Purgatory Online

Friday, January 28, 2005

Jayson Stark pegs the Angels as the seventh-most improved team in the Majors since the start of the off-season:
This team -- whatever its name is -- will miss Troy Percival, David Eckstein, Troy Glaus and Jose Guillen. But with Francisco Rodriguez ready to close and hot prospect Dallas McPherson taking over third base, the Angels had the freedom to bring in Orlando Cabrera, Paul Byrd, intriguing Cuban slugger Kendry Morales and maybe the biggest free-agent bargain of the winter, Steve Finley.

Let's hope so. The only other A.L. West team in the top 10, according to Stark, is the Mariners, and it's hard to argue with that. The M's came in at 3rd.

Also at ESPN today, Phil Rogers picks Bartolo Colon as MLB's best pitcher at holding runners on first.