"The Braves have Angels outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo on their radar, according to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (on Twitter). Earlier today, it was reported that the Halos are very likely to trade either Trumbo or Peter Bourjos for a pitcher. However, Trumbo appears to be less available than Bourjos."
Trumbo would be awesome but how much would it take to get a player of his caliber?
PSD Mock Draft Vikings:
RD 1 (#11): DeVante Parker WR Louisville
RD 2 (#45): P.J. Williams CB Florida State
RD 3 (#76): Stephone Anthony LB Clemson
RD 4 (#107): Jeremiah Poutasi G Utah
RD 5 (#129): Mike Davis RB South Carolina via Buffalo (Matt Cassel)
RD 5 (#141): traded to Miami (Mike Wallace)
RD 6 (#172): traded to Buffalo (Matt Cassel)
RD 7 (#203): Frank Clark DE Michigan
RD 7 (#207): Bobby McCain CB Memphis via Miami (Mike Wallace)
UFDA Bryan Bennett QB SE Louisiana
If the Angels really aren't looking to deal, Wren would have to dramatically overpay for a player who isn't that cheap to begin with.
That said, you have to love the pop in Trumbo's bat. The Braves might lead the league in strikeouts with the addition of him and Upton, though.
Thats alot of Ks...
The 162 average for the lineup would be:
Uggla - 31
Upton - 20
Freeman - 23
Heyward - 22
Trumbo - 33
McCann - 25
Simmons - 10 (about what he was on pace for)
Prado - 12
Just those eight would have been good enough to put the Braves in 10th place in MLB last season. They got 24 HRs from the bench last year. Factor that in, and they place 5th (tied with Texas). As far as the NL goes, they'd trail only the Brewers (by 2).
Not that HRs equal success as both teams in the World Series were below league average, and the Giants were dead last in all MLB.
Tom Hart is announcing this bowl game on ESPN, I knew the voice sounded familiar.
Kendrys Morales has one year left on contract & a Boras client...NO WAY do you give up Delgado for a "maybe" type of player anyhow. He will end up in Tampa Bay as a DH.
Last edited by coachmac; 12-17-2012 at 09:16 PM.
I'm seeing the Angels doing their best to get rid of Vernon Wells & word is the Yankees are interested...of course LAA will have to pay big $$$ to get them to take most of his 21 million/2 year contract. The Braves would need to do one of their famous overpays (ala Texeira) to get Trumbo...plus the Angels will put Bourjos in line next before MT anyway, so I wouldn't count on it.
CRAZY THOUGHT OF THE MONTH: Put Uggla in left & go find a second baseman to bat leadoff.
Last edited by coachmac; 12-17-2012 at 09:14 PM.