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Really Angels ?


Really Angels ?

Mike Trout goes 0-26, Taylor Ward keeps getting hurt and Rendon, predictably, gets injured - and that makes Joe Madden a bad manager? This is why the "Halos" will ALWAYS be 2nd banana to the real Los Angeles team. Note to Angels - don't call yourself the "Los Angeles" Angels when you don't even play in Los Angeles COUNTY, not to mention the City of. Own up to playing in the home of Disney and get some people in the organization that can make good baseball decisions. Joe Madden has his quirks, yes he likes to walk batters with the bases loaded every now and then, but he unleashed Ohtani and let him become a force. Hell, he won a WS with the Cubs - he should go to the Hall for that alone !! Like Girardi last week - this Joe wasn't the problem either.

- The Sheik

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WTF!?!?! I know part of this is going to repeat what Sheik said, but damn. Taylor Ward has an OPS of 1.087 is on IL. Rendon is on IL. Mike Trout is in the worst slump of his career. 5 of last 12 losses were by 1 run. Joe Madden put his best lineup on the field every night. He is the fall guy for an organization that continues to make poor decision after poor decision.

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I never liked Maddon so I’m biased, but the Angels wanted him gone long before the streak. The streak just made it easier. His immediate quote was that the Angels made a mistake and reporters can ask any coach or player instead of him and get same answer. But it’s pretty telling I didn’t see one quote from a player saying it was wrong decision. All I saw from Trout was praise for Nevin (wants to win, energy, etc).

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I guess we'll see - Nevin loses his 1st and the Angels 13th in a row. Trout gets a Double and a HR - then goes out with an injury. Typical.......

- The Sheik

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Joe Maddon is the most overrated manager in baseball. You should be happy he's gone

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Some of you guys always forget to say “in my humble opinion” after your posts. Or is that just a Canadian thing? 😂

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IMHO, it is a Canadian thing !!! 😉😉😉

- The Sheik

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And don't worry about Joe Madden, he'll never have to buy dinner or a drink for the rest of his life in Chicago !! And they'll probably let him park his RV at Wrigley.

- The Sheik

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When something out of the norm happens like this... usually there is something else going on. The organization just used "circumstances" to remove Madden

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Years ago, the organization blamed Billy Eppler for its problems and he’s done a great job for the Mets. The owner has decided he’s running the club and it’s not working out well. Maddon is just another scapegoat.

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Maddon got a mohawk to fire up the team (but got fired before they saw it). Oh, and walked a batter with bases loaded while losing to 'fire up the team'. That's his coaching style. A real coach would do better whether they have other issues or not.