Series Preview: Angels By The Numbers
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Series Preview: The Angels By The Numbers
92.5 – The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Angels will win this year. That’s the highest number of any team in the AL West.
73 - The “over/under” estimate from casinos on the number of games the Twins will win this year.
317,500,000 – The dollars the Angels guaranteed to pitcher CJ Wilson and slugger Albert Pujols when they signed them this offseason.
154,000,000 – USAToday’s computation of the Angels payroll this year, 4th most in MLB. It is $61M more than the Twins.
In The Dugout
12 – Years in which Mike Scioscia has managed the Angels.
+188 – How far over .500 Scioscia has been as a coach in those 12 years. By comparison, Ron Gardenhire is +109 in 11 seasons.
9 – Years in which Scioscia has received at least one Manager of the Year vote.
75 – The least number of games a Scioscia team has ever won. That was back in 2001.
On The Hill This Series
7th – Where Dan Haren, who is scheduled to pitch the 3rd game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.
6th - Where CJ Wilson, who is scheduled to pitch the 1st game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.
2nd - Where Jered Weaver, who is scheduled to pitch the 2nd game versus the Twins, finished in American League Cy Young voting last year.
11 – Seasons Albert Pujols has been in the majors.
10 – Seasons in which Pujols has been a top 5 finisher in MVP voting. In 2007, a year in which he hit a career low 32 home runs, he slipped to ninth.
7 – Seasons in which Pujuls has either won the MVP award or been the runner up.