AL West Links: Davis, Trumbo, Robertson

Notes from the AL West, as the Angels learn that Scott Downs is out indefinitely with a broken toe…

  • Chris Davis, who suggested earlier in the week that he wouldn't oppose a trade, clarified his thoughts on 103.3 ESPN's Ben and Skin show, without changing his stance much. "If they're not going to give me an opportunity to play in Arlington I think the fairest thing and the right thing to do would be to give me a chance to play somewhere else," Davis said. 
  • I looked at potential destinations for Davis yesterday and today Jon Heyman of SI.com suggests one of the teams I mentioned makes sense (Twitter link). Heyman likes the Rays as a potential suitor for Davis.
  • Many of the Angels' established hitters tell Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports that they're enjoying watching powerful first base prospect Mark Trumbo this spring.
  • As Matt Eddy of Baseball America explains, the Mariners released and re-signed Nate Robertson after learning that he needs elbow surgery.


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15 Comments on "AL West Links: Davis, Trumbo, Robertson"


Guest
4 years 3 months ago

If I’m the Rangers I don’t trade Davis unless they get something useful in return. If the light ever comes on in his head the way it did for Nelson Cruz, he’s a bona fide 30-HR guy who plays top-notch defense at first and can also play some third base.

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YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Yeah but where are you going to play him?

OF- Hamilton, Cruz, Bourbon, Murphy
1B-Moreland, Davis, Napoli, Young and Murphy
DH-Young, Napoli, Murphy, Davis
and 4 catchers.

You have too many space issues as it is (Young). Murphy is an edgy young kid wanting to play everday. You already have an angry vet you can’t find space for. This keeps going and Murphy is going to be like the slave from Amistad…..”Give us free….give us free!!!”.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Is there room on the Rangers for both Young and Davis (or either of them)? Might be prudent to retain at least one for depth.

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MadmanTX
4 years 3 months ago

Not just Young and Davis because you have Napoli who can play first and Moreland who is entrenched at the position right now.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

That was my point I suppose, only mentioned Davis / Young because they have been discussed as more likely to be traded than Moreland or Napoli. Question was more “can Texas have Davis and Young as backup infielders for the whole season?”

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jb226
4 years 3 months ago

Davis has a minor league option left. The expectation is that the Rangers are going to stuff him in AAA in case they need him later in the year for some reason, which is pretty much what touched off his comments to begin with.

Literally on the team? There’s room for one but not both right now. In the organization? Yeah, you can stuff Davis in the minors and leave Young on the ML roster.

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MadmanTX
4 years 3 months ago

I wouldn’t give Davis away for less than a top pitcher. I agree he could end up like Cruz and be a solid bat in that lineup.

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YanksFanSince78
4 years 3 months ago

Maybe as part of a package including a great prospect. But otherwise Davis along is not going tonet you a top pitcher. I mean the kid has potential but he did ko 190x in his last 510 AB, hasn’t posted an OBP above .300 and doesn’t have the Dave Kingman-esque HR totals to warrant the KOs.

It might be prudent to take one of Davis or Murphy, Holland and a prospect or two and package together for a pitcher though.

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$7562574
4 years 3 months ago

ken does the angels too? i thought he worked for the junkees.

Guest
4 years 3 months ago

Downs is out for a month or so. “indefinitely” is blowing it out of proportion.