Danny Knobler has an update on the Detroit Tigers and starting pitcher Rick Porcello. He reports that the Angels are interested in Porcello, along with the Pirates, Rangers, and the Phillies before adding John Lannan. We’ve heard a lot about a possible Joel Hanrahan for Rick Porcello swap, but it doesn’t look like that would happen. Knobler reports the Tigers aren’t interested in Hanrahan, per his sources.
Also, I’ve received several “Now that the Angels have Josh Hamilton, what would it take to get Mark Trumbo” questions. Knobler mentions that the Angels aren’t looking to deal Trumbo, which makes sense. What wouldn’t make sense is if the Angels spent a ton on Josh Hamilton just so they could trade the younger, cheaper, power hitting Trumbo for prospects or a few lesser pieces.