No big article here, just relaying something David Schoenfield wrote at ESPN’s SweetSpot today. According to Schoenfield, the Angels rotation is second only to the Philadelphia Phillies. Here’s what he had to say on the Halos:
“Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson, Ervin Santana, Jerome Williams. Weaver, Haren and Santana averaged 234 innings in 2011 and now they’ve add Wilson to the mix. He threw 223 innings for the Rangers. The last team with four starters to pitch 220 innings? The 1997 Atlanta Braves. That team won 101 games. Wilson could have a monster season — after all, he posted a 2.31 ERA on the road last year and allowed just six home runs in 18 starts. Pitching behind Weaver and Haren should take away some of the pressure of the big contract. Yes, Williams is a bit of a question mark in the five-hole, but while they traded away Tyler Chatwood the Angels still have power arm Garrett Richards as depth.”
Exciting stuff! You can read the rest of his blog post here, and I strongly recommend you do so.
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