Angels Trade Deadline: Five best deals in team history

Chone Figgins, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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Owner Arte Moreno, general manager Jerry Dipoto, and manager Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Matt Brown/Angels Baseball LP/Getty Images) /

As the MLB Trade Deadline approaches, let’s take a look at the best deadline deals in Los Angeles Angels team history.

When it comes to the MLB Trade Deadline, there are always winners and losers in every trade. Perhaps no team in recent memory knows this more than the Los Angeles Angels.

Over the tenures of the last four general managers, the Angels have held a hit and miss relationship with the deadline. Sometimes they’ve managed to land the big fish they’ve needed. Other times, the team has parted with some significant prospect capital to get a deal done.

There has been some interesting style differences along the way, from Bill Stoneman being conservative at the deadline, to Tony Reagins and Jerry DiPoto’s free-wheeling ways, and more recently to the tenure of Billy Eppler. Regardless of who has been at the helm, the Angels always appear to be in the thick of it all.

The 2020 deadline will prove to be an interesting one to follow. With 16 teams making the postseason in what some may see as a throw-away season, there will be limited buyers and sellers. At 8-18, the Angels profile to be a seller, but they also have the core to build around for 2021, which may prove to give them a unique angle.

While the team sorts out how it will attack things prior to the August 31st deadline, we thought it might be fruitful to look at some of the best trades the Angels have swung in the thick of the summer.