In this week’s edition, Brad Johnson is analyzing pitchers who have solid numbers close to the halfway point of the season, but may not have the stuff to make it last for the rest of the season, including Cub Jon Lester.
The Angels ran away with the AL West last year before running into the Royals' buzzsaw in the playoffs. This year they're already dealing with injuries to Garrett Richards and Josh Hamilton, and adjusting to the Howie Kendrick trade.
Is chasing saves on the waiver wire a fool's game? Sadly, Jeff Erickson is just that fool in the NFBC this year, and this week he chased after the Diamondbacks' possible saves if Addison Reed's tired arm persists.
Mike Trout has already joined the Angels for a regular place in their lineup, but is he ready? Bernie Pleskoff breaks it down and looks at recent drafts of the Angels, Pirates, Tigers, Cards and Phillies.