A couple of minor trade/signing tidbits surfaced today courtesy of Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times.
DiGiovanna mentions in a reader Q&A that he asked Bill Stoneman whether the team would have interest in Bernie Williams, and Stoneman said he preferred to go with younger players. Whoever wins the fourth outfielder job in L.A. (Erick Aybar?) should manage a decent amount of at-bats. Garret Anderson, Gary Matthews Jr., Vladimir Guerrero, and Juan Rivera isn’t the healthiest bunch. Guerrero and Anderson did avoid the DL last year though.
The Q&A also mentions the idea of sending Reggie Willits to Florida for young pitching. That idea has been around for a while; I wonder if the two clubs have had discussions about him. Center field remains a glaring weakness for Florida.
Also, while not much of a story, Nick Adenhart didn’t seem to mind being mentioned in last summer’s Miguel Tejada trade rumors. The team’s top pitching prospect grew up an Orioles fan in Maryland. Though he’s yet to pitch above A ball, Adenhart might be able to post a sub-5 ERA in the bigs right now.