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Best Deadline Deal Ever


Torridd

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What the article fails to mention is that the Angels also had the pick before.  So even if they didn't offer Teix arbitration, they still would have picked Trout.  The reason Trout was picked later was simply slot money.  

 

 

Bingo. 

 

Can't wait to see Milwaukee's.  Or Arizona's.

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What the article fails to mention is that the Angels also had the pick before.  So even if they didn't offer Teix arbitration, they still would have picked Trout.  The reason Trout was picked later was simply slot money.  

 

Yep. Writers just want to be lazy and try to link it together since it makes for a good read. It's been said numerous times from Eddie Bane himself that Trout was #2 on their board behind Strasburg. They would have selected Trout and passed on Grichuk if they only had the 1 pick

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The writer could have written his piece filled with "ifs" but he chose instead to write about what actually happened and what actually happened is that the Angels selected Mike Trout with the pick they got from the Yankees as compensation for signing Mark Teixeira.

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that deal was debated at the time.......many thought we gave up on Kotchman too soon and everyone KNEW Teixeira was a two month rental.

 

I'm not buying the Trout connection to the Teixeira trade.........

 

In the end, the deal worked for the Halos because Kotchman (who I always thought was pretty much JT Snow, good glove, decent bat, limited power numbers, 15-20 HR season)...

 

As it turned out, Kotchman became a journeyman -- it was actually painful to see him in a Boston Red Sox uni, and not just because it was the BoSox, but because he virtually had NO ROLE with the club, didn't start at first, didn't DH, didn't play and they didn't even really use him as a late inning defensive replacement at first.........he sat the pine almost not part of the team..........he wasn't there too long.

 

Teixeira did play well during that two month stint for the Halos both his offensive production numbers and his D at 1B which was very good.  But he's a guy that even before he left seemed to leave a sour taste with Halos fans.........he started acting like a rental about month after joining the Halos and even made some reported comments along the lines of 'I just play for who pays me, right now it's the Angels"  Not a real way to become a fan favorite.  Oh well.

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