The Angels might be focusing their shopping list on the first base position as they near the trade deadline, writes Mark Saxon of ESPNLosAngeles.com.
This morning, GM Tony Reagins had a private meeting with manager Mike Scioscia. After the half-hour discussion, Reagins told the media that he has been actively involved in trade talks, but wouldn't elaborate. However, he did say that he does not expect a deal to happen immediately:
"Right now, there's nothing I can say is going to happen in the next day or so," said the GM.
Meanwhile, Scioscia explained that he's content with some of the club's perceived weak points. He believes the starting rotation and bullpen are headed in the right direction while the third base situation will improve upon the return of Maicer Izturis. Despite his confidence in those areas, Scioscia did admit that the Halos could use some more depth at the first base position.
Saxon writes that Mike Napoli, who has been filling in at the position for the injured Kendry Morales, could be part of a deal for a first baseman. The strong play of Bobby Wilson behind the plate has given the club two viable catchers, meaning that the club can comfortably part with Napoli. As we've been hearing lately, Reagins may look to land Adam Dunn or Adam LaRoche as we near July 31st.