So, I am checking my email and the various websites that I check daily and I decided to check the A's rumors on prosports daily.
So, I am checking my email and the various websites that I check daily and I decided to check the A's rumors on prosports daily. The headline said, The headline said, Chavez to Angels.
I look further:
Q: The Oakland A's have committed to rebuilding. What are the chances of the Angels going after third baseman Eric Chavez?
A: A healthy Chavez would seem to be a perfect fit for the Angels, a veteran who provides Gold Glove-caliber defense and legitimate power from the left side. But before the Angels even think about pursuing Chavez, they must be convinced he has fully recovered from three operations he had in the span of two months last fall.
So yeah, a healthy Chavez would be a good fit to the Angels.
If Chavez returns to form, he could be a hot commodity on the trade market this summer, and the Angels could certainly make a run at him. Many general managers won't deal within their division, but I've talked to Oakland GM Billy Beane about this several times over the years, and he would not hesitate trading with the Angels if the deal was right.
But Beane knows the Angels organization well, and if he's going to send his franchise player to a division rival, he probably wouldn't settle for anything less than a proven young major leaguer such as Howie Kendrick and a top prospect such as Brandon Wood or Nick Adenhart
What are AN thoughts?
I don't doubt for a second that Beane would deal with anyone if the deal were right but it would hurt to see Chavez actually live up to his potential in a Disneyland uniform.
Which players would it hurt the most to see in an Angels uniform? I remember when Rickey was an Angel for the stretch run of 97 and that look so aweful and wrong that I couldn't watch those games. Also, last season when there were plenty of Miguel to the Angels rumors it really stung to think about him playing SS for the rival. Or, then again, we should no better being A's fans knowing that anyone can be traded at anytime on this team.