April 23, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Peter Bourjos (25) hits a single in the fifth inning against the Texas Rangers at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

MLB Trade Rumors: St. Louis Cardinals interested in Peter Bourjos

I posted about an hour ago that the St. Louis Cardinals and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim were discussing a possible trade that would send David Freese to Los Angeles.

In that article I assumed that Mark Trumbo, who has been in the rumor mill for a couple weeks, would be involved in the trade. Well now that things have moved forward between the two, it looks like the St. Louis Cardinals found the man they would be interested in.

Now the reigning National League Champions could be interested in Bourjos just in case veteran outfielder Carlos Beltran decides to sign else where. Right now the Cardinals have Matt Holliday, Jon Jay, Shane Robinson, Oscar Taveras and Joey Butler in their outfield.

Bourjos isn’t much of an offensive threat, but he gives them the speed they need in center field and he has a career .991 fielding percentage. He hasn’t played any other position but center, so if he were traded to the Cardinals, the position would be his.

In 175 at bats, Bourjos hit only three home runs and recorded 12 RBI’s with a batting line of .274/.333/.377. He only played in 55 games.

So what do you think St. Louis Cardinals fans? Should the Cardinals ask for more than just Bourjos for Freese? The guy is a former World Series MVP. Seems a little cheap.

Tags: David Freese Los Angeles Angels Of Anaheim Peter Bourjos St. Louis Cardinals

  • criley

    Why not Trumbo instead Bourjos?

    • djgreen4321

      Trumbo doesn’t fill a need. Cards are below average defensively, so adding a guy who can cover a lot of ground in the OF and be a speed threat off the bench makes a whole lot of sense. Bourjos also gives us another right handed bat, which we need desperately. Having Trumbo’s bat would be nice, but we don’t have room for another 1B/Corner Outfielder on the roster.

      • Jared Amason

        Shane Robinson already can do that. Trumbo would give out bench POWER… which we had zero of in the playoffs.

    • Jared Amason

      I’d agree. At least Trumbo would give the bench power. We don’t need a no-hit defensive CF.

  • Pieper

    We don’t need another player like Trumbo we need a GOOD defensive center fielder. Trumbo in the outfield is a terrible idea and would have adams and craig in front of him at 1st

  • Jared Amason

    Why land a defender? This isn’t an improvement over Jay. Better defense, but less of a hitter. Might as well just let Oscar Taveras take over in center.