Partially. The good news is he still has 4 complete more years though on his contract (Starting with 2017).

March 13, 2017 09:06AM
The common consensus is that 2018 is the real year the Angels starts rebuilding, since the Hamilton money comes off the books. That 's $26 million freed up for 2018. Also, remember Jered Weaver and CJ Wilson money just came off the books after 2016, which is an additional 40 million combined. So you're looking at more than $66 million to throw around for 2018, and there's word that Moreno may be willing to spend again. I don't think it's likely, but could you imagine if they decided to spend for Bryce Harper in 2018 (edit: or is that 2019 where he's a free agent)?

Also, in retrospect, I think that the Angels dodged a bullet by not signing any of the big outfield free agents in 2016. So that's a non-argument that they were wasting anything by not spending there. And this year, there really wasn't anything out there worth spending on anyways.

Now, moving forward it looks like the new GM, Billy Eppler and company are doing good things, and are making Jerry DiPoto look like the hack that he was. He's doing much better with his picks so far. Also, most of what he's done this year has been short-term decent signs for 2017, and in my opinion has done an amazing job of making the team watchable this year, without giving up really anything at all. Even though the farm system is ranked pretty poor, there are a couple of interesting players who should be coming up in the next couple of years: Jahmai Jones and Matt Thaiss are looking like legit studs, and there are a few decent arms down there as well (even though the rest of the system is painfully poor).

TLDR: Angels should be in a great place from 2018-2020.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/13/2017 09:14AM by Jib.
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Any baseball fans on Dio's want to talk about Miggy and/or Mike Trout? NT

Sam March 11, 2017 01:20PM

Any baseball sams on Dios want to take it to the sports board? n/t

Stevers March 20, 2017 03:04AM

Did you mean Mike Hunt...?? nt

The Forsaken(VIP) March 14, 2017 12:58PM

Nobody wants to talk about York Hunt. (n/t)

Frosty March 14, 2017 01:20PM

nope. nt

The Forsaken(VIP) March 13, 2017 12:27PM

I always want to talk about Mike Trout.

Jib March 13, 2017 07:27AM

Moreno is ruining his prime? NT

Sam March 13, 2017 08:05AM

Partially. The good news is he still has 4 complete more years though on his contract (Starting with 2017).

Jib March 13, 2017 09:06AM

Newsflash: Mike Trout...still pret-TAY pret-TAY good. NT

Sam April 17, 2017 05:45PM

my fantasy draft is looking like it'll be 3/25. i'm completely unprepared. nt

Isildur(VIP) March 12, 2017 05:39AM

I like Yelich a lot. If he's cheap in your league and available after the first 2-4 rds, should grab him. NT

Sam March 12, 2017 09:56AM

I understand why you like Yelich, because

Stevers March 20, 2017 03:52AM

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