With the 2014 Cactus League so close to beginning that you can theoretically see the thorns, now is a good time to get to know the pitchers and catchers for the Los Angeles Angels.
Yep, even though a deep freeze has engulfed much of the U.S. these past few weeks, sunny spring training is just around the corner.
For the Angels, it's a chance to rebound—and rebound and rebound—from four years without a playoff appearance. And it starts with the battery mates.
Based on the depth charts, excluding the non-roster invites, there are 22 pitchers and three catchers who will be competing for Angels roster spots—or trying to set a strong reminder—in Arizona. For each one, I have scoured the projected guesswork, tossed together what the scouts—and myself—are saying about the Angel employee, and concocted it into a show...that slides. Free admission.
Quick note: As the Mark Mulder-types knock off the dust from 2008 and other invites make a strong push, I will update these reports, if applicable.