Los Angeles Angels: 2016 Round Table Discussion
The Los Angeles Angels are coming down the final stretch of the 2016 MLB season. The Halo Hangout crew gets a few of it’s members together for a round table discussion about the trade deadline and the future of this organization.
The Angels are going to have some questions following this season. The biggest questions will revolve around the pitching staff. However, there are alternate issues to attack. We here at Halo Hangout are going to dive into a couple of these issues in our latest installment of the roundtable discussion.
Of our staff we will hear from myself, our co-editor David Rice, Grant Avise, Devin Lintao, and Taylor Barney. These guy will break down this past season some predictions for next season. Follow us on twitter @halohangout.
1. Breakdown the trade deadline, did the Angels do it right?
David Rice (@calfladave22): Given the situation they are in, the moves made sense. I would like to have seen them get more for Hector, but it could turn out pretty well if Alex Meyer comes back healthy and strong.
Joshua Lea (@joshualeaa): Not really, the Santiago move was questionable. Alex Meyer hasn’t been healthy for most of his career. I’m not anticipating any strong pay-off for the move anytime soon. I also don’t expect Ricky Nolasco to be an efficient replacement for Santiago.
Grant Avise (@westcoastbias87): I really liked that they were able to move Joe Smith. He’s been struggling and its his contract year. However he is only 32 and I think they could have got more for him. As far as trading Hector, the Angels seem to be building for the future and Alex Meyer has the potential to be a big piece for the future. We wont know who won this trade for a few seasons.
Devin Lintao (@devinlintaoNY): There wasn’t much to work with, it was either this player is here so we can go for it, or that player was an essential piece for the future of the team. They stayed very ideal, it was what I expected of them. I do think they could’ve gotten a little more for Santiago, but the return for some of the smaller players that were moved was expected. Glad they didn’t panic and pull off a block-buster by moving Trout, despite all the rumors out there.
Taylor Barney (@laaoa48): I think so. Hector Santiago and Joe Smith have essentially peaked, and we received two prospects that haven’t peaked. It’s definitely a gamble, but hopefully it will work out for us in the long run.
Next: Thoughts on the season