Mark Trumbo a first base possibility
If the Red Sox cannot work out a deal with Mike Napoli, the Globe’s Nick Cafardo reports that an option for the Sox to consider could be trading for Angels first baseman Mark Trumbo. Trumbo hit 34 home runs and had 100 RBIs this season, is five years younger than Napoli, and is under contract until after the 2017 season.
Cafardo says that the Angels are in need of a third baseman and a pitcher, and speculates that Will Middlebrooks and Felix Doubront could be the chips that it would take to get a deal for Trumbo done.
Boston.com’s Chad Finn, however, doesn’t believe that Trumbo is the right answer at first base for the Red Sox, as Trumbo, he points out, has very similar career averages to Middlebrooks, and adding Doubront into a deal for Trumbo wouldn’t make sense.