I have only heard the three singles from the new Saosin record. I particularly enjoyed "Control and the Urge to Pray." I used to listen to their debut album a lot. It has been fun to go back to recently.
Marcelo Pacheco also asked a similar question via email: Any plans to move Pujols out of the 4 spot? Please do so Sosh, been wanting this for a while now.
Scioscia was asked this a few days ago: Would you consider moving him down?
"No," he said.
Five seconds later, he added: "I think you guys are misreading this if you don't think he's hitting the ball much better than his numbers show."
While I understand the call for Pujols to move down in the lineup, I don't think it's as obvious a choice as many seem to think. For most teams, he would no longer be hitting cleanup. But, with the Angels, it comes down to this: Who do you think will hit better from here on out in 2016? Pujols or C.J. Cron?
Whoever you like should bat higher, of course. Pujols is again failing to get on base and Cron has come around impressively in recent weeks, but I think the smart money is on Pujols from here forward. He will not produce at the level you would expect from a cleanup hitter, no, but he might be the best the Angels have.
How bad would it have to get for Scioscia to drop him? He'd probably have to start striking out a lot more.
How bad would it have to get for Pujols to consider retirement? Really, really, really bad. He is still owed about $160 million from today forward.
@MattMattwiles26: Not that the Angels will go rebuilding mode, but should we soon look for minor moves to position them for years to come?