Re: Official Trade Deadline Thread
Originally Posted by mth123
Sure, but why would they trade him? They'd probably move him for one of the starters, but I woudn't deal a starting pitcher for him. Downs is a Free Agent and if they decide to play for next year, it makes sense to deal him. Bourjos is a gold glove CF with an .849 OPS. The Angels could move him to make way for Kole Calhoun (with Trout moving to CF) but they'd want a lot for Bourjos. Again, I'm guessing Latos would be the first name off their lips.
Bourjos is riding a .404 BABIP in limited action to drive that OPS. No way I even discuss a top starter for him.
Sabermetrics can be boiled down to this simple truism: A batter's goal is to extend the inning. Extend enough innings and you're going to score runs. Extend more innings than your opponent and you're going to score more runs than him.