LATEST UPDATE, 2/6 2:00 PM - Angels not finalists for Burnett or Arroyo
In order to make sense of all the news and rumors for the Angels this offseason, I've decided to create a central repository. On this tracking page you can check in daily to see the latest Halo Hot Stove rumors and MWAH's analysis and patented SciosciaFaceTM rating of said rumors.
|2/6 - Burnett will play in 2014, but it isn't going to be with the Angels. Not that Burnett was ever going to play on the West Coast, but he seems to have boiled his choices down to the Pirates, Orioles and Phillies. Any reckless speculation that he might suddenly be willing to go west was just that, reckless speculation.|
|2/3 - As the free agents go off the board, Capuano appears to be moving to the top of the Halos' shopping list. Not only aren't there many other options, but Capuano also recently dropped his demand for a two-year deal, according to recent reports. If the Angels are comfortable taking a risk on Capuano's health and ability to transition to the AL, Capuano might be that final arm they have been looking for.|
|1/29 - Jimenez makes a lot of sense for the Angels from a talent standpoint. He might even make financial sense as his pricetag seems to be dropping as nobody has shown much interest in forfeiting a draft pick to sign Jimenez. The Angels are chief amongst that group though and have taken a staunch vocal stance that they won't give up their pick. There is no reason to think they will back off that stance, so you might as well rule out Jimenez and Ervin Santana.|
|1/29 - Haven't updated this one in awhile. It still isn't happening, but I felt like updating it anyway. Not only do the Angels have nothing the Rays want, but it doesn't even look like the Rays will move Price at this point.|
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hammels to one year deal is about only thing angels will do unless they make a trade, I predict Santiago wins more games then Tanaka
What about the two international players that have fallen way out of the radar. Suk-Min Yoon from Korea and Odrisamer Despaigne from Cuba? Maybe the Angels can snag them for low as not alot of teams are on them. I know that at the least Suk-Min Yoon is looking for 2/10 mil, so why not?
Kole Calhoun same player as Choo but much much cheaper. Sign Mulder, Scott Baker and any other cheap pitching we can get, forget about Tanaka save all that money for Trout. Trade for someone like Peavy who only has one year left on his contract. Let Richards, Skaggs and Santiago year to develop, I feel Santiago is going to be a big surprise for Angel fans this year.
Trumbo for Tyler Skaggs will have two young pitchers in your control. Kendrick for Danny Duffy gives you 3 young pitchers then go after Garza or Tanaka
Garrett, checking in on your tracker (which needs an update) after today's news. Looking to get your spin on how Fister can get traded without the Angels going all out to get him first because what the Nationals gave up to get him was not a whole lot. Certainly Kendrick (or even Green or Romine) are better 2Bman than Lombardozzi, and any combo of Boshers, Carson or Roth could easily have matched the lefty relievers Detroit got in Krol and Ray. The trade value Detroit got for Fister seems waaaaay too low. Any idea if Dipoto even knew Fister was available that cheaply? The market is certainly shrinking fast!
@preusvahl5 Yoon would be interesting, but the Angels have not been connected to him in anyway. I know there are plenty of teams that consider him to be a reliever and not a starter, so that could be an issue. As for the Cuban, I don't know much about him, but I don't think he is considered a guy who can jump right into a big league rotation.
Will pushing the salary limit now have an impact on what's available for Trout down the road? My guess would be yes, so I wonder at the theory that we should strain the budget to the max. Or maybe the front office prevailing theory is winning will solve everything and Trout will forget about the Northeast because of all the rings he has won here. Thoughts?
@Under_Dog_Lefty Settle down, the Angels weren't a match here. Detroit traded Fister for salary relief and prospects. Kendrick is neither of those things. Boshers is barely a prospect and Carson most certainly is not. The Nationals hardly gave Detroit a prized package of prospects, but it is still better than anything the Angels could realistically offer.
Good points Keeping trout is a must!!! Although it seems we like to trade out homegrown sluggers often , starting with Napoli on up ... But with Albert & Ham getting older we need to win in the next couple years
Think there's any chance we sign Choo or trade for Stanton????? Not sure if we could trade for a big impact bat like Stanton?
So, I took your advice MwH, and after "settling down" patiently waited to see what JD would do at the winter meetings. Angels still have a bevy of lefthanded prospect relievers (which is what Detroit received for Fisker), Boujos and Trumbo are gone and Kendrick is more than likely not going anywhere, second thoughts on not going after Fisker harder? Angels still need a proven starter (at least one more) and two of their most valuable trading chips are gone. It now looks like it comes down to Arte putting up more cash. Agree?
@Joemromero Miami does not seem inclined to trade Stanton, at least not this winter. Even if they did, the Angels have nothing close to the kind of package that it will take to get him.
As for Choo, it is also highly doubtful. The luxury tax is one problem, but the bigger issue is that they have been quite adamant about being unwilling to forfeit their first round draft choice, which they would do if they signed Choo, Cruz or Morales.
@Under_Dog_Leftyfirst off, Robbie Ray is a starting pitcher and was the centerpiece of that deal. Second, the story came out later that the Angels offered Kendrick for Fister and got shot down. There were also several GMs that later came out and said they had no idea Detroit was shopping Fister. Yes, Detroit got a poor return that maybe the Angels could've matched, but it was the fault of Detroit's GM for not actually surveying the market.
I like what the Angels did with Trumbo, they got two viable starting pitchers who can pitch at #3 starter level next year and have the money to add Garza still. That is like having your cake and eating it too, in my opinion.