One Player From Each Team Fans Already Demand Be Traded
There are a number of players in the major leagues that have gotten off to a slow start to the season and frustrated the fans of their team.
Some of these players are coming off of poor seasons in 2011, so their bad starts really do not help them in the eyes of the fans
Some fans tend to overreact when a player gets off to a slow start. These players still have a lot of time to turn things around, but it's likely that many fans already want certain players off of their team by whatever means possible, whether it be by trade or demotion.
Arizona Diamondbacks: Jason Kubel
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Jason Kubel was one of the bigger acquisitions that the Arizona Diamondbacks made this year. He was not welcomed by all fans because his signing meant that Gold Glove winner Gerardo Parra was going to be sent to the bench.
This season has not gotten off to a good start for Kubel, and fans will be unhappy if he struggles and continues to take away possible playing time from Parra.
Atlanta Braves: Jair Jurrjens
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The Atlanta Braves were looking into trading Jair Jurrjens during the offseason and tried to offer him to the the Baltimore Orioles in a deal for Adam Jones. No trade occurred, but given Jurrjens' rough start, Braves fans must be wishing it did.
Over the past two seasons Jurrjens has had health issues that have led to questions about his durability.
Baltimore Orioles: Nick Johnson
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During the early part of the 2012 season Nick Johnson has failed to get a hit in his first 19 plate appearances.
This could simply just be a slump, but a bad start like this tends to stick in the minds of fans for awhile, especially when it causes the player's batting average to sit at the .000 mark.
Boston Red Sox: Jarrod Saltalamacchia
Jarrod Saltalamacchia was once a top prospect in the Texas Rangers' farm system, but even a change of scenery has not helped him reach his potential.
The Boston Red Sox have Ryan Lavarnway waiting in the minor leagues; Lavarnway could find his way to the majors very soon. Trading Saltalamacchia would mean that Lavarnway will reach the majors sooner rather than later.
Chicago Cubs: Alfonso Soriano
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The one player that Chicago Cubs fans want to see traded is one that they wish had been dealt last season or even the year before.
Alfonso Soriano has really fallen out of favor with Cubs fans, and even though he has gotten off to a good start he has not changed fans' opinions of him.
Chicago White Sox: Adam Dunn
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Adam Dunn's time with the Chicago White Sox has been nothing short of disastrous. He has seemingly lost his ability to make contact and hit home runs since he joined the team.
White Sox fans were hoping that Dunn would be able to turn things around, but it does not look like it will happen. He is the current American League leader in strikeouts.
Cincinnati Reds: Ryan Hanigan
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Ryan Hanigan has shown in the past that he can be a decent offensive catcher in a platoon situation. The problem for Reds fans is that they don't want a platoon.
Devin Mesoraco is the catcher of the future for the Reds, and the team's fans wouldn't mind seeing Hanigan traded so that Mesoraco could play everyday.
Cleveland Indians: Grady Sizemore
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The Cleveland Indians probably can't trade Grady Sizemore at the moment since he is on the DL once again, but he would be a player fans would like to see off of their team.
Sizemore has a ton of talent, but Indians fans are certainly frustrated with the oft-injured player's inability to stay on the field during the past few seasons.
Colorado Rockies: Jason Giambi
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At age 41, Jason Giambi is not expected to have a big role for the Colorado Rockies this year, but he is a big bat on their bench.
Giambi has struggled so far in the limited opportunities that he has had this season. With a few young players waiting in the minors, it is possible that fans want him gone to clear a spot in the majors for one of those youngsters.
Detroit Tigers: Brandon Inge
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For anyone that has followed the Detroit Tigers at all for the past year or so, it should be obvious what player that Tigers fans likely want traded.
Brandon Inge was awful in 2011 and Tigers fans were not happy with him. He is at the end of the Tigers bench now and though he's been a longtime Tiger, fans wouldn't mind seeing him gone.
Houston Astros: Wandy Rodriguez
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The Houston Astros are currently in a rebuilding mode and they want to give major league experience to as many young players as they can.
Wandy Rodriguez does not fit into the Astros' future plans; they tried unsuccessfully to deal him during the 2011 season and may try again.
Kansas City Royals: Chris Getz
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Chris Getz has gotten off to a good start for the Kansas City Royals in 2012 after he won the starting second base job.
The problem for Getz is that fans would rather see Johnny Giavotella at second base for the Royals. If Getz continues to play well then he can silence some of the calls for Giavotella's departure.
Los Angeles Angels: Bobby Abreu
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The Los Angeles Angels cannot wait to see Mike Trout return to the major leagues. For that to happen the team will likely need to deal one of its outfielders.
It seems as if the odd man out for the Angels when Trout comes up will be Bobby Abreu. Even though Abreu is on the bench, he will likely be moved so that one of the current starters can move to the bench once Trout is called up.
Abreu was almost dealt earlier this year to the Cleveland Indians, but the deal never occurred.
Los Angeles Dodgers: Aaron Harang
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Though The Los Angeles Dodgers have been off to a blazing start this season, they have had a few pitchers that have struggled.
Aaron Harang has not looked great in either of his first two starts and as a new member of the Dodgers, he already has some fans on his case.
Miami Marlins: Chris Coghlan
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With the way that Chris Coghlan has performed over the past three seasons it is hard to believe that he won the National League Rookie of the Year award in 2009.
The Miami Marlins and their fans were hoping that this would be the year that Coghlan turned things around. He has not been able to do so and has just three hits in his first 20 at-bats.
Milwaukee Brewers: Aramis Ramirez
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The Milwaukee Brewers brought in Aramis Ramirez with the hopes that he would be able to replace some of Prince Fielder's production in their lineup and he has not been able to do that in the early going.
Ramirez played for the hated Chicago Cubs before joining the Brewers, so it is certainly fair to say that Brewers fans are not too happy with him right now.
Minnesota Twins: Francisco Liriano
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There are few players in baseball that are more frustrating than Francisco Liriano. He has shown promise on so many different occasions and yet fails to deliver very often.
The Minnesota Twins have to be frustrated with Liriano's inability to put things together consistently. This season has begun with Liriano giving up 10 runs in nine innings.
New York Mets: Jason Bay
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There are moments when it looks like Jason Bay has finally figured things out again, but he has not been able to sustain success with the New York Mets for more than a few at-bats.
Mets fans have been fed up with Bay for over a year as he has failed to earn his big contract. They would love to see him on a different team.
New York Yankees: Phil Hughes
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There were incredibly high expectations for Phil Hughes following his outstanding season with the New York Yankees in 2010.
Hughes failed to live up to those expectations in 2011 and has not gotten off to a good start this year. Yankees fans may be close to being ready to give up on Hughes.
Oakland Athletics: Josh Donaldson
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When Scott Sizemore tore his ACL during the club's first full-squad workout of 2012, the Oakland Athletics knew that they were going to need to scramble to find a new starting third baseman.
Oakland eventually decided to go with the unproven Josh Donaldson. He has struggled to start the year and Athletics fans are certainly hoping the team can find a good alternative.
Philadelphia Phillies: Jim Thome
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The Philadelphia Phillies made the decision to bring back Jim Thome this year as a potential bench bat.
Thome has struggled in the opportunities that he has been given so far this season and has struck out in half of his first 10 at-bats.
While fans still have good memories of Thome from his last stint in Philly, they won't put up with his struggles for too long.
Pittsburgh Pirates: Pedro Alvarez
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It seems as if there is something wrong with Pedro Alvarez's approach at the plate, and his struggles from the past two years have continued into the beginning of this season.
Pittsburgh Pirates fans have begun to get even more fed up with Alvarez's inability to live up to his potential; some wouldn't mind seeing him dealt.
San Diego Padres: Jesus Guzman
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Following his stint in the majors last season it looked like Jesus Guzman could be a part of the San Diego Padres' future.
After they acquired Yonder Alonso in the offseason, Guzman had to move to the outfield. His early struggles may eventually lead to him lose playing time to Kyle Blanks.
San Francisco Giants: Angel Pagan
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The San Francisco Giants thought that Angel Pagan would be an upgrade over Andres Torres, which is why they acquired him from the New York Mets in the trade that sent Torres eastbound.
That has not turned out to be the case during the first few weeks of the season, and Giants fans could be getting a bit skeptical of his abilities.
Seattle Mariners: Chone Figgins
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Even though he has had a decent start to the 2012 season, Chone Figgins is still the one player that Seattle Mariners fans want to see dealt.
His play was absolutely miserable last year and he was certainly overpaid. Figgins is going to need to do more to get back into the fans' good graces.
St. Louis Cardinals: Daniel Descalso
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Going into the season the St. Louis Cardinals knew that second base would be a position of concern for them.
Daniel Descalso has gotten a number of starts there this year and has struggled when he has played. Cardinals fans wish they could trade him and bring in a better second baseman.
Tampa Bay Rays: Sean Rodriguez
The Tampa Bay Rays have given Sean Rodriguez a number of chances to hold down a starting job, but he has struggled during each opportunity.
Even if Rays fans want the team to deal Rodriguez, they cannot move him yet because they do not have a suitable replacement.
Texas Rangers: Craig Gentry
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While Leonys Martin is showing in the minors that he belongs in the major leagues, Craig Gentry has struggled on the Texas Rangers bench.
Martin will continue to push Gentry; Rangers fans would not mind seeing Gentry dealt so that Martin can reach the bigs.
Toronto Blue Jays: J.P. Arencibia
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There is really only one thing standing between Travis D'Arnaud and the starting catching job for the Toronto Blue Jays and that is J.P. Arencibia.
A rough start to the year puts a lot more pressure on Arencibia as fans could soon come calling for D'Arnaud to take his job.
Washington Nationals: Mark DeRosa
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Mark DeRosa has struggled during the past few seasons and his start to the 2012 season is not one he'd like to remember.
The Washington Nationals have been using DeRosa as one of the fill-ins for Mike Morse, and DeRosa has been bad this year. Nationals fans could possibly see DeRosa being cut or traded.