After signing free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton yesterday
the Los Angeles Angels continue to have an eye on the pitching market, as the
club is interested in New York Mets starters R.A. Dickey and Jonathon Niese, reports
Matthew Cerrone of MetsBlog.com.
While the Texas Rangers have “sounded like the best option
for Dickey” throughout the offseason because they’re more willing to trade
their young hitters, the Mets reportedly have concerns about the team’s top
prospects, including Mike Olt and Leonys Martin.
Meanwhile, the Angels have several intriguing young players
of their own that the Mets could potentially be interested in. Center fielder
Peter Bourjos is reportedly available, and while LA has said it’s not trading
first baseman/outfielder Mark Trumbo Cerrone believes otherwise. He thinks that
slugger Kendrys Morales and starting pitcher Garrett Richards could also be had
for the right starting pitcher.
Anibal Sanchez appears set to sign with a team not named the
Rangers or Angels, so Dickey could become that much more valuable in the near
future if both teams continue to target him.
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