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4th OF?

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Looking at the 40 man roster, the one thing missing is a 4th OF.  Also, with Cron, Marte, Valbuena, and Cowart there are too many IF players on the bench.

I wonder if Cron gets traded for a 4th OF or a bullpen piece.

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Cron, Marte, and Cowart are all superfluous and won't be on the 25-man roster. Cron doesn't even have a place in AAA, with Thaiss at 1B, so he's all but gone for whatever Eppler can get.

But yeah, a 4th OF is the only missing piece among position players.

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2 minutes ago, nate said:

Looking at the 40 man roster, the one thing missing is a 4th OF.  Also, with Cron, Marte, Valbuena, and Cowart there are too many IF players on the bench.

I wonder if Cron gets traded for a 4th OF or a bullpen piece.

I read somewhere that the Cards might look to trade Grilchuk...He can play all three OF positions.

Would anyone consider signing EYjr for the 4th OF spot?

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Just now, Chuckster70 said:

Rymer Liriano.

I'd like them to sign Dyson who can play all 3 OF spots. Plus I like speed off the bench. 

Yeah I prefer Dyson simply because he provides speed as a pinch runner which is a HUGE plus

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8 minutes ago, SlappyUtilityMIF said:

Bring back BIG BEN!!! We need that speed!

This wouldnt break my heart at all.   Spot starts in the OF and speed off the bench.  
One also wonders if they arent shipping Valbuena an OF glove as well.  

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4 minutes ago, floplag said:

This wouldnt break my heart at all.   Spot starts in the OF and speed off the bench.  
One also wonders if they arent shipping Valbuena an OF glove as well.  

Well, that tweet earlier about Josh Harrison was interesting.... He can play everything but SS.....But, yet another Right handed bat!.....

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If we do get a conventional 4th OF, I think it will be someone cheap, young, and optionable to alleviate the recent trade of Montgomery and give us another young, controllable OF.

Hoying may already fit the bill.

I don't think it will be anyone like Revere, Davis, EYJr, Dyson, Suzuki (he'd be interesting actually if Ohtani is actually open to it)

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6 minutes ago, Cdaniel said:

Why not Hermosillo for the 4th OF role?  He is league min can be optioned up and down.  Might as well see what he's got.  Less pressure on him as the 4th OF.  We can us e the funds we would allocate for a 4th outfield to BP and SP.

He won't get many ABs, that'd be my only concern. I'd rather he get full-time reps in SLC and be first guy up if anyone gets hurt....at least for the start of the season.

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In the roster reconstruction thread, I laid out an idea that the Angels would forego both the traditional UT IF and 4th OF spot on the bench. Cozart/Valbuena give you all the coverage you'd need from a UT IF, and a left-handed/switch-hitting bench player could simply cover corner-infield/outfield roles if that player is easier to obtain, with Upton or a AAA OF recalled covering CF in a pinch. Ohtani could play himself into OF depth by end of year too.

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1 minute ago, nate said:

During his good years with the Angels when ever he got on first he was stuck there.  Terrible base stealing instincts.

 

Yeah, I'm on board with him too.

 

 

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42 minutes ago, Cdaniel said:

Why not Hermosillo for the 4th OF role?  He is league min can be optioned up and down.  Might as well see what he's got.  Less pressure on him as the 4th OF.  We can us e the funds we would allocate for a 4th outfield to BP and SP.

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