Major upgrade at the plate from Morel and O-DAWG. The ChiSox have the worst OPS from their third basemen at something like .400. The second worse is nearly 150-200 points higher. Makes them a much better team but being honest, Youk is a middle of the pack, pedestrian 3B in baseball these days. We'll take it, but it won't solve everything.
Seems like Youk would go all the way down to the 8 slot, or maybe between AJ and Viciedo. I don't see him going into any slot above Rios, so he'll be a bottom of the order guy. This is until he can show he can hit better that is.
I can see him batting second but Gordon has had a good year and as the organization knows, Beckham is mentally fragile, delicate and needs to be handled with care. Prior to this year, he was putrid at the plate. Things turned around when Robin told him that his livelihood doesn't depend on him thinking he NEEDS to get a hit every at bat. Stopped pressing, having fun, etc,.
They have no reason to trade Bourjas at the moment. 33 year old Vernon Wells, 36 year old Torii Hunter. Torii's contract is up this year. Their outfield should be Trumbo - Trout - Bourjas for the next 8 years (or so).
Thats what im hoping for, id rather the Angels trade Kole Kalhoun then Bourjos.