Ervin Santana is one of my favorite pitchers for the Angels, especially last year. But, 1-3 with a 7.47 ERA and tonight is not pretty. 5 runs given up in the first 3 innings. As I have stated earlier, Lackey will be fine, but I am concerned about Santana. Saunders is also going through a Sophomore slump as he was hit hard in his last start at Texas. The question for Angel fans, is there a concern for Santana? Or will he turn it around this year?
3 areas need to be addressed before trade deadline, in which I think we will be grateful if one is addressed.
1. Bullpen (set up man)
2. Another starter? Especially with what I see from Santana, and how much can we really get out of Palmer and O' Sullivan?
3. Still would like to see a power bat, as Vladdy suddenly has no power.
I think Dan Haren would be a fine addition to our staff, does any one know when he will be a free agent? I hope we keep Wood and do not move him in any trade.