Knobler says the return will determine which one the Angels ultimately trade, although Jon Heyman of CBS Sports says Trumbo is less likely to be traded than Bourjos.
Alternatively, Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports says the Angels could look to move Kendrys Morales instead of either Trumbo or Bourjos.
In 134 games for the Angels, Morales, 29, hit .273 with a .320 OBP and a .467 SLG, 22 home runs and 73 RBI in 522 plate appearances.
Morales is a switch hitter andhad a very good bounce back season after missing most of the previous two seasons due to injuries. He projects more as a first baseman in the National League, although he has played the outfield in his big league career. But he doesn't have a lot of experience out there and hasn't played in the outfield since 2008. That and the fact he is eligible for free agency after the 2013 season (and represented by Scott Boras) makes him an unlikely fit for the Mets.
To read Matthew Cerrone's and Michael Baron's thoughts on Trumbo and Bourjos, click here.
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Stats: In 144 games with the Angels in 2012, Trumbo hit .268 with a .317 OBP, .491 SLG, and .808 OPS, 32 home runs and 95 RBI in 586 plate appearances.
Contract: Trumbo will be eligible for arbitration after the 2013 season, and can become a free agent after the 2016 season.
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Stats: In 101 games for the Angels in 2012, Bourjos hit .220 with a .291 OBP, .315 SLG and .606 OPS, three home runs and 19 RBI in 195 plate appearances.
Contract: Bourjos will be eligible for arbitration after the 2013 season, and can become a free agent after the 2016 season.