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    Nice pitching by Beckett.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lath19 View Post
    Unfortunately the first three weeks count as part of the season. So do the last three weeks, something the Mets forgot. The Yanks, Braves, and A's finished with 100+ wins that year. You're making my point for me with regards to the SF series. If the Angels really were "hands down the best team that season" they wouldn't have been down three games to two against the NL wild card team. In a game the Giants had all but wrapped up.

    The AL West was good in 02. The M's had 90 something wins that year and Oak won the division. The Yanks still had to contend with 2 other teams in their division that had better records than Texas. It's not like every team in the AL East that year had 65 wins.

    The Angels lost the season series to Boston, Oakland, New York, Minnesota, and Seattle. In other words, they didn't win a single season series against any AL team with a winning record that year. Yet they rolled two of them in the playoffs. Why? They got hot, that's why.

    I'm not dogging the Angels here. There is nothing wrong with playing well at the right time and riding that to a championship. ****, I wish the Dodgers could do it... but to say Anaheim was the best team that year would be as foolish as saying the Cards were the best team last season.
    dude the reason you can never really use regular season performances to gauge what will happen in the playoffs is because in the playoffs managers are able to get all the pitching matchups that they want. In the regular season so many games are lost because your number 4 or 5 starter got matched up against a guy like Johan Santana. That doesn't happen in the playoffs.

    As for the Angels / Boston nobody here needs to feel the need to remind me. I know the stats and I know them going back a good 25 years. I never said the Angels would get past Boston because I don't think that they can in a 5 game series.

    My point about reminding you that the Angels started out 6-14 in 2002 was to let you know that the Angels didn't simply get hot in late September like Philadelphia and Colorado did this season. Unless you want to say that the Angels had been hot since the 3rd week of April and kept it rolling another 6 months then sure...they were simply hot and not better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TooCool View Post
    OrangePuck, I'm the complete opposite of you. I think the Angels can not beat the Red Sox in a 7 game series, but they can in a 5 game series.

    If the Angels can get through Boston though, I too... am very confident that the Angels can run every other team over. Let's end this stupid east coast bias from the media. Hopefully the Angels can do that.
    the reason I think they can't take Boston in 5 is because of Lackey. He needs to step the **** up and in a 5 game series he'll be the guy going out there in a game 5 @ Fenway situation.

    What pissed me off about the Angels this season is that they floundered a bit at the end. They had a chance at the best record in baseball which would have ensured home field advantage through all round but most importantly a home field advantage in the first round against the Yankees. Instead they had their asses handed to them by Texas in a 3 game sweep and blew games a few other games. Had they managed to take 2 in Texas and one other game any other time in September we would not have to deal with John "I Suck Ass In Boston" Lackey trying to pull a win out of ass. In a 7 game series you Escobar and Weaver would have a shot to get you 3 wins on their own and Saunders would be able to win a game provided he pitched in Anaheim.

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    I know Zambrano is a good hitter but I still think it was stupid to not have him bunt Theriot over to third in that last inning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    the reason I think they can't take Boston in 5 is because of Lackey. He needs to step the **** up and in a 5 game series he'll be the guy going out there in a game 5 @ Fenway situation.

    What pissed me off about the Angels this season is that they floundered a bit at the end. They had a chance at the best record in baseball which would have ensured home field advantage through all round but most importantly a home field advantage in the first round against the Yankees. Instead they had their asses handed to them by Texas in a 3 game sweep and blew games a few other games. Had they managed to take 2 in Texas and one other game any other time in September we would not have to deal with John "I Suck Ass In Boston" Lackey trying to pull a win out of ass. In a 7 game series you Escobar and Weaver would have a shot to get you 3 wins on their own and Saunders would be able to win a game provided he pitched in Anaheim.
    Good points my friend. I agree with you now, knowing Lackey will have to pitch in a Game 5 situation (if it goes that far).

    But the reason I felt we could finish the Red Sox better in a 5 game series was that they got power and could get hot.

    At this rate, it's easier to just get 3 wins and move on to an easier team like the Yankees/Indians instead of having to get 4 wins.

    It's definitely disappointed how the Angels tanked after they clinched. By not playing Vlad and GA. (Well, GA really cooled off the past 10 days though before the season ended.) I understand that rest needs to be given and it was also the "right" time.

    But Mike Scioscia seriously put out a bunch of junk players and we realistically had no chance of winning ball games the last week of the season.

    By the way, I want to say that Scioscia is retarded for benching Kendry Morales. He was RED HOT in AAA, and he even showed it when he got recalled up in early September or so. But Scioscia benched him and literally cooled him off himself.

    Willits, I like him a lot. But he can not play CF. He needs to play in LF or RF. Yeah, I know GA won't play DH because he knows he can play in LF, and I have no problem with that. But with Vlad hurt now, you gotta play Willits in RF. Figgins has played CF last year and he has done a much better job than Willits in that position.

    Oh well, we all have our own gripes. I just hope Kelvim's injury towards the end of the season isn't an excuse when he's starting on Friday. He should be ready to go... and lets kill Dice-K. It's a must win game, otherwise we're looking at an early pathetic elimination.
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    What the hell was that guy behind home plate flashing in the Cubs-D'Backs game?

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPressure View Post
    What the hell was that guy behind home plate flashing in the Cubs-D'Backs game?
    Good question...

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    Boy oh boy did Beckett pitch a hell of a game or what?

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    dude the reason you can never really use regular season performances to gauge what will happen in the playoffs is because in the playoffs managers are able to get all the pitching matchups that they want. In the regular season so many games are lost because your number 4 or 5 starter got matched up against a guy like Johan Santana. That doesn't happen in the playoffs.
    You can only chalk up so many losses to their #1 starter against your #5. It works the other way too. I'm sure the Angles had plenty of wins that year when their ace went up against the other teams worst starter. Over a season it evens out. If the Angels had lost the season series to one or two teams I'd chalk it up to small sample sizes. To lose every season series to every team with a winning record is a little more than coincidence.

    My point about reminding you that the Angels started out 6-14 in 2002 was to let you know that the Angels didn't simply get hot in late September like Philadelphia and Colorado did this season. Unless you want to say that the Angels had been hot since the 3rd week of April and kept it rolling another 6 months then sure...they were simply hot and not better.
    Again, I'm not saying they weren't a good team that year. They started off slow and played well after that. I'm sure OAK, MIN, and NYY all had their own slumps as well, every team does. 162 games is a large enough sample size to show that the Angels weren't the best team in 02. The "hands down best team in baseball" doesn't finish 2nd in their division and doesn't lose the season series against every AL team with a winning record. The Angels were the best team in 11 of the 16 playoff games they had that year. That was enough to win a WS so good for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ASUcruz View Post
    Gally, your an Angel fan right Your really that confident in this team?
    I am a fan but I also think they are pesky and play unlike most teams as far as aggressiveness on the bases. Because of that they can take advantage of mistakes and usually eat up bull pens because they take a lot of pitches.

    It hurts that Vlad isn't 100% but I think they can beat the other Boston pitchers........Beckett was awesome last night (as he has proven to be in the post season). Hopefully we get to the rest of the guys now for three straight wins

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