Yoda wrote:I'm willing to bet this deal helps the Giants more than the Angels.
Finley had a tough time adjusting to AL after spending 30 years in the NL. He's a solid player who brings a lot more to the table than Alfonzo IMO.
Also, as Wveres mentioned, this potentially blocks McPherson. It is becoming more evident that Angels managment doesn't have a whole lot of faith in Dallas.
This has nothing to do with Dallas. Finley was no longer wanted in Anaheim. They got rid of him for whatever they could get. Alfonzo will be a backup, its that simple. DMAC has been hurt a lot in his early career, all this does is provide an insurance.
The Angels want to move Figgins the CF. If anybody were to take DMACs job it would be Figgins with Rivera moving to CF.