FanPost

Bold Predictions - Angels 2013 season

PASS THAT TORCH - Leon Halip

Before the Angels season, Sam Miller (when he was with the OCR) used to do a blog post asking for five "bold predictions" for the upcoming season. In the process, he gave his bold predictions for the Angels for that season. Being the good reporter that he is, he often engaged those who posted their own Angels predictions in the blog comment thread.

I liked that feature and given that Sam is no longer with the OCR, I thought it would be cool to do a bold prediction post here. To clarify, five predictions of the bold variety. For example, predicting Trout wins the MVP isn't a bold prediction because it is very possible he wins it given he was a close second last season. Predicting Trout hits 40+ home runs would be a bold prediction.

To start here are my five predictions:

1. The Angels will score the same amount of runs (give or take 10) as they did in 2012.

2. Peter Bourjos will hit more home runs than Howard Kendrick.

3. Of the three major starting pitching acquisitions the Angels made in the offseason, only Joe Blanton will still be in the rotation at the end of the season.

4. Hank Conger will start 80+ games at catcher.

5. But most of them will not be for the Angels.

This Fan-Post is authored by an independent fan. Tell us what you think and how you feel.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Join Halos Heaven

You must be a member of Halos Heaven to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Halos Heaven. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9351_tracker