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April 10, 2009

Random observations


obituary says he remained a top prospect, but the fact is that his numbers in Double A and Triple A were not good, and he would not have been in the Angels rotation at the time of his death had they not had John Lackey, Kelvin Escobar and Ervin Santana on the disabled list.)

What might have been, we now will never know.

• Updating the Gardy Watch through Friday night: Two non-starts for Delmon Young, two for Jason Kubel, one for Carlos Gomez. Young's penchant for swinging at the first thing he sees is already causing me to rethink my position that the best alignment leaves Micheal Cuddyer out of the mix.

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