super Member
2 days ago

Man, that is one helluva subdued (not merely small, though it is that too) fanbase in Oakland. Their TV announcers – Glenn Kuiper and Dallas Braden – are already gearing up their fans with the inevitable march to greatness that will be Elvis Andrus’s 2000th hit in MLB. With the only 2 A’s hits tonight, Elvis is at 1883. How exciting, folks!

Also, Braden told their fans that, at 14-19 (now 14-20), the road to .500 “is important.” How odd to hear that from another team, when that’s who we’ve been for, gawdknowshowmanyyearsnow.

Finally, say what we will about the A’s, but they are devoid of Matts, and so have lost any hope for this year. It’s just – and this is sad to say “out loud” – a lot of their fans don’t know it yet.

Obligatory Angels comment: Chad Wallach started in the Syndergaard 11-3 win over the Rays, then the no-hitter. Romine started in the Rays’s 4-2 win. Wallach starts again, with a rookie, and the battery of Cilseth/Loup/Tepera/Iggy 2-hits OAK. The baseball genes are there, definitely, BUT: he blew that popup near the netting, so: NEXT!

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  MikeSalmon

The miss on the pop up is very understandable because the Oakland Coliseum is really a football stadium with a game of baseball fit into it. Huge foul ball territory with a warning track and when he felt the change he looked to see where he was and completely lost the ball. No harm, no foul.

Cowboy26
Super Member
2 days ago

He didnt blow the foul pop up in the top of the ninth of last Tuesday’s game so at least there’s that.

GrandpaBaseball
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

He has only played in about 80 MLB games and is unfamiliar with the real estate in each location, so there’s that too.

I think he’s a keeper at this point. His throwing is excellent up to this point. We’ve seen him throw down to first to try and pick off the runner. The same down to second. He has picked off runners trying to steal second. He seems to not have issues with passed balls or saving wild pitches. At this point he has been a huge plus, imho.

matthiasstephan
Trusted Member
2 days ago

Saying someone threw down to first always gives me pause. Such a Premium move.

cuda440
Member
2 days ago

Angels put a whopping 2 runs on the board against a last place team. Will the Angels win 11 straight like Houston?? That would be miraculous..

Last edited 2 days ago by cuda440
rosstrade
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2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

I think what is more important is the zero runs scored for the A’s….

cuda440
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2 days ago
Reply to  rosstrade

There’s no question this Angels team is better i.e. the pitching but the offense and the bats are not dominating and are inconsistent… hot and cold. I think come Aug and Sept they once again will be chasing Houston in the AL West..

BushLeague
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2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

Lol seriously dude? The Angels have the most runs scored in ALL OF MLB. All offenses are going to have their ebbs and flows, but relatively speaking, I think our offense is just fine. Most teams would kill for the offensive production we have had.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  cuda440

Our team looks pretty good. Houston also looks good. Amazing facts.

Cowboy26
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

Dear Cudamudgeon, with all due respect , you sir are wrong. During the the Vaunted Trashstros 11 game winning streak they have scored 55 runs while only giving up 12. The Angels on the other hand, while going 7-4 in that same time frame, have actually scored 56 runs, one more than your Houston team. The biggest difference is that we have given up 30 runs during that span , 2-1/2 times more than our cheating divisional rivals. The problem isn’t our offense the problem is pitching , has been pitching and will probably always be pitching. So if your going to do some bitching make sure its about Pitching. That is all.

cuda440
Member
2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

We’ll see where the Angels are in August trying to make the last Wild card Spot, cowboy……..

LanaBanana
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

Ha! So that’s all you got when presented with facts? 🤣😂🤣😂

tanana40
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2 days ago
Reply to  Cowboy26

You and your facts!

StarLord
Member
2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

WTF?!?!
It’s a win! No need to say more!!

DowningDude
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  StarLord

That user was one of the last holdouts at HH. Finally migrated here. Makes our existing resident team doom and gloom look like a gushing fountain of Polyanna positivity. In his defense, his comments have been much more subdued over here.

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

Still wondering when MLB will take that 2017 trophy away from the cheaters.

Does it have a we cheated label on it in the display case at Minute Maid Park.

halofansince1978
Trusted Member
2 days ago

Crickets from the cheater fan…truth sucks doesn’t it!!!

Halo71
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2 days ago
Reply to  cuda440

The Angels also lead the division in runs scored. Its baseball, things like this happen. The only important thing is the win

Senator_John_Blutarsky
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Reply to  cuda440

A win is a win. The how is immaterial. It looks the same in the standings just like Detmers no-no.

StarLord
Member
2 days ago

Sith Lord, Hell Yeah!!!
I wasn’t able to watch live, but h3ll yeah, F-Yeah!!!!

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
2 days ago

What is our rotation these days anyway? I mean, like who are our six peeps?

Twebur
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  nishiogawakun

We have 3 off days the remainder of May..Really only need a 5 man rotation after this weekend.

Eric_in_Portland
Super Member
2 days ago

with Diaz going tomorrow that means half the rotation is kids! And Sandy’s not that old, either. In fact, Sandy is a month younger than Diaz.

nishiogawakun
Trusted Member
2 days ago

Silseth! What a debut, great job!

Turk's Teeth
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2 days ago

The one thing I’ll say about all the “Minasian is the GOAT” comments I see around the Halosphere is… (cough) … Matt Swanson.

Dude oversaw the drafting of Detmers and Silseth (and a decent pipeline of relievers we’ll be seeing soon enough) and was promptly let go, or um, “reassigned” by Minasian. Echoes of Tony Reagins dismissal of Bane after recent success, but we’ll see.

In many ways, Minasian is the beneficiary of his predecessors in Ric Wilson (Marsh, Walsh, Ward, Fletcher), Swanson (Detmers, Silseth) and the Eppler FO that brought in Ohtani and Sandoval.

I do like what Perry didwith the bullpen this year, and Thor looks good in the early going, but it’s worth noting that Swanson’s fingerprints are all over the organizational pivot to college pitching, and Minasian thought he needed a shove.

gitchogritchoffmypettis
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Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Oh man. A Matt Swanson rec. Our journey to the dark side is complete. I heard a pop in the neighborhood outside my window a few minutes back. I figured it was a car. Now I realize it was probably TootyToo’s head exploding.

This does play into a sneaking suspicion I have been beshivered by on a few late nights. What if it turns out all of these actual professional baseball guys, DiPoto, Eppler, Swanson, Wilson, Manasian, even (gasp) Moreno….. what if it turns out every single last one of them is actually smarter than just about all of us when it comes to baseball stuff?

Can you imagine it? Guys who have spent several hours every day for years and years expending crazy amounts of resources, communicating with dozens of other similarly engaged people, many of them having even played a lot of baseball themselves, may actually be more “baseball people” than guys on the internet. The scary truth is that the worst Assistant Director of Scouting in the MLB can probably smoke anyone on CtPG when it comes to “baseballness”. It’s pretty much what they all live, sleep, eat, drink.

Mind blown.

Cowboy26
Super Member
2 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Unless you have the patience of Job, don’t you need to be able to build success on the backs of your successors? There is no way the 2002 Angels could have won without the draft successes of Bavasi and Fontaine. But, conversely, do you think that Bill Bavasi could have acquired the final puzzle pieces like Eckstein, Spiezio, Fulmer, Appier, Sele, Donnelly, Ochoa, Fabregas, Weber, Jose Molina, Figgins, Gil & Kennedy and built a World Series Champion?

Swanson may have been reassigned but he’s still with the organization. His track record is mixed but the final analysis is far from being written. And I believe, unlike Reagins, that with Perry’s previous scouting experience and diverse front office experience he has the ability to build a successful amateur and professional scouting program for the Angels for years to come.

ihearhowie3.0
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2 days ago
Reply to  2002heaven

Yes, heaven forbid we look in a different direction from the guy who used our best picks on Jo Adell, Jordyn Adams, Jeremiah Jackson, Kochanovicz, Aaron Hernandez and David Calabrese before seeming to have a massive philosophical change of heart in 2021 with college pitchers that happened to coincide with the new GM who apparently deserves no credit for drafts.

ihearhowie3.0
Trusted Member
2 days ago
Reply to  Turk's Teeth

Agree Swanson deserves his just due but disagree this is like Reagins firing Bane since Swanson is still scouting and working for the organization.

Unless you know something we don’t about him effectively being in the dog house, are you just making speculation his voice no longer matters? Otherwise why isn’t he fired and gone? Or why wouldn’t he quit?

Also let’s be honest….you were not exactly praising recent Angels drafts run by Wilson OR Swanson so this tisk-tisk to people are giving the GM credit feels inconsistent. I also seem to remember you doing the opposite by crediting the GM (Dipoto) and not Wilson when people here felt Dipoto sucked.

Last edited 2 days ago by ihearhowie3.0
red floyd
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