Originally written on Fox Sports West  |  Last updated 3/12/12
TEMPE, AZ -- When Jerome Williams pulled his left hamstring ten days ago, he took it seriously even though he's pretty much been assured that he'll be the Angels' fifth starter when the season begins. Now, it shouldn't be a big deal that an athlete is very concerned about a leg injury, but the former first round pick has a different story to tell. There was a time when I wouldn't have cared, said the number one pick of the San Francisco Giants in 1999 and 39th selection overall. When I was drafted I threw nearly 100 miles per hour and just used to blow the ball by hitters. I had all the ability in the worldand I knew it. So I stopped caring about working hard and staying in shape, thinking that all I had to do was show up and I'd win. For a while, he was right. He made it to the Giants in 2003, going 7-5 with a 3.30 ERA, and in 2004 was a ten game winner. In 2005, he won just 6 of 16 decisions, but posted a respectable 4.26 ERA while splitting the season between S.F. and the Chi...
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