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


17 Responses to Angels Not Actively Shopping Peter Bourjos Leave a Reply

  1. thebigbangdito 3 years 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  =/

  2. tomymogo 3 years ago

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

    • AdrianYo 3 years ago

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

      • tomymogo 3 years 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

  3. Zack 3 years ago

    This makes me happy

  4. I actually like the venters for peter trade..

  5. slr5607 3 years 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.

  6. tomymogo 3 years 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.

  7. FS54 3 years 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.

  8. tomymogo 3 years 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

  9. notsureifsrs 3 years ago

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

    “no”

  10. Joe 3 years 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.

  11. notsureifsrs 3 years 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”

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