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JustinVerlander35 11-22-2013 05:43 PM

Angels land third baseman Freese in deal for Bourjos
 
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The Angels and Cardinals swapped center fielder Peter Bourjos and third baseman David Freese on Friday, as part of a four-player deal that also saw reliever Fernando Salas go to Southern California and outfield prospect Randal Grichuk move to St. Louis.

Both clubs essentially traded from positions of depth to shore up problem areas on their respective teams, with the Angels taking on an extra $4 million in salary commitments.

Bourjos, 26, is still trying to work into his prime after back-to-back seasons of limited playing time.

Freese, 30, will look to bounce back from a rough 2013.

Freese was a World Series hero in 2011 and turned in a solid 2012 campaign, batting .293/.372/.467 with 20 homers and 79 RBIs. This past season, though, his slash line dropped to .262/.340/.381, with nine homers and 60 RBIs, and he batted only .179 (10-for-56) in a Fall Classic run that ended with a loss to the Red Sox.
Read more: Angels acquire third baseman David Freese from Cardinals in exchange for Peter Bourjos | MLB.com: News

Sharky 11-22-2013 06:10 PM

Not sure how I feel about this trade.

JustinVerlander35 11-22-2013 06:49 PM

If I am an Angels fan I like it. Trout is no longer getting pushed around and he can play center and regain his elite defender status. Because pushing him around everywhere really hurt his leather this year. On top of he played so much better at CF than LF. Plus you just filled a hole at third with Freese who could be really good for you guys.

Sharky 11-22-2013 07:54 PM

Yea, I'm excited to have Mr. Freese. Hopefully it works out, but I want starting pitching more than anything right now.

Sharky 11-23-2013 08:49 AM

Funny how they put the Angels In the Outfield theme song and now he's an Angel. lol


Kelzzy 11-23-2013 09:54 PM

I heard he left St. louis for a fresh start after the shaky 2013 season.. why the hell would you leave St. Louis for Angels... besides the money ofc

Sharky 11-24-2013 12:19 AM

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Originally Posted by Kelzzy (Post 221569)
I heard he left St. louis for a fresh start after the shaky 2013 season.. why the hell would you leave St. Louis for Angels... besides the money ofc

He got traded...

Kelzzy 11-24-2013 06:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharky (Post 221593)
He got traded...

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“What we wanted to keep seeing and believed we could see, at some point it’s hard to live up to those expectations. David growing up in St. Louis -- this could not have been the easiest place for him to play. Even though he loved being here and loved being a Cardinal, I do think he may be looking forward to a fresh start.”
Freese agreed that a “fresh start” in Anaheim might be good for him, but he did not feel as though he succumbed to the pressures of playing at home.
Must have heard it wrong

Sharky 11-24-2013 06:30 PM

Yea, you read it wrong. He didn't choose to leave. He got traded.

He just agreed that a fresh start in Anaheim might be good for him.


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