Trade Candidates – AL West Edition
By Bob Owens
Let’s see how I will (un)settle the West.
LA Angels of Anaheim – Peter Bourjos.
Technically not my idea, as John mentioned him as a possibllity a week ago, and there have been rumors that he could goto Washington for some pitching. But the Angels seem to think Mike Trout is ready, and that makes Bourjos trade bait, and attractive trade bait at that.
Oakland A’s-. Grantt Balfour
Another tough team for me to predict. But with teams in the hunt usually clamoring to shore up their bullpens, Balfour, in the last year of his contract ( The A’s hold an option for 2013) could become a chip.
Seattle- Miguel Olivo
The guess here, and it is a weak guess, is that the Mariners experiment with the newly-acquired Jesus Montero at catcher, along with John Jaso. Teams always covet serviceable catchers, and Olivo fits the bill.
Texas Rangers- Koji Uehara.
Not a big secret as many news outlets have mentioned he could be traded.