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Angels acquire Conor Gillaspie

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The Great Gillaspie 


Even though this guy isn't "The Piece" he's a hell of a lot better than what Kubitza and Featherweight will provide while Freese is out. We weren't going to trade for a big time 3B knowing Freese is out for 2-3 weeks. 


I'm down with this, but we need a productive LF NOW and I wouldn't be opposed to trading Cron away for Lind if that's the asking price. 

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               ANAHEIM, CA – The Angels Friday acquired INF Conor Gillaspie (gil-ESPY) from the Chicago White Sox in exchange for cash considerations.  In a corresponding move, the Club designated LHP Adam Wilk for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.  Gillaspie is expected to join the team over the weekend.  Today’s announcements were made by General Manager Bill Stoneman.


Gillaspie, 28, has spent the 2015 campaign with the White Sox batting .237 (41/173) with 10 runs scored, 11 doubles, one triple, three home runs and 15 RBI in 58 games (52 starts – 50 as 3B).

The 6’-1”, 195-pound infielder is a career .258 (281/1089) hitter across six Major League seasons (293 games).  He has a batted .286 (545/1906) in 517 minor league games.  Gillaspie made his Major League debut as a pinch runner Sept. 9, 2008 with the San Francisco Giants.


The Omaha, NE native was originally selected as a sandwich pick between the first and second rounds (37th overall) out of Wichita State University by the Giants in the 2008 First-Year Player Draft.  He was acquired by the White Sox on February 22, 2013 in exchange for pitcher Jeff Soptic.

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Not sure why people are ripping this trade.  Last season, he had .750 OPS and was a 1.6 WAR player, this year he's struggling but not like Joyce struggling and is still only 28 and the Angels didn't give up anything.


Oh by the way, by WAR, Gillaspie was a better player last season.  


Gillaspie: .282/.336/.416 2.8 oWAR/-1.2 dWAR 1.6 WAR

Freese:  .260/.321/.383 2.3 oWAR/-.9 dWAR 1.4 WAR 


Good trade IMO.

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