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Health of pitching rotation will be key to Angels' success in 2017

Health of pitching rotation will be key to Angels' success in 2017

The Angels’ undoing last season, they maintained amid it and after it, was the lack of health of their starting rotation. The key to their success this season, General Manager Billy Eppler is now saying, will be the health of their starting rotation.

“Let’s call it what it is,” Eppler said. “If we can get 25 or more starts out of every guy that we go west with, the original five, I think we’ll be in pretty good shape.”

That, of course, is unpredictable. Asked then if it wasn’t more likely his team would not get 25 or more starts out of its top five choices, Eppler nodded.

“In general, that’s the case,” he said. “Then, you hope the sixth...

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