Waiving Scott Kazmir Thins Angels Thin Pitching Staff
Defense--check. Intangibles--check. Pitching--double check.
Yesterday's waiving of once-projected ace Scott Kazmir is just more evidence that last category is no longer a lock.
Complicating doing something about that: the stack of Arte Moreno's fortune it will take to keep Weave and the $9.5 million they owe now-cut Kazmir through 2012.
Then there's the prospect of packaging prospects like pitchers Trevor Reckling and Tyler Skaggs in a trade for more offensive firepower to chase the pennant this year.
Thus, GM Tony Reagins finds himself in that unenviable position of having to pull a miracle out of his ass now or re-tool for the future.