LA Angels: Five players that could be traded this season
3. Fernando Salas
Fernando Salas is a player that most LA Angels fans loath, myself included. His numbers show that he’s playing moderately well; however, he’s usually taken out before he receives the loss in the game.
It’s no secret that LA Angels manager Mike Scioscia will not go to Salas in close game situations. However, he’s the first one out after a starting pitcher gives up a grand slam.
Salas is making $2 million dollars this season, and it’s hard to trade away a guy that has little to no value on the mound. The fact of the matter is Salas is 3-5 on the year with an ERA of 4.75, but that doesn’t tell what we see when he’s in the game.
Salas has been a suspect player all season long for the Angels, there was even talk of moving Jered Weaver to the bullpen to make-up for his short-comings on the mound. I would love to see a player like Chad Kuhl from the Pittsburg Pirates replace Salas on the mound.
Kuhl is making $500,000 this season, which is less than Salas. The Pirates could either involve another team or throw in a prospect.
Kuhl made his debut on Sunday against the LA Dodgers and was impressive. He allowed four hits, three runs scored and walked away with a 5.40 ERA. But, he’s 23 and has a bright future which the LA Angels could use.
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