Stop me if you've heard this one before, but the Angels have a big problem with their starting rotation depth. Yeah, I know, shocking, right?
In the wake of Mark Mulder rupturing his Achilles, the Halos find themselves with a perilously thin depth chart in their starting rotation. Of course, they were only distressingly thin before Mulder went down, so it wasn't as if the rotation situation was a source of stability and confidence beforehand.
The fact that losing a pitcher who hadn't thrown a pitch since 2008 is, in fact, an actual problem exemplifies just how poor the Angels' rotation depth was to begin with. As great as Mulder's story could have been, it is pretty damning that Jerry Dipoto built this roster in such a way that the team was actually counting on getting a significant contribution from Mulder, who was shaping up to have very good odds of being in the Opening Day rotation.no comments