Saturday, May 28, 2005

Angels Have Options on Offense

Hopefully the Angels newly found production will continue, but if not they do have options. Owner Arte Moreno is "monitoring" the offense (as are we all Arte) and reportedly had set a deadline of "late June" to decide if a "fix was necessary".

Kendry Morales finally made it through immigration and reported to the Halos Class A affiliate: the Rancho Cucamonga Earthquakes. Morales has been shaking the ground since his arrival hitting a home run in his first professional at-bat and through six games is hitting .385 with two doubles, two HR and six RBIs.

Mike Sweeney, who has toiled for some woeful KC teams during his career is reportedly not opposed to coming to Anaheim. Duh. Sweeney has a no-trade clause to every team except the five California teams, Arizona, Seattle and the Cubs. That is one odd mix of clubs to be willing to join. Of course when you play for the Royals there are not too many destinations that would be wore. Sweeney should amend his no-trade clause to just Toronto, Pittsburgh and Colorado. Sweeney gets $11 million per season now but a trade would trigger a $1.5 million raise. Sweeney has said he would consider forgoing the raise to play for the Angels. But with KC reportedly looking for a top prospect the Angels are not likely to give up any of their promising talent for an $11 million DH though Esteban Yan might be available.

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