I have heard on the radio that the Angels only have six major league quality starters in their organization, so the Angels could not afford to trade either one, no matter how many poor starts they have.
I thought Trevor Bell had big league potential, but apparently he is not considered to be major factor in the Angels' future.
I'd rather see stupid fans gone.
Haren (5-7) has a lower ERA and WHIP than Ivan Nova (9-2), lower ERA and similar WHIP to Ricky Romero (8-1) and more than a full run lower ERA and .2 lower WHIP than Clay Buchholz (8-2).
Haren ain't goin' anywhere but out to the hill for his next scheduled start.
< Haren ain't goin' anywhere but out to the hill for his next scheduled start. >
Doesn't it seem that even if you finally convince someone that their ideas are unrealistic that there always seems to be another one to take their place?
I tried to warn everyone there would be consequences with the departure of Jeff Mathis, as some pitchers did better with Mathis behind the plate. Dan Haren was one of them. The only catcher Haren is even decently responding to on the Angels now is Bobby Wilson, and he allowed 5 runs in the first two innings last night with him behind the plate.
I think it's another reason to get Conger behind the plate, as the younger players are responding to him (IE, Richards).
2012 IP - ERA - SO/BB - BA - OBP - SLG - Split 6.1 - 7.11 - 2.50 - 0.308 - 0.357 - 0.577 - Hank Conger 17.0 - 4.76 - 2.75 - 0.338 - 0.370 - 0.618 - John Hester 10.1 - 5.23 - 1.00 - 0.325 - 0.349 - 0.575 - Chris Iannetta 59.2 - 3.47 - 4.57 - 0.266 - 0.308 - 0.378 - Bobby Wilson 2011 IP - ERA - SO/BB - BA - OBP - SLG - Split 41.0 - 3.73 - 3.40 - 0.235 - 0.288 - 0.376 - Hank Conger 172.2 - 2.45 - 6.57 - 0.217 - 0.243 - 0.329 - Jeff Mathis 24.2 - 7.30 - 10.00 - 0.346 - 0.357 - 0.570 - Bobby Wilson CAREER IP - ERA - SO/BB - BA - OBP - SLG - Split 60.1 - 4.03 - 3.47 - 0.238 - 0.289 - 0.390 - Hank Conger 36.1 - 4.71 - 3.00 - 0.301 - 0.348 - 0.466 - John Hester 10.1 - 5.23 - 1.00 - 0.325 - 0.349 - 0.575 - Chris Iannetta 216.2 - 2.41 - 5.06 - 0.222 - 0.256 - 0.341 - Jeff Mathis 91.1 - 4.24 - 4.74 - 0.280 - 0.316 - 0.418 - Bobby Wilson 87.1 - 4.23 - 4.40 - 0.298 - 0.332 - 0.485 - Kurt Suzuki
I included Suzuki, just for those who are hoping the Angels could acquire Kurt Suzuki. He didn't respond well to Suzuki, either.
Wilson has caught Haren most of the time this year, and has pitched well with ONLY Wilson.
What I think it points out is to why these millionaires can't adjust to whomever is catching them, and why these catchers can't adjust to whomever they are catching.
It's not just familarity. I'm crunching the numbers, and familarity isn't showing a definite trend. Nobody is coming close to what Haren did with Mathis catching.
This is starting to get annoyingly funny... Santana struggles he needs to be traded, then throws a 1 hitter. Williams struggles one game after a gem at Dodger stadium and needs to be traded. Then Finally Heran has a bad 3 innings then shuts down one of the best teams in baseball the next 4 innings.
You guys are funny, Richards is gonna have a bad game and you guys will say "why is he up here"... Wilson will have a bad game then "why did we sign this bum". Last but not least Weaver struggles and then "maybe hes not the ace".
Players have bad games get over it and just enjoy that the Angels are one of the hottest teams in baseball. They are called slumps and they can get over, Aybar is, Kendrick did, and Puljos managed it as well.
Neither. They'll figure it out. Why panic?
So easy to say trade. Who can we replace either with? Who is available in our system? Who is available via trade?
We're still in this race. Win as many series as we can and we'll be fine.
Try checking Haren's actual game logs this season and stop making it sound as though he's only had a bad game or two.
In case your math needs help, Haren's ERA for last night's game was 9.00.
He's started 15 games this season. Out of those 15 starts, six have been good or very good, one was so-so (game ERA of 4.05).
Seven okay starts, eight very bad starts.
No, I'm not saying that. But, it's not like Wilson is hitting any better then Mathis did.