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Joel Pineiro = unheralded ace

Why the veteran pitcher's signing will make Angels fans forget about John Lackey

Updated: February 26, 2010, 5:22 PM ET
By AJ Mass | ESPN.com

Let's be blunt: The name "Joel Pineiro" isn't sexy in fantasy. We're talking about a 10-year veteran with an 87-79 career record and 4.39 ERA in 285 games with the Seattle Mariners, Boston Red Sox and St. Louis Cardinals. Even last season, when he went 15-12, he struck out only 4.4 batters per nine innings, ranking him a lowly 118th among 123 major starters with 100-plus innings pitched.

With offseason moves that involved the likes of Roy Halladay, Cliff Lee, Ben Sheets and Javier ...

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