- 03/25/2012, 10:37PM ET
(KMac) Lame Sauce said 03/25, 11:10 PM
I'd like to tell myself that the title of this TD is clever, but it really isn't. Anyways, this is a DEFEND YOURSELF throwdown. In your throwdown about picking blah blah blah homerun leader blah blah, you said that the Angel's offense was not a top 5 offense in the AL.
Let's take a closer look at that.
I know the past two years the Angels haven't scored a whole lot of runs and they've relied on "old fossils like Abreu and Hunter" to carry their team.
This is without a healthy Kendrys Morales AND Albert Pujols.
Last year they scored 667 runs, good for 10th in the AL. Let's say Morales and Pujols create ONLY 100 runs between the two of them (and that's being extremely conservative). That alone vaults them into 5th in the AL. But do you really think 2 of the best hitters in baseball are only going to generate 100 runs between the two of them?
I sure don't.
The Angels will have a top 5 offense in 2012.
Mrlns Fn said 03/25, 11:28 PM
What I actually said was that without Pujols/Morales the Angels lineup isn't top 5. Just for context I would like to provide the readers with the actual series of comments:
MF: ...if Morales comes back as good as he was pre-injury the Angels are going to have a really scary portion of their lineup. Of course the rest of their lineup still leaves a lot to be desired but their 3-4 (or 4-5) hitters could be really nasty.
KMac: The rest of their lineup isn't horrible. I would say top 5 in the AL.
MF: Top 5? The Angels lineup? Maybe with Pujols and Morales (if he's who we think he is), but the rest of their lineup is really really bad. Trumbo has good power but he can't get on base to save his life. And not one Angel had a batting average over .290 or an OBP over .370 last year. I know you're a big time Angels fan and I can see why you're excited about the pitching staff and Pujols/Morales, but the rest of their team is EXTREMELY offensively-deficient. Hopefully Trout is as good as advertised because they're gonna need all the help they can get.
We can argue the Angels not being top 5 even with AP/KM if you want but I never said that.
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