Re: The Dunn market...and the Krivsky market...
• Los Angeles Angels: Bill Stoneman has seen a number of prospects come through the system, fail and subsequently lose all of their value, but he has never leveraged any of their reputations to help the major-league squad. Is this the year he does so, with the Angels in first place in a winnable division, two DHs with sub-.300 OBPs and another crop of prospects cresting?
Take Brandon Wood and Nick Adenhart off the table. No team can throw bulk at the Reds the way the Angels can, with Joe Saunders and Chris Bootcheck and Dustin Moseley (an ex-Reds prospect himself). They have a high-upside arm in Felipe Arredondo and a converted infielder such as Sean Rodriguez; that might get it done. It's probably too much to expect Stoneman to cash in the suddenly unimpressive Ervin Santana or the high-upside Hanley Statia, but he probably doesn't have to in this deal.
The Angels would normally be the team least likely to trade for a big-name player, but in this case they're the second-most likely. That's because the best fit for Dunn is the team run by Krivsky's former boss...
If Wayne trades Dunn for any package including Dustin Mosely, I'm not sure what I'll do. My wife will probably have to make sure to keep me away from all sharp objects, that's for sure.
"Iíll kind of have a foot on the back of my own butt. Thatís just how I do things.Ē -- Bryan Price, 10/22/2013