For some reason, Americans love Black Friday, unless of course they work in retail in which case Black Friday is a moronic consumer based holiday that should be nixed from the calendar henceforth. However, in our consumer driven society we holiday shoppers flock to stores in huddled masses fighting the lines and aggressive bargain hunters to find that one deal that makes the season of gift giving so worth it. It’s in that spirit (and the much deeper and more meaningful holiday spirit, after all, they are the Angels) that the Halos could find themselves braving the crowds to find the deals that might crave.
1B/DH Paul Konerko – Do the Angels need a 1B? No, but then again did you need the extra-space age toaster when your old Kenmore (I have no idea if they make toasters) still works perfectly fine just because it was $50 off? If the Angels do indeed trade both TRubo and Kendrick, they could look toward Paul Konerko as a possible replacement. He’s old and coming off a down year from injury and no longer has a spot in Chicago. If he doesn’t hang up the spikes he could provide the Angels with a little pop and more importantly the ability to reach base and veteran leadership.
RHP Phil Hughes – Hughes is a So-Cal product, as is just about every player not from Latin America or Japan, but more importantly he’s a young pitcher with upside. Hughes was always a terrible fit for Yankee Stadium (both the old and especially the new) and would have benefitted greatly had he been traded years ago. Still, looking at Hughes splits it’s easy to see where the appeal is for this potential bargain. ERA under 4.00 away from Yankee Stadium, lots of K’s, not too many BB, 28 years old, may be interested in coming back to California and still comes armed with a 94+ mph fastball.no comments