The Angels are reportedly one of a handful of teams that are interested in the services of one David (Big Papi) Ortiz. Does the Halos rumored interest in Ortiz make sense? Not really but hell its Hot Stove time so agents, players and even baby mama’s are in the business of starting rumors- so this story may very well be make believe. For the Angels to acquire Papi it would add yet another dilemma in the murky situation that is their OF/1B/DH quandary. Right now barring a trade and a Kendrys Morales set back there are seven dudes (Hunter,Bourjos,Wells, Abreu, Trumbo, Trout, Morales) all vying for playing time at the five positions that make up 1b/OF/DH.
Besides the positional logistics issue can Halo fans really envision cheering for Big Papi? Much like the Manny Ramirez to Angels rumors in years past – Big Papi might be too entrenched as a playoff adversary to ever truly get his wings.
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