It must be clear to everyone now that the Halos have got perhaps the deepest, most potent rotation in MLB. Justin Sablich at the New York Times would probably agree with that.
Where things get murky is when trying to figure out what to do with the 2 through 5 spots.
Young Weazy, sometimes brilliant and sometimes vomit inducing, has done a fair enough job holding down the fort until Thunder Mountain got rolling again, but I don't see him as the Angels number 2. In fact, I'd make him our 4th.
Swervin' Ervin has buttoned the top button, tucked in the rosary, and apparently discovered bubble gum is the key to concentrating on a strike zone and delivering an All Star caliber first half of the season through late June. Voodoo has flipped off the collective bad juju and shown he is the ace-in-training most of us knew we had. He's my number 2.
A lot of you are going to argue that Saunders should be number 2. Fine with me. After all, he's got more wins and a lower ERA then Ervs. I like Santana at number 2 because he's got a better K/9 (8.0-4.4), more innings pitched, a lower WHIP and has given up fewer HRs. It's really a personal preference and feels a bit like asking Qin Shi Huang to choose a favorite Terra Cotta Warrior.
My starting rotation after the All Star break:
Angels rotation after the All Star break?
Lackey, Ervs, Saunders, Weaver, Garland (24 votes)
Lackey, Ervs, Saunders, Garland, Weaver (10 votes)
Lackey, Saunders, Ervs, Weaver, Garland (10 votes)
Lackey, Saunders, Ervs, Garland, Weaver (14 votes)
Speaking words of wisdom, let it be. (7 votes)
65 total votes