Friday, March 14, 2008

'08 RAPs: Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

There's not much to say about the Angels off-season. They only made one major move. It's not like they needed to do much more anyway.
-Acquired pitcher Jon Garland from the Chicago White Sox for SS Orlando Cabrera

Pitching Staff:
SP1: John Lackey
SP2: Jon Garland
SP3: Jared Weaver
SP4: Ervin Santana
SP5: Joe Saunders
CL: Francisco Rodriguez
SUM: Scott Shields

DH: Gary Matthews Jr./Garret Anderson/Juan Rivera
C: Mike Napoli
1B: Casey Kotchman
2B: Howie Kendrick
SS: Erick Aybar/Maicer Izturis
3B: Chone Figgins
LF: Garret Anderson/Gary Matthews Jr./Reggie Willits
CF: Torri Hunter
RF: Vlad Guerrero

Easiest- The Angels will win the AL West.
Boldest- NONE
Team MVP/Best Season- Vlad Guerrero (30-35 HR +100 RBI)
Best Pitcher- John Lackey (14-17 wins, sub-4.00 ERA)
Breakout Player- Casey Kotchman (25-28 HR, 85-95 RBI)

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