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Angels: Will Huston Street be traded before deadline?


"The Los Angeles Angels season so far, has been mediocre, followed by some really decent play. Followed by more mediocre play. One would like to think the veteran closer Huston Street stayed strong throughout. Sadly Street fell victim to the atrocities that have fallen on the Angels."

The Los Angeles Angels were notorious for having streaky closers through their franchise. Since the days of Troy Percival and K-Rod were behind them they weren’t having much luck in the closer spot.

Until the addition of Huston Street late last year gave the Halos a sigh of relief. Yet, he’s been mediocre this season. Street doesn’t believe he’s been tang bad and can bounce back. Which is the right mindset of a closer.

Certain teams have been looking in on the Angels closer, would it be worth to sell Street on a lackluster season?

Specifically, the San Francisco Giants have shown interest in adding to their bullpen. Street has come out and said he wants to be Angel till the day they win another world championship.

Very admirable, but as much as it pains me to say it the Angels should sell him. Currently tied for 32nd place with 9 saves on the season. The spot isn’t looking so bright.

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Plus, with Cam Bedrosian staking a claim for the closing spot it would be unrealistic for the Angels to not take the opportunity to shop Huston Street.

We can admire the man’s passion but the Los Angeles Angels aren’t even close to a title race. Even if they were in a race, a closer with a 4.75 ERA isn’t very dependable. He has given up 27 hits and 3 have resulted in home runs.

The Giants need depth in their bullpen and believe the veteran can offer his experience and skills to help them win.

An idealistic situation is the Angels send Street over to San Fran for Cash considerations  and/or  a prospect. Nothing too big but someone who is almost big league ready.

More likely an outfielder since the Angels are currently relying on Gregorio Petit to man left.

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If the Angels do not touch Street, then we predict that the veteran setup man Joe Smith will be moved before the deadline.