With opening day now less than four weeks away, baseball analyst Will Carroll (of Baseball Prospectus fame) took a few minutes to go over the health outlook of the Angels with us.
HALOS HEAVEN: While every case is unique, can you give some examples of pitchers who came back from Ervin Santana's MCL tear/sprain in short order with no long-lasting effects?
HH: Mike Napoli's shoulder is barking again. Is this bark worse than last Summer's DL stint?
HH: Kelvim Escobar has seemingly appeased the right baseball gods. Is there an explanation beyond genetics for his imminent return from retirement island? Would you slot him in as a reliever or strengthen him and push him to be a starter?
HH: Was Torii Hunter's all-around good 2008 season a testament to grass over "turf"?
HH: Over/Under is 100... Number of Howie Kendrick Games Played in 2009. If he is healthy he will play 162. What say you and why?