First it was Scott Downs, then it was Alberto Callaspo. The dominoes are falling, and they are falling quickly. One thing is for sure, when Jerry Dipoto says “we’re open,” You better believe that he means it.
Yeah, I wouldn’t call this a challenge trade. Mike Trout for Bryce Harper is a challenge trade. Fred McGriff for Roberto Alomar is a challenge trade. Albert Callaspo for Grant Green is the Angels getting younger and (marginally) cheaper. He also gives them a closer to the Major Leagues option should the Angels trade Howie Kendrick.
As well they should be. This season has been cooked long enough. Stick a fork in it, it’s done.
Must. Resist. Farm. Pun. Joke.
I don’t know how J.B. Shuck was able to keep his cool after hitting his first home run. I’m pretty sure I would have pole danced my way around the basepaths if I were in a similar situation. Or do cartwheels. Cartwheels seem to more appropriate/acceptable.