How else to make yourself feel better than to read a bunch of articles that feature Mike Trout? Don’t worry, I balanced out the good vibes with the depressing news about Jason Vargas and of course, it wouldn’t be a news day if there wasn’t a new story about Josh Hamilton.
How do you top having the greatest age-20 seasons? You go and have the greatest age-21 season. Then age-22, 23, 24, etcetera and so forth.
I don’t want to do this, but I’m calling it a tie. Yasiel Puig had to beat a throw by Brett Gardener though, so, there is that.
Another downside to not seeing many games. I had no idea that the Big A had some archaic chain link fence in left field.
Which is great for his value, because defensive metrics hate him this year.
Because, it can’t hurt to read again about how fascinatingly good Mike Trout is.
On to the depression
This is scary. He is getting a second opinion on Monday, but this could cost him the rest of this season, and he’s been one of – if not the most – important pitcher on the Angels staff.
There is more on Vargas in this, but the Hamilton highlight is interesting. Of course, it’s only been for “10 days or so,” which means that this excuse isn’t going to get far with regards to his slump to end all slumps.
This, is actually pretty genius. I can understand why fans aren’t doing this, but maybe it’s time for the fans to get behind their struggling slugger.
And for slot money, too. This kid was a must sign considering that he was expected to go late in the first round, and has major upside.
How has this season really made you feel? I feel like this.