Possible Trade Destinations for Dodgers’ Alex Guerrero
By Chris Harris
Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
What do you get when you mix together a few ill-advised contracts with a barren farm system? I’ll give you a hint: the 2016 Angels. The Josh Hamilton fiasco has left the Angels both financially tapped out and without an obvious left fielder for the upcoming season.
Trading for Guerrero wouldn’t cost the Angels the top flight prospects that they don’t have and it’s possible the Dodgers could kick in some money to cover part of the $15 million salary over the next two years. Due to a stipulation in his contract, Guerrero is able to opt out of his deal one year after being traded, possibly making his contract an even shorter commitment.
An added bonus is that Guerrero could back up new addition Yunel Escobar at third base, who many believe performed over his head last year. Obviously with the Angels being an AL team, they could possibly stash him at DH to hide his defense on days when Albert Pujols plays the field. In short, Guerrero gives the Angels upside on a short term deal at a position of need.
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