“Earned?” Scioscia said. “Define ‘earned.’”
Not exactly a stirring vote of confidence.
However, Kazmir, who struggled last season with a 9-15 record and a 5.94 ERA, is owed $14.5 million this season.
Considering what the Angels gave up in return for him, they are not quite ready to give up on the enigmatic southpaw right away.
However, the wait won’t be long.
The Angels have one of the better starting rotations in the American League with their top four pitchers (Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, Ervin Santana, Joel Pineiro).