Found December 08, 2011 on The Outside Corner:
With the Angels acquisition of Albert Pujols along with the presence of Bobby Abreu at DH and Kendrys Morales on the mend, Rookie of the Year runner up, Mark Trumbo, doesn’t seem to have a place to play. And, no, he’s not a legitimate option at third base. According to Baseball Reference, Trumbo did not play a single game at third base in the minors and he only played a total of 33 games in the outfield. Besides, Alberto Callaspo more than held his own their last season (3.6 fWAR and very positive defensive metrics). Even if Trumbo could play a passable left field, the Angels are set with Hunter in right, Peter Bourjos in center and Vernon Wells in left, not to mention super prospect Mike Trout ready to jump in. While GM Jerry Dipoto has stated that the team is likely done making moves, there are sure to be teams calling about Trumbo, who posted a .768 OPS with 29 home runs at age 25. What possible trade partners are out there for the Angels? Athletics – The first rumor that m...
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