Los Angeles Angels involved in peculiar 3-team deal?
Jon Heyman of the MLB network has reported a potential 3-team trade including the Los Angeles Angels, Toronto Blue Jays and Cincinnati Reds. Reports are that the Reds would send left-handed power hitting outfielder to the Jays, the Jays would send Michael Saunders to the and Angels, and the Angels would send the Reds some prospects. If this trade doesn’t make any sense to you, you’re not alone.
After a lengthy group text between myself, the co-editors and other staff writers here at Halo Hangout, none of us can make any sense of it. The Blue Jays would be the clear favorites, even though Bruce strikes out and excessive amount of times. Bruce is only one of 16 players in MLB history to hit at least 20 homers in each of his first six years. This is also the last year of Bruce’s 6 year contract signed in 2016. He is owed 13 million dollars for the 2016 season.
The Angels getting Saunders does nothing to help them. The career .230/.301/.381 player isn’t an upgrade in left. Someone might need to inform the Angels that only one player can play in left field at once. They tried doing this confusing 3-man platoon the at the trade deadline last season too. This time with 3 different players. Shane Victorino, David De Jesus and David Murphy were last years trio. This year’s are Daniel Nava, Craig Gentry, and now possibly Michael Saunders.
Lastly, what prospects do the Los Angeles Angels have that other teams want at this point?
The whole thing just doesn’t make any sense, especially for the Angels. Hopefully will just be a rumor that doesn’t go through. However ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick is told by a source familiar with the negotiations that he is optimistic the deal will get done.
This confusing deal has fans scratching their heads and asking the same question they have been all ff season. “Why?” The easy answer is we don’t know but we’ll keep you updated if we do come up with an answer.
Please leave your comments below on your thoughts on this puzzling potential deal.
Editor’s Note: This evening according to Bleacher Report, the abovementioned potential deal is on hold due to Michael Saunders medical report on his surgically repaired knee. We will see if it happens in the next couple of days, but as of now the deal is dead.