Originally written on The Outside Corner  |  Last updated 10/16/14
Continuing from our season preview of the Angels earlier today... Is the Angels' rebuilt rotation good enough for them to return to the playoffs? Last year, the Angels thought they could bury the American League in an avalanche of starting pitching talent. It was a great plan on paper except for the part where they forgot about the possiblity of injuries because, you know, starting pitchers in their thirties never get hurt, right? Well, they tore up the blueprints for that plan and drew up a new strategy for the 2013 season. The strategy appears to be a simple one: quantity over quality. After getting burned by injuries to Jered Weaver (back and shoulder), C.J. Wilson (elbow), Dan Haren (back and hip) and Ervin Santana (elbow), GM Jerry Dipoto is taking a much more conservative approach to building his rotation by acquiring noted workhorses Jason Vargas and Joe Blanton. Sure, they aren't particularly good pitchers, but they will eat the hell out 200+ inni...
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