Angels Looking For Starting Pitching Depth

Despite having a strong front four of Jered Weaver, Dan Haren, C.J. Wilson, and Ervin Santana, the Angels are looking for starting pitching depth according to Ken Rosenthal and Jon Paul Morosi of FOX Sports. They are focusing on out of options or non-roster players in camp with other clubs, not bigger names like John Lannan.

Garrett Richards, Brad Mills, and Jerome Williams are currently competing for the fifth starter's job, though Williams is battling a hamstring problem. As our out of options list shows, there aren't many teams out there with extra starters who could match up for a trade.

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  1. TripleCrown21 3 years ago

    Roy Oswalt

  2. Tanak 3 years ago

    Sucky trade proposal: Freddy Garcia for Bobby Abreu, Yanks drop Ibanez despite small sample sized spring failure. 

    • Zach 3 years ago

      Actually that doesn’t sound like an awful idea..

      • East Coast Bias 3 years ago

        …until you look at their respective salaries.

    • RudyMay45 3 years ago

      I believe Brian Cashman tried to pull off that trade over the winter and it didn’t work out.

      • Tanak 3 years ago

        I think that involved A.J Burnett but the reason it didn’t work out because A.J wants to pitch on the East Coast, could be wrong, though.

        • RudyMay45 3 years ago

          Yes, I remember that now, it was meant to be an exchange of “bad” contracts.  The Angels were all set to pull the trigger, then AJ killed the deal.  Freddy Garcia to LAA makes a lot of sense, though, depending on what the Angels are willing to give up in return.

        • crashcameron 3 years ago

          until someone convinced AJ that Pittsburgh was on the coast!

    • gmenfan 3 years ago

      Barry Zito ? C’mon, somebody please take Zito ! Please ?!?!

  3. SoxPopuli 3 years ago

    …and here’s today’s base for groundless Roy Oswalt rumors, then.

  4. Phil Hughes or Freddy Garcia for Mark Trumbo

    • VegasANGELSFan 3 years ago

      There is no way they would trade Trumbo for Garcia.  I would have to look at the Hughes figures more, but NO way on Garcia. 

      • roomwithamoose 3 years ago

        except the yankees already have a high power low obp guy in the minors in jorge vazquez, and The yankees kinda value high obp players. so that wouldn’t happen. I wouldn’t know what it would take to get Garcia from the yanks but Trumbo just doesn’t make any sense from the Yanks perspective

    • SoxPopuli 3 years ago

      LAA hang up nearly immediately, but not before the entire front office fall out of their chairs laughing at a clearly drunk Brian Cashman.

    • halo4life69 3 years ago

       trumbo for nobody!!!!! lets keep this guy,  we have plenty of horses in the barn (pitchers) to get this thing done. if we need to trade for a pitcher we have plenty of other guys we can get rid of. so no more talk of trading trumbo, or collaspo. they are both very valuable to club!!

  5. MadmanTX 3 years ago

    I hear Oil Can Boyd is available…

  6. Bob Abreu for Johan Santana and no money kicked in by the Mets. 

  7. How about Jeff Francis with the Reds?

  8. Niemann for Trumbo

  9. diesel2410 3 years ago

    Wade Davis for Trumbo? Seriously makes PERFECT sense for both teams

    • Devon Henry 3 years ago

      I dont think a Rookie of the Year runner up should be traded for a struggling #5 starter…just sayin

      • diesel2410 3 years ago

        Don’t judge Davis off one season. If so, then how about Trumbo’s sub .300 OBP? I can play that game too. Davis has the tools to be a very good pitcher, while Trumbo has the tools to be a very good hitter. Pretty even to me

  10. NorthSideIrish 3 years ago

    If the Angels would be interested in a mediocre #6 SP type, the Cubs have several options available…please?

    • jammin502 3 years ago

       I don’t know about #6 types.  It looks like Samardjizda and Volstad will probably make the 4/5 slots, so someone like Randy Wells could be available.  Lopez could give the Cubs a safety net to deal from depth. 

  11. SoCalAngelsFan75 3 years ago

    I don’t think the Halos will trade Trumbo for anything less than a solid 3rd baseman.  He’ll platoon several position for the next couple of years but once Wells is gone, he’ll move into the outfield with Trout and Bourjos.  Hopefully his OBP improves because they’ll need some sort of protection for Albert. I say this because no way Kendrys stays after 2013 if he returns to form.  K-Mo has hired Boras and will be looking for a big payday.

  12. FillyPhan 3 years ago

    Leads to the rumors of Blanton for Util IF trade. I think it would benefit both teams quite well. Blanton has proven himself quite well this spring.

    • VegasANGELSFan 3 years ago

      I agree, but Philly would have to pay much of Blanton’s contract.  Maicer Izturis for Blanton.

      • gnats 3 years ago

        They’ve said they’re only going to eat up to $2M of his contract. 

      • Philip Marlowe 3 years ago

        I would think Callaspo for Blanton.

        • VegasANGELSFan 3 years ago

          Yea, he would be the other option.  Depends on what the Phils would eat on Blanton’s contract though.  If they would only pay $2M, then I don’t think the Angels would trade either. 

  13. elbeisbol 3 years ago

    Bourjois for Lannan  

  14. evenyoudorn 3 years ago

    Gavin Floydnerko for Chone Figgins!  Er…

  15. Javier Vazquez?

  16. Trumbo for Jurrjens?

  17. Rusty_Arcadia 3 years ago

    Trumbo has looked pretty good at 3rd base and recent comments from Angels Mngmt sound as if they’re very pleased with his progression. It would take an overwhelming offer to get Trumbo at this point. Likely available players: Callaspo, Izturis, Hank Conger or B. Wilson and Rich Thompson (who looks good this Spring but is out of optionS) and of course Abreu.

    There is a better chance that they would trade Wells and eat most of his salary than trade either Bourjos or Trumbo for any deal that isn’t a clearly lopsided deal in the Angels favor.

  18. gmenfan 3 years ago

     Yeah, sorry, that may be the one deal worse than Zito’s.

  19.  It depends, are the Rays going to eat all of Davis’ salary?  What else would the throw in?
    Trumbo for Worley makes more sense to me.

  20. diesel2410 3 years ago

    All of his salary? He makes just over $9 million over the next 3 years…not exactly a lot. If you guys would throw in Conger, I bet they would throw in a guy like Archer

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