Monday, February 8, 2021

Newsletter Excerpt, February 8, 2021 -- "An Empty Mound, and the Angels"

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"The Angels not getting Bauer underlines just how poorly Mike Trout has been served by his teammates on the mound. Since his first full season in 2012, just two teams have gotten less from their starting pitchers than the Angels have.

Used and Abused (worst team SP FanGraphs WAR, 2012-20)

Padres   61.9
Orioles  63.3
Angels   66.2
Royals   70.7
Marlins  71.2"