Angels making noise!!!

    The California Angels, or whatever their name is, has been the most active team so far this early hot stove season. They acquired Jon Garland for Orlando Cabrera, then they signed Torii  Hunter to play centerfield for them.
    The Angels have Brandon Wood almost ready to play short for them for what they hope is years to come, so parting with "O" was something they felt they could do to acquire a starting pitcher. Garland has had his moments but is a third starter at best. The Hunter signing was a bit of a shock since they spent money last year on Gary Matthews but he missed a lot of time last year including the post season and with MLB offices having a "talk" with him about steroid allegations maybe it makes a lot of sense. One of those guys has to play left field, Garrett Anderson is getting up there in years, Juan Rivera can’t stay healthy. And giving Vlad days off to be the DH is a good idea so there is enough playing time for everyone.
    How does a guy like Orlando Cabrera keep being moved? The White Sox will be his fourth team in four years (Expos-Red Sox-Angels-White Sox). He is winner, seems like a likable intense guy who comes to play everyday. Always odd man out? Red Sox fans still think he should be playing short for them. Add Johnny Estrada to the list of guys who change teams a lot, the Mets have him now, whats that 4 teams in four years as well? I have always had questions about guys who jump from team to team, if they are so good why is this?
    So the Twins now have a void in center field. Who is going to play there? Jason Tyner, Kubel? Or is there a trade in the works that would involve Johan Santana? I don’t’ think they will go after Andruw Jones, they could have spent the same money on Hunter. Maybe Aaron Rowand? another Gold Glover who is used to playing in the division. Won’t cost quite as much. I think they will go the trade route. If they are going to anti up some cash it should be for Santana but remember they have Morneau to pay for and remember Francisco Liriano? So trading Santana would make sense but where? The Yanks would love to get him, they could offer Melky Cabrera and one of their young pitching prospects outside of Joba. If that happens count on the Yanks making a move for either Jones or Rowand. Hey, they mine as well spend half a billion dollars this off season. As a Red Sox fan how about this deal, three teamer. Sox get Santana, Twins get Crisp, Craig Hansen and Joe Crede from the ChiSox. The White Sox get Jason Kubel and Jon Lester! The Twins want position players in return, they would have a center fielder in Crisp and they would get the third baseman they need in Crede. White Sox would get a starting pitcher and some much needed outfield help. They would only be giving up a third baseman they don’t need. The they could sign back Rowand to play center field. It’s fun playing GM.

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One comment

  1. tobyjeffers@aol.com

    Howdy!! Congrats on the Title!
    Did you ever notice the similarities between Matt Murton of the Cubs and Dustin Perdrioa?

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