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10 MLB stars you forgot were LA Angels

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Jul 20, 2019; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Dave Winfield, LA Angels
Jul 20, 2019; Cooperstown, NY, USA; Dave Winfield, LA Angels / Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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Dave Parker, LA Angels
Dave Parker, LA Angels / Stephen Dunn/GettyImages

No. 3 MLB star you forgot was an LA Angel: Dave Parker

Dave Parker was an LA Angel because of an awful trade that we should have never done. It was the worst trade in Angels history. We traded Dante Bichette for him.

Bichette went on to make four All-Star teams after his time with the Angels. The issue with us acquiring Parker was that we traded for him at the wrong time. We traded for him at the end of his career, and he didn't have anything left in the tank.

We traded him after just 119 games. He finished his Angels tenure with a .232/.279/.358 (.638 OPS) slash line, and hung it up after the season.

Parker had an outstanding career. He was an MVP, he was a seven-time All-Star, and he's got three Gold Gloves and three Silver Slugger awards. His time with the Angels, however, was indeed forgettable.

I can't blame people for forgetting he was with Anaheim, as I myself like to forget about it. I'm sure you do too, and I'm sure you're hoping that Perry Minasian never makes catastrophic mistakes like this. On the bright side, it's hard to get much worse.

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