So I couldn't pull the trigger and drop both of the hurt Angels I have in my roster, but I'm sure I'll eventually drop them both. They are saying mid-May at the earliest for Lackey to return to the starting rotation and you have to figure that his first 3-4 starts are going to suck... That puts him in June before he could be back to form. With Escobar, he is on a throwing program and they speculated that he'd be back in May, but he was quoted yesterday saying he feels terrible. Not the kind of quote you want to hear from one of the Angels top two starters from last year... So I dropped Escobar and am seriously thinking of doing the same to Lackey. Damn, I wish I would have seen that they were both hurt before we had the draft
I am a bit ticked off though that the White Sox dropped Josh Fields to the minors because they can't deal Crede. He was a solid utility player. I added Mark DeRosa from the Cubs, another solid utility guy, but I'll see if he gets a lot of playing time this year or not.