Earlier in the offseason, it was reported by multiple sources that the Angels were open to trading Bourjos or slugger Mark Trumbo in hopes of acquiring some young pitching, so it’s clear Bourjos is on the market and available.
Only problem for the Phillies? They’re not exactly stocked with youthful arms and a two-team deal doesn’t look likely:
The Angels’ Peter Bourjos fits that description perfectly. The Phillies long have coveted him. Indeed, given the Phils’ perennial interest in the speedy center fielder, a deal probably would have happened by now if a match existed between the teams. It doesn’t.
The lack of a two-team deal though hasn’t stopped Philadelphia from attempting to acquire the outfielder as Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal suggests a three-team deal being a possibility.
That seems like a bit of a long shot however, so despite their interest, it sounds as if the Phillies will have a difficult time swinging a deal.