The Los Angeles Angels could put Luis Jimenez on the block

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by joelapinski on Friday 12 July 2013 at 11:09 am

The Angels could really use some help in the bullpen if they are going to try to mount a serious playoff run in the second half of the 2013 season.  25-year old righty swinging 3B Luis Jimenez would definitely interest selling teams later this month.  Jimenez played in 24 games for the Angels earlier this year and he was 16 for 69 (.232 avg, .539 OPS) with 10 runs scored, 0 homers and 2 RBIs.  He has also played in 32 games in AAA-ball for the Angels this year in which he is 38 for 128 (.297 avg, .765 OPS) with 17 runs scored, 3 homers, 21 RBIs and 8 stolen bases.

I don’t see the Los Angeles Angels making any big moves at the trade deadline

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Monday 25 July 2011 at 8:19 am

I just don’t see the Angels making any big changes this week. They could use a power hitting 3B, a righty reliever and a backup outfielder. The 3B that are likely available (Ty Wigginton, Edwin Encarnacion, Chone Figgins, Kevin Kouzmanoff, Casey Blake and Juan Uribe) don’t offer much of an upgrade over Alberto Callaspo. Wigginton is the best of that group but he won’t come too cheap as a lot of teams are going to be in on him. The Angels will likely be after Frank Francisco, Jon Rauch, Octavio Dotel, Jason Frasor, Grant Balfour, Koji Uehara, Kerry Wood, Rafael Betancourt, Matt Lindstrom, Matt Guerrier and maybe even Mike Adams. They only really need one of them, so they might be able to improve the bullpen before August 1st. The Angels also should be able to get one of these backup outfielders (Felix Pie, Scott Hairston, Jason Michaels, Chris Denorfia, Corey Patterson, Ryan Sweeney, Reed Johnson or Willie Harris) by next weekend. The Angels might be a better team on August 1st with only minor tinkering to the roster.

The Los Angeles Angels need to make a deal and they can’t afford to wait around

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Monday 19 July 2010 at 3:59 pm

The Angels will likely have to beat out the Rangers if they want to make the playoffs. That means it’s time to ante’ up or get out of the game. With that in mind I would be calling the Cubs and offering them 1B Mark Trumbo, OF Chris Pettit and righty relievers Kevin Jepsen and Francisco Rodriguez for 1B Derek Lee and 2B/3B Jeff Baker. I would then stick Lee and Baker (at 3B) right into the starting lineup. I would then flip catcher Bobby Wilson to the Pirates for lefty reliever Javier Lopez to give them a situational lefty. Getting Lee, Baker and Lopez would make the Angels a much better team for the rest of the season but the price would be high.

The Los Angeles Angels need to improve at the infield corners to catch the Rangers

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,If I Were GM,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Tuesday 6 July 2010 at 1:28 pm

The Los Angeles Angels are 46-39 on the season which has them 3.5 games behind the Rangers in the A.L. West. The Angels should be aggressive in their pursuit of a 1B and 3B in the trade market. Of the 1B likely available Jorge Cantu, Prince Fielder, Derek Lee, Lance Berkman and Adam LaRoche make the most sense. Lyle Overbay, Ty Wigginton and Casey Kotchman are likely fallback options at 1B. Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Bautista, Ty Wigginton, Miguel Tejada, Jose Lopez, Jorge Cantu, Pedro Feliz and Akinori Iwamura all made sense at 3B in verying degrees. As far as the lefty out of the pen it seems as if Scott Downs, Will Ohman, Rafael Perez, Jerry Blevins, Doug Slaten, Tim Byrdak and Javier Lopez look like possible targets. If the Blue Jays fall any further behind I would attempt to make a huge deal with them involving Jose Bautista, Lyle Overbay and Scott Downs.

The Los Angeles Angels need a 3B

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Tuesday 25 May 2010 at 9:47 am

Even with Maicer Izturis coming off the D.L. soon I think the Angels need to make a big play for a legit power hitting 3B. The Astros (Pedro Feliz), Indians (Jhonny Peralta) and the Orioles (Miguel Tejada) all have 3B who would be a huge upgrade for the Angels. The Astros would probably be willing to accept a trade in which they parted with Pedro Feliz, Chris Sampson and Jason Michaels for Bobby Cassevah, Trevor Bell, Bobby Wilson and Brandon Wood. The Indians would without a doubt take Brandon Wood and Trevor Bell back for Peralta. The Orioles would probably toss in Mark Hendrickson along with Miguel Tejada for Brandon Wood, Bobby Wilson, Trevor Bell, Bobby Cassevah and Terry Evans. I think the best deal out of this bunch would be the one with the Indians for Peralta.

The Los Angeles Angels have a good trading partner in the Florida Marlins

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Thursday 29 October 2009 at 10:26 pm

The Angels and Marlins could likely talk about a big trade over the winter. The Angels have a need at 3B, RF and LHR and the Marlins could offer them all of those in Jorge Cantu, Jeremy Hermida and Reynel Pinto. In return the Angels would have to give up some players they wouldn’t want to. Brandon Wood, Jose Arrendondo, Sean O’Sullivan, Reggie Willits and Bobby Wilson would likely be the kind of players who would interest the Marlins. This is a trade the Angels would have to make as it would fill a lot of holes while not giving up anyone that they can’t replace.

Gary Matthews would really love to get traded away from the Los Angeles Angels

Blogged under Bloglockers,Front Page,General,Trade Rumors by chinmusic on Thursday 29 October 2009 at 12:08 pm

35-year old outfielder Gary Matthews wants out of L.A. as he wants to go somewhere he can start. He played in 103 games for the Angels last season and he was 79 for 316 (.250 avg, .697 OPS) with 44 runs scored, 4 homers, 50 RBIs and 4 stolen bases. Matthews really hurt the owner for the Angels (Arte Moreno) when his name was connected with performance enhancing drugs shortly after inking a 5-year deal with the team worth over $50 million bucks. It appears that the Angels got the clean version of Matthews and his numbers definately show that. Matthews has played in 370 games in his 3 years with the Angels and he is 312 for 1,258 (.248 avg, .708 OPS) with 176 runs scored, 30 homers, 168 RBIs and 30 stolen bases. The free agency market is pretty weak at center fielders so the Angels could find a taker for Matthews if they are ready to eat a lot of his remaining contract. With Matthews running his mouth the Angels will likely be very aggressive in trying to move him over the winter.

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