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Our Fifth Starter?

Ok so our in house candidates are either:Trevor Bell, Matt Palmer, Sean O Sullivan, Trevor Reckling, and Anthony Ortega. In my mind that aint gonna cut it. Yes Matt Palmer racked up the wins, he was 11-2 and seemed to be our good luck charm, I dont know if the same will happen in 2010, we all hope so! I read an article by Lyle Spencer and he said Matt Palmer had the highest chance of being the fifth starter if the Angels do not pick up any other pitcher. He also said Vicente Padilla would be a good one for the Halos, but I do not think so. This is the guy who nobody respects in the clubhouse come on! My only choices for a free agent starter would be Ben Sheets, Jarrod Washburn, Joel Pineiro, and Jon Garland. I do believe Palmer would be good if he pitches with the same heart he showed in 2009. Ben Sheets who had elbow surgery to repair the torn flexor tendon was a free agent after the 2008 season but no team picked him up because of the injury. Now he has been rehabbing for two years and I think he would be ready to pitch in the Big Leagues. Washburn, a fan favorite, has shown his ability to pitch as he was second in the majors in ERA until he was traded to Detroit last year. Joel Pineiro has only had one good season and that was last year as he was 15-12 with a 3.49 ERA for the Cardinals, the only bad thing about him is he wants 4 yr/37mil and he has never shown consistency throughout his career. Jon Garland another former angel has won double digit games every year since 2002 but his career ERA is 4.42 just a little higher than league average which is 4.28 according to Baseball Reference. What do you fellow Angels fans think??

Other Pitchers to consider: Aroldis Chapman, Erik Bedard, Pedro Martinez

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