What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Hanson left his start today with a sore triceps. He stated that it was just due to a long inning and that there was no problem. Later Will Carroll said he was hearing bad things about Hanson and that he might be heading for imaging.
If that is the case and something has happened that makes an already weak rotation weaker.
Why would we care?
It was bound to happen sooner rather than later. Tommy Hanson has poor mechanics, which have pretty deleteriously altered the course of his career. The big problem with Hanson is his shoulder, which in 2013 is much more of an issue to fix than an elbow. Rotator cuff surgery is a bitch.
If you take Tommy Hanson out of the Angel rotation, you're looking at this:
1 - Weaver2 - Wilson3 - Vargas 4 - Blanton5 - Williams
That's one of the two or three worst rotations in the American League. That rotation will not get them to the playoffs.
Logically speaking, I've kind of been waiting for the "Kyle Lohse signs with the Angels" headline to pop up for a couple months now. It just makes too much sense. It's a good ballpark for him, a great offense to give him a ton of wins (which I'm sure he cares about), and it's a contending team.
Would I be particularly worried about Kyle Lohse becoming the #3 of our main AL West competition? Not exactly. But over a Blanton/Williams type pitcher, he's probably worth an additional +2.0 wins, ultimately improving the Angels' postseason chances.
Since Tommy Hanson has been due for some form of catastrophic surgery for a couple years now, I was more hoping it happened after the season had already started. Otherwise, if he is significantly injured, I hope he makes a full recovery and salvages a few decent seasons before the end of his career.
Wow-let's hope the other team's players all get hurt. Yeah, that's a plan.
are the other players gay?
then who cares?
Looks like we have another idiot stalker.
Reporting that another team's player may be hurt is not the same as hoping for it. Thanks for the update.
I've also been waiting for Lohse to the Angels. It seems like the kind of move they should make if they want to do well. If Hanson goes down, it could be a blessing in disguise for them (see also Trout replacing Wells).
Lohse makes more sense for the Angels (or Indians) than the Rangers. The Angels have already forfeited their #1 pick for signing Josh. All Lohse would cost is a #2 (and the pool money).
Cleveland would be even better off... they've already ditched their top two picks... Lohse would cost them a #3.
Cleveland has lost their 2nd and 3rd, their 1st round pick is protected. They would lose the 4th for signing Loshe.
The Angels make some sense but it is also possible that the Angels are just about tapped out monetarily. If they weren't I'd have to imagine that they would have made a harder push on Grienke.
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