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matt92130

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Angels ($11.25M) and Rays ($16.5M) trade: 1st/LF/DH Mark Trumbo ($1M) or Kendrys Morales ($4.5M), 2nd Howard Kendrick ($8.75M), C Hank Conger ($500K), and SP Garrett Richards ($500K) to the Rays for SP David Price ($10M) or James Shields ($9M), UTIL Ben Zobrist ($5.5M), and UTIL INF Sean Rodriguez ($500K). Sign SP Anibal Sanchez to a 5yr/$72.5M contract. Sign SP Edwin Jackson to a 3yr/$30M contract Sign RF Ichiro Suzuki to a 2yr/$8M contract w/ incentives available. Sign one of (OF/DH) Johnny Damon, (OF/DH/1st )Raul Ibanez, (OF/DH/1st) Jason Bay to 1yr/$1M contract w/ option for 2nd year w/ incentives. Sign RP Sean Burnett to 4yr/$16M contract. Sign RP Kyuji Fujikawa to a 2yr/$10M deal w/ incentives C. Chris Iannetta ($5M) 1st. Albert Pujols ($16M) 2nd. Ben Zobrist ($5.5M) 3rd. Alberto Callaspo ($4.5M) SS. Erick Aybar ($8.5M) LF. Mike Trout ($500K) CF. Peter Bourjos ($750K) RF. Ichiro Suzuki ($4M) DH. Kendrys Morales ($4.5M) or Mark Trumbo ($1M) Bench 1. John Hester (C) ($500K) Bench 2. Kole Calhoun (OF) ($500K) Bench 3. Sean Rodriguez (UTIL INF) ($500K) Bench 4. Johnny Damon (OF/DH), Raul Ibanez (OF/DH/1st ),or Jason Bay (OF/DH/1st) ($1M) Bench 5. Vernon Wells (OF) ($21M) SP1. Jered Weaver ($16M) SP2. David Price ($10M) or James Shields ($9M) SP3. Anibal Sanchez ($14.5M) SP4. CJ Wilson ($11M) SP5. Edwin Jackson ($10M) BP1. Kevin Jepsen / Jordan Walden / David Carpenter / Michael Kohn / Bobby Cassevah / Brandon Sisk / Mitch Stetter / Brad Mills ($500K) BP2. Jerome Williams ($500K) BP3. Sean Burnett ($4M) BP4. Scott Downs ($5M) Set-up. Ernesto Frieri ($500K) Closer. Kyuji Fujikawa ($5M) 1. Ichiro Suzuki 2. Ben Zobrist 3. Mike Trout 4. Albert Pujols 5. Kendrys Morales or Mark Trumbo 6. Chris Iannetta 7. Alberto Callaspo 8. Erick Aybar 9. Peter Bourjos Total is salary for 2013 is $148.25M - $144.75M (including $3M for Dan Haren buyout). Was 154.9 in 2012. Or the unlikely but fun... Angels ($11.25M) and Rays ($16.5M) trade: 1st/LF/DH Mark Trumbo ($1M) or Kendrys Morales ($4.5M), 2nd Howard Kendrick ($8.75M), C Hank Conger ($500K), and SP Garrett Richards ($500K) to the Rays for SP David Price ($10M) or James Shields ($9M), UTIL Ben Zobrist ($5.5M), and UTIL INF Sean Rodriguez ($500K). Sign SP Anibal Sanchez to a 5yr/$72.5M contract or SP Edwin Jackson to a 3yr/$30M contract. Sign Josh Hamilton to a 5yr/$115M contract . Sign one of (OF/DH) Johnny Damon, (OF/DH/1st )Raul Ibanez, (OF/DH/1st) Jason Bay to 1yr/$1M contract w/ option for 2nd year w/ incentives. Sign Sean Burnett to 4yr/$16M contract. Sign RP Kyuji Fujikawa to a 2yr/$10M deal w/ incentives available C. Chris Iannetta ($5M) 1st. Albert Pujols ($16M) 2nd. Ben Zobrist ($5.5M) 3rd. Alberto Callaspo ($4.5M) SS. Erick Aybar ($8.5M) LF. Mike Trout ($500K) CF. Peter Bourjos ($750K) RF. Josh Hamilton ($23.5M) DH. Kendrys Morales ($4.5M) Bench 1. John Hester (C) ($500K) Bench 2. Kole Calhoun (OF) ($500K) Bench 3. Sean Rodriguez (UTIL INF) ($500K) Bench 4. Johnny Damon (OF/DH), Raul Ibanez (OF/DH/1st ),or Jason Bay (OF/DH/1st) ($1M) Bench 5. Vernon Wells (OF) ($21M) SP1. Jered Weaver ($16M) SP2. David Price ($10M) or James Shields ($9M) SP3. SP Anibal Sanchez ($14.5) or Edwin Jackson ($10M) SP4. CJ Wilson ($11M) SP5. Jerome Williams ($500K) BP1. Kevin Jepsen / Jordan Walden / David Carpenter / Michael Kohn / Bobby Cassevah / Brandon Sisk / Mitch Stetter / Brad Mills ($500K) BP2. Kevin Jepsen / Jordan Walden / David Carpenter / Michael Kohn / Bobby Cassevah / Brandon Sisk / Mitch Stetter / Brad Mills ($500K) BP3. Sean Burnett ($4M) BP4. Scott Downs ($5M) Set-up. Ernesto Frieri ($500K) Closer. Kyuji Fujikawa ($5M) 1. Mike Trout 2. Ben Zobrist 3. Josh Hamilton 4. Albert Pukols 5. Kendrys Morales or Mark Trumbo 6. Chris Iannetta 7. Alberto Callaspo 8. Erick Aybar 9. Peter Bourjos Total is salary for 2013 is $153.75M. Was 154.9 in 2012.

Diamondback Trade Partner

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This article is centered around Miguel Montero. While it may be nice to have him catching everyday for the Halos, the fact remains that he's a free agent after this season and I fear he'll ask for Yadier Molina type money. I don't believe Montero is worth 5 years at $75M. However, in the article it notes that the Diamondbacks are also searching for Montero's successor. Additionally, they would like to find a one year stop gap at 3rd. Their current 1st baseman, Paul Goldschmidt, has struck out 1/3 of the times he's been to the plate and they may like another alternative if Goldschmidt doesn't work out. Lastly, adding a pitcher to replace someone in the rotation after my proposed trade. Angels get: SP Trevor Cahill Diamondbacks get: SP Garrett Richards, C Hank Conger, 1st baseman CJ Cron, and 3rd baseman / Utility Alberto Callaspo. Can you imagine how sic our rotation would be then??? Weaver, Haren, Wilson, Santana, and Cahill.... wow. Plus, not having Callaspo on the roster would make Jorge Cantu permanant party which I like. For the Diamondbacks, it allows them to trade Montero at the July 31st trade deadline knowing they already have their catcher of the future in Conger (And under club control and considerably more affordable) and can focus on either trading for more offense or adding picthing depth. Win-Win IMO for both clubs.

When do we give Dan Haren a contract extension?

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With Jered Weaver and CJ Wilson locked up through 2016, when do we lock up Dan Haren and what would a fair deal be for him? Will the Angels FO only want to extend him through 2016 and then have all contracts expire the same year? His WAR has not gone down. His durability is enviable. I imagine the Angels will pick up his 2013 option for $15M and then try to work out an extension for something along the lines of 5 years for $81.25M. The salary is a down the middle split of Weaver and Wilson. This would also mean all three hit FA after 2016. Thoughts?

What would it take for us to land Martin Prado?

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One last move this off-season to bolster our bench and provide a little pop. What would it take to get Prado from the Braves? They need a veteran SS for this year. Izzy fits that bill and he's pretty much excess for us w/ our youth coming up. It's said that the Braves GM wants a LF w/ some thump in his bat... How about Vernon Wells, and we'd eat $11M per year? Plus we could get a mid level prospect in return. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2011/12/braves-rumors.html 1. Trade Izturis and Wells for Prado and mid level prospect. 1. Bourjos CF - OF 2. Kendrick 2nd - OF, 1st 3. Hunter RF - OF 4. Pujols 1st - DH, 3rd 5. Morales DH - 1st 6. Trumbo 3rd - 1st, LF, RF, and DH 7. Iannetta C 8. Aybar SS 9. Trout LF Bench 1: Conger C - 1st Bench 2: Abreu OF Bench 3: Callaspo 3rd - 2nd Bench 4: Prado 3rd - 2nd, LF, RF Bench 5: Segura SS - 2nd SP1: Weaver SP2: Haren SP3: Wilson SP4: Santana SP5: Williams BP1: Hawkins BP2: Takahashi BP3: Cassevah BP4: Thompson or Kohn Set-up: Downs Closer: Walden Dealing Wells allows us to bring Torii back on a 2yr deal to finish his career. If he just loses it this year, go after Ethier or hell maybe even Ichiro next off-season. I think the Braves may take Wells knowing they're only paying $10M per year for the next three years.

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If I was the new GM for this 2012 offseason

Essentially, I’m utilizing our depth and turning it into quality WAR players. Here goes.  Free Agency: Angels sign Prince Fielder to an 8yr/160M deal. Mark DeRosa to a 2yr/2M deal. Jorge Posada...

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Looking ahead at 2012

Trying not to get too far ahead of things considering that we are still in the thick of a division race this year. But I can't help but think of this coming off-season and what it'll bring. Who...

Dream Offseason

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This would be my dream offseason: Re-sign DE/DT Marcus Thomas. Trade QB Kyle Orton for CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. Sign DT Brandon Mebane or DT Aubrayo Franklin. Sign DE Cliff Avril. Sign RB DeAngelo Williams. Sign FB Vonta Leach. Sign TE Kevin Boss. Sign C Chris Spencer. On Defense: LE: Robert Ayers DT: Brandon Mebane or Aubrayo Franklin DT: Marcus Thomas RE: Cliff Avril LOLB: Von Miller MLB: DJ Williams ROLB: Elvis Dumervil LCB: Champ Bailey SS: Rahim Moore FS: Brian Dawkins RCB: Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie On Offense: QB: Tim Tebow RB: DeAngelo Williams FB: Vonta Leach WR: Brandon Lloyd WR: Eddie Royal or Demaryius Thomas or Eric Decker TE: Kevin Boss LT: Ryan Clady LG: Zane Beadles C: Chris Spencer RG: Chris Kuper RT: Ryan Harris Probably spent too much money but like I said, dream offseason.

Trade with the Marlins

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Would anybody be interested in trading Mike Trout, Erick Aybar, Jean Segura, and Fabio Martinez Mesa for Hanley Ramirez and the Marlins 3rd base prospect Matt Dominguez?

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Ideas for Shaping the 2012 Roster and Beyond

Dear Mr. Arte  Moreno, I'll start with the Front Office and Coaching Staff: 1. Fire Reagins, and hire me for $60,000 a year. It's quite a pay cut for me but to be honest, I would make a better GM...

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Perhaps crazy, but could Evan Longoria be an Angel?

Just reading up on Pro Sports Daily: MLB Rumors and it said the Rays want pitching prospects and a SS of the future for Matt Garza. Either they mean that's want they want for Garza and it would...

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Recommended trade and FA acquisitions for the rest of the off-season

Looking back now that I've had some time to relax on the news that the Angels failed to land their #1 target in Carl Crawford, I'm thinking it was a blessing. No doubt, he could have been the cog...

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What would it take to get Prince Fielder?

It's been mentioned by ESPN, Hardball, and Yahoo that the Brewers cannot afford to keep Prince Fielder AND Ryan Braun. Obviously, Braun is more talented and sought after than Prince. Fielders...

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NFL Positional Value

There is a really good article on ESPN right now about where positional value is in the draft (historically and by trend analysis). In other words, how many of each position drafted in the 1st...

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2010 NFL Mock Draft Round 1

Hat's off to Sayre Bedinger for his round 1-3 mock draft. Very interesting picks in there. I'm going to give you my darkhorse draft and a brief reason why. 1.  St. Louis Rams:  Russell Okung, OL,...

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The Angels Future is Bright

I'll start this post off with that I have a shit eating grin on my face while I write this as I'm giddy with excitement. As our current line-up stands, with Napoli and Mathis as our starting...

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If we can't sign Lackey, than who?

I bring this up now because everywhere I read, John Lackey comes out as the clear cut #1 pitcher to be a free agent during the 2009-2010 free agency period. Not only is he the #1 pitching free...

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Pitcher Chapman awaits MLB's ruling

"Chapman has been called one of the "three great pitchers in the world right now who are not in the majors,"[1] along with Yu Darvish and Stephen Strasburg, who was drafted first in the 2009 Major...

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Marvin Harrison?

Anyone interested in Marvin Harrison? I know he hasn't signed with anyoen yet and he may waiting for training camps to begin, for the reason of injuries and maybe soem people aren't working out as...

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Could the Angels be looking at Dan Uggla?

In the article, it mentions notjhing regarding the Angels being interested. But directly after Uggla, was Freddy Sanchez of the Pirates and it is said that it could be a big upgrade for the Angels....

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Yahoo Article: Could Matt Holliday end up with the Angels?

This is the first time I've seen anything like this directly linking Matt Holliday to the Angels. It appears to be typical LA  Times speculation, but nonetheless, news for the Angels. If the link...

Offer from Halos Heaven? Would like Giants nations take. Thanks.

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Good day to McCovey Chronicles folks from Halos Heaven. I was curiouis about a trade offer, maybe you might be interested in. I more or less want to hear what you think or what you would want, and not want: "Word on McCovey Cove is that Wilson has competition in the closer role… some young guy (I’m thinking like the way we were all talking about Arredondo taking over for K-Rod). Might be the rigt time to jump on him. Along with Wilson, I really like their FA acquisition of Jeremy Affeldt. He just turned 30 and Wilson is only 27. My proposed trade: Erick Aybar, Jeff Mathis, Mark Trumbo, and Terry Evans for Jeremy Affeldt, and Brian Wilson. My reasons for it: 1. In my opinion Erick Aybar is expendable, especially with him blocking Brandon Wood. Aybar brings youth to the Giants IF at either 2nd or SS. Especially with an aging Renteria who is 34. Plus their current 2nd baseman is unproductive, albeit young at 22, may need another year or two in the minors. Aybar could be a productive leadoff hitter for the Giants. 2. Jeff Mathis brings them solid defense at catcher, along with youth to take over Bengie as he is 34 years old. And their back-up catcher is weak. 3. Trumbo is behind Matt Brown at this point as well, but held in a high regard as a solid prospect with a big upside in the power category. The Giants 1st baseman combined for 2HR this year so far… 2. 4. I hate to give up Terry Evans beause I like the way he plays. He seems like a team first guy. But again, dealing from depth. Sadly by choice on this one due to our stock piling of aging OF’s. Anyhow, Aaron Rowand is 32, and Randy Winn is 35. Their other OF is young and unproductive so far. Evans would start for them today, and I’d be happy to see him get his chance." That's the message I put out to Halos Heaven. I was curious wat you all thought? Add players? Change players? Lets the get this deal done!??? Thanks a lot.

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Remaining Free Agents

Here is what's left. This is from ESPN.com with what I cleaned up. The statement is always made, "We're always looking to make our club better..." So my opinion is simple with a little input for...

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Signings and trade ideas

I've been mulling this over and over all night trying to figure out ways to get better besides the typical Dunn and Burrell conversations. I know Peavy is still a hot topic around here. First, the...

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Winter Meetings:

Good day all,    I'm beyond excited for the winter meetings to begin today! And I imagine there is going to be a lot of chatter this week, so I propose we use this post strictly for the winter...

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Rethink the Payroll

With the Angels getting rid of Tex ($12.5M), GA ($12.6M), Garland ($12M), KRod ($10M), and Rivera ($2M), it frees up $49.1M. Next year, with Vlad ($15M, and Escobar ($9.5M), that's another $24.5M....

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Setting up Plan B, if Plan A fails?

Plan A without a doubt is Tex, right? I think we're all in consensus here. What about Plan B? What is our Plan B? Could the Angels be setting up for more pitching? No Tex so we go after Sabathia?...

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John Lackey

The good news is John Lackey has this year guaranteed with us at 7 million . The club has an option for 2009 at 9 million. Seems like a pretty damn good deal to me. But in the wake of recent...

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LA Times Article

Can someone please explain to me why Rob Quinlan is projected to be on the opening day roster over Kendry Morales? Or an even better question, How is Reggie Willits on the opening day roster over...

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New battle for SS?

Maybe I just didn't know this... but I read on the Angel homepage that the Angels are planning on adding a third piece to the competition with young Brandon Wood. So... now it's going to be between...

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Khalil Greene staying in SD?

"According to MLB.com's Corey Brock and the AP, the Padres are nearing a two-year, $11MM extension with shortstop Khalil Greene.  That would simplify things for '08 and '09 but wouldn't buy out any...

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