Locked On Angels - March 20th, 2018 - Time to Panic About the Starting Rotation?
Summary: So close to breaking spring camp fully healthy, the Angels suffered their first injury setback of 2018, with Andrew Heaney being shut down from his next spring start with elbow inflammation.<br><br>Bill Eppler spoke highly of the team's rotation depth during the offseason, and it appears that that depth will be tested in the early portion of the season. Given the struggles of Shohei Ohtani and Tyler Skaggs this spring, as well as the injury history of the rest of the rotation, there are legitimate concerns about the pitching staff moving forward.<br><br>Could this be the time for the Halos to make a move for outside help, such as Alex Cobb? The slow moving free agent market is now creeping into late March, and perhaps the former Rays' right-hander can be had at quite the deal. Surely Eppler will perform his due diligence, as Cobb would be a tremendous fit for a very questionable starting rotation.<br><br>Lastly in the show, we go Down on the Farm, and provide an update on what top prospects to watch during the final week of Cactus League action. Can David Fletcher stay sizzling at the plate and make the Opening Day roster? Tune in and find out!<br><br>Do not forget to follow us on Twitter @LockedOnAngels, and subscribe to the podcast 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>