Tue, 03 Dec 2013 07:07:29 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals non-tendered RP John Axford. They will tender deals to OF Jon Jay, INF Daniel Descalso and OF Peter Bourjos.
Tue, 26 Nov 2013 07:39:40 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) said he was never right after he was hit by a pitch that broke his wrist. He said the bone never healed right, and the strength was never there. He also said he had to cheat on a lot of pitches and felt pain when he made contact sometimes. He's progressing and hopes to begin hitting later this offseason.
Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:55:31 -0800
The Boston Red Sox expressed interest in OF Peter Bourjos before he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 18:51:28 -0800
St. Louis Cardinals general manager John Mozeliak talked Friday, Nov. 22, about the impact of the deal for OF Peter Bourjos, and what it means for prospect OF Oscar Taveras. "When you look at what this means for Oscar...," Mozeliak said. "It's still intriguing for us to (see) him on our club in some way, but clearly it takes a lot of pressure (off) him necessarily in center field. Our expectations are obviously for him to have a healthy spring training and sort of determine what makes the most sense. At the very least you look at this club now and it can change the complexion of the bench with more power off of it depending on who is playing on that given night."
Fantasy Tip: The GM seems to hint there is a possibility Taveras could be used as a fourth outfielder, and that would obviously hurt his fantasy value. It isn't out of the realm of possibility that Taveras could start the year in Triple-A to keep him playing full time, too, and then come up if injuries open up a starting spot. There is still a lot to be determined, and fantasy owners in keeper leagues certainly want to hang onto the dynamic outfielder who has a really bright future.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:10:45 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired 3B David Freese and RP Fernando Salas from the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Nov. 22, in exchange for OF Peter Bourjos and OT Randal Grichuk. Grichuk was drafted a spot ahead of OF Mike Trout in 2009.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:44:14 -0800
The St. Louis Cardinals acquired OF Peter Bourjos from the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim Friday, Nov. 22, in exchange for 3B David Freese.
Fantasy Tip: The Cards are expected to shift Matt Carpenter to the hot corner now to allow Kolten Wong to become the every-day second baseman. Wong will become fantasy-relevant next year as middle infield depth and could be worth a starting spot in NL-only leagues eventually. Bourjos may earn a starting role in the outfield since St. Louis isn't sold on Jon Jay in center. Oscar Taveras will likely replace Beltran, who is expected to depart in free agency, in right field.
Fri, 22 Nov 2013 11:42:11 -0800
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim acquired 3B David Freese from the St. Louis Cardinals Friday, Nov. 22, in exchange for OF Peter Bourjos.
Fantasy Tip: The Halos were desperate for a third baseman after mixing and matching with Alberto Callaspo, Luis A. Jimenez, Chris Nelson and others this past year. Freese's power should help an offense that struggled to generate runs in 2013, but his low BA and weak contact rates make him mainly corner infield depth for fantasy purposes. Expect Mike Trout to shift to center field to replace Bourjos.
Mon, 18 Nov 2013 17:28:43 -0800
The Philadelphia Phillies are looking for one more outfielder, even after signing free-agent OF Marlon Byrd. The Philadelphia Phillies have long coveted Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim OF Peter Bourjos, but a deal hasn't happened in the past because a match doesn't exist between the teams. The Angels are looking for young, affordable starting pitching, and the Phillies are considered thin at that spot. If the teams are to agree on a deal, it likely will require a third team getting involved.
Tue, 29 Oct 2013 05:57:25 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have shown a willingness to deal OF Peter Bourjos and/or 1B Mark Trumbo for pitching.
Tue, 17 Sep 2013 08:39:50 -0700
The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim moved OF Peter Bourjos (wrist) and RP Kevin Jepsen (appendix) to the 60-day disabled list Monday, Sept. 16.