Watching Jeff DaVanon

Watching Jeff DaVanon

A weblog devoted to #55 of the Anaheim Angels, Jeff DaVanon. How is he doing? Is he getting his due respect yet? Let's watch and see...

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Defensive Shift for Today's Game....

Desperation has begun to set into Mike Scioscia's mind. - From this morning's LA Times:
With Steve Finley's poor performance during the season followed by an even worse performance during the playoffs, the Angels have considered benching him and moving Garret Anderson to center field.

Scioscia said he had considered moving Anderson to center, as well as moving Chone Figgins there and playing Robb Quinlan every day at third base, before deciding to stick with what he considered the Angels' best defensive lineup.

Garret's laissez faire policy on balls hit his way in left field is bad enough - can you imagine him in centerfield in their most important game of the year? Didn't Mike learn his lesson from Anderson's previous failed experiment in center? This could be a disastrous day in the outfield if this possibility comes to fruition...

Yesterday's game was forgettable, and s soon as Esteban Yan (the white flag) entered the game, the Angel faithful headed for the exits in mass. After Santana gave up six runs(five earned), Yan added insult to injury and showed why he was left off the ALDS roster by giving up two more.

The little boys in blue blew a few more calls today, but what else is new? The Angels aren't making it close like game 2, so how can we be as outraged?

It has been brought to my attention (by our friends in Chicago) that the Angel hitters are doing two things - nothing and sh*t. - If only I could paste that e-mail in the Angel clubhouse above every player's locker. (I only wish I could retort with something positive about our team's play yesterday...but I've got nothing to work with.)

Tonight, we will see what kind of players this team is truly comprised of. The start time is 5:15, so be sure to check back here around ten o'clock for pictures of tonight's Angel victory.

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