Angels Not Actively Shopping Peter Bourjos

Despite reports to the contrary, Angels General Manager Jerry Dipoto denies that the club is actively shopping centerfielder Peter Bourjos, according to Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times (via Twitter).  Yesterday, the Angels were said to have had preliminary discussions with the Nationals involving Bourjos.

"We are not actively shopping him or looking for a fit for him. We believe he's an asset for us," Dipoto said.

The Royals, Diamondbacks, and Blue Jays also reportedly checked in on the outfielder's availability.  However, MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez said earlier today that there's no more truth to the Bourjos-Nationals rumors now than there was this offseason.  The Nats were actively searching for a solution in center field this winter and had the 25-year-old high on their wish list.

The Angels are in need of bullpen support and Washington would be a solid trade partner if it weren't for the injuries suffered by Drew Storen and Brad Lidge


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17 Comments on "Angels Not Actively Shopping Peter Bourjos"


thebigbangdito
3 years 3 months ago

off topic.. should b a good game tonight.. Cj vs darvish…. hopefull our offense can score since we usually have trouble with the slow off speed stuff  =/

thesultanofswingandmiss
3 years 3 months ago

Davish or the Angels?

thebigbangdito
3 years 3 months ago

i was referring to angels cant hit slow stuff from darvish

Dynasty22
3 years 3 months ago

 You guys seem to have trouble with everything.

thebigbangdito
3 years 3 months ago

sad….. but true so far this year

tomymogo
3 years 3 months ago

Johnny Venters for Peter Bourjous, and Macier Izturis, but after the season

AdrianYo
3 years 3 months ago

That sounds awfully imbecilic– after the season, Bourjos fits into the Angels’ outfield with the departure of Hunter.

tomymogo
3 years 3 months ago

But doesn’t fit the Braves since they have Michael Bourn. But if there is an injury to anybody in the outfield or Chipper maybe.

Plus, you have Mike Trumbo without a position. Play him in LF, move Wells to RF, DH Morales. All you need is a 3B that hits left handed with some pop, and it’s a very very scary team

Zack
3 years 3 months ago

This makes me happy

3 years 3 months ago

I actually like the venters for peter trade..

slr5607
3 years 3 months ago

I think Bourjos gets traded but for far less than a Venters. He has upside, but Still has yet to show enough with the bat to be a top tier trade chip. I see his value bringing a return of a veteran, playoff proven RP and possibly a mid range prospect at best.

tomymogo
3 years 3 months ago

A relief pitcher that has averaged 82 games per season, with a career ERA in 1.88 in 182.1 IP with 209 strikeouts for a gold glove center fielder that can’t hit much and a bench player.

Dude the Angels win this deal, Venters would be their closer no doubt.

FS54
3 years 3 months ago

he has played 3 seasons, that does not make a career. you are trying to sell him like he is a young reliever who is under control for more years than the players you are trying to get.

tomymogo
3 years 3 months ago

All I’m saying Jonny Venters is one of the best relievers in baseball. If I told you Craig Kimbrel for Peter Bourjous and Macier Izturis, what’s you’re response? 

Well Kimbrel and Venters are 2 of the best relievers in baseball, you could even make the argument that Venters is actually better but I won’t because I personally really like Craig Kimbrel.

Watching the Angels, maybe you don’t have a chance to watch Venters a lot, think of him as Braves David Robertson, but left handed. 

And look I like Bourjous, he is probably the best defensive CF in the game right now, but he is a bench player right now with LAA because he can’t hit, so really offering Venters for that return would be a steal for the Angels.

The Braves need CF depth specially since signing Boras client Michael Bourn seems unrealistic

notsureifsrs
3 years 3 months ago

If I told you Craig Kimbrel for Peter Bourjous and Macier Izturis, what’s you’re response?

“no”

Joe
3 years 3 months ago

Then you are highly over-valuing Izturis AND Bourjos. Kimbrel is incredible… Venters as well, and Venters is a LEFTY… a fantastic left hander… I’d take him in a heart beat.

notsureifsrs
3 years 3 months ago

oh, he’s a LEFTY? well then

the question isn’t “are venters/kimbrel great”. it’s “is a great reliever worth 4 years of an elite defensive centerfielder with an average bat and a +1 utility infielder”

the answer, as mentioned, is “no”