Angels Mid Season 40 Man Roster Power Rankings – Pitchers

Angels, pitching, Rankings
It's time for the Angel's Mid Season Power Rankings!  First up - pitchers. Oh, I know.  Technically mid season was June 29th or so but I figured All Star Break was a good time to start. My rankings will include the entire 40 man roster - not just the active 25 man. These rankings were compiled with the help of MLB stats, FanGraphs, misc. data, personal opinion, and some fairy dust I found hidden in Shoemaker's beard. Rank Player Last Week Change High Low Comments 1 Garrett Richards 1 1 Just missed being the only Angels Pitcher to make the All Star Game.  He's been the ace so far this season 2 Jered Weaver 2 2 Weaver has had his moment this year.  Good and bad.  But pulls in the…
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Bye Bye Green, Hello Bedrosian

Angels, pitching, Transactions
So I'm enjoying my beer at the Angels game last night, only to almost spit it out when I see Cam Bedrosian jogging in from the bullpen.  Beer isn't cheap Scioscia - why did you do that to me?  Unbeknownst to me, Bedrosian had been called up from Arkansas earlier in the day and Grant Green was sent packing back to Salt Lake. Apparently Scioscia thought his buddy Cam had learned his lesson after his less than stellar MLB debut even though very little time has passed.  It's almost like when Frieri lost his closer job only to get it back again like 3 hours later then proceed to lose it again.  Do we see a pattern here? I can think of plenty of other pitchers I would call up…
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The two best teams make pitching moves

A's, Angels, pitching
In recent weeks, the two teams holding the best two records in baseball have made some moves to help assure their spot in the post season. The A's have not made a lot of transactions but they DID make one big one on July 4th.  Despite having the best record in baseball, they were not content to sit by and wonder if their record and inexperienced pitching staff would hold up into October, so they traded away Dan Straily (P), Addison Russell (SS), Billy McKinney (OF), and a player to be named later to the Cubs for All Star Jeff Samardzija (P) and Jason Hammel (P).  Both Samardzija and Hammel arguably have been top 10 pitchers in the NL this year and are likely to benefit from the A's offense…
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As the pitchers turn

Angels, pitching
The pitching revolving door for the Halos continues with the addition of veteran lefty Rich Hill who was acquired from Pawtucket yesterday and The Wrath of Kohn was sent packing to Salt Lake.  Hill managed to pitch to 4 batters over 2 games yesterday and allowed a perfect 1.000 OBP with 3 walks and 1 hit given up.  Eventually Dipoto and Scioscia will realize that just because you throw left doesn't mean you can pitch , right?  Won't they? Hill is 34 years old and has been kicking around the minors since 2002.  With a 1.179 WHIP and 10.4 SO9 for his career in the minors, this guy is no solution to anyone's problem in the majors.  In the majors he has a less impressive career of 8.5 SO9 and…
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