Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Monday, January 09, 2012

Angels Hoping They Can Get Mike Napoli Back Now That They Have Albert Pujols And C.J. Wilson To Trad

TFA:

ANAHEIM, CA—After spending $330 million on big-time free agents Albert Pujols and C.J. Wilson, Los Angeles Angels officials said Monday they now feel they have the pieces in place to make a trade for former Angels catcher Mike Napoli. “At first we thought we could make a run at Mike by offering a player-for-player trade, but we ultimately realized the Rangers would probably want more than just C.J. Wilson,” said general manager Jerry Dipoto, adding that getting back the lifetime .264 hitter is the team’s top priority. “So we signed Albert Pujols. And if the Rangers aren’t willing to accept both of those guys, which I completely understand, we’ve already inked a $140 million contract with Prince Fielder.” Dipoto said that when he presented the deal to Nolan Ryan, the Rangers president was speechless, prompting Dipoto to throw in every single Angels draft pick through 2034.

alec Posted: January 09, 2012 at 04:01 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: angels

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Jobu is silent on the changeup Posted: January 09, 2012 at 05:06 PM (#4032528)
Stop it.
   2. Pujols Shot Ya Posted: January 09, 2012 at 06:24 PM (#4032601)
I chuckled when I read the headline, so they've done their job in my book. Even though they'd have to wait until midseason to trade either one right?
   3. Rally Posted: January 09, 2012 at 06:37 PM (#4032610)
The headline gives it away as parody. But the partial headline made me hopeful. Hoping that the complete one was like "Angels hoping they can get Napoli back now that they have competent GM".

At the very least they could talk in general terms about spending big to upgrade catcher, drive the price for a Ranger extension up a bit.
   4. Johnny Slick Posted: January 09, 2012 at 07:07 PM (#4032647)
The Onion > Fangraphs when it comes to humor, that's for sure.
   5. Tuque Posted: January 09, 2012 at 10:06 PM (#4032779)
The thing is, unless Anaheim's willing to eat some of the salary on those contracts, the Rangers probably wouldn't take that trade.
   6. Johnny Slick Posted: January 09, 2012 at 11:09 PM (#4032827)
THE THING IS, UNLESS ANAHEIM'S WILLING TO EAT SOME OF THE SALARY ON THOSE CONTRACTS, THE RANGERS PROBABLY WOULDN'T TAKE THAT TRADE, MR. PRESIDENT
FTFY

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Dynasty League Baseball

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
Kiko Sakata
for his generous support.

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogOMNICHATTER for the week of August 8-15, 2022
(267 - 2:54pm, Aug 14)
Last: I don't want to talk about Rocco

NewsblogOT Soccer Thread - European Leages Return
(27 - 2:53pm, Aug 14)
Last: AuntBea odeurs de parfum de distance sociale

NewsblogSI:Is Nationals Starter Patrick Corbin Having the Worst Pitching Season Ever?
(11 - 2:53pm, Aug 14)
Last: BDC

NewsblogFernando Tatis Jr. suspended, tests positive for banned substance
(25 - 2:48pm, Aug 14)
Last: dejarouehg

NewsblogRodolfo Castro loses phone while diving into third in Pirates’ loss
(38 - 2:40pm, Aug 14)
Last: Never Give an Inge (Dave)

Newsblog2022 NBA Playoffs thread
(4154 - 2:26pm, Aug 14)
Last: Moeball

Sox TherapyPredictions of Ridiculousness
(71 - 2:02pm, Aug 14)
Last: Captain Joe Bivens, Pointless and Wonderful

Hall of Merit2023 Hall of Merit Ballot Discussion
(170 - 1:09pm, Aug 14)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants to

NewsblogMets Announce Old Timers’ Day Roster
(18 - 1:03pm, Aug 14)
Last: Banta

NewsblogPete Rose brushes off question about alleged sex with minor: ‘It was 55 years ago, babe’
(102 - 6:49am, Aug 14)
Last: David Nieporent (now, with children)

NewsblogHow Government Devastated Minor League Baseball
(4 - 12:56am, Aug 14)
Last: AstrosOldTimer

Newsblog‘A League of Their Own’: There’s Still No Crying in Baseball — Just Room for Fixing Old Errors
(67 - 9:49pm, Aug 13)
Last: Hombre Brotani

NewsblogDetroit Tigers fire general manager Al Avila after seven seasons
(27 - 6:40pm, Aug 13)
Last: sunday silence (again)

NewsblogFrancisco Lindor is now underrated
(6 - 5:11pm, Aug 13)
Last: bookbook

NewsblogThe Orioles' advantage is hiding in plain sight
(12 - 2:02pm, Aug 13)
Last: Dingbat_Charlie

Page rendered in 0.4531 seconds
45 querie(s) executed