The Angels played 19 innings last night, and Peter Bourjos earned a trip to the disabled list after hurting his hamstring. Sometimes we come across random things in our many walks of life and now is as good of a time as any to show one-show all on this.
Here is a Peter Bourjos scouting report from 2010:
A couple interesting things to note here:
- At the time, Bourjos’ MLB comp was none other than Coco Crisp.
- ‘Fleet Pete’ went home to first in 4.11 seconds.
- Peter ‘leaves it all on the field’ according to this scout.
- Peter didn’t wear any eyewear at this time.
I could read these all day. We’ll see what else we can dig up in the near future.
I feel like this year’s preview could be copied almost straight from last year with a few name changes. The Angels went out and signed a big stud hitter for big bucks. This year – Josh Hamilton, last year – Albert Pujols. They changed up their pitching staff. This year – Tommy Hanson and Jason Vargas, last year – CJ Wilson. So what did it get them last year? Jack shit. 3rd place in a pretty good division – even though they were playing much better towards the end of the season. One thing they do have this year, that they didn’t last year: a full season of Mike Trout.
Let’s take a closer look at the Angels.
Major Off-Season Moves:
- Signed Josh Hamilton to a 5 yr/$125M contract.
- Acquired SP Jason Vargas from the Mariners.
- Acquired SP Tommy Hanson from the Braves.
- Signed SP Joe Blanton.
- Signed RP Ryan Madson.
The Angles certainly weren’t quiet this off season and pulled another sneak attack when they signed Josh hamilton from rival Texas. It was seemingly likely the Mariners or Rangers for Hamilton and then the Angels swooped it and gave him exactly what he wanted. When Arte Moreno sees a shiny toy he wants, he steps up big. They also need to reload their rotation after Zach Greinke left and they jettisoned Ervin Santana. They grabbed 3 new starting pitchers so they at least got some bodies in there.
Now on to who is going to take the field this year.
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