"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?
2013 Vikings Draft:
RD1: Sharrif Floyd DT Florida
RD1: Xavier Rhodes CB Florida State
RD1: Cordarrelle Patterson WR Tennessee
RD4: Gerald Hodges LB Penn State
RD5: Jeff Locke P UCLA
RD6: Jeff Baca G UCLA
RD7: Michael Matui LB Penn State
RD7: Travis Bond G North Carolina
RD7: Everett Dawkins DT Florida State
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...
My Braves Bold Predictions 2012
Freeman and Heyward will hit .285+ with 25+ homers
Hanson will win 15+ games
Uggla will hit .270+ with 35+ homers
Delgado/JT/pastor will be R.O.Y.
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.
Wrestling & Bobcats Mod
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 10:16 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 10:14 PM.