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Peter Bourjos guaranteed the Angels would make the playoffs

Apr 11, 2013, 8:52 AM EDT


The Angels are currently behind the Houston Astros in the standings. THE ASTROS.  But don’t worry, y’all. Peter Bourjos says the Angels GOT THIS:

“We’re going to be in the playoffs,” the Angels outfielder said. “I guarantee you that because we have a great team.”

Of course, Bourjos said that before they got their butts handed to them by the A’s. Again. And before the closed-door meeting Mike Scioscia had with the team after the game.

It’s April 11, so sure, the Angels may very well make the playoffs. But it’s not exactly the time for Joe Namath moments in Anaheim.

  1. stex52 - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    So what’s he supposed to say? “Damn, we’re overrated. We’ll be fighting for the cellar.”?

    Havign said that, the Angels have a lot of talent, just a weaker pitching staff. I have the feeling if they don’t make it (and we are, after all, just a few games in) that major heads will roll.

    • proudlycanadian - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      They certainly made some questionable pitching decisions and got rid of some servicible pitchers in the off season.

      • jarathen - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:17 AM

        For a man who seems to embrace the more modern style of being a GM who knows what math is, DiPoto sure failed the cost analysis when he released Dan Haren and replaced with him with Joe Blanton.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:20 AM

        I would even prefer “home run” Santana over Blanton.

    • jarathen - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:12 AM

      I think Scioscia’s head could roll if April doesn’t get a lot better. At a certain point the man who makes the decisions every day on the field has to be held accountable.

      • proudlycanadian - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:18 AM

        It was the GM who wrongly thought that he could sign Greinke as a free agent, so he got rid of a few starting pitchers.

      • jarathen - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:06 AM

        You’re oversimplifying. I think it was a mistake to let Haren go for Blanton, essentially, but it’s Scioscia making the choices on the field.

      • heylowarrior - Apr 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM

        Yes off with his head its time for arte to make that move and while he’s at it of with dipoto head and the pitching coach has got to go as well this has got to be the most disappointing starts its not a good look when the least rated team in baseball beats you at home and shuts you out no less it’s embarrassing how bad where looking..

  2. Francisco (FC) - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:41 AM

    The Astros are benefitting from that new hitters park they built in Seattle in the off-season.

  3. Detroit Michael - Apr 11, 2013 at 9:52 AM

    What does Bourjos provide us if the Angels don’t make the playoffs? Nothing? Then it’s not really a guarantee, is it?

    • pauleee - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

      Us? You an Angels fan? I think he was guaranteeing Halos fans. If they play like this all season, there won’t be any fans and what he will provide is a moot point.

      Better you sitck with the Tigers.

      • pauleee - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:04 AM

        Or stick, even.

    • Kevin Gillman - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:22 AM

      I think it should be a Career Vs Playoff spot.

  4. fearlessleader - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    Well, guaranteeing success worked out fine for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ owner after LeBron left.

  5. asimonetti88 - Apr 11, 2013 at 10:59 AM

    Bourjos is certainly doing his part. Looking good at the plate while providing his usual defense. I have to agree with jarathen that Sciosca’s seat is getting pretty warm.

    • pauleee - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:06 AM

      Agreed, and I think he knows it too. The Boo-Birds are already out in force 2 games into the homestand.

      • asimonetti88 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:08 AM

        Yeah, losing your first two games at home and look bad while doing it will bring them out.

  6. riverace19 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:12 AM

    Does Mike Scoscia go 3-23 with RISP? Does he trade away Haren Sanatana et al for Joe effin Blanton and Vargas? Does he tell Hamilton to waive at pitches like a 6th grade girl? Trout has 1 RBI.
    He makes the lineup card and keeps his coaches on task. Whoever suggests its his fault doesn’t know baseball. Quit blaming this overpriced bunch of failures on a good manager

    • asimonetti88 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:24 AM

      Scioscia has always been poor at managing the bullpen. One of the most frustrating things he does is select relievers based on the inning instead of the situation. He is a good manager, but he has some weaknesses as a manager that have been showing the last couple seasons. You’re right that the players need to step up as well, but to pin it entirely on the players is not looking at the whole depth of the Angels’ issues.

  7. riverace19 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:15 AM

    Scioscia… Almost harder to spell than Samardzija

  8. riverace19 - Apr 11, 2013 at 11:43 AM

    I’m an A’s fan so I’ve been watching the last 2 nights… Who would you have liked to come in last night instead of Lowe… Or instead of Jepsen the night before? Who has been the last good Angels closer? They traded the only guy (Walden) with potential for a broken SP (Hanson)
    At least you responded with something tactical… Something you can put on the manager. But I see a bullpen full of set up guys and no one with balls

  9. pw38 - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Didn’t the Angels go through this last year too? How many more slow starts is that team going to have before their ownership feels it’s time for a change? People say it’s early but those games they’re losing now impact those games they might need to win late in the season. I’ve never understood the “it’s early” argument. The Angels have to worry not just about Texas anymore; it seems Oakland is taking this thing seriously now that they’ve tasted success. To be behind the Astros though, yeah that’s embarrassing.

  10. youknowwhatsgoodforshoulderpain - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:20 PM

    I never tire of seeing Mike Scioscia’s face when they are losing.

  11. moogro - Apr 11, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    Shosh lives in the northwest valley, so may get lucky and get a job if Donnie gets fired also.

  12. largebill - Apr 11, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    I don’t know, I kind of like players to have confidence in their team’s chances. It is April and he believes his team will have a good season and win enough games to make playoffs. A week and a half of the season hasn’t changed my predictions much if at all.

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