With only one proven second baseman available in free agency, the trade market at the position could resemble a game of musical chairs, Angels general manager Billy Eppler acknowledged Monday.
Surely, he will take a seat somewhere this winter. But between first and third base, where the Angels have another need, Eppler has far more options.
“I like left-handed bats,” Eppler said. “I have generally appreciated left-handed bats.”
That’s as far as Eppler would range into his preferences on the first day of Major League Baseball’s annual general managers meetings at the Waldorf Astoria. Early indications are that Eppler and the Angels will take initial aim at first base,...