Re: Angeles- a sleeper team?
posted at 8/10/2011 11:24 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Angeles- a sleeper team?
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Angeles- a sleeper team? : Amazing, just amazing. Let me quote your own words: "the Angels have just a [sic] good a chance of The Sox or yankees and Rangers of making the playoffs. Right now, today, my money would be on theAngels being the WC team." And let me ask this simple question, if the Sox and Yankees both have much records than the Angels right now, how can the Angels have just as good a chance of making the playoffs? The Angels pitching is good, but so is the Yankees, and the Yankees hit the ball much, much better. And the Yankees are 2.5 games behind the Red Sox, whose pitching is only so-so, but whose hitting has them headed toward 101 wins.
The Sox also have the best road record in MLB. And you put the Sox on a par with the Angels. That said, I do think the Angels have a good shot at the playoffs, but that's because they can overtake the Rangers. They could even overtake the Yankees or Red Sox, but that is not the even money proposition you say it is.
Posted by maxbialystock
Man, you couldn't be more wrong.
You obviously got nothing from the Fenway Factor thread.
Boston has as good a pitching staff as anybody in the game. Better w/o all the injuries. Fenway masks the numbers, just as they enhance the hitting stats.
The Angels pitching is mostly venue induced. Always has been. The benefit from playing in Seattle/Oakland w/o the travel time Boston has to put in to play in such obvious pitching parks. The Angels have copped several cheap divisional titles, but rarely go anywhere once in.
If they played in the A.L. East over the last decade, thy'd be lucky to have one WC birth to their credit.
They won't sniff the PO's this year.