Locked On Angels - March 26th, 2018 - Key to the Starting Rotation

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Summary: Just 3 days left until Opening Day in Oakland, and while there are many questions that will be answered over the summer, certain players and their success or failure will have a greater impact than others on the Angels franchise this season. Today, we take a look at the key to the starting rotation, Garrett Richards.<br><br>Though the Angels' front office touts the depth in the rotation at the top of the organization, few pitchers in the mix possess the talent and ceiling of Garrett Richards. With a nasty fastball and slider combination, as well as further use of a devastating curveball, Richards' potential in 2018 seems to be at a career-high. However, the right-hander has only made 12 starts in two seasons, further proving that perhaps the greatest ability is availability. <br><br>Later in the show, Studs &amp; Duds of the weekend are revealed, focusing on the torrid finish to spring by Zack Cozart at the plate and the continued struggles of a few bullpen arms expected to make the Opening Day roster. All of this, plus thoughts on Scott Kingery's groundbreaking extension with the Phillies. Tune in to start your week!<br><br>Don't forget to follow the show on Twitter @LockedOnAngels. and be sure to subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher, Spotify, and Google Play!<br><br>Learn more about your ad choices. Visit <a href="https://megaphone.fm/adchoices">megaphone.fm/adchoices</a>