I just read Will Carroll's annual pre-season team health report at BP, and surprise of surprises, he has the Angels as the healthiest overall team in the MLB! Its just a projection of course on holding up over an entire season and he rates players as green (the best), yellow, & red as to the likelihood of breaking down - it includes starting nine, rotation and relief pitchers.
The Angels had the most 'green' players, and only two 'yellow' (Kazmir, Rivera) and three 'red' (Matsui, Santana, Rodney). When comparing to Texas, Oakland, and Seattle, they project to have a lot more injury vulnerability.
Also note that Chone and Lackey are 'yellows' and Vlad's a 'red' - they are also gone. ;-)
In we all pretty much know what projects to be a tighter AL West, the injury factor could be the difference maker. I've read these reports since he's been doing them, and the Angels have never projected as being this healthy.
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