The Chicago Cubs are currently scouting the LA Angels and like what they are seeing from Brandon Wood according to one source close to the Cubs. Wood has only had 183 career at bats at the Major League level, mainly because Chone Figgins and other middle infielders are taking a potential roster spot for him. Brandon Wood was once one of the Angels top prospects in their system and has not made that big of an impact on scouts or the Angels to trade Figgins in favor for him.
So far this Spring he has show a lot of improvement (.417 AVG .417 OBP 2 Homers 8 RBI and 2 SBs in just 25 ABs) along with the ability to play all over the infield. His main position is 3rd base but he can also play SS and 2b. Some scouting reports stat that he could handle first base as well but has not seen a lot of time there.
The Angels may look to trade him for some relief pitching or a minor leaguer or two with more than just one option left on their contract like Wood has. The Angels did shop Chone Figgins this winter but did not find a suitor willing to pay their high asking price, so that leaves Brandon Wood the odd man out. Especially with their infield depth of Aybar, Kendrick, Izzy, Figgins, Quinlan, and Morales.
The Cubs could be shopping Angel Guzman, Luis Vizcaino, Kevin Hart, Bobby Scales, or one of their prospects to the Angels for Brandon Wood. Lou has made if publicly known that he wants a righty power bat off the bench that can play third base well and Wood fits the bill very well.
I am all for any of the players above being involved in a deal for Wood.
I will keep you updated as always!