The February 14th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Jerry Dipoto not eager to trade Bobby Abreu, the challenge of Albert Pujols switching leagues, Vernon Wells is in the best shape of his life and much more...
The Story: Dipoto not eager to trade Bobby Abreu.
The Monkey Says: That is the sensible thing to say given the depth Bobby provides right now, but it is also the answer I would give if I were GM and asked about the trade value of a savvy veteran with no trade value.
The Monkey Says: The league switch can be a concern for some batters, but it doesn't seem to ever affect the great ones. Fort example, Vlad Guerrero came to the Angels after spending his career in the NL and then proceeded to win the AL MVP in his very first season. Pujols is twice the player Vlad ever was (not a knock on Guerrero, mind you), so I doubt he'll have much of an adjustment to make at all.