The November 4th, 2013 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels including Marlins discussed trading for Mark Trumbo, a Peter Bourjos trade idea and much more...
The Monkey Says: Apparently they've decided to keep GIancarlo Stanton and now want to build around him. That could be a tough match as Jacob Turner and Nathan Eovaldi aren't blowing anyone's skirts up right now. Justin Nicolino would be attractive, but he may not be close enough to big league ready for the Angels. Maybe if Turner or Eovaldi was packaged with Cishek and/or ?, then it might be worth exploring. Or this could all be bluster from the Marlins as they pretend that they are going to spend money or try to win.
The Monkey Says: I think I like this deal other than Bourjos being dealt within the division. Medina is just another live arm to add to the middle relief mix, but Ramirez is a solid pick up even though he struggled last season. What makes this trade worth doing though is Edwin Diaz. He isn't an elite prospects, but he is a young guy with a big arm and a big upside. The Angels need to inject some of that into their farm system, so being able to land decent reliever, a guy who should be a good #5 and potentially a solid #3 starter plus a high ceiling prospect is a very reasonable price given the injury concerns with Bourjos. For what it is worth, I doubt this will happen. The Mariners are going to spend this winter and a center fielder is one of their many targets, so they are more likely to sign Jacoby Ellsbury or Curtis Granderson. Bourjos would only be fallback option.