may have heard, the Los Angeles Angels of Fiduciary Restraint called up one of the finest prospects in baseball, Mike Trout. Mike Trout is an outfielder and exemplary human being. He is also younger than this.
With Vernon Wells in LOLeft and Torii Hunter in right, the Angels have lots of money tied up in two outfielders in dire need of plate appearances to justify their contracts. Trout must play because calling up a 19-year-old from Double-A only to sit him on the bench too ludicrous for even the Angels to consider.
As such, the not great but certainly not awful Peter Bourjos is just sort of...hanging out. Perhaps there is a team — a team without a proper center fielder on the immediate horizon ‐ who might dash in and steal him away. Can you think of a such a team?
Bourjos might be proto-Anthony Gose. Is he an improvement over Rajai Davis? I think so. A better fielder and, this year, better hitter. Under team control for another decade or so, he won't come cheap.
Just a thought. Bourjos is crazy exciting and fun to watch. If Tony Reagins even takes AA's call, it could be a nice preview of the player Anthony Gose may one day become.
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