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June 14, 2005

The Future is Tonight

Angel rookie righthander Ervin Santana gets his third start of the season tonight in Anaheim against the Nationals. In his last start on May 23rd, Santana was brilliant ... a 4-0 shutout of the Chicago White Sox, the team with the best record in baseball. It was the only time this season the White Sox have been shut out.

Santana might not stay with the big club, no matter how well he pitches. But some day, he'll be part of the Angel rotation. If he's as good as he was last month against the White Sox ... and if John Lackey continues to improve (he's having the best season of his career so far) ... and if newly-signed draft pick Jered Weaver can scrape away the rust of a year-long holdout and move quickly through the minors ... the Angels will have three young aces in their pitching rotation.

It won't be this year, and that's fine. But within two or three seasons, the Angels will have built the foundation for a decade of pennant races ... if Santana, Lackey and Weaver are what they appear to be.

Posted by Nick Roman at 10:06 PM

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