Angels Fifth Starter Poll

Hawaii 5-7 ?!?!?!

The Angels rotation is Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson, Ervin Santana and then a misty fog. With so much depth at some positions (OF, 1B, DH), the team is not really built to withstand a lengthy ache or pain to the arm or arms of the front four.

And so there sits Jerome Williams with the inside track, Garrett Richards as the crown prince of seasons future, Trevor Bell squeezed out of the bullpen and too good to be 2012's Matt Palmer Salt Lake redux and then... well and then a steep cliff.

With LaTroy Hawkins splashing in, the bullpen back of Hisanori Takahashi, Scott Downs and Jordan Walden seems solid, with optionable Bobby Cassevah and Man at Work Rich Thompson on the periphery as well. If it is a game of musical arms to be played at the Bullpen Preschool of Anaheim, there is league average depth and not much more. But do we really need a reliever in the form of Ryan Madson or a fifth starter in the mold of Roy Oswalt? What do you think?

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