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The X-Factor
Paul Gutierrez
March 23, 1998
The last time Terry Collins and Phil Nevin hooked up, things got ugly. In 1995, Collins, then managing the Astros, informed Nevin, a rookie at the time, that he was being sent to Triple A. Nevin flipped, tossing furniture. Days later he was traded to Detroit. We hope Nevin doesn't flip when he reads this, but if he starts more than 50 games in '98, the Angels are in trouble, because he backs up the team's best players-outfielders Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson, first baseman Darin Erstad and third baseman Dave Hollins. Should any of those players miss substantial time, the Halos won't win more than 85 games.
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March 23, 1998

The X-factor

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The last time Terry Collins and Phil Nevin hooked up, things got ugly. In 1995, Collins, then managing the Astros, informed Nevin, a rookie at the time, that he was being sent to Triple A. Nevin flipped, tossing furniture. Days later he was traded to Detroit. We hope Nevin doesn't flip when he reads this, but if he starts more than 50 games in '98, the Angels are in trouble, because he backs up the team's best players-outfielders Tim Salmon and Garret Anderson, first baseman Darin Erstad and third baseman Dave Hollins. Should any of those players miss substantial time, the Halos won't win more than 85 games.

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