Out in Anaheim, the Angels find themselves with a surplus of outfielders now that Josh Hamilton has been formally introduced. According to Danny Knobler, the Tigers and Angels are feeling each other out about a deal involving Porcello.
A Porcello-for-Peter Bourjos swap would seem to make great sense for both sides. But that doesn’t necessarily mean it will happen.
For one thing, the Angels are telling teams that they would prefer to address their surplus by moving Kendrys Morales, rather than Bourjos or Mark Trumbo. Bourjos would stay in the outfield with Hamilton and Mike Trout, with Trumbo getting the at-bats that Morales would have had as the designated hitter and back-up first baseman.
I like the sound of these possibilities. And expect we’ll hear a lot more Porcello rumblings in the next few weeks. Boesch too.