Angels Trade Deadline: Grading each of the Halos deals

Franklin Barreto, Oakland Athletics (Photo by Michael Zagaris/Oakland Athletics/Getty Images)
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Dylan Bundy, Los Angeles Angels (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images) /

The Los Angeles Angels made a few moves before the MLB Trade Deadline, each with a different level of success for the team.

The Los Angeles Angels came into the 2020 MLB Trade Deadline as one of just a few obvious sellers. As such, they figured to be one of the more active teams at the deadline. That trophy ultimately went to the upstart San Diego Padres, the Angels pulled off just enough to make you think they had a plan.

Entering the deadline, everyone expected the Halos to field offers for both a slew of players, mixed between veterans on expiring contracts and controllable arms that could bring back solid returns. While the team ultimately decided not to move either of those arms, holding on to Dylan Bundy and Andrew Heaney, and also opted to keep Andrelton Simmons around, they did find a few deals to their liking.

The activities got started on Saturday, when they finalized a trade that sent infielder Tommy La Stella to Oakland. They continued on Sunday, when the San Diego Padres swung by to pluck Jason Castro from the roster. And when everything looked like it would ultimately be quiet on Monday, the Angels found a deal with the Reds for outfielder Brian Goodwin.

All and all, the Angels came away with two pitchers, an infielder, and a player to be named later.

With that said, not all trades are created equal. On the surface, some of these look better than others, and two of them are obviously longer-term gambles.

Let’s take a look at each of the three deals and assign some grades, shall we?!