I think most people are in agreement with you on how and when Trumbo will play during a 7 game period. I don't think there are more than 2 persons on the board who think Trumbo will be the everyday 3rd baseman.
Interesting that Dipoto said OBP was important to him for the club, so I wonder what will happen to Langerhans? .423 obp, 4 runs, 8 walks, 6 SO 1 rbi. Can't hit for a lick so far, but has a great eye for the walk and not a bad outfielder.
I didn't say I expected Trumbo to be the everyday thirdbaseman NOW. But, I think he has the potential over time to do it. Just a matter of getting used to it. He's made some nice plays at thirdbase. Just a matter of making it routine. He doesn't have to be Brooks Robinson over there.
That's why I was listing Trumbo/Cantu/Izturis at thirdbase.
< I wonder what will happen to Langerhans? >
I don't really see a spot for him, the same with Cantu. Trumbo will probably be the 4th outfielder, splitting time between there, 3B, 1B, and DH. Isringhausen is the big question mark. Right now it looks like the 25 man roster is...Pitchers (5)Weaver, Haren, Santana, Wilson, and probably Williams.Relievers (7)Walden, Downs, Takahashi, Hawkins, Thompson, Jepsen, and a question mark.Catchers (2)Ianetta and Wilson.Infielders (4)Pujols, Kendrick, Aybar, Callaspo.Outfielders (3)Wells, Bourjos, Hunter.Bench (4)Trumbo, Izturis, Morales, and maybe Amarista (another question mark).
Isrignhausen or Bell could take the last relief pitcher spot since Cassevah is day-to-day and may be going on the DL.
If Amarista can take over for Izturis then Izturis can probably be dealt since Amarista can also play CF, and Trumbo may be able to play 3B. In a pinch, Amarista or possibly Kendrick can play 3B as well.
< That's why I was listing Trumbo/Cantu/Izturis at thirdbase. >
No, the reason you listed Trumbo/Cantu/Izturis at thirdbase is because you don't like Callaspo. That is so transparent its funny.
No, it's because I think Trumbo will become a thirdbaseman, Cantu will do well, we still have Izturis, which means Callaspo won't have much playing time, and will be valuable as a trade chip.
More likely, you want to keep Callaspo because he's "established". You are the anti-saylo. saylo wants rookies, you want established vets.
Except you forget, the established were at one time rookies, and will one day become past prime.
Unless a Callaspo trade will result in a quality power arm, I don't see the Angels trading him and would rather keep the bench depth...a switch hitter with good OBP can be helpful when a baserunner is needed and you have either Trumbo or Wilson up at the plate.
A top-tier near major-league ready pitching prospect would do and would also have the added benefit of saving a couple million (perhaps making it easier to let Abreu loose if it comes to that.)
>>Cantu has power,<<
Cantu hasn't hit for power for two years (hasn't hit at all, actually) and isn't currently doing it in spring. When are you going to understand that Cantu is done?
Between you and saylo I don't know who shoots more spitwads at the ceiling.
Langerhans, Ortiz, Cantu... how on earth do you figure any of these guys could be of value for a contending team? But at least you've moved on from Stewart and Kouzmanoff.
>>sure it's been two years but only the superstuds don't go through something like that.<<
Really, only superstuds don't go through a season where they hit like Jeff Mathis at his worst? I mean, what's the point? He doesn't even play good defense.
>> We have Cantu until May 1, I think that's even if we start him in AAA where he's for sure gonna rake and at the very least increase his trade value.<<
He was in AAA Colorado Springs last year after getting released and didn't hit particularly impressively. It's why he had to sign a minor league contract.