I've tried my very best to figure out who is going to be the Angels' fifth starter, and no matter what, I'm never entirely satisfied with the answer or conclusion. For the most part, I've been thinking it will be Jesse Chavez; Billy Eppler really didn't waste any time in signing him to a one-year deal, and spoke about Chavez at the time of the signing as if #5 was his job to lose. But he's brought in a seemingly-endless array of similar arms into the Angels' fold in the time since the Chavez signing, and the situation got increasingly muddied.
Once we're a couple weeks into camp, I'm sure we'll then be able to make a fairly accurate fifth starter prediction, but I'm curious to see how the Halos Heaven community, right this very second, sees it all unfolding. Are you all penciling in Jesse Chavez, like I (apprehensively) have? Do we have a strong contingent of Bud Norris believers in the house? Alex Meyer starting arm truthers? Do you happen to think that Nate Smith has the goods? Or maybe there is another dark horse, of the Daniel Wright/Brooks Pounders/Manny Banuelos variety? Well, then let's hear it!
Vote below on who you think will be the #5 guy in the Halos' starting rotation come April. Oh, and if you've got some extra time, then go ahead and leave a comment, letting us all know what made you settle on your guy.